Hon. Eileen Mary Brewer See Rating Details
Circuit Judge
Circuit Court
Cook County
Cook Judicial Circuit
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General Rating Criteria

* Temperament (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
* Scholarship (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
* Industriousness (1=Not at all industrious,10=Highly industrious)
* Ability to Handle Complex Litigation (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
* Punctuality (1=Chronically Late,10=Always on Time)
* General Ability to Handle Pre-Trial Matters (1=Not all Able, 10=Extremely Able)
* General Ability as a Trial Judge (1=Not all Able, 10=Extremely Able)
Flexibility In Scheduling (1=Completely Inflexible,10=Very Flexible)

Criminal Rating Criteria (if applicable)

* Evenhandedness in Criminal Litigation (1=Demonstrates Bias,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
General Inclination Regarding Bail (1=Pro-Defense,10=Pro-Government)
Involvement in Plea Discussions (1=Not at all Involved, 10=Very Involved)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases Pretrial Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases Trial Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases Sentencing Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)

Civil Rating Criteria (if applicable)

* Evenhandedness in Civil Litigation (1=Not at all Evenhanded,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
Involvement in Settlement Discussions (1=Not at all Involved,10=Very Involved)
General Inclination (1=Pro-defendant, 10=Pro-plaintiff)

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What others have said about Hon. Eileen Mary Brewer


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: IL1561
Runs a no nonsense call, handles the call efficiently. Extremely fair, very reasonable and scholarly. Great demeanor and very respectful.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: IL642
Awful, awful, awful judicial temperament. Sometimes she's all smiles; other times she spits venom... for no apparent reason. At least when Judge Flanagan is rude, there's normally a reason for it.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: IL390
Clearly defense oriented and gives short shrift to arguements.


Comment #: IL347
Rating:Not Rated
Judge Brewer is one of the few judges who actually cares about being fair and doing a good job. It is obvious that she does her homework and is very knowledgeable about each of the cases she hears. She takes the time that is needed to hear both sides. She doesn't take any crap and knows when someone is trying to pull a fast one. All judges should be like Judge Brewer!

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: IL246
Having Brewer in the Divorce Division is a waste of a jurist. She should be transferred to the Commercial Calendar and/or Chancery. She works hard and has a good head on her shoulder. If Evans really cared about that place (yeah, right), he would transfer Brewer to a better call.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: IL207
Judge Brewer is one of the brightest judges in the system. She cares deeply about doing a good job, and does so; although of late, she appears to be a bit weary of the divorce division.