Hon. Mary Ellen Coghlan See Rating Details
Circuit Judge
Circuit Court
Cook County
Cook Judicial Circuit
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Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 3 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 2 rating(s)
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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. Mary Ellen Coghlan


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Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: IL1410
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Devoid of judicial temperament, erratic, biased, constantly inserts herself into the litigation, belittles lawyers.Encourages clients to sue their lawyers in open court and not to pay them. Political hack? Obviously. Kangaroo court at its worst.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: IL986
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Two big problems with this Judge, she doesn't like to read and she doesn't like to think.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: IL511
Rating:1.1
Comments:
A BAD judge!

Other

Comment #: IL510
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Incompetent political hack. Does not know the law and is NOT impartial!

Litigant

Comment #: IL286
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This judge cannot put together facts of a case and her verdicts are abstract and certainly not fair. She is NOT qualified!