Hon. Vincent M. Gaughan See Rating Details
Circuit Judge
Circuit Court
Cook County
Cook Judicial Circuit
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Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 1 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)

What others have said about Hon. Vincent M. Gaughan


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: IL2222
Can You Say Bi-Polar! This judge flies off the handle over very minor things! Slams Defendants with absurd sentences IN WHICH HE USED TO BE A Public Defender for 18 years making supervisor OF SUCH DIVISION but yet seems to be pro-State! My advice to anyone who gets him is to exercise the SOJ & avoid a real control freak here! The inside word is that Judge Gaughan is Really "Gone" between the Lawyers who know him. I also Noticed him coaching the State on how to prosecute their cases, the Guy needs to make up his mind here, is he a Judge or a Prosecutor, he can't be both, except for in his little controlling world!


Comment #: IL1468
He gives out long sentences for first offenses like candy. He is totally influenced by his personal opinion and doesn't interpret the law by the Constitution......he should retire !


Comment #: IL368
I find Judge Gaughn rude and insincere. I question his dedication to the process and find he takes the easy way out. He reads words even if they have no true bearing on an individual. In a hurry to get rid of cases that make him angry.