Hon. Roger G. Fein See Rating Details
Circuit Judge
Circuit Court
Cook County
Cook Judicial Circuit
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Attorney Average Rating:   5.0 - 6 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. Roger G. Fein


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: IL2185
Mishandled easy case. Awful.


Comment #: IL2184
As an attorney I find it highly inappropriate how he handled a civil cause I was involved in over 5 years ago. He decided to allow a motion for trial while I was attending law school time zones away. Rejected continuance to allow me to be present for the trial. Days later, he was off my case and the 'trial' was as big of a joke as this judge's understanding of the legal field and his courtroom ability.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: IL2022
Roger Fein is hands down one of the top judges in all of Cook County. You cannot do better than a Judge like him.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: IL1895
At the onset, Judge seems cordial but that is a trap. Don't let his apparent cordiality impress you. He favors certain attorneys and whatever they want, he gives them. His background is corporate so he panders to corporate lawyers. If you are a pro se, get a substitution of judge right away. Ho doesn't follow the law or the facts but rule on his own opinion. If he favors a side, he does whatever to make that side wins.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: IL1097
Does not paper to know the rules of evidence and tends to decide based upon personal opinion rather than facts of the case (or rule of law). Seems to favor certain counsel, which may also play a role in determinations (wish that last part was not so apparent). Otherwise, seemingly nice man, just not all that fair in ruling. Use SOJ if available and avoid bench trial.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: IL767
Appears to rule on personal opinion of cases rather than the law.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: IL339
If you are a Pro Se litigant, seems this Judge may eventually cave in to politics,inside and professional pressures.