Hon. Camille E. Willis See Rating Details
Subcircuit Judge
Circuit Court
Cook County
Cook Judicial Circuit
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Attorney Average Rating:   1.6 - 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. Camille E. Willis


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: IL1660
Worst judge ever unprofessional


Comment #: IL1583
This judge is s joke. She has no regards as to how she affect families livelihood by honoring evictions. An eviction was file against me NOT for non payment of rent, but because I was not able to make my rent payments by the 1st of the month (in which I paid the late fees associated with making late payments). I had medical challenge which caused my primary care physician to suggest that I take a medical leave of absence from work (I provided my Dr. statement to the judge), the job awarded the leave of absence but it was an unpaid leave (in which I provided documentation to the judge). I was off work for 6 months with no pay, but still manage to pay my rent (in which I provided money order receipts to the judge). My health challenges resulted to financial challenges which caused me to be late making my payments every month. I thought since I provided documentation to support everything I discussed, that the judge would spare mercy on me and just suggest that I move out. Instead, she ruled in favor of the plaintiff and place an eviction on my public record. I asked if she would seal the file because I have children and we would be homeless. I knew that it would be difficult for me to find housing with an eviction on my record. Judge Willis denied my request and told me that "somebody will be willing to work with you". I find it hard to believe that another landlord would be willing to work with me considering the judge wasn't willing.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: IL1385
I do not like the way Judge Willis conducts her courtroom. I think she is especially hardnosed against minorities. I wish I could have received a change of venue.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: IL301


Comment #: IL300
Don't expect a fair trial if you're a landlord and in front of Judge Willis. I spent hours in her courtroom as a landlord and in my observations, it would be fair to say she ruled against most landlords. The first trick out of her box is offering on the spot free legal counsel to all defendants, which not surprisingly, are usually tenants. The plaintiffs ( landlords) were never offered free legal help. Time and again, expensive and time consuming cases brought forth by landlords were dismissed or ruled against by Judge Willis. This occured after free legal counsel was initiated. Usually grounds for dismissal were based on petty formalities such as an error by the plaintiff in the filing of the paperwork. This... even after the defendant admitted to owing money and maintaining unauthorized occupancy. Judge Willis has contributed to the foreclosure rate by keeping non-paying residents in rentals thereby not allowing property owners to have a timely income on that property. Time and again landlords were told they would have to refile their paperwork to the court (usually at a cost of about $300.00)and wait an additional period of weeks. Why aren't the landlords offered free counsel if they have none??? Why are these professional "system players" awarded for bad behavior? GET REAL !!!!!!!!!!!!!