Hon. Casandra Lewis See Rating Details
Subcircuit Judge
Circuit Court
Cook County
Cook Judicial Circuit
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Attorney Average Rating:   7.2 - 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. Casandra Lewis


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: IL1678
Had trial with judge Lewis in 2007. She was very good.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: IL277
I tried a case before judge Lewis and was totally surprised. While she stays away from ruling on complex issues, if challenged she will read the law and seems to have a good ability to follow the law. However, she avoids decision which could result in reversal, which is good and bad. A clear cut summary judgment will be denied in favor of trial, but hey everyone deserves their day in court. What really surprised me is her ability to run a jury trial efficiently. In addition, she is very even handed and does not get mad or excited. Finally, she is willing to move cases along and is not afraid to conduct a trial which is great. Her style may be relaxed, but make no mistake that this judge will move your case to trial and you better be prepared when the case is called. Also, if your case requires non-pattern instructions, this is not the judge for you a she prefers ipi. Overall, This judge is a pleasure to try a case in front of as she does not take sides, listens carefully, and is very good at running an error free trial.