Hon. Jeanne R. Cleveland See Rating Details
Subcircuit Judge
Circuit Court
Cook County
Cook Judicial Circuit
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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. Jeanne R. Cleveland



Comment #: IL4317
Biased, rude, discriminating, disrespectful, vengeful, refuses to listen to facts, extremely rude, does not follow the law, makes up her own law, protects abusers, appoints her friends as guardian et litem.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: IL1513
Rating:Not Rated
This judge was fair to both male and female. She told my ex-wife that she can not stick me with her student loans when she decided to quit CPS and work for a charter school, the judge saw right threw her BS and said if she would for CPE the loans would be forgiven and it was her choice that she left and why she he be stuck with the loans. The judge also was not having none of the ex wifes BS that I was abusive like 8 years ago and needed an order of protection and called her out on her games of conflict. Out of 10 I would give this judge a 9.5 Much better then some of the other judges.


Comment #: IL820
This is one of the most disrespectful, unprofessional and biased judges I have ever encountered -- and as a frequent expert witness, I have met a lot of judges. If you are male and you end up on her docket, immediately file for a change of venue. Even if you are not male, the process is terrible enough without a judge belittling you and refusing to listen to the facts of the case. Make sure that you pay attention to the 2016 elections, vote, and make sure this person is removed from the bench. This judge embodies everything that is wrong with American jurisprudence today.