Hon. Barbara Riley 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. Barbara Riley


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: IL1086
One wonders how she ever graduated from law school and passed the bar exam.Let alone remained on as a judge for almost 14 years.


Comment #: IL538
Rating:Not Rated
Judge Riley acts like she is God almighty, I wrote The board on her but they take care of there own. I reported her in June of 2010 and they let her stay and do her dirt until December 2010 until she retired and then they worte me back to tell she had retired there was nothing they could do. That Judge let my husband exwife have what ever she asked for their children were grown.


Comment #: IL243
Rating:Not Rated
I agree, Judge Riley Is a very unprofessional, careless, and often sides with females. I have been dealing with Judge Riley with quite sometime (10 years to be exact), and most of the time she has ignored what I've had to say, but completely goes with whatever my ex-wife has to say, as well as the States Attorney's Clerk... This Judge should be Investigated, SHOW US THAT THE U.S. does not have a dishonest Court System I PLEAD investigate her court room and all of the cases that she has judged for...

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: IL208
Judge Riley doesn't really care what the law is, and even when given the law, she often chooses to ignore it. Due to an injury from an accident, she was often not at work this past year in a very unpredictable manner. It is difficult to get things done in this courtroom.