Hon. Thomas J. Kelley See Rating Details
Subcircuit Judge
Circuit Court
Cook County
Cook Judicial Circuit
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Attorney Average Rating:   1.7 - 1 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   9.0 - 1 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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Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: IL2491
"1=Pro-defendent, 10=Pro-plaintiff".
I'm the plaintiff though and I am being nothing but mis guided in this case. I am not able to afford an attorney and the defendant attorney says " the mother wants The father in the child's life". There is a child's Rep on this case and I have never been through the Mediation. I have been pleading in motions and responses to be awarded parenting time, re unification theoropy classes and mediation for the best interest of the child and all I'm getting is stricken motions. I am reaching out to many resources and sites for Fathers rights since in this court room cal 89 i feel like i dont have any and am very depressed and stressed when all I'm doing is showing up for my daughter. I respect this Judge and I appreciate his power to rule in this case. I wish he would give me a chance and at least hear at least acknowledge me as I am doing what is necessary to be the joyful father that I am. All Judges are very knowledgeable. Someone please help me to apply my father's rights and win for the best interest of my child.


Comment #: IL534
Unquestionably one of the best judges in The Domestic Relations Division. He is patient, kind, very knowledgable about the law, and by far the most good natured judge. He didn't rule in mg favor, but I respected his decision because he did take the time to really hear the facts of the case and look at the evidence. He explained his decisions and how he came to them. None of the bias, attitude, trickery or ignorance that is ruing our legal system and the lives of of countless families. This guy is a straight shooter. If more judges were like Judge Kelley, the world would be a better place.