Hon. Lisa Ruble-Murphy See Rating Details
Subcircuit Judge
Circuit Court
Cook County
Cook Judicial Circuit
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Attorney Average Rating:   1.5 - 6 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 5 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. Lisa Ruble-Murphy


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Other

Comment #: IL1023
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Very unfair, biased. She signed an order giving my rx husband almost 25years of pension money, If it was a mistake, she should have fixed it. How do you drag something out for 3 years to decide it can't be fixed in your court when you are the one who made the mistake of signing the order? She is the one with 20 years experience? Was it because my ex husbands relative was a judge? Was it because he was a fireman? Why not just say that from day one instead of making everyone drain their retirement bank accounts? Well I do take with me some comfort in the fact that in my case she only gave away money and not my life and child.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: IL982
Rating:1.0
Comments:
The ARDC needs to get involved immediately,
She is incompetent and not qualified.
She does not hesitate to rule on motions and petitions without hearings and withoug even having read and stating so in open court.
The worst judge I have ever witnessed on the bench in 30 years.

Other

Comment #: IL821
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
This judge is a disgrace to the judicial system, and needs to be disbarred. Judge Lisa Murphy is unprofessional, disrespectful, doesn't have any regard for children's welfare, and plays favorites. I dread going to court, because the most that she going to do is to continue the case for a year or so before she makes a poor ruling. I've had this judge since 2002, and I have never received a decent support order.

Litigant

Comment #: IL805
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Hers was a very poor performance. She is unprofessional, partial, plays favorites and wastes court time by not listening and calling for later dates for no reason. She doesn't care to learn the cases in front of her, as the children really do not matter to her. She yells at people and is completely disrespectful to them. She has no problem sending a woman to raise her children all by herself, without the child support she deserves, while giving the husband three months to reply to her just motion. Once she decides (after many months of dragging her feet) to close a case, she gets very mad if people are not ready to sign the documents without even being heard. She threatens women by saying exactly how she is going to rule if they dare to go to trial, when that is their last resort of getting any justice at all. Judge Murphy is a disgrace to the Illinois legal system, and very bad news for a woman who dares to ask for a divorce. If you can change her before she makes a substantial ruling in your case, do not wait -- run to do so.

Other

Comment #: IL802
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
This judge rules from the back room. She doesn't take the time to read files, refuses to listen, is disrespected by trial attorneys, is an embarrassment to the bench, and treats many different cases and scenarios with blanket rulings. She should be investigated by the media for her injustice on the bench, as well as her laziness.

Other

Comment #: IL705
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Judge Murphy decides how she is going to rule before even hearing opposing motions. She appoints children's reps rather than doing her job and listening to the arguments. She is disrespectful and cares nothing for children, as there is no benefit to children to have parents spending time and money in court when parents need to work together and be encouraged to do so through mediation. Worst of all, she does not uphold the law, as she outright ignores established statutes.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: IL593
Rating:1.1
Comments:
I agree with the other litigants and so does the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Bar. She handled my divorce several years ago; reversed her decisions, had no interes in my children ages 3 & 5 at the time; and was rude and unprofessional.

Litigant

Comment #: IL543
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This Judge should be disbarred. I have been in litigation since 2009 - Will lose my home, not an equitable split and she tells me "it's water under the bridge". Heartless and I have a 15 year old son who was collateral damage and she could not have cared less. She actually flipped a coin to divide dogs my ex clearly never even paid for. After he broke in and stole my furniture she actually said "well he needed furniture too". Tragedy on every level!!!

Litigant

Comment #: IL496
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Judge Murphy shows an overall lack of respect to the law, and to male defendants in her courtroom, regardless of the welfare of the child(ren) involved.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: IL383
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Lisa Ruble-Murphy is a terrible judge who won't make decisions...She has made decisions in divorce cases and has hurt many who shouldn't be hurt. She's an embarassment to the legal system...Her tenure and attitude ride the system..Just because her husband cheated on her , she shouldn't take that out in the court room

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: IL374
Rating:1.5
Comments:
Lisa Ruble-Murphy is riding the system; she's often late; disinterested in her cases; shows boredom and disrepsect to litigants and has no interest in upholding the goal of family law to protect children. As a professional in private business she'd be fired within a week.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: IL209
Rating:3.2
Comments:
Judge Ruble-Murphy is one of the tragedies of the divorce division. She is quite bright, but she simply puts everything off, ignoring the plight of the litigants in front of her. Your client will starve to death before this judge will lift a finger. She is often unavailable from 2 pm - 3 pm on. She has substantial political clout and knows it so she just doesn't care what the bar or litigants think. She also has favorites among the bar and demonstrates her favoritism.