Hon. John Thomas Carr See Rating Details
Associate Judge
Circuit Court
Cook County
Cook Judicial Circuit
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Attorney Average Rating:   4.8 - 2 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   10.0 - 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)

What others have said about Hon. John Thomas Carr


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: IL776
This judge is very biased against males, and alluded to some connection to and bias for the legal aid clinic. He should be removed from the bench.


Comment #: IL626
In pre-trial conferences for a divorce he was very no-nonsense and respectful to both sides making it abundantly clear that behavior would not impact his decision on a settlement and that it was all a math formula and that was it... no fault state and he is obliged to that and would not veer from the requirements the state puts on him in that regard. Much more fair than other judges in pre-trial conference that basically say, "If I were to settle this today this is what I would decide" He won't do that. No. He winsomely encourages parties to come to a settlement of their own accord repeating "If I have to make the decision someone is always unhappy so you really want to decide this between the two of you." You really have no idea how he would have decided if you had gone to trial. He shined above every other family judge I have been before in that he does not sit there in a superior stance looking down on you. He has no airs about him at all. I can say this of his attitude in settlement matters. We will see if he changes when dealing with an OP next. I will say he insisted on the OP hearing occurring after the finalization of the divorce saying if it fell into the lap of another judge he did not want the accused to have their settlement impacted by a swayed opinion of behavior that could occur with another judge. He didn't say it was because he wanted to disarm the accuser, however, he just really felt strongly about the no-fault laws in our state and wanted to be certain this was handled correctly in light of that.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: IL205
Very practical and his experience in the field of family law adds to his credentials as a judge