Hon. Cheryl D. Cesario See Rating Details
Associate Judge
Circuit Court
Cook County
Cook Judicial Circuit
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Attorney Average Rating:   1.3 - 2 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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What others have said about Hon. Cheryl D. Cesario


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: IL4089
Shows open disdain for litigants, hostility to attorneys, irrational bias, and ignorance of the law. Lacks temperament to practice law, much less serve as a Judge. She is the whole package: she combines capricious, impractical thinking with quick anger and acerbic, dismissive arrogance. Having her in a courtroom responsible for the affairs of persons with disabilities is a tragic mistake.


Comment #: IL3522
A commanding, fair presence. Knowledgeable.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: IL1353
Terrible judge, terrible person, terrible demeanor, hateful, wicked and lacks complete understanding of her role as a probate judge and doesn't know what she's doing. Shows open disrespect for the attorneys and litigants before her. In 27 years of practice she is by far the worst judge I have ever encountered and I am not alone. SOJ!!