Hon. Bridget J. Hughes See Rating Details
Associate Judge
Circuit Court
Cook County
Cook Judicial Circuit
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Attorney Average Rating:   1.5 - 2 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 2 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. Bridget J. Hughes


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Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: IL889
Rating:1.1
Comments:
She must have great clout, because she has no ability and acts like a spoiled brat. Thankfully, a friend told me to file an SOJ.

Other

Comment #: IL542
Rating:1.0
Comments:
The worst judge iv'e ever encountered (out of like 20 different judges) Bridget Hughes not only hates the majority of people who walk into her courtroom she won't even let you elaborate on the circumstances of the situation, and even if she lets you elaborate chances are she doesn't care and shes not listening. I've had her twice and the first time she sent me to jail for 7 days (even tho i had an very well respected attorney) for aggravated speeding 90 in a 55 highway 53. Keep in mind i work for an attorney as a paralegal and she knows this because my attorney also my employer explained it to her. second time i saw her she was mad because court started at 9 and by the time she called my name it was 11am and she had another court room at 1030 so she immedietly sentanced me to 300 hours of community service. no ifs ands or buts again this is for a driving on suspended first offense and i didnt even know my liscense was suspended. worst judge ever doesnt care about people at all no respect for anyone

Court Staff

Comment #: IL492
Rating:2.0
Comments:
She is always on time in the courtroom but if she does not like someone she is always snickering about them or gives them a hard time for no reason. If there is a spanish translator in the courtroom Judge Hughes will purposely talk really fast and snicker and laugh as the translator is trying to translate. She is nice to who she wants to be nice to and the rest of us is just a piece of garbage.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: IL491
Rating:1.8
Comments:
Acts like a little spoiled brat on the bench. Rude, demeaning, and acts like a 3 year old in the way she treats people with her snide comments. One of the worst, if not, THE worst Judge in Cook County. Beware of her, BEWARE. Former prosecutor, Daddy was a cop. Mean, vindicative, and plays favorites. The poster child for what you do not want a Judge to represent. She needs to be removed as a Judge.