Hon. James N. Karahalios See Rating Details
Associate Judge
Circuit Court
Cook County
Cook Judicial Circuit
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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. James N. Karahalios



Comment #: IL1467
Rating:Not Rated
this judge wouldn't allow me to speak or present evidence I had when my ex placed an unjust order of protection against me. when I was in the middle of explaining my point, he started to talk to his court clerk. Needless to say, there is a 2 year order of protection on me now, that may have been avoided had this judge listened to my objections and counter evidence I had!!! it pays to be a white man in this system, I guess...


Comment #: IL1443
Rating:Not Rated
He is the worst judge, by far, that I have ever been in front of. He is more busy with his sycophantic audience of lawyers than he is with distributing just sentences. It is criminal that this scumbag is a sitting judge.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: IL1055
Judge Karahalios is extremely biased against Spanish-speaking defendants. His sentencing offers are outrageous and his venom for defendants who are Spanish-speaking is abhorrent. He has stated in his courtroom that the hearings and trials of U.S. Citizens go before those of defendants needing interpreters. I guess Judge K believes that anyone that is not fluent in English is not a U.S. citizens! From where did his ancestors immigrate? Did they speak perfect English when they arrived in the U.S.?