Hon. Sanjay T. Tailor See Rating Details
Associate Judge
Circuit Court
Cook County
Cook Judicial Circuit
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Attorney Average Rating:   2.6 - 7 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 3 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. Sanjay T. Tailor


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: IL2510
So liberal he ignores the facts to suit his political leanings. Facts do not matter to him.


Comment #: IL2069
HORRIBLE JUDGE! Doesn't listen to presented evidence. Over thinks the problem and can't spot criminal behavior because he's too dense.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: IL1847
He is extremely rigid, to the point of failing to assist in dispensing justice. He simply does not have the acumen to be a judge.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: IL1738
By far the least capable judge in the law division. Take a change as your first and only act before him. All the negatives any judge could have are rolled into one: he doesn't listen, doesn't read, doesn't understand the law. In the case I recently had before him he never once issued any kind of written opinion on any pretrial motion; never once took a matter under advisement to later give a reasoned decision and never once entertained the possibility of any briefing on any discovery motion. His judgments are knee-jerk and thoughtless, with little consideration/deliberation. I could go on....

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: IL1361
This judge knows the law but doesn't enforce his orders or procedure. He let the other attorney get away with violating numerous orders, including numerous games with discovery and discovery violations and 4 motions to compel didn't matter. If the other side plays games expect them to get away with it. Pushover.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: IL994
This is incredibility bias and has a terrible temperament for the the bench. Please reference Oueid vs. Moore. This judge had almost the entire ruling overturned by the appellate court.


Comment #: IL983
Very bigoted judge. Ignores the facts and rules in favor of his pre-determined subjective opinions. Very liberal inclinations - political correctness is the rule in his court room. Doesn't understand complex cases. He should not be a judge.


Comment #: IL513
Was amazed at his lack of preparation and disregard for precedents that were submitted to him before the hearing. He had no grasp of the facts of the case even though it was over 2 years old and loads of paperwork had been generated. He attempted to intimidate 3 plaintiffs into settling by saying that a jury trial was going to be expensive.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: IL342
This is a very poor judge. Don't let the gentle approach and personality disguise his bias. As the other poster noted he picks sides based on gender, race and so on. He should not be a judge, and it makes you wonder how he was appointed.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: IL325
This judge was in the family law division of Cook County before being transferred. While in family law, he lost control of his court room and allowed very unprofessional behavior by the attorneys in his court room. He repeatedly demonstrated a lack of understanding of the situations that families encounter. He was very pro female, very feminist oriented. He regularly ruled against the husbands / fathers in the cases in front of him. The facts did not make any difference, he cherry picked facts to suit his bias. He sits on the board of a feminist organization and allows his bias to show through in court.