Hon. Joseph M. Claps
Associate Judge
Circuit Court
Cook County
Cook Judicial Circuit

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Attorney Average Rating:   2.4 - 8 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   5.0 - 2 rating(s)


General Rating Criteria

* Temp. Temperament (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
* Sch. Scholarship (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
* Indu. Industriousness (1=Not at all industrious,10=Highly industrious)
* Comp. Ability to Handle Complex Litigation (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
* Punct. Punctuality (1=Chronically Late,10=Always on Time)
* Ab-Pr. General Ability to Handle Pre-Trial Matters (1=Not all Able, 10=Extremely Able)
* Ab-Tr. General Ability as a Trial Judge (1=Not all Able, 10=Extremely Able)
Flex Flexibility In Scheduling (1=Completely Inflexible,10=Very Flexible)
    

Criminal Case Rating Criteria (if applicable)

* Ev-Cr. Evenhandedness in Criminal Litigation (1=Demonstrates Bias,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
Bail General Inclination Regarding Bail (1=Pro-Defense,10=Pro-Government)
Plea Involvement in Plea Discussions (1=Not at all Involved, 10=Very Involved)
Inc.-Pr. General Inclination in Criminal Cases Pretrial Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)
Inc.-Tr. General Inclination in Criminal Cases Trial Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)
Inc.-S. General Inclination in Criminal Cases Sentencing Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)


Civil Case Rating Criteria (if applicable)

* Ev-Cv. Evenhandedness in Civil Litigation (1=Not at all Evenhanded,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
Settle Involvement in Settlement Discussions (1=Not at all Involved,10=Very Involved)
Inc. General Inclination (1=Pro-defendant, 10=Pro-plaintiff)
    
  

General Rating Criteria

Criminal Case Rating Criteria
(if applicable)

Civil Case Rating Criteria
(if applicable)

EvaluatorIDDate*Temp.*Sch.*Indu.*Comp.*Punct.*Ab-Pr.*Ab-Tr.Flex
Criminal Defense Lawyer3917711/28/2015710810610910
Criminal Defense Lawyer3343703/13/2015121 211 
Criminal Defense Lawyer3342803/12/201512211112
Criminal Defense Lawyer3326003/04/2015        
Criminal Defense Lawyer2893208/22/20141221121 
Criminal Defense Lawyer2877108/14/201411211 1 
Criminal Defense Lawyer2876608/13/20141131431 
Criminal Defense Lawyer2692405/12/2014        
Criminal Defense Lawyer2633904/04/2014        
Criminal Defense Lawyer2617003/25/2014        
Criminal Defense Lawyer2514202/06/201421322213
Prosecutor2513402/05/201412213211
Category Average  1.92.62.92.42.53.02.04.0
   
ID*Ev-Cr.BailPleaInc.-Pr.Inc.-Tr.Inc.-S.
39177836788
33437      
334281     
33260      
289321     
287712     
287661     
26924      
26339      
26170      
25142      
251341     
 2.33.06.07.08.08.0
ID*Ev-Cv.SettleInc.Average
39177   8.5
33437   1.3
33428   1.3
33260   0.0
28932   1.4
28771   1.3
28766   1.9
26924   0.0
26339   0.0
26170   0.0
25142   1.9
25134   1.6
    1.6

Only items marked with (*) are averaged into the displayed overall rating.

Non-attorney Rating
(if applicable)

EvaluatorIDDateJudgeIDOvr.AverageReadComment
Other3992401/02/2016465911.0Read Comment
Other3955412/15/201546591010.0Read Comment
Other2984010/03/20144659  Read Comment
Other2876508/13/20144659   
Other2695105/13/20144659  Read Comment
Category Average   5.55.5