Hon. Mark J. McGinnis See Rating Details
Circuit Court Judge
Circuit Court
Outagamie County
Eighth Circuit
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Attorney Average Rating:   7.7 - 4 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   5.0 - 7 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. Mark J. McGinnis


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Court Staff

Comment #: WI308
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Judge McGinnis is firm, but very fair. He expects attorneys and parties to be prepared. Judge McGinnis is always prepared. Judge McGinnis is very good at holding parties and attorneys accountable, and in making sure the community is protected. He is, in every respect, an outstanding judge.

Other

Comment #: WI305
Rating:1.0
Comments:
The poster boy for all that is wrong with our court system. He is condescending, bullying, righteous, humiliating, and power-tripping -- a disgrace to the robe.

Court Staff

Comment #: WI302
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
This is an outstanding judge! He is practical, fair, intelligent, and an asset to the judicial system.

Other

Comment #: WI301
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
I have observed Judge McGinnis and many other judges in northeast Wisconsin. He is exceptionally intelligent, extremely passionate, and very fair. He holds individuals accountable in a manner that improves the individual, protects the community, and enhances the overall integrity of the legal system. He is a great judge!

Other

Comment #: WI300
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
This judge is a disgusting man, and very much a bully. He is extremely biased against kids and minorities, and will start yelling and bullying as soon as they walk into the courtroom. If he decides that he doesn't like you, don't expect to get a chance to speak. If you do speak, expect to be thrown in jail for a day or two. The moment that he realizes a person doesn't entirely understand their rights in the courtroom, he will violate them up and down. He does not deserve to be a judge. He is unethical, unfair, biased, and just an all-around terrible person.

Court Staff

Comment #: WI297
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Judge McGinnis did an outstanding job presiding over my trial. He is intelligent, was prepared, is a great listener and is extremely fair. He is what every judge should be: impartial, intelligent, scholarly, and compassionate.

Other

Comment #: WI287
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Judge McGinnis is professional, prepared, intelligent and fair. He holds attorneys, litigants, witnesses, and parties accountable. He listens extremely well and is very efficient.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: WI254
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Strong, intelligent, and very professional judge. The first one that I meet with these characteristics.
I am very pleased with everything that happened while in the court room.

Litigant

Comment #: WI198
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Great judge. Very intelligent and professional.

Other

Comment #: WI191
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Extremely cruel and power hungry. I am on permanent Disability. My Atty told him this. His EXACT words "I DON'T CARE"!!!

I had a D.C. that should not have gone to me. He smiles, excuses the Jury, then SCREAMS at me, gets visibly Mad... Gives me 5 Days Jail, 100 Hours Community Service (TO A DISABLED MAN), fine & Court $430, Lawyer $4000....ALL over accidentally breaking a $35 Stove Plate THAT I OWNED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Talk about a TRUE let down of the Justice system!!!!! I was denied my Medication in Jail, Sworn at constantly, treated like I "KILLED" someone!!!

HE HONESTLY NEEDS TO BE WATCHED.....I AM STRONGLY THINKING ABOUT SUING.....

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: WI186
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Update on Case #11CV841 - There is enough evidence against Judge Mark J. McGinnis that there will be a trial.

Other

Comment #: WI185
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
I thought you might be interested that there is pending litigation against Judge McGinnis (Case # 11CV841 filed May 19, 2011).

Other

Comment #: WI168
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Great judge. Exhibits intellect and scholarship. Holds all attorneys accountable to be professional. Holds parties responsible.

Litigant

Comment #: WI156
Rating:4.0
Comments:
Judge Mcginis exibits no ethical or unbias position in either his profession or personal decisions....he needs to be debenched and sent back to law school...isn't ethics a required course??

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: WI153
Rating:1.0
Comments:
The single most racist judge on the face of the earth! If you're brown, you're goin down! A bully that judges children for a living and derives great pleasure out of humiliating anyone that questions him or his emperical tactics.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: WI135
Rating:10.0
Comments:
He is a very fair judge. Works hard, shows compassion, demands professionalism, and holds people responsible. Great courtroom demeanor.

Other

Comment #: WI131
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This judge is despicable. Needs to be removed from his position. Does not have honor to be a judge.

Other

Comment #: WI129
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
I have seen this judge work on many cases with different types of people. He is fair, honest, and passionate. He listens and seems very genuine.

Other

Comment #: WI126
Rating:3.0
Comments:
This judge seems to do nothing but talk down every other person he speaks with. Saying stuff that is not only demoralizing, but is almost outrageous.
It's almost like this guy doesn't really realize that being so harsh to people can actually be worse for that person's life in the long-run as well as have a negative effect on people close by, including the community!