Hon. Morton Denlow See Rating Details
Magistrate Judge See Comments
N.D.Ill.  
Average Rating:8.8 - 6 rating(s)
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*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=Chronic`y Late,10=Always on Time)
*Evenhandedness in Civil Litigation:    (1=Demonstrates Bias,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
*Evenhandedness in Criminal Litigation:   (1=Demonstrates Bias,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
Flexibility In Scheduling   (1=Completely Inflexible,10=Very Flexible)
General Inclination Regarding Bail (1=Pro-Defense,10=Pro-Government)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases, Pre-Trial:   (1=Pro-Defense,10=Pro-Government)
Involvement in Civil Settlement Discussions:   (1=Least Involved,10=Most Involved)
  Items marked with (*) are averaged into the displayed overall rating
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What others have said about Hon. Morton Denlow


Comments


Civil Litigation - Govt.

Comment #: 13576
Rating:7.8
Comments:
A good judge, but at times his unwillingness to crack the whip in discovery has really negative consequences for the running of a case.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 11567
Rating:9.2
Comments:
Fair judge. Usually nice to folks.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 6419
Rating:9.5
Comments:
Great judge, particularly when it comes to settlement. Very fair. It is a pleasure to appear before him.

Litigant

Comment #: 3914
Rating:5.0
Comments:
Has strong opinions against preliminary injunctions to the point of not listening to the litigants argument.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 2527
Rating:8.8
Comments:
Denlow is good and I would consent to him over many of the district judges. He has a breadth of civil litigation experience that is far superior to that of several district judges (too many former prosecutors and government lawyers in the N.D. Illinois who have no clue about civil litigation).

Denlow authored this article about how summary judgment is overused in federal court. I thought the article was nonsense and just revealed his desire to try more cases (similar to Judge Shadur). Nevertheless, Denlow still appears willing to grant summary judgment when it is warranted.