Hon. Susan E. Cox See Rating Details
Magistrate Judge See Comments
N.D.Ill.  
Average Rating:6.9 - 9 rating(s)
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Ratings

*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)
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What others have said about Hon. Susan E. Cox


Comments


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 19384
Rating:2.2
Comments:
Judge Cox is bright and hardworking but goes out of her way to appease plaintiffs in employment matters. She does not let fairness or the law get in the way of her own view of a case.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 18480
Rating:10.0
Comments:
I've had several settlement conferences with Judge Cox and found her to be very helpful. She does a great job giving the parties candid insight on the weaknesses and strengths of their cases. She brings a practical perspective to the table and is a very effective communicator.

Civil Litigation - Govt.

Comment #: 13570
Rating:9.2
Comments:
An excellent judge! She had been a prosecutor and a civil attorney in private practice and clearly knows the realities of litigation better than most judges.

Civil Litigation - Govt.

Comment #: 12733
Rating:1.0
Comments:
committed? she most certainly should be committed -- to the nearest asylum. She is nuts. Makes Castillo seem rational. Never, ever, consent to this psycho. And settlement conferences? Forget about it. She lives to abuse defendants; especially in employment and civil rights cases. Thank god Obama did not make her an article iii.

Civil Litigation - Govt.

Comment #: 12536
Rating:9.0
Comments:
A very good judge. Very smart, very committed to doing her job well. A bit of temper -- you need to listen to what she's saying, you need to do your job and come to court prepared. She has been a litigator and has a very practical straight forward approach to litigation.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 11844
Rating:9.0
Comments:
I attended a settlement conference with Magistrate Judge Cox in a complex contract/construction dispute. Although the case did not settle, I thought she was fair and persuasive with both sides. She appeared to be very well prepared for the settlement conference and knew both the facts and the applicable law. I would recommend her for a settlement conference in a civil dispute.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 11745
Rating:3.0
Comments:
Do not accept a referral to her in an employment discrimination case. She might as well be Plaintiff's co-counsel. She also cites to her own opinions as authority.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 10197
Rating:9.3
Comments:
Cox would make a good district court judge. She can run a hearing and referee discovery disputes in a practical manner. But she is awful in settlement conferences. Going to her for a conference is a complete waste of time. Consent if you want a trial, but otherwise avoid her.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 10196
Rating:9.4
Comments:
Cox is no Oliver Wendell Holmes, but knows what she needs to in order to get the job done satisfactorily, in addition to being practical. She tends to be get very testy in settlement conferences, but I suspect that is an act to scare parties into settlement. I would consent to her if I had a case that had to go to trial. However, I would not consent to her in an employment discrimination case if you think would go to trial. She appears to have a pro-plaintiff bias in those types of cases.