Hon. Sara L. Ellis See Rating Details
District Judge See Comments
N.D.Ill.  
Average Rating:4.2 - 3 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)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases, Trial:    (1=Pro-Defense,10=Pro-Government)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases, Sentencing:    (1=Most Lenient,10=Most Harsh)
Typical Discount Off Guidelines for Cooperators:    (1=10%,10=100%)
  Items marked with (*) are averaged into the displayed overall rating
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Comments


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 24957
Rating:1.8
Comments:
Unqualified for job. Funny to watch her on the bench when she gets stumped on even basic procedural or substantive issues. Unfortunately, off the bench her clerks don't seem good enough to salvage her lack of qualifications.

Civil Litigation - Govt.

Comment #: 23335
Rating:9.0
Comments:
A fair, steady hand in civil litigation. She encourages settlement at all stages, but isn't afraid to dig in on the issues when necessary.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 23255
Rating:1.7
Comments:
A former corp. counsel who still acts like one. She is completely biased towards the government in civil cases.