Hon. Jorge L. Alonso See Rating Details
District Judge See Comments
N.D.Ill.  
Average Rating:7.6 - 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)
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%)
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Comment #: 32974
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Jorge Alonso is far from honorable! He has zero understanding of case law and runs his forum like a 'Kangaroo Court' As a judge at least have decency to uphold the Law. Furthermore, have respect to look litigants in the eyes & prohibit witness intimidation by Law Enforecement in hallway"s of courthouse. High time to vote the dishonorable Judge Alonso out. So sad PRESIDENT OBAMA nominated this clown. Perhaps he should return to Public Defender, its where he belongs.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 32758
Rating:1.3
Comments:
A 9.7 rating based on 4 comments; one from court staff. Clearly this judge needs to get back to work and stop posting anonymous puff pieces about how good he is. I had him. He clearly has no understanding of anything that is civil in nature (career public defender before he went on to a career as a state and then federal judge) and does whatever his law clerks tell him. Yes, even if what they tell him has no basis in fact, law or plain common sense. But hey, apparently his staff love him because "[h]e always treats his staff with respect and fairness." Sure. Whatever you say, judge.

Court Staff

Comment #: 32663
Rating:10.0
Comments:
The best judge to work with. He always treats his staff with respect and fairness. He does not micromanage and listens and implements ideas for improvement of court procedure or chambers procedures.

Litigant

Comment #: 32410
Rating:2.0
Comments:
I must have had judge Alonso's evil twin. It took him more than two years to render two decisions in an outstandingly straightforward case. Just about as lazy and disrespectful as he had can be of litigant's time, resources and stress. And I was the prevailing litigant....

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 29770
Rating:9.7
Comments:
I am an out-of-town lawyer that tried a civil case over a number of weeks before Judge Alonso. We prevailed - full disclosure - but I had only the best things to say about him even before this was the case. He's brilliant, calm, kind, works hard, was just on top of things during the trial. He's a pleasure to be in front of.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 24516
Rating:9.4
Comments:
I have known Judge Alonso for a long time in my capacity as an assistant public defender when he was a state judge. I have known him to be fair and even handed. Politically he tends to be liberal. And he is a big UM Hurricane fan.