The USA TODAY NETWORK has recently published the results of a survey in which practicing attorneys throughout the state were asked to score the county judges before whom they have appeared. The Wisconsin Judicial Performance Database compiles more than 4,000 responses rating 209 Wisconsin circuit court judges.
Below is a snapshot of the highest rated Milwaukee County judges (click on image to enlarge).
According to the article, the survey “incorporates not just the attorney survey results, but also reports the number of times lawyers sought substitute judges to avoid their courtroom, and the number of times their rulings were overturned in appeals courts.” These figures, as shown to the right, are available on a “Details” screen for each judge.
For more info on the survey, how it was conducted, and some caveats about the results, see the Green Bay Press Gazette. Hat tip to Eric Litke, Investigative Reporter, USA TODAY NETWORK.