Rulings on Motions

Disposition: % of motions granted
TIME TO RULE: avg. num. of days
Dismiss (non-voluntary)
Summary Judgment
In Limine
Temporary Restraining Order
44 D
115 D
81 D
99 D
162 D

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Criminal Justice33%of cases are
Criminal Justice 282
Employment/Labor 233
Commercial Law 176
Civil Rights 167

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Affirmed74%of appeals
Affirmed 66
Reversed 11
in Part 6
Vacated 6

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Admitted78%of experts
Admitted 25
Excluded 7


  • Judge Jorge Luis Alonso had 888 new cases and issued 168 opinions in the past ten years.
  • From 2014 to present, Judge Jorge Luis Alonso has denied 43% of motions for class certification, compared to Judge John Robert Blakey who has denied 56% of motions for class certification.
  • From 2009 to 2016, 80% of Judge Jorge Luis Alonso’s decisions were affirmed on appeal, compared to 60% for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Current Position

  • 2003 - Present: United States District Court, Northern Illinois

Past Positions

  • 1991 - 2003: Cook County, Assistant Public Defender
  • Circuit Court, First Municipal District, Traffic Court, Associate Judge
  • Circuit Court, Second Municipal District, Associate Judge


Jorge Luis Alonso is a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and former Illinois state judge. Alonso was born in 1966 in Sagua La Grande, Las Villas, Cuba. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1988 from the University of Miami. He received a Juris Doctor in 1991 from the George Washington University Law School. He served as an Assistant Public Defender in the Office of the Cook County Public Defender from 1991 to 2003, where he represented indigent individuals in both civil and criminal proceedings. From 2003 to 2014, he served as an Associate Judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County, a state trial court of general jurisdiction.


  • 1991 - Admitted, Illinois
  • 1991 - The George Washington University Law School, Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America, J.D.
  • 1991 - University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida, United States of America Admitted: Illinois


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