A list of all the judges that have appeared on The Good Wife thus far, arranged in order of first appearance.
Judge Richard CuestaEdit
Judge Charles AbernathyEdit
Portrayed by Denis O'Hare. First appeared in Stripped (1.2). A Cook County civil court judge, Judge Abernathy is known to have liberal political leanings, but he is an impartial arbiter of the law. This finds Judge Abernathy repeatedly ruling against his own political beliefs. He is new to the bench at his first appearance in "Stripped" and is said to have a pre-existing relationship with Diane Lockhart.
Judge Earl HovickEdit
Portrayed by Brian O'Neill. Appeared in Home (1.3). A Cook County criminal court judge.
Judge Hester JamesEdit
Portrayed by Michelle Hurst. Appeared in Home (1.3). A Cook County criminal court judge.
Judge Lee SutmanEdit
Portrayed by Chip Zien. Appeared in Fixed (1.4). A Cook County civil court judge.
Judge Robert ParksEdit
Portrayed by David Fonteno. First appeared in Crash (1.5). A Cook County civil court judge. Patti Nyholm described him a "pro-business constructionist who detests nuisance lawsuits." He plays basketball with Will Gardner.
Judge Horace DunnEdit
Portrayed by Dick Latessa. Appeared in Unorthodox (1.7). A Cook County civil court judge.
Judge Megan LowreyEdit
Portrayed by Betsy Aidem. Appeared in Unprepared (1.8). A Cook County criminal court judge.
Judge Harvey WinterEdit
Portrayed by Peter Riegert. First appeared in Unprepared (1.8). A Cook County criminal court judge. In Unprepared, Judge Winter presides at Peter Florrick's bail hearing. He is said to be friendly toward Peter, but allegations of an attempt to bribe him force Winter to deny bail. Winters also hears Peters motion for a retrial. Judge Winter is a member of the review board in Blue Ribbon Panel.
Judge Franklin YeeEdit
Judge Carmella RomanoEdit
Portrayed by Joanna Gleason. First appeared in Threesome (1.9). A Cook County criminal court judge.
Judge Henry BaxterEdit
Portrayed by Tony Goldwyn. Appeared in Lifeguard (1.10). A Cook County juvenille court judge. Judge Baxter is friends with Will Gardner and is seen playing a basketball game with him. When he does not agree to a plea bargain for Alicia's client Terence Ramsey and imposes nine months of detention for the young boy, Alicia begins investigated Judge Baxter's sentencing patterns, looking for a way to get Terence Ramsey out of juvenille lockup.
Judge Keely FarmerEdit
Portrayed by Suzzanne Douglas. Appeared in Infamy (1.11).
Judge Timothy StanekEdit
Portrayed by Peter Gerety. First appeared in Bad (1.13).
Judge Patrice LessnerEdit
Portrayed by Ana Gasteyer. First appeared in Fleas (1.16). Patrice Lessner is a federal district court judge.
Demands that all lawyers mention that their claims be in their opinion.
Judge Howard MatchickEdit
Portrayed by Chris Sarandon. Appeared in Taking Control (2.1). Argued With Alicia over the fifth amendment right.
Colonel Leora KuhnEdit
Portrayed by Linda Emond. First appeared in Double Jeopardy (2.2). She is a Judge Advocate in the U.S. Army's Judge Advocate General's Corp. She is first seen presiding over court-martials. In The Art of War, Colonel Kuhn seeks justice for an army captain who was raped. She does not appear as a judge in this episode.
Judge Jane MorettiEdit
Portrayed by Leslie Lyles. First appeared in Poisoned Pill (2.6).
Judge Suzanne MorrisEdit
Portrayed by Jane Alexander. First appeared in Silly Season (2.12).
Judge Peter DunawayEdit
Portrayed by Kurt Fuller. First appeared in What Went Wrong (3.11).
Judge Claudia FriendEdit
Portrayed by Bebe Neuwirth. First appeared in 4x304px]]
Judge Murphy WicksEdit
Portrayed by Stephen Root. First appeared in The Penalty Box (3.21).
Judge James ChaseEdit
Portrayed by Kenneth Tigar. First appeared in I Fought the Law (4.1). A bankruptcy court judge for the Northern District of Illinois. Judge Chase adjudicates Lockhart/Gardner's bankruptcy and appoints Clarke Hayden as Lockhart/Gardner's bankruptcy trustee. Judge Chase reappears in The Seven Day Rule (4.13), again in connection to Lockhart/Gardner's bankruptcy.
Judge Gregory KakissisEdit
Judge Michael MarxEdit
Portrayed by Dominic Chianese. First appeared in Two Girls, One Code (4.3)
Judge Thomas PolitiEdit
Portrayed by Vincent Curatola. First appeared in Je Ne Sais What? (4.12).