Hon. Butch Gunnels See Rating Details
Justice of the Peace Court
Apache County
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St. Johns

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Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 1 rating(s)
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General Rating Criteria

* 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=Chronically Late,10=Always on Time)
* General Ability to Handle Pre-Trial Matters (1=Not all Able, 10=Extremely Able)
* General Ability as a Trial Judge (1=Not all Able, 10=Extremely Able)
Flexibility In Scheduling (1=Completely Inflexible,10=Very Flexible)

Criminal Rating Criteria (if applicable)

* Evenhandedness in Criminal Litigation (1=Demonstrates Bias,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
General Inclination Regarding Bail (1=Pro-Defense,10=Pro-Government)
Involvement in Plea Discussions (1=Not at all Involved, 10=Very Involved)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases Pretrial Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases Trial Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases Sentencing Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)

Civil Rating Criteria (if applicable)

* Evenhandedness in Civil Litigation (1=Not at all Evenhanded,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
Involvement in Settlement Discussions (1=Not at all Involved,10=Very Involved)
General Inclination (1=Pro-defendant, 10=Pro-plaintiff)

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What others have said about Hon. Butch Gunnels


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: AZ1978
Unethical conduct, lacks integrity, biased, prejudiced, fails to recuse himself, vacate cases he is conflicted with, lies a lot, uses foul language, dirty underhanded tricks, tactics, strategies to intimmidate plaintiffs, has his clerks and staff do likewise to get the outcome in court he wants, not fair, sanctions by Judicial Commission need to send a stronger message to Judge Gunnels and the Public he is suppose to serve; not be self serving with Coverup Of contacts outside the court room with defendants and relatives. Shame on Judge Gunnels. Needs to retire! No faith in Judge Gunnels questionable misconduct! Veritas!


Comment #: AZ1909
Judge Tunnels refused to even let my son in law talk, in the hearing to regain his custody rights, after his ex wife accused him of threatening her and their son. She provided no evidence. Tunnels immediately ordered everyone out and said my son in law was lying, even though he had evidence to defend himself. Gunnels refused to review evidence from psychologists and written records. Just said he would only rule in favor of the woman, no matter what or he would push it to superior court. They chose the latter.