Hon. Mark F. Aceto See Rating Details
Superior Court Judge
Superior Court
Maricopa County
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Attorney Average Rating:   6.9 - 2 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   6.0 - 2 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)

What others have said about Hon. Mark F. Aceto


Civil Litigation - Govt.

Comment #: AZ1500
Not real worried about even-handedness--makes a call early and sticks with it.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: AZ587
Judge Aceto is a very smart judge who can see through all the antics used by all the parties in a lawsuit. He will allow both sides the time to speak their arguments, take everything into consideration and then he will give his rulings. Judge Aceto also wants things settled by the parties on their own, if possible. Stick to your dates and try to settle before trial. He is fair to all parties, prompt and courteous, yet holds his power in the courtroom. I read the previous comments and I have to disagree with the person who wrote that Judge Aceto is rude in the courtroom. I was a pro se litigant, and I was in his court many times and not once did I find him rude or condescending -- in fact, I found him to be extremely kind, and he made my nerves go away by his demeanor. I have to wonder if the commenter was behaving badly before the judge, because Judge Aceto never lost his temper or acted badly at any time during our case. One needs to be courteous in court, dress accordingly and know their place in a courtroom, no matter if they have a lawyer or not. The judge is always right, even if you lose.


Comment #: AZ148
He is condescending and rude to JPO's, attorneys, caseworkers, and others in his court.

Court Staff

Comment #: AZ139
Very conscientious of the record.