Hon. Jeanne Garcia See Rating Details
Superior Court Judge
Superior Court
Maricopa County
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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. Jeanne Garcia



Comment #: AZ2120
Showed favor to the state any chance she could. Would not reprimand the state on their failure to provide evidence crucial to the case in a timely manner. Completely destroyed my life and the lives of my daughters and their mother. She should never have been a judge


Comment #: AZ1580
Rating:Not Rated
This judge Garcia made 3 big mistake in my child custody court order.
i had an attorney who didn't bother to fix the problem on time and a year later i went to another attorney and i was told that it was to late to fix it because my previous attorney didn't take action right away and now i have to live with the unfair decision the judge made . After all was not even evidence for judge Garcia to base her decision and i have no idea where she even got that idea from. BIG BIG MISTAKE. very unhappy and disappointed with this judge and proof i have , she didn't

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: AZ1578
She is one of the worst judges EVER. She never rules timely, which is well-known in legal land. Even if she was going to make a decision based upon the evidence, by the time she gets around to doing the ruling, she obviously forgot. I don't even think that is the total case, because she never forgets her BIAS. Once she decides that she hates a litigant, there is no end to the things that she will do to make his life miserable. I say "his" because she seems to favor women over men. In a divorce case once, she issued the ruling 60 days after the trial (or more, as she's sneaky about back-dating rulings) and she forgot to divorce the parties!!! No jurisdictional findings re divorce. Really a liability to the Court system, Maricopa County and the general AZ public.


Comment #: AZ1430
Judge Garcia did not concisely word anything in a useful or useable manner.

She did not hear both sides a fair amount of time.

She overlooked multiple counts of obvious perjury, subornation of perjury, and tampering of a witness by the opposing attorney.

She let the other attorney bully everyone in the courtroom including herself. She did not have control of her own courtroom.

She demanded materials due to her in a ridiculously short time, but then took weeks or months incases to respond or act on information given.

She is insensitive to the bond between a mother and her child.

I have never before voted to remove a judge, but I will be voting to remove her this election.


Comment #: AZ1372
Rating:Not Rated
To my review , I added criminal defense lawyer, which is not applicable on my case . for review AZ1371

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: AZ1371
Judge Garcia made few mistakes on my child custody order, she falsely accused me or something I did not do, with no evidence at all ,she added false information to my order as the statement she made never happened and I never agreed to the change of parenting time and I said it clearly in court, yet she affirms that i agreed and I believe affected me on my rights as a mother. she took more of my parenting time and gave it to the liar father something he doesn't deserve. she wasn't paying attention seems like it and as important as it is, thanks to the bad judge decision is affecting my child and my self. The courts always says that they do the best interest of the child, FALSE !!! they have no idea what is the best interest for my child, I am the mother and I know better and my child couldn't be in better hands than me. Also they don't see when something is affecting the mother because of the other stupidity parent, also affects the child ! so would be great if they consider what a parent goes through


Comment #: AZ1269
I was a witness in a recent trial in judge garcias court. While I was testifying, she seemed bored, uninterested, and appeared to be distracted. Also, she seemed this way with other witnesses. I don't think she was listening to my testimony or anyone else's. I don't think those people got a fair trial.


Comment #: AZ1268
Jeanne Garcia is the most incompetent judge I have every been in front of. She ignores the evidence; makes her rulings on her personal opinion. She retaliates against any litigant who dares question her rulings. Unfortunately, an appeal takes 12-18 months and about $30K, so it isn't worth it. She should be disbarred.


Comment #: AZ756
Did not familiarize herself pre hearing and did understand how updating vital records works.. Also was confused in regards to her own orders. Her rulings then began to favor other party when issue was raised.