Hon. Kristin C. Hoffman See Rating Details
Superior Court Judge
Superior Court
Maricopa County
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Non-Attorney Average Rating:   3.0 - 4 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. Kristin C. Hoffman



Comment #: AZ1280
Does not exhibit knowledge of basic civil court rules and processes. Shows biases on the bench, rules based on opinion and other factors of bias rather than facts presented.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: AZ1279
Shows extreme bias in the court room and defers to the state rather than listening to facts presented. Is unwilling to hear testimony from 13 yr youth who would like to testify on their own behalf.


Comment #: AZ1277
Rating:Not Rated
Does not exhibit knowledge of basic civil court rules and processes. Shows biases on the bench; rules based on opinion and other factors of bias rather than facts presented.


Comment #: AZ1276
Does not allow exculpatory evidence. Does not give the defendant the right to Discovery. Clearly a kangaroo court. She even took evidence from the defendant as the defendant attempted to enter it as an exibit and the judge gave the evidence to the prosecution team.


Comment #: AZ1213
Rating:Not Rated
This judge has no respect for procedure, for evidence, or for the LAW. I disagree with the previous poster who claimed this judge was too "father's rights" oriented. My husband got screwed by her in a CS enforcement hearing. Hoffman explained to my husband and his ex what the definition of contempt was, asked the ex if she understood, she said she did, the judge told her she was in contempt...and then Hoffman took her ruling under advisement and didn't find contempt at all. In fact, her final ruling clearly reflected that she took pity on the ex and ignored all of the clear, concise, evidence showing the ex was in contempt. Why? Because my husband went in having his ducks in a row despite not having a lawyer. So the judge took pity on the ex's clear stupidity. I'm glad she's not in family court anymore. But she shouldn't be a judge at all.


Comment #: AZ699
This judge needs to be voted out. She is very pro "father's rights" even when there is evidence of the father being abusive to the children, suspicion of drug use, and when caught in lies in the courtroom. She will divide everything 50/50 no matter what. Even parenting time when the parents live an hour away from each other. She will not rule on a primary address so that the parents are unable to choose a school for their children thus sending it to a parenting coordinator to use all the parents' money and make crappy decisions. She is harmful to children in divorce rulings.


Comment #: AZ625
This "judicial officer" is the worst I have ever seen on any bench! She is allowed to rule by the "rule of man" as she is totally ignorant to the "rule of law" ... such a sad time for "democracy". She needs to have some "reality check" training big time! She must be stopped!

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: AZ437
Should not be a family court judge. She was a criminal judge for 10 years then goes to family court and makes criminal rulings in a family court setting.