Hon. Michael Kemp See Rating Details
Superior Court Judge
Superior Court
Maricopa County
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Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 3 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. Michael Kemp



Comment #: AZ1541
After I filed bankruptsy on attorney fees wrongfully ordered that I pay, Kemp took the kids away from me and gave them to father with no evidence of abuse or neglect on my part. He gave me limited days per years of visitation and ordered I pay so much child support that I lost my home. I appealed him and won the appeal. I had evidence against Father, and when I went to court to present the evidence, he set a hearing before seeing the petition, and opposing party got it all dismissed. He is very biased and incompetent in his decisions, not making decisions that are best for children.


Comment #: AZ1355
He gives the exact same punishment to every case that runs through his court: 3yrs supervised probation. He always gives the maximum possible probation so the state can collect $2,412 in 36 payments of $67. His first degree was business marketing. He is literally a puppet judge.


Comment #: AZ740
This judge handled my child custody case two years ago. I'm a dad and went to court against the mother of our child since I did not want our child to be near a family friend on her side of her family. I was confident with all the evidence that I had that I would have full custody of my child especially with my child living in the home of a man who I believed to be at the time as dangerous. This judge made his decision swiftly without taking into consideration anything that me or my attorney said especially since this man had already showed that he was not to be trusted. Guess what, last month, this man was arrested and charged with child molestation, sexual abuse, and showing obscene material to children. This judge should be ashamed for allowing my child to be around this sicko and possibly allowing my child to be abused by this man. I am upset with this dangerous man, but I am more upset with this judge who now has to live with his decision of allowing a child to be supervised by this freak.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: AZ655
When my attorney asked the defendant if he had coached the children on what to say, the defendant said very softly "no." My attorney asked again, the defendant hesitated, then Judge Kemp answered for the defendant, "He said NO." (It was obvious defendant had coached the children as all three of them ages 7, 7, and 9, said they wanted "supervised visitation," plus they said other things that made it obvious the father had coached them.