Hon. Sam Myers See Rating Details
Superior Court Judge
Superior Court
Maricopa County
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Attorney Average Rating:   5.9 - 3 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   4.0 - 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)

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What others have said about Hon. Sam Myers



Comment #: AZ1169
Judge Myers did not listen to the facts in our case and ruled contrary to the best interests of our child. His decision did not follow the AZ State Parenting Time Guidelines as he ordered the most extreme parenting plan, which was not recommended for high conflict cases, such as ours. The other side also had failed to comply with the rules of court and had not taken all required classes despite being the petitioner.

While Judge Myers was polite and behaved appropriately, his decision will have long-term impact on a child by failing to adequately provide for his developmental needs during hte early stages of life.


Comment #: AZ600
He did not read the exhibits or the documents for a review hearing, and the lady who introduced him stated this. I feel that if he would've read the documents, my case would have proceeded differently. I am, overall, unhappy with Judge Myers's performance, due to his failure to familiarize himself with my case. Another girl that I spoke to in a Co-Parenting class stated the exact same thing, and her ex got more time with her kid, who was not a part of his life for the first two years.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: AZ79
This Judge does not read the caselaw, and is not well prepared. I foresee many appeals and remands in his future.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: AZ40
Did not understand the issues presented. Ruled without argument in a complex case. Appeared to have done nothing to educate himself regarding new case law; I'm not even sure that he read the cases cited.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: AZ39
For a newer judge, Judge Myers is polite to all counsel, punctual and attentive to the requests of the parties, and very organized. He is an asset to the court.