Hon. Sherry K. Stephens See Rating Details
Superior Court Judge
Superior Court
Maricopa County
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Attorney Average Rating:   4.1 - 1 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   2.0 - 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. Sherry K. Stephens



Comment #: AZ650
Rating:Not Rated
Judge Stephens is not following the constitution, nor the victims rights act, nor the AZ constitution. She has so many motions pending MORE than 6 months. That's unheard of. She does everything in secrecy. She cannot make a decision. The penalty phase of Jodi Arias is way over a year from her conviction. She, IMO, is very inept. She should be removed from this case and the bench.


Comment #: AZ640
Incompetent Judge. Remove her from the bench permanently!


Comment #: AZ551
This judge has demonstrated an almost irrational bias against men and a lack of understanding as well as disrespect of the law. She should not be allowed on the family law bench.


Comment #: AZ500
She is not very detailed-oriented and releases her judgements (at least in my case) in a very vague manner that often requires further clarification.