Hon. Suzanne Cohen See Rating Details
Superior Court Judge
Superior Court
Maricopa County
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Attorney Average Rating:   10.0 - 2 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   6.0 - 5 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. Suzanne Cohen



Comment #: AZ1172
She is probably one of the best. Astute. Fair and acts in the best interest of the child. Consider yourself fortunate if you have her assigned to your case.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: AZ1162
I had Judge Cohen in my family court case. I am writing this to say that as a father in family court I was generally afraid from everything I have heard. Judge Cohen has to be one of the best judges in Maricopa county. She is tough but extremely fair. As long as you are willing to work with the other party and follow the judges instructions it will work out in the best entrance for your child, you and the other party. As far as I can tell anyone who has had a bad experience with Judge Cohen it must have been that they did something wrong. In closing if you are looking for a fair, impartial, intelligent, and practical judge you hit the jackpot if Judge Cohen was assigned to your case.


Comment #: AZ1161
Rating:Not Rated
My case fc2013-007736 you will find The judge has been very biased. The most recent court date I was represented the respondent never has sent and evidence to me nor my attorney but does send things to the judge. My attorney had to bring up numerous times to judge cohen that he was k be ting to amount of evident she was allowing the respondent to enter basically trial by ambush. Judge stated that there was a new ruling from higher court that made this legal but nothing was cited. This was a contempt of court hearing. We prevailed. Previously I brought to the court that it was my belief my child who lived with the custodial mother was living with a sex offender. The judge again came to respondents rescue stating that it is her belief she did not know he was registered sex offended. During parent conference in late February and evidentiary hearing in April I mentioned this to mediatoand judge no one looked twice. So my child was living with a man who had been convicted of aggravated sexual assault and was just released. Judge said it was long time ago- he did his time but he was was just getting out. This judge is gambling with our children if she wants to game she should try a casino and not our children


Comment #: AZ1155
I'lol agree she is lenient with pro de litigants. My child's mother has lied been ordered to pay me court fees- not once but twice- this judge will not make her pay me any of the 9k. She also had my child living with a registered sex offender- then her bf had been to prison twice as well as threatened me. Mother still has physical custody- she was just found in contempt in March 2015 denying me access to child while teller my daughter to call her convict significant other her dad. Very bias lousy judge- your job is to apply the law base cases on merit. It's seems it's more of a popularity contest. Very biased toward toward men of color. . The mother custodial parent whom is pro se has the best representation the judge!


Comment #: AZ1094
Exceptionally bright and competent. Takes the effort to familiarize herself with case and relevant statutes


Comment #: AZ976
Rating:Not Rated
Judge Cohen was over my family court custody case as a fourth & best judge we had by far! She considers the best situation for the children (and thinks about scenarios past judges haven't). She is fair, relies on facts only..highly recommend her!


Comment #: AZ738
This Judge is by far one of the best and brightest in Maricopa County. She comes into the courtroom fully prepared and knowledgable about the case history and the litigants in front of her.

She makes fair and non-biased decisions, asks questions of both parties and allows clarification. She is gentle with Pro Se litigants and allows them great leeway in presenting their arguments. She also sees right through the BS and doesn't allow manipulation of the facts. Don't try to insult her intelligence.

The rest of the county judges need to be schooled by Hon Cohen in demeanor, intelligence, patience and fairness.


Comment #: AZ714
horrible family court judge. Former prosecutor. She knows nothing of civil law and procedure. extremely biased towards the women. Does not follow state laws. Good luck if you get her.