Hon. Suzanne Cohen See Rating Details
Superior Court Judge
Superior Court
Maricopa County
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Phoenix

Attorney Average Rating:   10.0 - 2 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   4.0 - 10 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. Suzanne Cohen


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Other

Comment #: AZ1432
Rating:1.0
Comments:
I strongly urge others to request a change in their case if they're assigned Suzanne Cohen. I won't dare call her honorable because she doesn't deserve that title. This judge chooses sides before even hearing the facts. I don't believe she is biased towards women as she did the very opposite in my case. With multiple documents as evidence showing my children are in an abusive home, she threw it all out and gave their father even more time equating to 50/50 care. I had multiple documents showing the father just wanted more time to reduce his child support and she threw it out yet again. Since having to deal with this judge, my children have had to endure day after day of abuse by their father and their truly evil stepmother. We've had multiple cases with DCS (formerly CPS) and each of the case workers cringe to the sound of her name and call her the worst judge in family law. I hope others can read this and make a decision to remove her from their case for the sake of their families. Hopefully as the new year comes I can get my children away from the evil of their dad and stepmother with a judge that will make a ruling based on facts and not prejudged emotion as this waste of a judge Suzanne Cohen.

Other

Comment #: AZ1418
Rating:1.0
Comments:
I would like to thank this judge for killing my relationship with my daughter. Since her court I have not seen her in one year. Used to see her 2 to 3 times a month.

Other

Comment #: AZ1317
Rating:1.0
Comments:
I agree with comments below on "once she decides she doesn't like you, you are toast". She will even throw out court ordered advice due to her own personal feelings. Several issues with my case in specific but I have heard the same thing. Rules off emotion and not facts. Forms a personal opinion and does not do what is best.

Other

Comment #: AZ1296
Rating:1.0
Comments:
She favors soldiers and believes them over the truth. She will call you a liar to your face in open court. She will not care about the truth She doesn't want to even hear it even if your telling the truth your an incredibly lying witness. She is rude, unfair and very bias, she comes in with her mind made up and nothing you do or say will change it. If you don't have money she looks down on you even more and hands the book at you without even blinking an eye. I didn't like the way she was and is.

Litigant

Comment #: AZ1263
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
bad new if you are a man and you have her. favors women to a fault. once she does not like you/ your side, you are TOAST. Does not even weigh evidence fairly. Does not follow ARS rules and laws. Sets them aside as she sees fit.
Justice does not occur in her courtroom.

Litigant

Comment #: AZ1257
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Extremely competent and level headed Judicial officer. Fair to a fault but knows how to cut through the BS. Best family court judge I have ever seen.

Litigant

Comment #: AZ1172
Rating:10.0
Comments:
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
Rating:10.0
Comments:
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.

Litigant

Comment #: AZ1161
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
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

Litigant

Comment #: AZ1155
Rating:3.0
Comments:
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!

Litigant

Comment #: AZ1094
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Exceptionally bright and competent. Takes the effort to familiarize herself with case and relevant statutes

Other

Comment #: AZ976
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
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!

Litigant

Comment #: AZ738
Rating:10.0
Comments:
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.

Litigant

Comment #: AZ714
Rating:1.0
Comments:
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.