Hon. Katherine Cooper See Rating Details
Superior Court Judge
Superior Court
Maricopa County
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Attorney Average Rating:   3.3 - 5 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 6 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. Katherine Cooper



Comment #: AZ1484
Severe warning! Despite the exhibits entered, the opposing attorney takes your exhibit and purposely says the opposite of what the email states, judge Cooper fails to acknowledge when you correct and does not read the evidence herself. She writes in her report what the opposing attorney stated! She does not read! Plus she does not read or care about the parent coordinator's report and only rules in who has the most money and title. Child support---forget it. Even though she found me to be fit for one child and my ex husband to have the other child, she makes me pay child support. He earns 7x my salary and I have to pay for visitations to see child living with him. She makes up her own numbers. Plus despite appeals ruling to retrial she postponed another 8 months! Bad judge. Would not wish her on anyone. No justice for women. anti-woman judge


Comment #: AZ1402
She is not fair. She ruled in every case for my husband, even though he lied on the stand. She has no concept on what it is like to be married for a long time and end up with nothing, thanks to her. She believed the hypothetical evidence and now I am left with nothing. She was sweet with his attorney and gave my attorney not the time of day! She came into court without even reading my attorneys response. She ruined my life! If you are a woman...look out! She favors the male, who is most of the time the bread winner, leaving the wife and mother with nothing!


Comment #: AZ1378
Judge Cooper has proven over and over again that she does not read any of the facts or evidence. She truly just shoots from the hip and has no basis for her rulings. She really needs to be removed from the bench. She is horribly disrespectful and degrading to the parties in the courtroom. REMOVE HER, SHE IS RUINING LIVES. I will be filing a complaint.


Comment #: AZ1342
Dishonorable Katherine Cooper does not base her rulings on facts. She abuses her power and will punish you if she finds one thing she does not like about you.

Similar to another post, I will also be sending a complaint to the Arizona Commission of Judicial Conduct. Beware if she will be calculating child support on your case. She does not follow the State guidelines and will deviate from the monthly amount with no rhyme or reason behind it.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: AZ1332
Horrible judge, proven to not be fair and impartial.


Comment #: AZ1331
Judge Katherine Cooper - Kay Cooper, needs to be removed from the bench. She has proven to be not be fair and impartial. She does not look at the facts of the case, she seems to react harshly and hastily based on economic status and gender.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: AZ726
I've seen Judge Cooper in action and it's not good. I just recently found out she is on the list of Judges that "CLEAR THE BENCH" is trying to vote off the bench.

Civil Litigation - Govt.

Comment #: AZ725
Judge Cooper is well prepared for her cases and keeps attorneys focused on key points of the case. Some people might not like her rulings but they are always well thought out and have a solid legal basis.


Comment #: AZ703
Judge Cooper does not look at evidence. She is biased and not capable of being a fair judge. I can only assume this judge flips a coin.

My case is so unbelievable that I find it hard to believe. I am sending a complaint to the Arizona Commission of Judicial Conduct. However, I don't expect them to do anything about her. She abuses her discretion depending on how she feels, who she likes, and God only knows what other criteria she uses to make a ruling. Her rulings have nothing to do with evidence...I know that for sure.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: AZ612
She is completely biased, and unwilling (or unable) to be impartial.