Hon. Michael Herrod See Rating Details
Superior Court Judge
Superior Court
Maricopa County
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Attorney Average Rating:   1.8 - 3 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 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. Michael Herrod



Comment #: AZ1542
I would actually give him a zero and if you have end up having him for a judge, see if you can request another. He missed MAJOR details in his rulings which makes me believe he didn't read everything. As another person shared here, he also schmoozed with the other attorney after the case in the court room in front of everyone. He lacks professionalism, key to details, and does not seem to be objective. I will not vote for him if his name comes up again on a ballot.


Comment #: AZ1338
He was assigned my case and I thought he was someone that knew right from wrong.
He became a judge months before i filed in Superior Court. Its doesn't take a rocket scientist to know that a broken bone always gets money for medical and pain/suffering! He chatted with attorneys after the dismissal! Looks and sounds like a Social Club, not a Court Room. He owes me $700,000!! He should change his last name... reminds me of a Bad King!!


Comment #: AZ1272
This Judge clearly does not follow the rules, laws, or procedures that govern Family Court. It was obvious to me that he clearly didn't care either. Very biased opinion, even though clear exhibits were presented to the contrary. His Minute Entry provided weeks after the evidentiary hearing was so sloppy it didn't solve any of the issues and resulted in protracted litigation.
He needs a re-training, or just step down. It is criminal the behavior of some of the Judges in Family Court.

This Judge is a total waste of court resources and taxpayer money, the people of Maricopa County deserve much better!

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: AZ1249
On of the worst judges out there. How he became a judge is beyond comprehension.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: AZ1053
This judge "just wants to sit and play on his computer, then makes a decision. Far, far to lax and tends to side with the 'big boys' even if they are wrong. Frankly, Judge Herrod doesn't care about his job. He sits there for the pay.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: AZ746
This judge listened to my case, (I sent a FAX about what I believe to be facts) I expressed my FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS by voicing my opinion. Judge Herrod, at the request of the company attorney, placed a "RESTRAINING ORDER" on me, then he let the opposing council "SEAL THE CASE", (so I couldn't let the public & INVESTORS, know what was going on. No opinion of mine counted, the judge just sat there in a daze most of the time and made this decision when all was said. THIS JUDGE DID THE SAME TO MY DAUGHTER, (IN THE SAME CASE).
This action with a restraining order and the case sealed, left my daughter and I, both in a situation as we can't get a judge to UNLOCK THE CASE. Very BAD JUDGE to sit there and act as if he could care less what was happening, just sided in with the company.