Hon. Joseph Mikitish See Rating Details
Superior Court Judge
Superior Court
Maricopa County
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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. Joseph Mikitish



Comment #: AZ1243
This guy is seriously more than physically handicapped. No knowledge of family law whatsoever. All he knows is environmental law, which obviously does not translate to family law, unless you are married to a tree. This guy was former president of the St. Thomas More Society in phoenix, so if you a not religious, if you are gay, or pro-choice, then forget about winning, because he has an agenda. He is on way to many non profit boards to be able to spend ample time on his case load. He has aids, and assistants trying to do his work for him, and so there are MANY "corrertions" nunc pro tunic of "clerical" errors, as he calls them. If you see your case assigned to this guy- run, don't walk to the nearest exit, and motion for a new judge. No matter who else you get, now, since Snyder-Hyatt has retired, you will still be better off. This judge is currently attempting to put a child back into the home of a child molester, because of his same-sex bias. Seriously- religious zealot!!!!!! Read the other postings!


Comment #: AZ1239
Rating:Not Rated
He is a terrible Judge. He does not prepare for court at all and gets angry when you question his lack of preparation. He also does not read any filings, motions and notes he makes in court. He does not follow the law and tries to make it up as he goes.


Comment #: AZ1183
Run... the other direction... fast as you can! Former president of the St. Thomas More Society as recent as 2013. Unknowable in family law and DOES NOT READ any of the case prior to coming into the courtroom. He seems to be too busy with his "other" activities (board appointments and what not).


Comment #: AZ1167
His lack of knowledge in family law really shows. His rulings clearly show He doesnt even look at the evidence presented in trial. I guess that's what you get from an enviromental lawyer who gets appointed to be a family court judge. Joseph Mikitish has no business being a family court judge. Like the other post said his rulings when you read them sound like an attorney not a judge.


Comment #: AZ1163
Mr Mikitish has made numerous mistakes in his rulings costing me Thousands of dollars in Attorney Fee's to file paperwork to have his orders corrected and refile motions to have issues that he either didnt address or were just flat out wrong. So basically it took almost 2 full years to get Child support raised to the appropriate ammount and have the arrears paid. Cost us $6000 in Attorneys fee's to get this accomplished.His ruling was to have other party pay $3000 as a purge and gave other party 3 yrs to pay back the other $4000 in arrears. Although everything we filed was legit and other party was found in contemp our efforts to get Attorneys fee's awarded have been denied 3 times. He never made other party provide tax returns Mr Mikitish just came up with a Salary that was even less than the W-2s other party provided.Mikitish also awarded other party 3 out of 4 yrs to claim child on his taxes (when he doesnt pay CS and is in the arrears thousands of $$ every yr)this tax issue wasnt even addressed in court Mr Mikitish took it upon himself to make the change. Mr Mikitsh has shown to be very incompetent and we will do all we can to get this case out of his courtroom.


Comment #: AZ583
Rating:Not Rated
He seems to be short-tempered; he is still new to the process and it shows through in the cases that he handles, along with his inaccurate paperwork. He handles cases as an attorney instead of as a judge.