Hon. Benjamin Norris See Rating Details
Superior Court Judge
Superior Court
Maricopa County
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Attorney Average Rating:   5.6 - 2 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   2.0 - 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. Benjamin Norris



Comment #: AZ1613
This judge is fair to both parents. I believe he looks after the child's welfare by looking a mom and dad equally.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: AZ1577
He was a very good judge and always seemed to understand and bottom line complex legal issues. He had good decisions, generally. Even if he ruled against you, you respected his ruling. He was compassionate with the down-trodden and poor litigants and was patient in assisting them, even if it made his calendar 'off'. Very flexible. The thing that he did wrong was to hold attorneys accountable, and they did not like that and turned against him politically. Was one of my favorite judges.


Comment #: AZ1458
Horrible Judge who added additional rules no one ever asked for. Devil, heartless animal.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: AZ1311
Absolute Horrible Judge. Recently removed from the Bench (first time in 30 years). Doesn't like Women and is very outspoken and rude during court. Does not know or follow the law!


Comment #: AZ1273
This judge was the worst judge in the entire state of Arizona. The only judge to be kicked off the bench in 38 years. But it was way too late for thousands of families that came through his court. He has ruined many lives. He sent children to live with their abusive father so "he could bond with them better, even though he knew they would be TRAUMATIZED". He used the word traumatized several times. It was an awful thing, and really did traumatize the children. Another judge is now reversing what judge Norris did, but not before the damage had been done. Thank God he is gone, he got what he deserved.


Comment #: AZ1144
Got booted out in last election, but not soon enough to help my case, which he completely botched.


Comment #: AZ724