Hon. Gerald Porter See Rating Details
Superior Court Judge
Superior Court
Maricopa County
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Attorney Average Rating:   3.5 - 1 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 2 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. Gerald Porter


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: AZ1179
Neither Judge Porter or his staff respond to requests; calls, letters or otherwise. Overall, he simply doesn't communicate what he plans on doing, what he's doing or what his expectations are. He should not be on the bench.


Comment #: AZ734
This judge does not remember cases in front of him. He mixes up facts and does not know the facts of the case. He is biased and makes his ruling before evidence is presented to him. He uses outside opinions to sway his judgement. He does not belong in Family Court where children are involved. He is insensitive, abusive and does whatever he wants in his courtroom even if it does not follow statute. I agree with the comment below as well. We have also had to order transcripts because he says one thing and then totally contradicts himself. Do not plan on getting a fair trial with this judge.


Comment #: AZ618
Very biased , favors the mother, says one thing in open court, but in rules totally different. A shame that you feel like you have to order a transcript of proceedings after listening / watching the audio visual recording. He increases the cost of litigation. He should not be in Family Court where children's lives are at stake. I do not recommend him at all. I am a 67 yr old concerned grandmother.