Hon. Peter Thompson 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. Peter Thompson



Comment #: AZ1521
This judge has absolutely no idea how to be fair or impartial. He took my ex-husbands word for everything even though I submitted proof and evidence proving my ex-husband was lying. The judge completely disregarded all of my exhibits and my evidence and he flat-out denied every request I ever made to the court in the year-and-a-half he was precuding over our divorce. He gave my ex-husband custody of our daughter even though I as well as my two other children testified as to the abuse they endured from my ex-husband for years. What kind of judge gives a child abuser custody???? He is horribly, horribly unfair and extremely bias. I could sense the judge didn't like me from day one so I believe this is why he gave my husband everything he asked for. I got completely screwed in every way in this divorce thanks to this unfair and unethical judge. In my opinion he should not be on the bench. I have filed a complaint with the Commission on judicial conduct and I highly encourage anyone else who's had a problem with this judge to do the same. By the looks of all these negative reviews I'm not the only one who has an issue with him. Shame on you judge Thompson for giving my abusive ex-husband custody even though you knew he abused me and my kids. I truly don't know how you can look yourself in the mirror!!


Comment #: AZ1502
Judge Thompson has been very thorough and fair. He does not get swayed or manipulated easily. He upholds the law, is unbiased (except for his knowledge history of the relevant case) and really does have the child's best interest in mind. From reviews posted on several sites of him, including his biography- he really urges parents, especially fathers to stand up. A judge can only do so much to get through to people though.

His courtroom management is great. He gives equal time for both parties to speak. If you respect him, and the courtroom- which is a given, you'll be fine.

Truth and fact is what judges focus on. Some people are okay lying under oath- but this judge sniffs it out.


Comment #: AZ1501
This judge doesn't seem to be interested in doing his job. He has allowed the mother of my child and her fiancée to alienate me for years. I have filed motion after motion to try to get enforcement. This judge has FORCED me to dismiss my motion for contempt by threatening to "remove all the parental rights from one of you and give them to the other." -as he looked me in the eyes. I no longer have a relationship with my son, have lost my job as a Police Officer, and am falling further behind on child support because I cant pay that plus all the court fees. He allows my son's mother to lie on the record and does nothing. He turns everything back on me. I work for the Government and she's a server- but I need to do more to provide. Makes sense. There is nothing honorable about this Judge.


Comment #: AZ1464
this man is completely clueless to what is in the best interests of a child. if anything happens to my child while in the care of the other parent,I hold him personally responsible. he should be ashamed of himself.


Comment #: AZ1454
Judge Thompson is unethical to say the least. He rules according to his beliefs and does not view the facts. He makes prejudice statements, I do not understand how he is still on the bench.


Comment #: AZ1401
This judge listened only to the lies of the mother who did not file the proper paperwork and should have lost by default. This judge is the absolute worse at caring for the childs best interest