Hon. Stephen F. McCarville See Rating Details
Presiding Judge
Superior Court
Pinal County
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Non-Attorney Average Rating:   2.0 - 7 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. Stephen F. McCarville



Comment #: AZ1466
On first meet it was very clear that there would be no fairness for me (Husband). He is very quick to give the woman everything, even when it is very, very demonstrable that ex-wife had no basis for asking for support (I paid for her college, training and career). Did not listen to any details, including the blatant fraud by my ex and her lawyer. Wiped out my life's earnings. She got 130% of everything for being a worthless sociopath. Adult kids refuse to talk to her now. This judge is a fine example of how truly bad the system is. Too much abusive power. This does not serve the people. It destroys families and society.


Comment #: AZ1262
McCarville comes to the bench with strong bias towards mothers. He orders mediation but then completely fails to even read mediation report. He is incredibly reluctant to make a ruling and, instead, wastes litigants' money until they finally have no choice but to settle. Best Interests of the JUDGE seem to prevail in his courtroom.


Comment #: AZ736
Could be one of the dumbest people Ive ever seen. He took my parenting time from me at the temp order. He obviously looked at the wrong case. Ive been around kids my whole life. We had a parenting plan in place. He gave spousal support because he said she didnt work. Even though she made more than me most years. All except the last two. The last two years she couldve easily advanced in her job. He said we were married 14 years. We were married 11. I pointed this out hundreds of times to him. Even her income. In the final ruling he states she returned to work part time. Still says we were married 14 years. My ex asked for $500 spousal for 5 years. He gave her $900 for 3 yrs and half my 401k and not responsible for any of our debt. He gave us 50/50 parenting, but gave her primary parent. I asked for it and always been the primary. He gives it to her. Two days after the decree my ex says she might move ans take a job with the state. And he gives her primary. I lost everything because of this job. He should be fired. Doesnt even listen to the man.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: AZ712
One-sided! Incompetent! Violates time frames and due process rights. Already chooses a side and does not read, listen, or consider motions, discussions, evidence, etc. Get a new judge! Sorry excuse for a judge!


Comment #: AZ711
I would actually give this judge a 0 or -10. He is the most biased judge I've ever seen. He is NOT fair! He is NOT impartial. He can't count to 30, which subsequently lends him to violating litigants' due process. He should be removed asap, and all of his cases should be reviewed, re-opened, and a competent judge should make a final and impartial decision based on the facts. Make sure you request a change of venue and get a different judge!


Comment #: AZ671
This Judge is corrupt. He is favors certain Lawyers especially Mathew Ritter. They need to both disbarred. Judge McCarville does not follow the State Statues and makes rulings and doesn't even follow his own rulings.


Comment #: AZ602
Rating:Not Rated
The other comments on this judge seem to be the norm for this judge.


Comment #: AZ589
I was in the final stages of my divorce, and the only things that my ex and I could not agree on were custody of our minor child and alimony payments. I was seeking sole custody, which was denied, even though I showed proof of my ex's past three restraining orders, as well as his arrest record. We are now going back to court to hopefully change the joint custody that was granted to sole custody, after his current wife put a restraining order on him. Let's see what the judge has to say about that one. Stay tuned.


Comment #: AZ176
This Judge does not follow Arizona Revised Statues, nor does he make decisions that are in the best interests of the minor children involved the cases. He does not allow litigants to speak, and does not listen to both sides before making his rulings. He is obviously biased to the Mother, regardless of evidence, documentation, or recommendations from qualified parties or agencies. He is also very quick to abuse his power and threaten anyone who asks to speak or question his refusal to recognize ARS. I honestly feel, based on personal experience, that Judge McCarville has to be one of the worst judges that I have ever encountered, based on his constant abuse of power and unwillingness to follow the law.