Hon. Janet Barton See Rating Details
Superior Court Judge
Superior Court
Maricopa County
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Attorney Average Rating:   4.7 - 2 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   5.0 - 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. Janet Barton



Comment #: AZ1234
Judge Barton is a take charge personality with a penchant for fairness and understanding and seeing through lies and deception. She was virtually the only charge that realize that my ex was lying throughout the entire family court process and she put measured in place to keep our child safe. Her title as presiding judge is well deserved. Count yourself as extremely fortunate if she is hearing your case. She is sharp as a tack.


Comment #: AZ581
Well, apparently Judge Barton's "I'm better than you" attitude towards attorneys with opposing views spills over to litigants as well. This power-tripping judge suffers from an inferiority complex like no other. She will try and pull misapplied case law out of the backside of her robe, and call out anyone who dares to be in opposition to Her Highness -- without an actual trial, of course. It's hardly a wonder why she wouldn't remain in her position as a partner at Snell so that she could become a judge -- that way she wouldn't have to actually defend her idiotic positions. You don't fool anyone, Judge Barton -- your rulings reek of weakness in the law, low moral character and a shallow intellect.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: AZ8
This judge thinks she is better, smarter and more knowledgable than the lawyers. Biased towards the defense.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: AZ5
This judge is rude and hostile to lawyers. She will actively punish a lawyer putting forward a position with which she disagrees.