Hon. Connie Contes See Rating Details
Superior Court Judge
Superior Court
Maricopa County
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* 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)

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Comment #: AZ1539
Judge Contes' decisions are not based in fact. She is easily swayed by the emotion of a situation and will lose sight of historical facts when faced with new provocative information. She is not even-keeled and does not base her decisions on the best interests of the children. Even though my case was dismissed BEFORE any DEPENDENCY finding, she still chose to draft temp orders which were impossible to meet. Literally impossible because she ordered that a service provider needed to opine on whether or not contact should be established between my children and I even though said provider cannot and will not offer any opinion regarding contact. This was found to be out of the providers scope and has cost me valuable time with my children. Additionally, contact was restricted from my children for several months and not once did Judge Contes urge DCS to provide evidence to support why contact was being restricted. Instead DCS was essentially in violation of an order for me to be receiving visitation and Judge Contes did absolutely nothing. An order to show cause was filed but she never heard arguments over it.

I would not advise any parent to be in front of this judge due to her inability to make decisions based on evidence but rather on emotion.