Hon. George H. Foster See Rating Details
Superior Court Judge
Superior Court
Maricopa County
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Attorney Average Rating:   2.1 - 1 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   4.0 - 4 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. George H. Foster



Comment #: AZ1487
Rating:Not Rated
Tends to sleep through hearings especially after lunch. Very partial to defense. Abrupt and tends to cut prosecution off. Tries to find every possible way to arrive at a not guilty verdict.


Comment #: AZ1444
Repeatedly interrupts prosecution when they try to present evidence. Appears preachy. Short fuSed


Comment #: AZ1235
Judge Foster does not familiarize himself with the details of the case and has no sense of urgency. His judicial assistant is also extremely difficult to work with and has a high level of influence on his decisions. Judge Foster is unpredictable and can lose his temper easily. He also did not familiarize himself with the family court processes and then came down hard on the attorneys for his not understanding the family court processes. I am glad he has rotated out of family court and is off of my case.

His rulings were not outright terrible, but he was definitely not the right temperament for family court, particularly in high-conflict cases.


Comment #: AZ1218
Judge Foster was not prepared for the trial and his courtroom etiquette was less than par. He did not allow enough time to present evidence and his ruling was one sided due to his lack of maintaining a fair trial.


Comment #: AZ1174
Fair and puts the best interest of children first


Comment #: AZ588
As a pro se litigant, Judge Foster granted a permanent injunction against us before any testimony or trial even happened. We went to one oral argument, to which I brought photos that I wanted to show him, and he said, "That's not necessary." He continued on as though to make us think that we would all return and sit in the witness chair before he made a decision, and then instead he signed the permanent injunction and summary judgment! When the judge rotation happened, it was later found out that the plaintiffs had lied about how they had obtained their evidence on which he ruled. This was very bad judgment on the part of Judge Foster, and we cannot afford to appeal. He should have looked at the photos, as well as spoken with all those involved with the case.