Hon. Joe "Pep" Guzman See Rating Details
Justice of the Peace Court
Maricopa County
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Agua Fria

Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 2 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 1 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. Joe "Pep" Guzman



Comment #: AZ1399
This Judge uses his authority and position to intimidate you instead of being nonjudgmental and fair in accordance with the law. He is very manipulative and lies.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: AZ1376
I've seen three judges for my own infractions he was one I've seen other judges take time and be more understanding but with this judge it doesn't matter what you do or say he does not care, he is that person that is always right even if he's wrong one of the worst experiences I've even part of

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: AZ984
Very bias Justice. Pro HOA.


Comment #: AZ723
Rating:Not Rated
Judge Guzman is rude and makes you feel like you are beneath his status. He isn't fair (in my experience), he wouldn't let me plead my case and yelled at me when I (the defendant) tried to explain some of what the plaintiff was unsuccessfully trying to tell him. The plaintiff was ccompletely confused and I actually felt sorry for her for a split second. My children, who we're harassed by plaintiff, could not believe someone in his position could act and treat people the way he did. I know I sound bias and in my defense I am planning to visit other judge's court proceedings to find out if this is the normal behavior for judges. I keep hearing people say he treats me badly because of my last name and an old feud he has with a family member of his generation.