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Candidate Interviews for Maricopa County Superior Court Vacancy



May 22, 2020

The Maricopa County Commission on Trial Court Appointments will interview 17 candidates for an opening on the Superior Court in Maricopa County.

The candidates are:

Glenn A. Allen
Monica N. Bellapravalu Edelstein
Stasy D. Click
Francisca J. Cota
Max-Henri Covil
Rusty D. Crandell
Joshua S. Davidson
Paula R. Eaton
David W. Garbarino
Ann R. Hobart
Julie A. LaFave
Julie A. Mata
David E. McDowell
Sigmund G. Popko
Andrew J. Russell
Aryeh D. Schwartz
Ashley Villaverde Halvorson

The meeting agenda and the applications can be viewed online at the Commission’s website, http://azcourts.gov/jnc.

The Commission will interview the above-named candidates on June 1, 2020 at 8:30 a.m. Members of the public may view the meeting by selecting one of the following methods:

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Candidates are not permitted to watch the meeting prior to their interviews, and members of the public are asked not to share questions with candidates.

Citizens who wish to address the Commission are strongly encouraged to submit all comments to jnc@courts.az.gov or to 1501 W. Washington, Suite 221, Phoenix, AZ 85007. All comments must be received no later than May 27, 2020 to be considered. Anonymous comments cannot be considered. If you choose to speak at this meeting, you must send your information and the subject of your comments to Blanca Moreno, at bmoreno@courts.az.gov by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, May 29, 2020.

After the interviews, the Commission will recommend at least three nominees for the opening to Governor Doug Ducey, who will appoint the new judge.



Applications Being Accepted for Three Vacancies on the Maricopa County Superior Court


April 30, 2020

Applications are being accepted for three vacancies on the Superior Court in Maricopa County created by the appointment of Judge Cynthia J. Bailey to Division One of the Arizona Court of Appeals and the retirement of Judges Lisa Daniel Flores and Warren J. Granville.

 

The Maricopa County Commission on Trial Court Appointments will review applications, interview selected applicants, and recommend at least three nominees for each vacancy to Governor Doug Ducey, who will appoint the new judges.

 

The most current judicial application form can be downloaded at the Judicial Department website: www.azcourts.gov/jnc. Applications may also be obtained from the Administrative Office of the Courts, Human Resources Department, 1501 W. Washington, Suite 221, Phoenix, by calling (602) 452-3311, or by sending an electronic mail request to jnc@courts.az.gov.

 

Applicants must be at least 30 years of age, of good moral character, admitted to the practice of law in, and a resident of Arizona for the past five years, and a resident of Maricopa County for the past year. 

 

A signed original application with all attachments, and a searchable .pdf version of the application and attachments must be submitted to the Administrative Office of the Courts, Human Resources Department, 1501 W. Washington, Suite 221, Phoenix, AZ, 85007, by 3:00 p.m. on May 29, 2020. 

 

Applicants for the recent vacancy in Maricopa County MUST reapply to be considered for the new vacancies.

 

The Commission may, at its discretion, use the applications filed for these vacancies to nominate candidates for any additional vacancies known to the Commission before the screening meeting for these vacancies is held. 

 

All meetings of the Maricopa County Commission on Trial Court Appointments are open to the public.  Meeting dates will be announced.

 

The new judges will be paid $149,382.60 annually.



Public Asked for Input on Candidates for Maricopa Superior Court Vacancy


April 30, 2020
 
The Maricopa County Commission on Trial Court Appointments is seeking public input on 17 candidates for an opening on the Superior Court in Maricopa County.
 
The candidates are:
 
• Glenn A. Allen
• Monica N. Bellapravalu Edelstein
• Stasy D. Click
• Francisca J. Cota
• Max-Henri Covil
• Rusty D. Crandell
• Joshua S. Davidson
• Paula R. Eaton
• David W. Garbarino
• Ann R. Hobart
• Julie A. LaFave
• Julie A. Mata
• David E. McDowell
• Sigmund G. Popko
• Andrew J. Russell
• Aryeh D. Schwartz
• Ashley Villaverde Halvorson

Their applications can be viewed online at the Commission’s website, http://azcourts.gov/jnc.

 

To comply with current guidelines related to the public health emergency, the Commission voted to reschedule the interview meeting previously set for May 11, 2020.  The Commission will now interview the above-named candidates on June 1, 2020 at 8:30 a.m. Information on how the public can access this meeting will be provided on the public meeting notice and on the meeting agenda. The notice and agenda will be posted on the Commission’s website at least seven (7) days prior to the meeting.

 

Public comment is accepted, however, citizens who wish to address the Commission are strongly encouraged to submit all comments to jnc@courts.az.gov or to 1501 W. Washington, Suite 221, Phoenix, AZ 85007. All comments must be received no later than May 27, 2020 to be considered.  Anonymous comments cannot be considered. If you chose to speak at this meeting, you must send your information and the subject of your comments to Blanca Moreno, at bmoreno@courts.az.gov by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, May 29, 2020.

 

After the interviews, the Commission will recommend at least three nominees for the opening to Governor Doug Ducey, who will appoint the new judge.



Governor Ducey Appoints Cynthia Bailey To The Arizona Court of Appeals


April 30, 2020

PHOENIX — Governor Doug Ducey today announced the appointment of Judge Cynthia Bailey to the Arizona Court of Appeals, Division I. 

Judge Bailey is a dedicated public servant, serving in all three branches of Arizona government. She has been a judge with the Maricopa County Superior Court since 2012, achieving broad experience in the civil, criminal and family divisions. Before her appointment as a Judge on the Superior Court, she served as a Commissioner on the same court for 2 years. She is currently the Northeast Regional Court Presiding Judge and handles a civil calendar. Since being appointed to the bench, she has demonstrated her leadership skills through involvement in various judicial committees, including the Settlement Conference Committee, Behavioral Health Committee, Initiatives Committee, Judicial Executive Committee and Superior Court Judges Pro Tem Appointment Committee.

Prior to joining the bench, Judge Bailey was a Deputy Maricopa County Attorney, where she managed a felony caseload from 1993-1995 in the criminal division prosecuting major felonies through numerous jury trials. From 2007-2010, Judge Bailey worked in the civil division, practicing in the mental health court where she appeared in court daily to seek court-ordered mental health treatment for individuals unwilling to obtain help voluntarily. 

Judge Bailey also worked at the Arizona Legislature where she was the Senate Rules Attorney from 1997-2001 and served as the Senate Judiciary Committee Analyst in 2004. It was there where she gained in-depth exposure to both the Arizona Constitution and all titles of Arizona law. In these nonpartisan roles she reviewed, interpreted, and advised on bills. As the rules attorney, she advised on the constitutionality of proposed laws while also serving as an ethics advisor.

In addition to her public service, Judge Bailey worked in private practice. From 2001-2005, she worked for two firms, Kimerer & Derrick and Fromm, Smith & Gadow, where she practiced criminal defense and family law, including federal pension regulation. From 2005-2007, she maintained a criminal defense practice. 
Since 2003, Judge Bailey has been involved in the Mayo Clinic’s annual medical mission to Mexico by presenting and packaging aid supplies and gathering donations of clothing and toiletries. Throughout her career, she has volunteered for the Children’s Cancer Network, Paradise Valley Walk for the Cure, and Hospice of the Valley. She has also volunteered countless hours for her church. Judge Bailey gives back to the legal community by presenting on various legal topics, such as trial advocacy, motion practice and ethics.

“Judge Bailey’s diverse experience in law, both as a judge and practitioner, make her well-suited for the appellate bench,” said Governor Ducey. “Her service in all three branches of government instilled a strong understanding of the separation of powers and respect for the rule of law. I am pleased to appoint Judge Bailey to the Arizona Court of Appeals.”

Judge Bailey graduated magna cum laude from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. She then received her law degree from the Arizona State University College of Law. 
This appointment was made to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Judge Diane M. Johnsen.  




Governor Ducey Appoints Marvin Davis, Suzanne Nicholls and Michael Rassas To The Maricopa County Superior Court


April 24, 2020
 
PHOENIX — Governor Doug Ducey today announced the appointments of Marvin Davis, Suzanne Nicholls and Michael Rassas to the Maricopa County Superior Court. These appointments are to fill vacancies due to the retirement of Judge Karen O’Connor and the resignation of Judges Erin O’Brien Otis and Jose S. Padilla.

Marvin Davis has been a Commissioner with the Maricopa County Superior Court since March 2017, serving in the Criminal Division. In 2019, Marvin was appointed by the Criminal Presiding Judge to serve as a division representative for the Citizen’s Academy, which provides community leaders with a glimpse of the numerous services provided by the Court. In 2019, he was also a Co-Chair of the Summer Extern Committee for the Court.

Prior to becoming a Commissioner, Marvin had his own law firm for 10 years, where he primarily practiced criminal law, as well as family and personal injury law. During this time, he also served as a Judge Pro Tem for the Maricopa County Superior Court at the Southeast Facility. Marvin began his legal practice at the Maricopa County Public Defender’s Office, where he practiced for 3 years.

Marvin is a member of the Maricopa County Bar Association, Maricopa County Bench Bar Committee and Arizona Black Bar.

“Marvin is respected by both prosecutors and defense attorneys, and his extensive courtroom experience will make him a great addition to the bench,” said Governor Ducey. “I am pleased to appoint Marvin to the Maricopa County Superior Court.”

Marvin graduated magna cum laude from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Minor in African-American Studies. He then received his law degree from the Arizona State University College of Law.
 
Suzanne Nicholls has been with the Maricopa County Office of the Public Advocate since August 2015, where she represents parents and families in dependency actions involving the Arizona Department of Child Safety (DCS). In July 2017, she received the Arizona Public Defender Association’s Outstanding Performance Award.

Prior to her current position, Suzanne worked at the Arizona Attorney General’s Office in the Child and Family Protection Division in Yuma, where she represented DCS in dependency cases. Also in Yuma, she worked for Byrne & Benesch, PC as an Associate Attorney handling matters in real estate, business, estate planning, employment, and public agency law.  

Before practicing in Yuma, Suzanne worked in the Criminal Appeals Division at the Arizona Attorney General’s Office in Phoenix for 3 years. She began her legal career at Kunz, Plitt, Hyland, Demlong & Kleifield handling insurance defense matters.

Suzanne served on the Board of Directors for Operation Freedom Bird, which is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving combat veterans suffering from PTSD and other grief and loss issues. Suzanne also frequently volunteers her time by serving as a judge for Arizona State University Moot Court competitions.

“Suzanne’s diverse legal experience and commitment to the community will serve her well on the bench,” said Governor Ducey. “I am delighted to appoint Suzanne to the Maricopa County Superior Court.”

Suzanne graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy. She then graduated cum laude from the Thomas Jefferson School of Law in 2007.
 
Michael Rassas has been with the Arizona Attorney General’s Office since March 2017, where he provides legal advice and representation to the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) and Arizona Department of Public Safety. His practice currently consists of administrative, appellate, and civil matters.

Prior to joining the Attorney General’s Office, Michael was an Administrative Law Judge at ADOT for over 4 years. During this time, he also served as a Judge Pro Tem for Maricopa County Superior Court for 3 years. Michael spent the first 8 years of his legal career at the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office, where he prosecuted various felony crimes, including gang-related offenses.

Michael serves on the board of directors for Kitchen on the Street, a community based organization that provides weekend and holiday meals to children who depend on school meal programs. Michael is also a member of the Hispanic National Bar Association.

“Michael’s dedication to public service and his commitment to keeping our communities safe will bring a unique perspective to the bench,” said Governor Ducey. “I am happy to appoint Michael to the Maricopa County Superior Court.”

Michael graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a minor in History. He then received his law degree from the Arizona State University College of Law.



Public Comment Sought on Superior Court Applicants


April 8, 2020
 
The public is invited to comment on 27 applicants for a vacancy on the Superior Court in Maricopa County created by the retirement of Judge George H. Foster, Jr.
 
The applicants are:
 
• Glenn A. Allen • Mark W. Hawkins
• Monica N. Bellapravalu Edelstein • Ann R. Hobart
• Joshua R. Boyle • Michael Kielsky
• Stasy D. Click • Julie A. LaFave
• Francisca J. Cota • Julie A. Mata
• Max-Henri Covil • David E. McDowell
• Rusty D. Crandell • Suzanne M. Nicholls
• Joshua S. Davidson • Sigmund G. Popko
• Marvin L. Davis • Michael Z. Rassas
• Paula R. Eaton • Jeremy A. Rovinsky
• Elizabeth L. Fleming • Andrew J. Russell
• David W. Garbarino • Aryeh D. Schwartz
• Kristin Gentile White • Ashley Villaverde Halvorson
• Michael E. Gottfried
 
Their applications can be viewed online at the Commission’s website, http://www.azcourts.gov/jnc.        
           
The Maricopa County Commission on Trial Court Appointments will review the applications and take public testimony in a telephonic meeting on April 27, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.  The meeting call-in number is 602-452-3533 and the access code 994 705 469. The meeting agenda will be posted on the Commission’s website at least seven days prior to the meeting.
 
Public comment will be accepted at this meeting, however, citizens who wish to address the Commission are strongly encouraged to submit all comments to jnc@courts.az.gov or to 1501 W. Washington, Suite 221, Phoenix, AZ 85007. All comments must be received no later than April 23, 2020 to be considered.  Anonymous comments cannot be considered. If you chose to speak at this meeting, you must send your information and the subject of your comments to Blanca Moreno, at bmoreno@courts.az.gov by 8:00 a.m. on Monday, April 27, 2020.
 
At the April 27, 2020 meeting, the Commission will choose the applicants to be interviewed.  The selected applicants will be interviewed on May 11, 2020. The logistics of this meeting will be available after the April 27th meeting. After the interviews, the Commission will recommend at least three nominees for the opening to Governor Doug Ducey, who will appoint the new judge.







Public Asked for Input on Candidates for Arizona Court of Appeals

 
February 25, 2020

The Commission on Appellate Court Appointments is asking for public comment on 11 candidates for an opening on Division One of the Arizona Court of Appeals.
 
The candidates are:
 
• Cynthia J. Bailey • Michael Kielsky
• Michael S. Catlett • Daniel J. Kiley
• Ann B. Ching • Joseph P. Mikitish
• Christopher A. Coury • Sigmund G. Popko
• Michael E. Gottfried • Joshua D.  Rogers
• Andrew M. Jacobs
 
Their applications for the office can be viewed online at the Commission’s website www.azcourts.gov/jnc.
 
The Commission will meet to interview the candidates on March 12, 2020. The meeting will be held in room 119 of the Arizona State Courts Building, 1501 W. Washington, Phoenix, AZ 85007, starting at 8:30 a.m. The interview agenda will be posted on the Commission’s website at least 7 days prior to the meeting.
 
Citizens may address the commission on the day of the meeting or send written comments to jnc@courts.az.gov or to 1501 W. Washington, Suite 221, Phoenix, AZ 85007. It is not necessary to submit multiple copies of written comments, and email is preferred. Comments must be received no later than March 9th to be considered.  Anonymous comments cannot be considered.
 
After the interviews, the Commission will recommend at least three nominees for the opening to Governor Doug Ducey, who will appoint the new judge.
 
Division One of the Court of Appeals hears cases arising in Apache, Coconino, La Paz, Maricopa, Mohave, Navajo, Yavapai and Yuma counties.



Governor Ducey Appoints J. Alan Goodwin To The Pima County Superior Court



February 18, 2020

PHOENIX — Governor Doug Ducey today announced the appointment of J. Alan Goodwin to the Pima County Superior Court. This appointment fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Charles V. Harrington.

Alan has been with the Pima County Attorney’s Office (PCAO) since 2012, where he currently serves as the Special Victims Bureau Chief. He leads teams that prosecute child homicide, child physical and sexual abuse, and internet crimes against children, as well as sex trafficking, sexual assault and domestic violence.

Alan served as an active duty Judge Advocate (JAG) in the U.S. Air Force from 1998 until 2004 when he was honorably discharged. Since 2004, Alan continues to serve in the U.S. Air Force Reserve and has attained the rank of Colonel. As a Reserve JAG, he trains JAGs in investigation, handling and litigation of criminal cases. He advises commanders on legal issues including criminal, administrative, government ethics and civil law. He has previously advised commanders on employment and procurement matters and has advised service members on family law and estates and trusts matters.

Alan worked for the State of Alaska Department of Law, Criminal Division from 2004 to 2009. From 2009 until 2012, he represented military members facing criminal and administrative actions in his civilian capacity.

In 2016, Alan served as the PCAO designee on the Governor’s Arizona Sexual Assault Evidence Collection Kit Task Force. From 2016 through 2018, he served as a member of the Statewide Sexual Assault Response Stakeholder Workgroup to develop and publish the 2018 “State of Arizona Recommended Guidelines for a Coordinated Community Response to Adult Sexual Assault.” He currently serves as the site coordinator and primary administrator of a $2 million Bureau of Justice Assistance grant that funds untested sexual assault kit testing, as well as the investigation and prosecution of cold-case sexual assaults.

“Alan’s career is marked by selfless service,” said Governor Ducey. “He serves our country as a U.S. Air Force Reserve Officer, and has served our community by helping victims of abuse and violence. I am pleased to appoint Alan to the Pima County Superior Court.”

Alan and his brother were among the first generation in their family to attend college. Alan attended the University of Alabama and graduated summa cum laude in 1995 with a Bachelor of Arts in History and Political Science. Alan went on to earn his Juris Doctor from the University of Alabama in 1998.





Governor Ducey Appoints Robert Brooks To The Maricopa County Superior Court


1/12/20
 
PHOENIX — Governor Doug Ducey today announced the appointment of Robert Brooks to the Maricopa County Superior Court. This appointment fills the vacancy created by the appointment of Judge David B. Gass to Division I of the Arizona Court of Appeals.

Robert Brooks has been with the United States Attorney’s Office since 2014, where he currently prosecutes crimes in the Violent Crimes Section, including bank robbery, gang-related offenses and major felonies occurring on Native American reservations. In 2017, he received the FBI Award for Professional Excellence, Outstanding Leadership, Contributions and Successes in Prosecuting Bank Robberies.

In addition, Robert serves as one of two human trafficking coordinators for the U.S. Attorney’s Office, in which he prosecutes sex and labor trafficking cases and coordinates with law enforcement and service providers to provide resources to survivors.

Prior to joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Robert was an Arizona Assistant Attorney General in the Protective Service Section where he represented the Arizona Department of Child Safety in all phases of dependency litigation. Before joining the public sector, he was an associate at Osborn Maledon, focusing on complex commercial transactions.

Robert started his legal career by volunteering for a year in Bangalore, India with International Justice Mission, where he actively investigated and prosecuted cases of bonded labor and child labor, worked to rescue victims and assisted with providing services to rescued victims.

Robert also performed pro bono work as a court appointed advisor through the Children’s Law Center of the Volunteer Lawyers Program, in which he assisted Family Court Judges by meeting with parents and children in custody disputes and providing the Court with written recommendations or in-person testimony. He received the Children’s Law Center Court Appointed Advisor of the Year award in 2012. That same year, he was also named a Top 50 Pro Bono Attorney by the Arizona Foundation for Legal Services and Education.

“Robert’s dedication to the community, including some of the most vulnerable populations, will bring a unique perspective to the bench,” said Governor Ducey. “I am pleased to appoint Robert to the Maricopa County Superior Court.”

Robert graduated magna cum laude from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and a minor in Religious Studies. He then received his law degree with honors from the University of Chicago.







Governor Ducey Appoints D. Steven Williams To The Arizona Court Of Appeals


11/5/19

PHOENIX — Governor Doug Ducey today announced the appointment of Judge D. Steven Williams to the Arizona Court of Appeals, Division I.

Since 2016, Judge Williams has served as a Judge Pro Tempore for the Apache County Superior Court, where he presides over civil, family, probate, guardianship and mental health cases, as well as appeals from limited jurisdiction courts. Since 2018, Judge Williams has also served as the Presiding Judge for the Eagar Magistrate Court, where he handles criminal, traffic and municipal code violations. In 2017, Governor Ducey appointed Judge Williams to the Arizona Criminal Justice Commission.

In addition, Judge Williams has served on the Navajo County Board of Supervisors since 2015. He represents the citizens of District IV, which consists of the communities of Show Low, Linden, Pinedale, Clay Springs, Heber-Overgaard and a portion of Pinetop-Lakeside. In 2018, he served as the Chairman of the Navajo County Board of Supervisors after having been elected to that position unanimously by his fellow Board members.

Prior to his current service on the bench and as a community leader, Judge Williams worked in the private sector, primarily handling criminal and juvenile cases. He began his legal career at the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office in 2005.

Judge Williams is also very active in the community. In 2013, he co-founded the Annual Show Low Community Fast, which raises money to assist individuals and families in need. Additionally, Judge Williams serves his community as a local leader in his church, coaching youth soccer and wrestling, and has previously served as a volunteer leader in the Boy Scouts of America, earning the rank of Eagle Scout as a youth.

“Judge Williams is a respected judicial officer and leader in his community, who has served his community well,” said Governor Ducey. “I am pleased to appoint Judge Williams to the Arizona Court of Appeals.”

Judge Williams attended the U.S. Naval Academy Preparatory School, while serving active duty in the Naval Reserves, before being honorably discharged. Judge Williams graduated cum laude from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Science in Justice Studies, and a Minor in Communications, and was a member of the men’s wrestling team. He then obtained his law degree from the Arizona State University College of Law.

This appointment was made to fill the vacancy created by the unexpected passing of Judge Jon W. Thompson.

Due to prescriptions outlined in A.R.S. § 12-120.02, eligible applicants for this vacancy were restricted to residents of Apache, Coconino, La Paz, Mohave, Navajo, Yavapai or Yuma County.







Governor Ducey Appoints Cassie Bray Woo and John Blanchard To The Maricopa County Superior Court


October 17, 2019

PHOENIX – Governor Doug Ducey today announced the appointments of Cassie Bray Woo and John Blanchard to the Maricopa County Superior Court. These appointments are to fill vacancies due to the retirements of Judges Janet E. Barton and Cari A. Harrison.

Cassie Bray Woo has been with the United States Attorney’s Office since 2008, where she currently serves as Section Chief of the General Crimes Section. She has prosecuted a wide variety of federal crimes, including immigration, drug trafficking and violent crimes. She also served as the primary prosecutor for airport and airplane-related crimes in collaboration with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Joint Terrorism Task Force. As part of her supervisory responsibilities, she regularly provides training to new attorneys and law enforcement regarding legal issues.

Prior to joining the United States Attorney’s Office, Cassie worked for the Arizona Attorney General’s Office in the Criminal Appeals Section. After law school, she clerked for the Honorable Frederick J. Martone, first when he served on the Arizona Supreme Court and then when he was appointed to the United States District Court, District of Arizona.

Cassie has been a member of the All Saints Episcopal Day School Parents’ Association since 2011. She is also a member of the Arizona Women Lawyers Association, State Bar of Arizona’s Appellate Section and Federal Bar Association.

“Cassie’s extensive courtroom experience and service to the public will make her a great addition to the bench,” said Governor Ducey. “I am pleased to appoint Cassie to the Maricopa County Superior Court.”

Cassie received her Bachelor of Arts degree summa cum laude in Political Science, with a minor in Communications, from Loyola University Chicago. She then received her law degree from the University of Arizona College of Law.

John Blanchard is a partner at Osborn Maledon, where he primarily practices in the areas of civil and employment litigation. He also counsels clients in employment and contract issues and regularly litigates trade secret and data security disputes. In addition, John has served as a Judge Pro Tem for the Maricopa County Superior Court and is a Fee Arbitrator for the Arizona State Bar.

Prior to joining Osborn Maledon, John was an associate at Brown & Bain (now Perkins Coie). After law school, he clerked for Judge William C. Canby, Jr. on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

John volunteered for Bet Tzedek, which assists victims of the Holocaust with applications to the German government for reparations. In 2014, he was appointed by the State Bar of Arizona to serve on the Appointments Committee and the Fee Arbitration Advisory Group. He also regularly handles pro bono cases through the Volunteer Lawyers Program and Community Legal Services. He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Commercial Litigation and Litigation-Labor and Employment.

“John’s civil litigation experience and understanding of the business community will serve him well on the bench,” said Governor Ducey. “I am delighted to appoint John to the Maricopa County Superior Court.”

John graduated from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English, Creative Writing, with minors in Philosophy and Anthropology. He then received his law degree from the Arizona State University College of Law, where he served as Editor-in-Chief for the Arizona State Law Journal.

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