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Commissioner John Doody
Commissioner John DOODY Current Assignment: Family Court
Assignment History:
  • Began service in Family Court, Downtown Phoenix, on July 1, 2014
  • Served on Civil Calendar at Northeast Regional Facility through June 2014
  • Service on blended Civil, Probate, and Family Calendar through 2011
  • Appointed Commissioner of the Superior Court January 2011
Work History:
  • Practiced 26 years in the area of civil litigation in Arizona and California
  • Practiced criminal law as an attorney in the Maricopa County Public Defender's Office (2010)
  • Member, all State and Federal Courts in Arizona and California; U.S. Court of Claims; 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals
  • J.D., University of Illinois College of Law (1982)
  • State Bar of Arizona Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility (2000-2006)
  • American Arbitration Association - Commercial and Construction Panels (1994 until court appointment)
  • International Association of Defense Counsel (2001 until court appointed)
Community Involvement:
  • U.S. Marine Corps (1974-1976)
  • North Mountain Village Planning Committee (2004-2010)
  • Lookout Mountain Elementary School Site Council and PTO
  • Washington Elementary School District K-3 Override (2007, 2008)
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