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Commissioner Monica Sheryl Garfinkel
Seal of the Superior Court in Maricopa County, State of Arizona Current Assignment: Criminal Court
Work History:
  • 2009 - present - Superior Court Commissioner
  • 2004 - 2009 - Deputy Legal Defender, Office of the Legal Defender
  • 1999 - 2004 - Assistant Attorney General, Arizona Attorney General's Office
  • 1987 - 1999 - Associate Attorney, David S. Rosenthal, P.C.
  • 1986 - 1987 - Associate Attorney, Cruse & Firetag
Education:
  • 1983 - 1986 - J.D. with distinction, University of Arizona
  • 1979 - 1982 - B.A. with distinction and honors, Phi Beta Kappa, University of Arizona
Committees/Associations:
  • Attorney Coach for Mock Trial Program
  • High School Teaching Program
  • The Courthouse Experience
  • American Bar Association
  • Maricopa County Bar Association
  • Arizona Association of Defense Counsel
  • Arizona Women Lawyers Association
  • MCBA Committees on Professionalism and on Children
  • Attorney General's Office workgroups on Confidentiality and Jury Instructions
Community Involvement:
  • Mock Trial Judge
  • National Adoption Day Volunteer
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