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Commissioner Brian Rees
Seal of the Superior Court in Maricopa County, State of Arizona Current Assignment: Criminal Court - Not Guilty Arraignments / Initial Appearances by Summons / Bond Forfeitures / Settlement Conferences
Assignment History:
  • 2007 - 2008 - Combined Calendar: Criminal Rule 11, Mental Health (Desert Vista), Civil Guardianships and defaults, Family Court OOP and IAH
  • 01/2003 - 06/2007 - Juvenile Court
Work History:
  • 01/2003 - Present - Commissioner, Maricopa County Superior Court
  • 01/2001 - 2003 - Court Specialist, Maricopa County Superior Court, Juvenile
  • Private Practice - Judge Pro Tem, Maricopa County Superior Court
  • Managing Attorney, Transamerica Insurance
  • Attorney, Allstate Insurance
  • Attorney, Rake, Copple, Downey and Black Law Firm
  • Attorney, Hartford Insurance
  • Assistant City Prosecutor, City of Phoenix
  • Juris Doctorate, University of Arizona - Outstanding Advocate, Jenkes Oral Argument Competiton
  • BSME, Magna Cum Laude, University of Michigan
  • Board of Directors, Maricopa County Bar Association
  • Chairman, Volunteer Lawyers Program Advisory Board
  • Faculty, Arizona Trial College
Community Involvement:
  • Founder, Maricopa County Justice Museum and Learning Center
  • Arizona High School Mock Trial Program
  • Arizona Foundation for Legal Services and Education Speaker and Volunteer including Judges Connecting with Classrooms
  • Az. Aids Walk/Run Steering Committee
  • Special Olympics of Arizona and East Mesa Special Olympics Games Management Team
  • Nationally Certified Starter, USA Swimming
  • Certified Reebok Cycling Instructor
  • Coach, St. Francis Xavier Elementary Science Olympiad program
  • Past Board President, Phoenix Girls Chorus
  • 21 gallon blood donor
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