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Commissioner Patricia Starr
Seal of the Superior Court in Maricopa County, State of Arizona Current Assignment: Criminal Court
Work History:
  • 2008 - 2011 - Arizona Death Penalty Judicial Assistance Project, Capital Staff Attorney
  • 2002-2003; 2005-2008 - Office of the Arizona Attorney General, Assistant Attorney General
  • 1993-2002; 2003-2005 - Maricopa County Attorney's Office Deputy County Attorney
  • 1992 - 1993 - The Honorable Jefferson L. Lankford Arizona Court of Appeals, Law Clerk
Education:
  • Juris Doctor, Maga Cum Laude, University of Arizona College of Law (1992)
  • Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences, Magna Cum Laude, University of Arizona (1987)
Committees/Associations:
  • Arizona State Bar, admitted 1992
  • United States District Court, District Court of Arizona Bar, admitted 1992
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit Bar, admitted 2001
  • United States Supreme Court Bar, admitted 2003
  • Arizona Commission on Judicial Performance Review, 2008-2011
  • Wendell Editorial Advisory Board (JCA), 2009-present
  • Editorial Board, Arizona Attorney Magazine, 2000-2009
  • Former editor/contributor, "Capital Cases" publication, AGACL
  • Arizona State Bar Conflict Case Committee, 2002-2003
  • Arizona State Bar Committee on Legal Services, 1997-1999
  • Maricopa County Attorney's Office Capital Review Committee, 2003-2005
  • Maricopa County Attorney's Office Jury Instruction Committee, 1998
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