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Commissioner Benjamin Vatz
Seal of the Superior Court in Maricopa County, State of Arizona Current Assignment: Civill Court
Assignment History:
  • 06/2010 - Present - Civil Division
  • 01/2009 - 06/2010 - Criminal Court
  • 06/2007 - 01/2009 - Mental Health Court
  • 07/2005 - 06/2007 - Probate/Civil Court
  • 06/2002 - 07/2005 - Criminal Division
  • 04/2001 - 06/2002 - Initial appearance and Juvenile Courts, Phoenix
Work History:
  • 2001 - Present - Commissioner, Maricopa County Superior Court
  • 1998 - 2002 - Private practice - sole practitioner
  • 1981 - 1998 - Partner, Ostreicher & Vatz, P.C.
  • 1979 - 1981 - Assistant City Attorney, City of Phoenix Attorney's Office
  • 1975 - 1978 - Associate, Baird and Miller
Education:
  • Juris Doctorate, University of Toledo College of Law
  • Bachelor's degree, Penn State University
Committees/Associations:
  • 2007-present, Board of Directors, Maricopa County Bar Association
  • 2002-2009, Director and Officer, Arizona Judges Association
  • Member, past chair, Maricopa County Juvenile Practice Committee
  • Past member, Arizona Trial Lawyers
Community Involvement:
  • Member, past president - Temple Chai
  • Mentor - Youth at Risk
  • Past Chair - Special Olympics
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