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Judge George H. FOSTER
Judge George H. FOSTER Current Assignment: Criminal Department
Assignment History:
Department: Criminal 
Year: 6/2015 
Location: Phoenix 
Department: Family Court 
Year: 6/2013 
Location: Phoenix 
Department: Civil 
Year: 6/2010 
Location: Phoenix 
Department: Criminal 
Year: 6/2007 
Location: Phoenix 
Department: Juvenile 
Year: 6/2005 
Location: Juvenile Court Durango Facility 
Department: Family Court 
Year: 6/2003 
Location: Juvenile Court Durango Facility 
Department: Family Court 
Year: 1/2002 
Location: Phoenix 
Department: Juvenile 
Year: 4/1999 
Location: Juvenile Court Durango Facility 
Work History:
2003 - Present:  Judge, Superior Court in Maricopa County 
1999 - 2003:  Commissioner, Superior Court in Maricopa County 
1996 - 1999:  Attorney, Wilenchik & Bartness 
1993 - 1996:  Attorney, Wilenchik & Bartness 
1990 - 1993:  Attorney, Allen, Kimerer & LaVelle  
1983 - 1990:  Attorney, O’Connor, Cavanaugh, Anderson, Westover Killingsworth & Beshears  
1982 - 1983:  Law clerk, Hon. David S. Nelson, Federal District Court, Boston, Mass. 
Education:
  • J.D., 1983, Boston College School of Law
  • Bachelor’s degree, Magna Cum Laude, 1980, City University of New York
Committees/Associations:
  • Chairman, Maricopa County Superior Court Family Court Division Rules Committee
  • State Bar of Arizona Civil Practice and Procedures Committee
  • State Bar of Arizona Professional Conduct Committee
  • Member, Commission on Judicial Conduct
  • President, Thurgood Marshall Inn of Court
Community Involvement:
  • Past board member, past First Vice President, Phoenix Urban League
  • Past member, City of Phoenix Board of Adjustment and Environmental Quality Commission
  • Past instructor, Project Business – teaching free enterprise to middle school children
  • 1995-1998 – Adjunct Professor of Law, Arizona State University College of Law
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