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Judge Hugh HEGYI
Judge Hugh HEGYI Current Assignment: Civil Department
Assignment History:
Department: Civil 
Year: 6/2016 
Location: Phoenix 
Department: Criminal 
Year: 6/2012 
Location: Phoenix 
Department: Civil Associate Presiding Judge 
Year: 6/2011 
Location: Phoenix 
Department: Civil 
Year: 6/2009 
Location: Phoenix 
Department: Family Court 
Year: 8/2007 
Location: Phoenix 
Department: Mental Health 
Year: 6/2007 
Location: Phoenix 
Department: Family Court 
Year: 4/2006 
Location: Phoenix 
Department: Civil/Probate/Family Court 
Year: 4/2005 
Location: Phoenix 
Department: Family Court 
Year: 7/2004 
Location: Southeast Facility in Mesa 
Department: Family Court 
Year: 7/2003 
Location: Phoenix 
Work History:
2007 - Present:  Judge, Superior Court in Maricopa County, Phoenix 
2003 - 2007:  Commissioner, Superior Court in Maricopa County, Phoenix 
1990 - 2003:  Assistant Attorney General, Arizona Attorney General's Office, Phoenix 
1989 - 1990:  Attorney, Beus, Gilbert & Morrill law firm, Phoenix 
1983 - 1989:  Attorney, DNA Legal Services, Window Rock, AZ 
1979 - 1983:  Attorney, Day, Berry & Howard, Hartford, Connecticut 
1975 - 1976:  Staff Assistant, Senate, Washington D.C. 
  • Bachelor's Degree, 1975, The College of William & Mary
  • Juris Doctorate, 1979, University of Virginia Law School
  • Co-chair, Drafting Committee, State Bar of Arizona Landlord-Tenant Task Force, 2006-2007
  • State Bar of Arizona Legal Services Committee, 1992 to 2011; Committee Chairman 2003-2005
  • John P. Frank Advocate for Justice Award, 2005
  • Volunteer Lawyers Program, Public Lawyer of the Year, 1995
  • Member, Civil Practice and Procedure Committee, State Bar of Arizona, 2011-2013
  • Member, Committee on Civil Rules of Procedure for Limited Jurisdiction Courts, Supreme Court of Arizona, 2011-2013
  • Member, Access to Justice Committee, State Bar of Arizona, 2011-2012
Community Involvement:
  • Judge at law school and high school mock trial, oral advocacy, and constitutional law competitions
  • Speaker at legal conferences, seminars and workshops for the State Bar of Arizona, Arizona Foundation for Legal Services and Education, Arizona Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, Maricopa County Bar Association, and other legal organizati
  • Former youth baseball, basketball, and soccer coach
  • Member, Brophy College Preparatory Academy Dad’s Club
  • Member, Phoenix Friends of Old Time Music
  • Member, Arizona Road Racers
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