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Judge Dean M. FINK
Seal of the Superior Court in Maricopa County, State of Arizona Current Assignment: Criminal Department
Assignment History:
Department: Criminal 
Year: 6/2014 
Location: Phoenix 
Department: Presiding Tax Court/Civil 
Year: 9/2009 
Location: Phoenix 
Department: Family Court 
Year: 9/2007 
Location: Phoenix 
Department: Criminal 
Year: 7/2007 
Location: Phoenix 
Department: Probate/Civil 
Year: 6/2004 
Location: Phoenix 
Work History:
2007 - Present:  Judge, Superior Court in Maricopa County, Phoenix 
2004 - 2007:  Commissioner, Superior Court in Maricopa County, Phoenix 
2000 - 2004:  Attorney, Lewis & Roca, Phoenix 
1996 - 2000:  Attorney, Kirkland & Ellis, Phoenix and Los Angeles 
1993 - 1995:  Attorney, Fennemore Craig, Phoenix 
Education:
  • Juris Doctor, 1993, Columbia University School of Law
  • Bachelor of Arts, Summa Cum Laude, 1990, University of Arizona
Committees/Associations:
  • State Bar of Arizona, Civil Practice and Procedure Committee, 2011-Present
  • Sandra Day O'Connor Inn of Court, Master, 2010-Present
  • Fiduciary Board, Arizona Supreme Court, 3-year appointment, 2007-2009
  • State Bar of Arizona, Communications Advisory Committee, 1998-2005: Chairman, June 2000-June 2003
  • Maricopa County Bar Association
  • Arizona Judges Association
  • State Bar of Arizona, Civil Practice and Procedure Committee, 2011-2014
Community Involvement:
  • Arts & Business Council of Greater Phoenix, Board of Directors, 2002-2007
  • University of Arizona Student Life National Leadership Board, 2004-2005
  • Arizona Town Hall, Member, 1990-Present
  • President, University of Arizona Bobcats Alumni Organization, 2007-2009
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