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Judge Jose PADILLA
Judge Jose PADILLA Current Assignment: Criminal Department
Assignment History:
Department: Criminal 
Year: 6/2014 
Location: Phoenix 
Department: Family Court 
Year: 6/2012 
Location: Northwest Regional Court Center in Surprise 
Department: Civil/Probate/Family Court 
Year: 6/2011 
Location: Northwest Regional Court Center in Surprise 
Department: Associate Presiding Judge/Family Court Presiding Judge 
Year: 6/2007 
Location: Northwest Regional Court Center in Surprise 
Department: Family Court 
Year: 9/2005 
Location: Northwest Regional Court Center in Surprise 
Work History:
2005 - Present:  Judge, Superior Court in Maricopa County 
1987 - 2005:  Founder, Law firm of Jose S. Padilla 
1977 - 1988:  Registered Nurse, Phoenix Memorial Hospital, Arizona 
1984 - 1987:  Attorney, Gutierrez, Contreras, Padilla and Salaiz 
1977 - 1984:  Registered Nurse, Central Nurses Registry 
Education:
  • J.D., 1984, Arizona State University
  • Bachelor's, Nursing, 1979, Arizona State University
  • AA, Nursing, 1977, Glendale Community College
Committees/Associations:
  • Los Abogados Hispanic Bar Association
  • Former member of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Participated in leadership roles of La Raza & Barrio Law Student Organizations during law school
Community Involvement:
  • Participated in free legal clinics held at Justice of the Peace Courts in South Phoenix and West Phoenix
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