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Judge Sam MYERS
Seal of the Superior Court in Maricopa County, State of Arizona Current Assignment: Criminal Presiding Judge
Assignment History:
Department: Criminal Presiding Judge 
Year: 6/2015 
Location: Phoenix 
Department: Criminal 
Year: 6/2014 
Location: Phoenix 
Department: Family Court 
Year: 6/2011 
Location: Phoenix 
Department: Civil Associate Presiding Judge 
Year: 4/2010 
Location: Phoenix 
Department: Special Assignment Calendar/Civil 
Year: 6/2009 
Location: Phoenix 
Department: Civil 
Year: 10/2007 
Location: Phoenix 
Work History:
2007 - Present:  Judge, Superior Court in Maricopa County, Phoenix 
1995 - 2007:  Deputy County Attorney, Maricopa County Attorney's Office, Phoenix 
1994 - 1995:  Bailiff, Superior Court in Maricopa County, Phoenix  
1993 - 1994:  Legal Advisor, SMS Financial L.L.C., Phoenix 
1993 - 1993:  Student Prosecutor, Tucson City Attorney's Office, Tucson AZ 
1992 - 1992:  Student Prosecutor, Pima County Attorney's Office, Tucson AZ 
1992 - 1992:  Legislative Intern, U.S. Senator Dennis DeConcini, Washington D.C. 
Education:
  • Juris Doctor, 1993, University of Arizona College of Law
  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, 1990, University of Arizona
Committees/Associations:
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Arizona State Bar Subcommittee on Expert Witnesses, 2005
  • Arizona State Bar Committee on Criminal Rules and Procedures, 2003-2007
  • Maricopa County Attorney's Office Criminal Rules Committee, 1997-2007
  • Arizona State Bar Committee on YOuth, Drugs and Alcohol, 1996-1997
  • Award for Special Recognition in Prosecution, Maricopa County Attorney's Office, 2002, 2001, 1999, 1997
  • Award for Outstanding Clinical Achievement Prosecutor, 1993
  • State Bar Committee on Family Law Practice and Procedure – 2011 to present
Community Involvement:
  • Volunteer speaker, Parents of Murdered Children
  • Volunteer, "Feed the Homeless," Phoenix
  • Volunteer trainer for law enforcement organizations throughout Maricopa County
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