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Judge Pendleton GAINES
Judge Pendleton GAINES Current Assignment: Criminal Department
Assignment History:
Department: Criminal 
Year: 6/2008 
Location: Phoenix 
Department: Civil 
Year: 7/2005 
Location: Phoenix 
Department: Civil Associate Presiding Judge 
Year: 6/2001 
Location: Phoenix 
Department: Family Court 
Year: 3/1999 
Location: Phoenix 
Work History:
1999 - Present:  Judge, Superior Court in Maricopa County 
1989 - 1999:  Partner, Fennemore Craig 
1969 - 1989:  Associate and Partner, Evans, Kitchel & Jenkes - Practiced in real estate, banking, securities and other commercial litigation, personal injury, products liability and railroad litigation 
  • J.D., 1969, University of Virginia
  • B.A., 1967, University of Arizona
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation
  • Fellow, Arizona Bar Foundation
  • Member, Arizona Commission on Judicial Performance Review
  • Member, State Bar of Arizona Civil Practice and Procedure Committee
  • Member, State Bar of Arizona Professionalism Course Oversight Committee
  • Former member, Panels of Arbitrators, National Association of Securities Dealers and New York Stock Exchange
  • Former member, Arizona Association of Defense Counsel, National Association of Railroad Counsel, Securities Industry Association
Community Involvement:
  • Former chair, Board of Trustees, All Saints’ Episcopal Day School
  • Former Senior Warden and Chancellor, All Saints’ Episcopal Church
  • Former member, Standing Committee, Episcopal Diocese of Arizona
  • Member, President’s Club, University of Arizona
  • Member, National Litigation Panel, University of Virginia School of Law
  • Recipient, “ Outstanding Graduate” Award, University of Arizona College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (2002)
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