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Judge Douglas GERLACH
Seal of the Superior Court in Maricopa County, State of Arizona Current Assignment: Criminal Department
Assignment History:
Department: Criminal 
Year: 6/2017 
Location: Phoenix 
Department: Civil 
Year: 6/2013 
Location: Phoenix 
Department: Family Court 
Year: 9/2010 
Location: Phoenix 
Work History:
2000 - 2010:  Partner, Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, PLC, Phoenix 
1988 - 2000:  Partner, Brown and Bain, P.A., Phoenix 
1993 - 1995:  Attorney, Maricopa County Public Defender 
1981 - 1988:  Associate, Brown and Bain, P.A., Phoenix 
Education:
  • Juris Doctor, 1981, Arizona State University
  • M.B.A., 1981, Arizona State University
  • Masters of Arts, Political Science, 1977, Arizona State University
  • Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, 1972, Arizona State University
Committees/Associations:
  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy, Faculty Member
  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • State Bar of Arizona Committees: Civil Practice and Procedure, Fee Arbitration and Civil Jury Instruction
Community Involvement:
  • City of Mesa, Human Services Advisory Board
  • City of Mesa, Library Advisory Board (past chairman)
  • Mesa American Little League (Board of Directors and coach)
  • Marcos de Niza High School (volunteer coach)
  • Friends of the City of Mesa Library (co-founder)
  • Mesa Leadership, Training, and Development
  • Mesa Citizens Police Academy
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