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Judge James D. SMITH
Seal of the Superior Court in Maricopa County, State of Arizona Current Assignment: Family Department
Assignment History:
Department: Family Court 
Year: 6/2017 
Location: Phoenix 
Department: Family Court 
Year: 5/2015 
Location: Southeast Facility in Mesa 
Work History:
2000 - 2015:  Partner/associate, Bryan Cave LLP 
1999 - 2000:  Associate, Squire, Sanders & Dempsey, LLP 
1996 - 1998:  Associate, Teilborg, Sanders & Parks, P.C 
1995 - 1996:  Judicial clerk, Arizona Court of Appeals 
Education:
  • Bachelor of Science, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1992, Arizona State University
  • Juris Doctor, cum laude, 1995, University of Notre Dame Law School
Committees/Associations:
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Maricopa County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Federalist Society
Community Involvement:
  • Advisory Board, Salvation Army of Phoenix
  • Former board member, Arts & Business Council of Greater Phoenix
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