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Judge Howard SUKENIC
Seal of the Superior Court in Maricopa County, State of Arizona Current Assignment: Family Department
Assignment History:
Department: Family Court 
Year: 10/2015 
Location: Phoenix 
Work History:
2012 - 2015:  Assistant United States Attorney, Criminal Trial Division, U.S. Attorneys Office, District of Arizona 
2009 - 2012:  Section Chief, Criminal Trial Division, U.S. Attorneys Office, District of Arizona 
2008 - 2009:  Assistant United States Attorney, Criminal Trial Division, U.S. Attorneys Office, District of Arizona 
2005 - 2008:  Deputy Chief, Criminal Trial Division, U.S. Attorneys Office, District of Arizona 
2002 - 2005:  Assistant United States Attorney, Criminal Trial Division, U.S. Attorneys Office, District of Arizona 
2001 - 2002:  Deputy County Attorney, Juvenile Division, Office of the Maricopa County Attorney, Phoenix, Arizona 
1999 - 2001:  Deputy County Attorney, Major Crimes Division, Office of the Maricopa County Attorney 
1998 - 1999:  Litigation Associate, Bonn, Luscher, Padden & Wilkins Chartered, Phoenix, Arizona 
1997 - 1998:  Bureau Chief, Southeast Division Pretrial Bureau, Office of the Maricopa County Attorney, Phoenix, Arizona 
1996 - 1997:  Bureau Chief, Juvenile Division, Office of the Maricopa County Attorney, Phoenix, Arizona 
1995 - 1996:  Deputy County Attorney, Special Crimes Division, Gang/Repeat Offender Bureau, Office of the Maricopa County Attorney, Phoenix, Arizona 
1991 - 1995:  Deputy County Attorney, Special Crimes Division, Organized Crime and Racketeering Bureau, Office of the Maricopa County Attorney, Phoenix, Arizona 
1990 - 1991:  Deputy County Attorney, Controlled Substances Division, Office of the Maricopa County Attorney, Phoenix, Arizona 
1988 - 1990:  Deputy County Attorney, Criminal Trial Division, Office of the Maricopa County Attorney, Phoenix, Arizona 
Education:
  • J.D., 1987, Pepperdine University School of Law
  • B.S., Psychology, 1984, Arizona State University
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