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Judge Joseph B. HEILMAN
Judge Joseph B. HEILMAN Current Assignment: Civil Department
Assignment History:
Department: Civil 
Year: 6/2008 
Location: Phoenix 
Department: Criminal 
Year: 4/2006 
Location: Phoenix 
Department: Civil/Probate/Family Court 
Year: 7/2002 
Location: Northwest Regional Court Center in Surprise 
Department: Criminal 
Year: 1/2001 
Location: Phoenix 
Department: Civil 
Year: 11/1999 
Location: Phoenix 
Work History:
1999 - Present:  Judge, Superior Court in Maricopa County 
1994 - 1999:  Deputy County Attorney, Maricopa County Attorney's Office 
1993 - 1994:  Senior Litigation Attorney, Resolution Trust Corporation, Denver 
1989 - 1993:  Deputy County Attorney, Maricopa County Attorney's Office 
1982 - 1989:  Sole Practioner 
1977 - 1982:  Partner, Hungerford, Heilman & Ventre - Civil Litigation 
Education:
  • J.D., 1977, Arizona State University
  • B.A. , Ed. cum laude , 1974, Arizona State University
Committees/Associations:
  • State Bar of Arizona, Criminal Rules Committee
  • Arizona Judges Association
  • Los Abogados Hispanic Bar Association
  • Arizona Minority Judge’s Caucus
  • American Judicature Society’s Advisory Committee to “Behind Closed Doors: Improving Jury Deliberations”
  • National Center for State Courts, Hung Jury Project Advisory Committee
  • Maricopa County Superior Court Jury Reform Committee
  • Maricopa County Superior Court E-Courtroom Committee
  • Maricopa County Superior Court Space Planning Committee
  • Maricopa County Superior Court Courtroom Design Committee
  • Maricopa County Superior Court Building and Security Committee
  • Past faculty member, National College of District Attorneys
Community Involvement:
  • City of Glendale Judicial Selection Advisory Board
  • Arizona State University West – Executives in Residence, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003.
  • Lecturer – Arizona State University West, “Rape and the Aftermath of Rape”, October 18, 2002
  • Little League Coach 1983 – 1993
  • Past President, Arizona Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation
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