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Judge Janet BARTON
Judge Janet BARTON Current Assignment: Presiding Judge
Assignment History:
Department: Presiding Judge 
Year: 7/2015 
Location: Phoenix 
Department: Associate Presiding Judge 
Year: 6/2013 
Location: Phoenix 
Department: Family Court Associate Presiding Judge 
Year: 1/2013 
Location: Phoenix 
Department: Criminal 
Year: 6/2008 
Location: Phoenix 
Department: Civil 
Year: 6/2007 
Location: Phoenix 
Department: Civil 
Year: 6/2007 
Location: Phoenix 
Department: Civil Associate Presiding Judge 
Year: 7/2005 
Location: Phoenix 
Department: Civil 
Year: 8/2003 
Location: Phoenix 
Department: Juvenile Associate Presiding Judge 
Year: 6/2001 
Location: Juvenile Court Durango Facility 
Department: Juvenile 
Year: 8/2000 
Location: Juvenile Court Durango Facility 
Work History:
2000 - Present:  Judge, Superior Court in Maricopa County 
1991 - 2000:  Partner, Snell & Wilmer - commercial litigation, specializing in state and local tax cases 
1993 - 1997:  Judge Pro Tem 
1985 - 1991:  Attorney, Snell & Wilmer 
Education:
  • J.D., with distinction, 1985, University of Kentucky
  • Bachelor’s degree, Accounting, 1975, University of Kentucky
Committees/Associations:
  • Fellow of the Arizona Bar Foundation
  • Member American Bar Association
  • Member Maricopa County Bar Association
  • Past member, Arizona Tax Research Association’s Board of Directors
  • Past member, Arizona Chamber of Commerce Tax Practitioners’ Committee
  • Past member, Phoenix Chamber of Commerce City Budget Tax Force
  • Member Lorna Lockwood Inn of Court (Co-President for 2008-2009 and 2009-2010 years)
  • Adjunct Professor Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, fall semester 2011
  • Chair Maricopa County Superior Court’s Jury Advisory Committee (2006 to present)
Community Involvement:
  • Past member, Executive Committee for the Greater Arizona Chapter of the March of Dimes
  • Arizona Town Hall
  • Soroptimist International of Phoenix, Inc
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