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Judge Karen L. O'CONNOR
Judge Karen L. O'CONNOR Current Assignment: Juvenile Department
Assignment History:
Department: Juvenile 
Year: 6/2014 
Location: Southeast Facility in Mesa 
Department: Criminal 
Year: 6/2010 
Location: Phoenix 
Department: Probate Presiding Judge 
Year: 1/2005 
Location: Phoenix 
Department: Criminal 
Year: 7/2003 
Location: Phoenix 
Department: Family Court 
Year: 1/2000 
Location: Phoenix 
Work History:
2000 - Present:  Judge, Superior Court in Maricopa County 
1986 - 1999:  Deputy County Attorney, Maricopa County Attorney's Office 
1984 - 1986:  Attorney, Martinez & Curtis - civil and municipal law 
Education:
  • J.D., 1984, John Marshall Law School
  • Bachelor’s degree, 1979, Illinois State University
Committees/Associations:
  • Arizona Supreme Court Committee on the Impact of Domestic Violence in the Courts
  • Domestic Violence Protocol Committee
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