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Judge Emmet J. RONAN
Judge Emmet J. RONAN Current Assignment: Family Department
Assignment History:
Department: Family Court 
Year: 6/2013 
Location: Southeast Facility in Mesa 
Department: Civil 
Year: 12/2009 
Location: Southeast Facility in Mesa 
Department: Criminal 
Year: 1/2009 
Location: Southeast Facility in Mesa 
Department: Family Court 
Year: 6/2006 
Location: Southeast Facility in Mesa 
Department: Juvenile Presiding Judge 
Year: 1/2004 
Location: Juvenile Court Southeast Facility in Mesa 
Department: Juvenile 
Year: 1/2000 
Location: Juvenile Court Southeast Facility in Mesa 
Work History:
2000 - Present:  Judge, Superior Court in Maricopa County 
1991 - 1999:  Deputy County Public Defender, Maricopa County Public Defender’s Office 
1982 - 1991:  Partner, Henze, Ronan and Clark 
1974 - 1982:  Deputy County Public Defender, Maricopa County Public Defender’s Office 
Education:
  • J.D., 1974, Arizona State University
  • Bachelor’s degree , political science, 1971, Arizona State University
Committees/Associations:
  • Charter member, Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice
  • Past member, National Association of Criminal Defense lawyers
  • Past member, American Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section
Community Involvement:
  • Coach, Board Member various Mesa Little League organizations
  • Coach, YMCA Soccer
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