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Judge Edward O. BURKE
Judge Edward O. BURKE Current Assignment: Civil Department
Assignment History:
Department: Civil 
Year: 2/2007 
Location: Phoenix 
Department: Criminal 
Year: 9/2005 
Location: Phoenix 
Department: Family Court 
Year: 1/2003 
Location: Phoenix 
Department: Civil Presiding Judge 
Year: 8/2000 
Location: Phoenix 
Department: Civil 
Year: 7/1999 
Location: Phoenix 
Work History:
1999 - Present:  Judge, Superior Court in Maricopa County  
1982 - 1999:  Pro Tem Judge, Superior Court in Maricopa County 
1994 - 1999:  Partner, Bennett, Burke, Carmichael & Kennedy 
1992 - 1994:  Judge Pro Tem, Arizona Court of Appeals 
1981 - 1985:  Founding partner, Norton, Burke, Berry & French  
1969 - 1976:  Attorney, Rawlins, Ellis, Burrus & Kiewit  
Education:
  • Bachelor’s Degree, Political Science, 1963, Harpur College (now Binghamton University)
  • M.B.A., 1985, Arizona State University
  • J.D., 1966, Syracuse University School of Law
Committees/Associations:
  • Thurgood Marshall Inn of Court, Past President
  • Fellow, Arizona Bar Foundation
  • Former member, State Bar Membership Committee
  • Former member, State Bar Civil Practice and Procedure Committee
  • Former member Board of Directors Maricopa County Bar Association
  • Former chairman of the Maricopa County Bar Association Lawyer Referral Committee
  • Instructor, Phoenix College, Scottsdale Community College
  • Adjunct Professor, College of Law, Arizona State University Fall 2003
  • Former member, State Bar of Arizona Convention Committee
  • Member, State Bar of Arizona Civil Practice and Procedure Committee
  • Former member, State Bar of Arizona Debtor Creditor Rights Committee
  • Former member, State Bar of Arizona Member Assistance Committee
  • Editor, Landlord and Tenant chapter, Arizona Civil Remedies
  • Member, Executive Committee, Arizona Judges Association
Community Involvement:
  • Past member - Parish Council, School Board and Finance Committees - Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church
  • Past president, member, Scottsdale Papago Rotary Club
  • Former member and chairman of board, Mount Claret Renewal Center
  • Member, Phoenix Ice Hockey Officials Association Board of Directors
  • Former member, Board of Directors, Arizona Football Officials Association
  • Former member, Board of Directors, Phoenix Ice Hocky Officials Association
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