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Judge Edward BASSETT
Seal of the Superior Court in Maricopa County, State of Arizona Current Assignment: Juvenile Department
Assignment History:
Department: Juvenile 
Year: 6/2017 
Location: Juvenile Court Durango Facility 
Department: Probate Associate Presiding Judge 
Year: 6/2013 
Location: Phoenix 
Department: Criminal 
Year: 6/2011 
Location: Phoenix 
Department: Associate Presiding Judge/Family Court Presiding Judge 
Year: 6/2010 
Location: Phoenix 
Department: Family Court 
Year: 2/2009 
Location: Phoenix 
Department: Family Court 
Year: 4/2008 
Location: Southeast Facility in Mesa 
Department: Criminal 
Year: 6/2007 
Location: Phoenix 
Department: Family Court 
Year: 9/2005 
Location: Phoenix 
Department: Civil/Probate/Family Court 
Year: 1/2004 
Location: Phoenix 
Department: Family Court 
Year: 10/2002 
Location: Phoenix 
Department: Probate 
Year: 9/1998 
Location: Phoenix 
Work History:
2008 - Present:  Superior Court Judge, Superior Court in Maricopa County, Phoenix 
1998 - 2008:  Commissioner, Superior Court in Maricopa County, Phoenix 
1990 - 1998:  Staff Attorney, Arizona Court of Appeals, Phoenix 
1986 - 1990:  Deputy Public Defender, Maricopa County Public Defender's Office, Phoenix 
1982 - 1986:  Attorney in general civil and criminal practice, Helsell Fetterman, Seattle WA. 
Education:
  • Juris Doctorate, 1981, Columbia Law School
  • Bachelor of Arts, 1977, University of Arizona
Committees/Associations:
  • Presiding Superior Court Commissioner, 2004-2007
  • Past executive committee member, Arizona Judges Association
  • Past board member, Arizona State Bar, Mental Health and Elder Law section
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