Judges are appointed through a merit process. Judicial candidates are selected for their legal ability and professional and personal achievements rather than their mastery of political campaigns.
Applicants for judicial appointment are screened by the Commission on Trial Court Appointments, a non-partisan committee. The Commission reviews all applications, interviews candidates and selects finalists whose names are forwarded to the Governor. The Governor reviews the applications, interviews each finalist and appoints one of them to the bench.
Superior Court judges in Maricopa County remain in office by the approval of voters in retention elections. There are no opponents in these elections. Voters cast a "yes" vote to retain a judge in office. A "no" vote would remove the judge from office. Every two years each judge undergoes a public review process, including a survey of the judges ability by lawyers, litigants, jurors and staff. Judges face a retention election every four years.



Judge
Phone
Location
Protocol
Department
Judge
AGNE, Sara
Superior Court Judge
Phone
602.506.8288
Location
East Court Building-912
Protocol
Department
Civil Court
Judge
BLANCHARD, John
Superior Court Judge
Phone
602.506.3005
Location
Old Court House-201/201
Protocol
Department
Civil Court
Judge
BLANEY, Scott
Superior Court Judge
Phone
602.372.1095
Location
East Court Building-411
Protocol
Department
Civil Court
Judge
COFFEY, Rodrick
Superior Court Judge
Phone
602.372.1783
Location
Southeast Facility-2E/205
Protocol
Department
Civil Court
Judge
COURY, Christopher
Superior Court Judge
Phone
602.372.3876
Location
East Court Building-713
Protocol
Department
Civil Court
Judge
DRIGGS, Adam
Superior Court Judge
Phone
602.372.1083
Location
Southeast Facility-2G/207
Protocol
 
Department
Civil Court
Judge
FOX, Dewain
Superior Court Judge
Phone
602.372.2260
Location
East Court Building-412
Protocol
Department
Civil Court
Judge
GORDON, Michael
Superior Court Judge
Phone
602.372.0762
Location
Northeast Court-F/111
Protocol
Department
Civil Court
Judge
HANNAH, John
Superior Court Judge
Phone
602.372.0759
Location
East Court Building-811
Protocol
Department
Civil Court
Judge
HERROD, Michael
Superior Court Judge
Phone
602.372.0359
Location
East Court Building-911
Protocol
Department
Civil Court
Judge
JULIAN, Melissa
Superior Court Judge
Phone
602.372.0935
Location
Northeast Court-J/108
Protocol
Department
Civil Court
Judge
MCCOY, Scott
Superior Court Judge
Phone
602.372.3603
Location
East Court Building-612
Protocol
 
Department
Civil Court
Judge
MIKITISH, Joseph
Superior Court Judge
Phone
602.372.1547
Location
East Court Building-613
Protocol
 
Department
Civil Court
Judge
MINDER, Scott
Superior Court Judge
Phone
602.506.0221
Location
East Court Building-711
Protocol
 
Department
Civil Court
Judge
MOSKOWITZ, Frank
Superior Court Judge
Phone
602.506.7140
Location
East Court Building-914
Protocol
 
Department
Civil Court
Judge
PINEDA , Susanna C.
Superior Court Judge
Phone
602.372.2958
Location
East Court Building-913
Protocol
Department
Civil Court
Judge
RYAN, Timothy J.
Superior Court Judge
Phone
602.372.3081
Location
East Court Building-814
Protocol
Department
Civil Court
Judge
RYAN-TOUHILL, Jennifer
Superior Court Judge
Phone
602.372.0920
Location
East Court Building-414
Protocol
Department
Civil Court
Judge
THOMPSON, Peter
Superior Court Judge
Phone
602.372.3579
Location
Southeast Facility-2F/206
Protocol
 
Department
Civil Court
Judge
VIOLA, Danielle
Superior Court Judge
Phone
602.506.3442
Location
East Court Building-714
Protocol
Department
Civil Court
Judge
WARNER, Randall
Superior Court Judge
Phone
602.372.2966
Location
East Court Building-712
Protocol
Department
Civil Court
Judge
WHITTEN, Christopher
Superior Court Judge
Phone
602.372.1164
Location
East Court Building-413
Protocol
Department
Civil Court