Judge Connie CONTES


Seal of the Superior Court in Maricopa County, State of Arizona Current Assignment: Juvenile Department
Southeast Facility in Mesa
Assignment History:
Department:
Juvenile
Year:
5/2020
Location:
Southeast Facility in Mesa
Department:
Civil
Year:
6/2017
Location:
Phoenix
Department:
Juvenile
Year:
6/2012
Location:
Juvenile Court Durango Facility
Department:
Criminal
Year:
12/2009
Location:
Phoenix
Department:
Criminal
Year:
6/2007
Location:
Southeast Facility in Mesa
Department:
Family Court
Year:
9/2005
Location:
Southeast Facility in Mesa
Department:
Juvenile
Year:
7/2003
Location:
Juvenile Court Southeast Facility in Mesa
Department:
Family Court
Year:
1/2002
Location:
Phoenix
Work History:
2002 - Present:  Judge, Superior Court in Maricopa County 
2000 - 2001:  Attorney, Maricopa County Office of the Legal Defender - Juvenile Court dependency, guardianship and severance actions  
1996 - 2000:  Judge Pro Tempore, Gilbert Municipal Court 
1992 - 2000:  Private Practice, Representation of children and parents in Juvenile Court proceedings 
1991 - 1992:  Attorney, Kutak Rock 
1984 - 1991:  Attorney, Gallagher and Kennedy 
Education:
  • J.D., 1984, UCLA School of Law
  • Bachelor’s degree, Political Science, with distinction, 1981, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Committees/Associations:
  • Family Court Department Calendar Improvement Committee
  • Maricopa County Bar Association
  • Arizona Women Lawyers Association
Community Involvement:
  • Parish Council Executive Board & Church School Teacher
  • Paul Harris Fellow of the Rotary Foundation
  • Volunteer Judge, Arizona High School Mock Trial Program
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