Judge Bruce COHEN

Judge Bruce COHEN Current Assignment: Family Department Presiding Judge
Assignment History:
Department: Family Court Presiding Judge 
Year: 6/2019 
Location: Phoenix 
Department: Civil 
Year: 6/2018 
Location: Northeast Regional Court Center 
Department: Juvenile 
Year: 1/2015 
Location: Phoenix 
Department: Criminal 
Year: 6/2011 
Location: Phoenix 
Department: Family Court Associate Presiding Judge 
Year: 6/2007 
Location: Juvenile Court Southeast Facility in Mesa 
Department: Family Court 
Year: 6/2005 
Location: Southeast Facility in Mesa 
Work History:
2005 - Present:  Superior Court Judge, Superior Court in Maricopa County 
2002 - 2005:  Sole Practitioner, Family Law, Mediation 
1983 - 2002:  Co-founder/Partner, Cohen & Fromm P.C. 
2001 - 2001:  Adjunct Professor, Family Law, Arizona State University College of Law 
1982 - 1983:  Assistant City Prosecutor, City of Phoenix  
1981 - 1982:  Associate, Lebowitz and Frondorf 
  • Juris Doctorate, 1981, Arizona State University
  • Bachelor's degree, Psychology with Distinction, 1978, University of Arizona
  • Past President, Arizona Association of Family and Conciliation Services
  • Chairperson, AzAFCC 2011 Summit Project
  • Quadrennial Member, Arizona Supreme Court Child Support Guidelines Committee, 1995-2010
  • Member of Arizona Supreme Court appointed Family Law Rules Review Committee 2005-2006
  • Member of Arizona Supreme Court Admission on Motion Task Force 2009-2010
  • Member, State Bar of Arizona and American Bar Association Family Law Sections, 1985-2005
  • Member, American Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section, 2001-2005
  • Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • State Bar of Arizona Certified Specialist- Family Law 1992-2005
  • Judicial Executive Council, Maricopa County Superior Court, 2009- present
Community Involvement:
  • Children With Aids Project 1987-1993
  • Co-author of legislation for accelerated adoption of special needs children
  • Co-author of legislation for mandatory parental education in divorce cases
  • Coordinator of ASU/ Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law Judicial Mentor Program
  • Developer and Coordinator of ASU/ Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law Professionalism Scholars Program
  • Scottsdale Judicial Appointment Advisory Board, 2011
  • Assistant Basketball Coach, Pinnacle High School, 2003 - 2006
  • Anytown Camp Advisor- 2001 and 2003
  • 1990 Volunteer Lawyer of the Year-Maricopa County Bar Association
  • 2010 Judicial Officer of the Year- Arizona Family Support Council
  • 2011 Outstanding Service Award- Arizona Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
  • 2011 Recipient of “Improving Public Trust and Confidence in Arizona Court System” Award from Arizona Supreme Court
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