Seal of the Superior Court in Maricopa County, State of Arizona

Current Assignment:

Civil Department Phoenix

Assignment History:

Department:
Family Court
Year:
6/2018
Location:
Phoenix
 
Department:
Criminal
Year:
6/2015
Location:
Phoenix
 
Department:
Juvenile
Year:
8/2012
Location:
Juvenile Court Durango Facility
 

Work History:

2012 - Present: 
Superior Court Judge, Maricpa County 
2006 - 2012: 
Commissioner, Superior Court 
2003 - 2006: 
Lawyer, Dodge, Anderson, Mableson, Steiner, Jones & Horowitz, Ltd.,, Phoenix, Arizona 
2002 - 2003: 
Lawyer, Lawyer with Meagher & Geer , Scottsdale, Arizona 
2001 - 2002: 
Law Clerk, Chief Justice Charles E. Jones, Arizona Supreme Court , Phoenix, Arizona 
1999 - 2001: 
Staff Attorney, Arizona Death Penalty Judicial Assistance Program, Superior Court Maricopa County, Phoenix, Arizona 
1996 - 1999: 
Deputy County Attorney, Maricopa County Attorney's Office, Phoenix, Arizona 
1995 - 1996: 
Legal Intern, Office of the City Attorney-Criminal Division, Tucson, Arizona 
1989 - 1995: 
Assistant Solicitor, Dekalb County Juvenile Court, Atlanta, Georgia 
1988 - 1989: 
Assistant Regional Counsel, Federal Highway Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, Atlanta, Georgia 
1987 - 1988: 
Regional Staff Attorney, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Social Security Disability Litigation Unit, Atlanta, Georgia 

Education:

  • Bachelor or Arts, Magna Cum Laude, History, 1983, LeMoyne College, Syracuse, New York
  • Juris Doctor, 1986, State University of New York at Buffalo Law School
  • 1982, Abroad in Graz, Austria, Karl-Franzens Universit├Ąt

Committees/Associations:

  • Licensed in Arizona, Georgia and New York
  • Arizona State Bar Association, Criminal Jury Instructions Committee, 1998-2000
  • Past member, Arizona State Bar Association, Employment and Labor Law Section
  • Past member, Arizona Women Lawyers Association
  • Past membership chair, Thurgood Marshall Inn of Court
  • Past member, Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice