Judge Pamela GATES


Seal of the Superior Court in Maricopa County, State of Arizona Current Assignment: Presiding Civil Department
Assignment History:
Department:
Civil Presiding Judge
Year:
6/2018
Location:
Phoenix
Department:
Criminal Associate Presiding Judge
Year:
6/2015
Location:
Phoenix
Department:
Criminal
Year:
1/2013
Location:
Phoenix
Department:
Family Court
Year:
10/2009
Location:
Phoenix
Work History:
2005 - 2009:  Partner, Bryan Cave LLP  
1997 - 2004:  Attorney, Bryan Cave LLP 
1996 - 1997:  Attorney, O'Connor Cavanagh 
1994 - 1994:  Intern, United States Attorney's Office 
Education:
  • Juris Doctorate with distinction, 1996, University of Iowa College of Law
  • Bachelor of Science, Cum Laude, Political Science & History, 1993, Drake University
Committees/Associations:
  • Member - State Bar of Arizona
Community Involvement:
  • Volunteer instructor for Arizona Foundation for Legal Services and Education, teaching police officers, probation officers and educators how to provide law-related education in the classroom
  • Regional Coordinator - Arizona High School Mock Trial Tournament
  • 2009 Phoenix Business Journal’s Forty Under 40
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