Judge Pamela GATES

Judge Pamela GATES 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 
  • Juris Doctorate with distinction, 1996, University of Iowa College of Law
  • Bachelor of Science, Cum Laude, Political Science & History, 1993, Drake University
  • 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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