Judge Patricia STARR


Seal of the Superior Court in Maricopa County, State of Arizona Current Assignment: Criminal Presiding
Assignment History:
Department:
Criminal Presiding Judge
Year:
6/2019
Location:
Phoenix
Department:
Lower Court of Appeals
Year:
8/2016
Location:
Phoenix
Department:
Civil
Year:
6/2014
Location:
Phoenix
Department:
Mental Health
Year:
3/2014
Location:
Phoenix
Work History:
2014 - Present:  Superior Court Judge, Maricopa County 
2011 - 2014:  Commissioner, Superior Court, Phoenix 
2008 - 2011:  Capital Staff Attorney, Arizona Death Penalty Judicial Assistance Project 
2005 - 2008:  Assistant Attorney General , Office of the Arizona Attorney General 
2003 - 2005:  Deputy County Attorney , Maricopa County Attorney’s Office  
2002 - 2003:  Assistant Attorney General , Office of the Arizona Attorney General 
1993 - 2002:  Deputy County Attorney , Maricopa County Attorney’s Office  
1992 - 1993:  Law Clerk, The Honorable Jefferson L. Lankford Arizona Court of Appeals 
Education:
  • Juris Doctor, Magna Cum Laude, 1992, University of Arizona College of Law
  • Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences, Magna Cum Laude, 1987, University of Arizona
Committees/Associations:
  • City of Tempe Judicial Advisory Board
  • Judicial College of Arizona
  • Arizona Commission on Judicial Performance Review, 2008-2011
  • Arizona State Bar Committee on Legal Services, 1997-1999: 2012-2015
  • Editorial Board, Arizona Attorney Magazine, 2000-2009
  • Arizona State Bar Conflict Case Committee, 2002-2003
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