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

Current Assignment:

Criminal Department Phoenix

Assignment History:

Department:
Criminal
Year:
6/2023
Location:
Phoenix
 
Department:
Family Court
Year:
8/2020
Location:
Northeast Regional Court Center
 
Department:
Criminal
Year:
6/2019
Location:
Phoenix
 
Department:
Probate
Year:
6/2018
Location:
Phoenix
 
Department:
Mental Health
Year:
2/2018
Location:
Desert Vista
 
Department:
Probate
Year:
11/2015
Location:
Phoenix
 

Work History:

2020 - Present: 
Superior Court Judge, Maricopa County 
2015 - 2020: 
Commissioner, Maricopa County Superior Court 
2014 - 2015: 
Judge Pro Tempore, Maricopa County Superior Court 
2006 - 2015: 
Founding Member, Schwartz Law Firm, PLLC 
1998 - 2006: 
Attorney, Private Practice 
1997 - 1997: 
Extern, U.S. Attorney's Office 
1995 - 1996: 
Law Clerk, Matz & Rubin, PLLC 

Education:

  • Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude, 1994, University of Arizona, Honors College
  • Juris Doctor, 1997, Arizona State University College of Law

Committees/Associations:

  • Judicial Officer of the Year, 2017, Maricopa County Bar Association
  • Bridging the Gap Award, 2022, Family Law Section, MCBA
  • Strategic Initiative Committee, Maricopa County Superior Court, Member, 2023 to Present
  • Probate and Trust Section Executive Council, State Bar of Arizona, Judicial Liaison, 2018-19
  • MCBA, Former Chair of Bench/Bar Committee, Bankruptcy Section, Technology Section, and Lawyer Referral Service

Community Involvement:

  • Volunteer, Former/Present: Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona, Outreach Committee; Feed My Starving Children; Ronald McDonald House Charities
  • Presenter: Probate, Contested Matters, ASU Law School; Receiverships and Bankruptcy, Commercial Receivers Association; Ecclesiastical Abstention Doctrine, MCBA; View From the Trial Court, Family Law Institute; Court Fundamentals, Our Courts America
  • Men's Arts Council, Phoenix Art Museum, Former Board of Director and Member
  • Youth Soccer Coach