Judicial Biographies

Superior Court Judges
Maricopa County Superior Court Judges Image Judges are appointed through a merit process. Judicial candidates are selected for their legal ability and professional and personal achievements rather than their mastery of political campaigns.

Applicants for judicial appointment are screened by the Commission on Trial Court Appointments, a non-partisan committee. The Commission reviews all applications, interviews candidates and selects finalists whose names are forwarded to the Governor. The Governor reviews the applications, interviews each finalist and appoints one of them to the bench.

Superior Court judges in Maricopa County remain in office by the approval of voters in retention elections. There are no opponents in these elections. Voters cast a "yes" vote to retain a judge in office. A "no" vote would remove the judge from office. Every two years each judge undergoes a public review process, including a survey of the judges ability by lawyers, litigants, jurors and staff. Judges face a retention election every four years.
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Judge Phone Location Protocol
BACHUS, Alison
Juvenile
602.506.7569 Durango Facility-2290/2  
BAILEY, Cynthia
Family
602.506.5121 Northeast Court-F View
BARTON, Janet
Presiding Judge
602.506.5340 Old Court House-5 View
BERESKY, Justin
Family
602.372.5074 Central Court Building-6C/603  
BERGIN, Dawn
Civil
602.372.2961 East Court Building-713 View
BLAIR, Michael
Family
602.372.0305 Central Court Building-7A/701  
BRAIN, Mark H.
Criminal
602.372.1141 Central Court Building-12A/1201 View
BRNOVICH, Susan
Civil
602.372.2020 Northeast Court-L/1112  
BRODMAN, Roger
Civil
602.372.2943 East Court Building-413 View
BUSTAMANTE, Lori
Northwest Presiding/Family-Probate
602.506.0423 Northwest Regional Center-D/124 View
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