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.

Judicial Officer Assignments: Judges Post-Rotation July 01, 2014

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 COFFEY, Rodrick   Juvenile 602.372.1783  Southeast Juvenile-1103  View 
 COHEN, Bruce   Criminal 602.372.0686  South Court Tower-13102  View 
 COHEN, Suzanne   Family Court 602.372.1916  Central Court Building-7A    
 CONTES, Connie   Juvenile 602.506.7768  Durango Facility-2280  View 
 COOPER, Katherine   Civil 602.506.8311  East Court Building-514    
 COURY, Christopher   Criminal 602.372.3876  Central Court Building-8C/803    
 CRAWFORD, Janice   Juvenile 602.372.0844  Southeast Juvenile-1090-1092  View 
 CUNANAN, David O.   Civil 602.372.1710  East Court Building-711    
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