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 June/July, 2015

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 FENZEL, Alfred   Criminal 602.506.7080  Central Court Building-11C  View 
 FINK, Dean M.   Criminal 602.506.3776  Central Court Building-12D    
 FISH, Geoffrey   Family 602.372.1771  Central Court Building-4B  View 
 FLORES, Lisa   Juvenile 602.372.0825  Durango Facility-2290    
 FOSTER, George H.   Criminal 602.506.3892  Central Court Building-9D/904    
 FOX, Dewain D.   Family 602.372.2260  Central Court Building-6D/604    
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