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.
View All  ||  A  |  B  |  C  |  D  |  E  |  F  |  G  |  H  |  I  |  J  |  K  |  L  |  M  |  N  |  O  |  P  |  Q  |  R  |  S  |  T  |  U  |  V  |  W  |  XYZ
Judge Phone Location Protocol
KEMP, Michael
602.372.0608 East Court Building-711/711 View
KIEFER, Joseph
602.372.6553 Northwest Regional Center-B/122  
KILEY, Daniel
Associate Presiding Civil Judge
602.372.3839 East Court Building-911 View
KLEIN, Andrew
Probate Presiding Judge
602.506.4645 East Court Building-611 View
602.506.1927 South Court Tower-13102/6B View
Juvenile Presiding Judge/Assoc Presiding Judge
602.372.1764 Old Court House-205/207 View
return to top