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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 KEMP, Michael   Criminal 602.372.0608  Central Court Building-13E/1304  View 
 KILEY, Daniel   Criminal 602.372.3839  Central Court Building-9A  View 
 KLEIN, Andrew   Presiding Probate 602.506.4645  Old Court House-101  View 
 KREAMER, Joseph   Associate Presiding Criminal 602.372.1764  South Court Tower-13400  View 
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