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
RASSAS, Michael
602.506.0428 Central Court Building-6A/601  
REA, John
602.372.0382 Northeast Court-H/104  
602.506.5861 Central Court Building-11E/1104  
ROGERS, Joshua
602.506.1603 Southeast Facility-3A/301  
RUETER, Jeffrey
602.372.5465 Southeast Juvenile-1079-1081/4 View
RYAN, Timothy J.
602.372.3081 South Court Tower-13201/5A View
602.372.0920 South Court Tower-13105/5C View
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