Complex Litigation Cases
(Rule 8(i), Arizona Rules of Court)
A "complex case" is a civil action that requires continuous judicial management to avoid placing unnecessary
burdens on the court or the litigants and to expedite the case, keep costs reasonable, and promote an effective
decision making process by the court, parties and counsel.
The Complex Litigation judges are:
At the time of filing the initial complaint, a plaintiff may designate an action as a complex case by:
- Judge J. Richard Gama
- Judge Arthur Anderson
- Judge Douglas Rayes
- Filing a motion and separate certification of complex case civil case.
- The motion is ruled upon by the Civil Presiding Judge within 30 days after the filing of the response
to the designating party's motion.
- The court may also decide on its own motion that a civil action is a complex case.
- Parties shall not have the right to appeal the court's decision regarding the designation of an
action as complex or non-complex.
- • The factors of a complex case can be found in Rule 8(i), Arizona Rules of Court.