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Commissioner Brian REES
Seal of the Superior Court in Maricopa County, State of Arizona Current Assignment: Family Department
Assignment History:
Department: Family Court 
Year: 6/2017 
Location: Northeast Regional Court Center 
Department: Civil 
Year: 7/2014 
Location: Northeast Regional Court Center 
Department: Probate 
Year: 2/2013 
Location: Phoenix 
Department: Criminal 
Year: 7/2007 
Location: Phoenix 
Department: Juvenile 
Year: 1/2001 
Location: Juvenile Court Durango Facility 
Work History:
2001 - Present:  Commissioner, Superior Court in Maricopa County 
2001 - 2003:  Court Specialist, Juvenile, Maricopa County Superior Court 
1995 - 2001:  Private Practice, General Litigation  
  • Juris Doctorate, 1983, University of Arizona College of Law
  • B.S.M.E. , cum laude, 1980, University of Michigan
  • Board of Directors, Maricopa County Bar Association (over 10 years)
  • Chairman, Volunteer Lawyers Program Advisory Board (over 10 years
  • Faculty, Arizona Trial College (over 10 years)
  • Az. Trial Lawyers
  • Az. Assn. Of Defense Counsel. (Ethics complaint representation committee)
  • Az. Workers Compensation Defense Counsel Associaition
  • Editor Juvenile Bench Book and Juvenile Hearing Officers Reference Manual
  • Committee to draft new rules for emancipation of minors
  • Speaking and Lecturing - Adoption Practices and Pitfalls, Current Issue in Adoption Law SBA Course on Professionalism. Pro Bono Forum, ASU College of Law. MCBA Litigation Skills Training New Judge Orientation Juvenile
  • Speaking and Lecturing - Instructor Foster Care Review Board and Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) training. ABA/MBA Youth Drug and Alcohol Program Juvenile Law Symposium Co chair
Community Involvement:
  • Founder, Maricopa County Justice Museum and Learning Center
  • Horace Rumple Inn of Court
  • Judge Arizona High School Mock Trial Program (Over 10 years)
  • Judge ASU/Aiken Schenk Midlands Mock Trial
  • Judge We the People competition
  • Celebrate Adoption Day Committee
  • Straw-Powell Youth Exchange
  • Arizona Foundation for Legal Services and Education Speaker and Volunteer including Judges Connecting with Classrooms
  • Az. Aids Walk/Run Steering Committee
  • Games Management Team - Special Olympics of Arizona and East Mesa Special Olympics
  • Nationally Certified Starter, USA Swimming
  • Board of Directors AZ. Marlins Swim Club
  • Certified Reebok Cycling Instructor
  • Coach, St. Francis Xavier Elementary Science Olympiad program
  • Past Board President, Phoenix Girls Chorus
  • 21 gallon blood donor
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