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
GARCIA, Jeanne
Criminal
602.372.0610 Central Court Building-5A/501 View
GATES, Pamela
Presiding Civil Department
602.506.6391 East Court Building-912  
GENTRY, Jo Lynn
Criminal
602.372.3091 Central Court Building-7D/704  
GERLACH, Douglas
LCA
602.372.5851 East Court Building-613/613 View
GORDON, Michael
Juvenile
602.372.0762 Durango Facility-2290/2 View
GREEN, Jennifer E.
Juvenile
602.506.0438 Southeast Juvenile-1113/9 View
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