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Judge Sherry K. STEPHENS
Seal of the Superior Court in Maricopa County, State of Arizona Current Assignment: Civil Department
Assignment History:
Department: Civil 
Year: 6/2017 
Location: Phoenix 
Department: Criminal 
Year: 6/2010 
Location: Phoenix 
Department: Family Court 
Year: 6/2007 
Location: Southeast Facility in Mesa 
Department: Criminal 
Year: 9/2004 
Location: Southeast Facility in Mesa 
Department: Juvenile 
Year: 8/2001 
Location: Juvenile Court Southeast Facility in Mesa 
Work History:
2001 - Present:  Judge, Superior Court in Maricopa County 
1980 - 2001:  Assistant Attorney General, Arizona Attorney General's Office - Organized Crime and Fraud Section 
Education:
  • J.D., 1980, Arizona State University
  • Bachelor’s degree, Criminal Justice, 1977, Arizona State University
Committees/Associations:
  • Past chair, Arizona State Bar Public Lawyers Section
  • Named the Distinguished Public Lawyer by the State Bar of Arizona in 1997
  • Named the Outstanding Alumna for Arizona State University College of Law in 1998
  • Served on the Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee from 2008 through 2011
Community Involvement:
  • Community Legal Services Volunteer Lawyers Program
  • Volunteers her time working with law students at Arizona State University and the Phoenix School of Law
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