Judicial Biographies

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
FINK, Dean M.
Criminal
602.506.3776 Central Court Building-12D  
FISH, Geoffrey
Family
602.372.1771 Central Court Building-4B View
FISK, Ronda
Criminal
602.372.1011 Central Court Building-9A/901  
FLORES, Lisa
Associate Presiding Juvenile Judge
602.372.0825 Old Court House-202  
FOSTER, George H.
Criminal
602.506.3892 Central Court Building-9D/904  
FOX, Dewain D.
Family
602.372.2260 Central Court Building-6D/604  
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