Judicial Officer Hon. Danielle Viola

Judge Danielle Viola was appointed by Governor Jan Brewer in March 2011 to serve on the Maricopa County Superior Court.  Judge Viola currently serves as the Civil Presiding Judge and maintains a Complex Court calendar. Prior to her rotation to the Civil Presiding Judge in June 2022, Judge Viola served as the Tax Presiding Judge. Before moving to the Civil Department, Danielle served as the Associate Presiding Judge for the Criminal Department and the Administrative Judge for the Post-Conviction Relief Unit of the Criminal Department.  Beginning in 2011, she served as a Family Court Judge before her rotation to the Criminal bench in 2014.  Before becoming a judge, Danielle worked as a partner at Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.  where her focus was on commercial litigation with an emphasis in real estate and franchise litigation. 

Judge Viola has served on several state-wide committees, including the Advisory Committee on the Rules of Evidence, Court Interpreter Program Advisory Committee, and the Task Force on Rule 32 of the Arizona Rules of Criminal Procedure.  Additionally, Judge Viola has also served on numerous committees for Maricopa County Superior Court, including chairing the Court’s Judicial Education Day and the Jury Advisory Committee.  Judge Viola graduated from Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law and completed her undergraduate work at Arizona State University.


Judge Danielle Viola
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