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Background

Court of Appeals

In 1965, legislation established the court of appeals. The Arizona Court of Appeals is the intermediate appellate court for the State of Arizona. It is divided into two divisions.

Division One
With the onset of the state's economic downturn, Division One's budget has been cut in recent years. In FY2008, the court's budget was $9,123,000. In FY2009, the budget was $8,929,500. In FY2010, the budget year at the time of this report, after a mid-year reduction, Division One is budgeted $8,781,400 with further reductions possible.

Approximately 92 percent of the court's current budget is comprised of salaries and employee-related expenditures. Division One has no court programs that receive state funding. ~ Source Annual Report.

 

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Division One

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Judges

Chief Judge
Hon. Ann A. Scott Timmer
Since: 2000
Appointed: Gov. Jane Dee Hull
Home county: Maricopa

Judge Timmer graduated from the University of Arizona in 1982, earning a bachelor of arts degree. She received her juris doctorate degree magna cum laude from Arizona State University in 1985. While attending ASU, Judge Timmer was a Note and Comment Editor for the Arizona State Law Journal, a member of the National Appellate Advocacy Team and a member of the National Moot Court Team (regional winner). She received the American College of Trial Lawyers Medal for Excellence in Advocacy, and was elected to the Order of the Coif and the Order of Barristers.

Before her appointment to the court, Judge Timmer practiced law with private law firms located in Phoenix, Ariz. Her practice focused primarily on commercial and employment litigation, and she practiced before state and federal trial and appellate courts, and administrative tribunals. Judge Timmer also tried capital murder cases as a defense attorney and later as a special prosecutor. In 1988, she received commendation from the Speaker of the House of Representatives, State of Arizona, for outstanding service as legal counsel in the impeachment of former Gov. Evan Mecham. During her time in practice, among other activities, Judge Timmer served as a Lawyer Representative to the Ninth Circuit, president of the Arizona Women Lawyers Association (Maricopa Chapter), a member of the Volunteer Lawyers Advisory Board, and served on the Boards of Directors for Community Legal Services and New Arizona Family, Inc.

Judge Timmer currently participates in many professional and community activities, including the Arizona Foundation for the Handicapped (non-profit, board vice chair), the Arizona Women Lawyers Association (state board member), the National Association of Women Judges (member, board of directors), the Council of Chief Judges of the State Courts of Appeal (executive board member), City of Glendale Judicial Selection Advisory Board, Chair of the Supreme Court's Committee on Improving Judicial Oversight and Processing of Probate Court Matters, and memberships in the Supreme Court's Commission on Judicial Education and Training (vice chair), the Supreme Court's Commission on Technology, and Arizona Judicial Council.

 

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Vice Chief Judge
Hon. Lawrence F. Winthrop
Since: 2002
Home county: Maricopa

 

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Judge
Hon. Sheldon H. Weisberg
(Former Chief Judge)
Since: 1992
Home county: Mohave

 

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Judge
Hon. Jon W. Thompson
Since: 1995
Home county: Coconino

 

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Judge
Hon. Philip Hall
Since: 2001
Home county: Yuma

 

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Judge
Hon. John C. Gemmill
(Former Chief Judge)
Since: 2001
Home county: Maricopa

 

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Judge
Hon. Daniel A. Barker
Since: 2001
Home county: Maricopa

 

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Judge
Hon. Patrick Irvine
Since: 2002
Home county: Maricopa

 

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Judge
Hon. Maurice Portley
Since: 2003
Home county: Maricopa

 

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Judge
Hon. Donn Kessler
Since: 2003
Home county: Maricopa

 

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Judge
Hon. Patricia K. Norris
Since: 2003
Home county: Maricopa

 

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Judge
Hon. Patricia A. Orozco
Since: 2004
Home county: Yuma

 

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Judge
Hon. Diane M. Johnsen
Since: 2006
Home county: Maricopa

 

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Judge
Hon. Michael J. Brown
Since: 2007
Home county: Navajo

 

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Judge
Hon. Margaret H. Downie
Since: 2008
Home county: Maricopa

 

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Judge
Hon. Peter B. Swann
Since: 2008
Home county: Maricopa

 

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Contact Information

Division One
The Arizona State Courts Building is located at 1501 W. Washington Street in the State Capitol Complex in Phoenix, Ariz. Visitor Parking lot is to the rear of the building on the corner of 15th Ave. and Jefferson Street.

Website: www.cofad1.state.az.us

Main Number: (602)542-4821

Chief Judge
Hon. Ann A. Scott Timmer
Arizona Court of Appeals - Division One
1501 W. Washington Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85007
(602) 542-1479
atimmer@appeals.az.gov

Vice Chief Judge
Hon. Lawrence F. Winthrop
Arizona Court of Appeals - Division One
1501 W. Washington Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85007
(602) 542-1430
lwinthrop@appeals.az.gov

 

 

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Key Staff & Divisions

Division One - Court Personnel

Clerk of the Court (2010)
Ruth Willingham (acting)
Arizona Court of Appeals - Division One
1501 W. Washington Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85007
(602) 542-4821
rwillingham@appeals.az.gov
Clerk of the Court (2009)
Philip Urry, Esq.
The Clerk of the Court ~ For duties, click here

Chief Staff Attorney
Anthony Mackey, Esq.
Arizona Court of Appeals - Division One
1501 W. Washington Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85007
(602) 542-4824
tmackey@appeals.az.gov

Operations Manager
Jakob Trierweiler
(602) 542-4821


 

December 2010