Presiding Disciplinary Judge

 

JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE:
Presiding Disciplinary Judge, Arizona Supreme Court, 2010-Present
Presiding Civil Judge Arizona Superior Court in Pinal, 2007-2010
Presiding Judge, Arizona Superior Court in Pinal, 2001- 2005
Presiding Juvenile Court Judge in Pinal County, 1992-2003
Judge, Arizona Superior Court in Pinal, January 1991-2010
First Family Law Commissioner for Arizona Superior Court in Pinal, 1988-1989

REPRESENTATIVE RECOGNITION:
Central Arizona College Hall of Fame, (Wall of Success), 2009
Arizona Supreme Court Improving Public Trust and Confidence in the Court System Award 2007
Arizona Foundation for Legal Services Santana Law-Related Education Award 2007

PROFESSIONAL COMMITTEES AND POSITIONS:

            Present Service-
Member, Supreme Court Commission on Victims in the Courts 2006-Present
Chair, Administration of Justice Workgroup
Judge, Arizona Mock Trial, Pinal County High Schools 2004-Present
 
            Past Service-
Chair, Supreme Court Domestic Violence Rules Committee 2005-2007
Chair, Arizona Supreme Court Project Passport 2004-2006
Chair, Supreme Court Committee on the Impact of Domestic Violence and the Court (CIDVC), 2003-2009
Chair, Supreme Court Committee to Study Family Court in the Superior Court 1997-2000
Chair, Arizona Supreme Court Committee on the Juvenile Court 1993-2002
Chair, Publications Committee Judicial College of Arizona 1992-1994
Member, Supreme Court Committee on Improving Judicial Oversight and Processing of Probate Court Matters 2010-2011
Member, State, Tribal, and Federal Court Forum, 2007-2011
Member, Morrison Institute DV Project Advisory Panel 2006-2007
Member, The Governor’s Advisory Task Force for Improving Long-Term Outcomes for Incarcerated Women and Their Children 2003-2004
Member Supreme Court Judicial Achievement Awards Selection Committee 2003-2006
Member, Joint Study Committee on State Funding of the Court 2002-2003
Member, Arizona Judicial Council, 2002-2005
Member, Arizona Juvenile Justice Commission 1998-2002
Member, Judicial College of Arizona Board of Directors, 1998-2000
Member, Arizona Capital Litigation Law Clerk Project Advisory Committee, 1995- 1996
Member, Governor’s Children Justice Task Force 1994-1998
Member, Governor’s Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Advisory  Council 1993-1997
Member, Supreme Court Commission on Juvenile Justice in Arizona 1993-1994
Member, Planning Committee, Arizona Judicial Conference, 1993
Member, Board of Directors Judicial College of Arizona 1993
Member, Arizona Supreme Court Committee on Superior Court, 1992-2001
Member, Arizona Supreme Court Committee on the Juvenile Court 1991-2002
Member, Hearing Committee Disciplinary Commission of the Supreme Court 1987-1989
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Keynote Speaker, National Conference, American Association of Electronic Reporters and Transcribers (AAERT), 2011
Keynote Speaker, Phi Beta Lambda Winter Leadership Arizona Conference, 2011
Keynote Speaker and Faculty, National Sentencing Conference, Austin, Texas, 2003
Keynote Speaker, American Probation and Parole Association National Conference, 2003
Keynote Speaker Annual Conference Youth Program, League of Arizona Cities & Towns 2006, 2009
Keynote Speaker, Eastern Pinal Regional Coalition against Domestic Violence, 2004
Keynote Speaker, Florida Association of Community Corrections Annual  Conference, 2003
Keynote Speaker/Faculty, Pinal County Annual Domestic Violence Conference, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2009
Keynote Speaker, Mississippi Conference on Children in the Courts, 1998
Keynote Speaker, CASA & FCRB Annual Conference, 1997
Keynote Speaker, Arizona State Teen Court Conference, 1996
Keynote Speaker, Invest in Tomorrow by Ending Domestic Violence Today  Conference 1996
Keynote Speaker, National CASA 14th Annual Conference, 1995
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Faculty, Ethics 101 for Attorneys, Pima County Bar Association, 2011
Faculty, Judicial Merit Selection Roundtable, Morrison Institute for Public Policy, ASU, 2011
Faculty, Ethics 101 for Attorneys, Yavapai County Bar Association, 2011
Faculty, Ethics at the Movies, State Bar of Arizona, 2010
Faculty, Arizona Department of Corrections Community Supervision Training, 2010
Faculty, Ethics and Domestic Violence, Yuma Superior Court and Yuma County Attorney Prosecutors, 2010
Faculty, Access to Justice Forum: A Judicial Symposium on Problem Solving Courts, American Bar Association, 2010 
Faculty, Arizona Annual Domestic Violence Training Summit, 2009
Faculty, Leadership Institute Program, State Bar of Arizona, 2009
Faculty, The Judicial Education Project, Ohio Judicial Conference, 2009
Faculty, National Forum on Criminal Justice & Public Safety, 2007
Faculty, Addressing Domestic Violence in Arizona Statewide Training 2007
Faculty, Domestic Violence: Its’ Impact on the Courts Seminar, 2006
Faculty, Arizona Woman to Woman Annual Conference, 2005, 2006
Faculty, National Conference on Sentencing and Justice, 2005
Faculty, Arizona Department of Corrections Restorative Justice Training 2005
Faculty, Ending Domestic Violence in Arizona Statewide Training Seminar 2004
Faculty, Annual Family Law Judicial Conference, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007
Faculty, Arkansas Joint Legislative Forum on Restorative Justice, 2002
Faculty, National Forum on Restorative Justice, 1999-2000
Faculty, Governor’s Office of Highway Safety Conference for Judges, 1999
Faculty, Arizona Probation Annual Conference, 1997
Faculty, Arizona End Domestic Violence Today State Conference, 1996
Faculty, Western Regional Crime Victim Compensation Conference, 1996
Faculty, New Judge Orientation Conference Arizona, 1995, 1996, 1997
Faculty, Annual Law Related Education State Conference, 1995
Faculty, Arizona Annual Probation Conference, 1995
Faculty, Arizona Judicial Conference, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2003,  2004, 2005
Faculty, The Rights of Juveniles: Past, Present and Future Seminar, 1994, 1996
Faculty, Domestic Violence: Courts and Communities Conference, 1994
Faculty, Dependency Law in a Nutshell Seminar, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997
Faculty, Arizona Criminal Justice Planners Annual Symposium, 1993
Faculty, Pinal County Town Hall, 1992, 1997, 2005
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President, Pinal County Bar Association 1989
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Volunteer, Judge and Trainer, We the People, 1998-2001, 2006

PRIOR CIVIC SERVICE:
Chairman and Member of Board of Directors, West Pinal Indigent Family Health Center
Board of Directors, United Way of Pinal County
Board of Directors, Heart Association of Pinal County
Board of Directors, Casa Grande Valley Historical Society
Board of Directors Arizona Baptist Children’s Services
Board of Directors, Central Arizona College Foundation
Board of Directors and co-founder, Walter B. Davis Rotary Foundation
Board of Directors, Casa Grande Union High School Foundation
Advisory Board of Directors, Merabank
Advisory Board of Directors, United Bank of Arizona
Board of Governors, Casa Grande Town Hall
President and Member Casa Grande Rotary Club
Member Florence Rotary Club
Member, State Bar of Arizona Disciplinary Committee
Member, Central Arizona College Business Education Advisory Committee
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Delegate to two Arizona Town Halls
Delegate to multiple Pinal County Town Halls
Faculty Pinal County Town Hall
Instructor, Central Arizona College
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Coach Casa Grande Little League
Coach Arizona Club Soccer City League Soccer
Referee, Arizona Club Soccer
Referee, Casa Grande City League Soccer

PRIVATE LAW PRACTICE:
Cole & O’Neil—Casa Grande, Arizona, July 1980 –November 1990
Harper & O’Neil-Casa Grande, Arizona December 1978-July 1980
Harper Law Offices-Casa Grande, Arizona, August 1977-December 1978

EDUCATION:
J.D., Stetson College of Law, 1977
B.S.B.A., University of Arizona, 1974
Casa Grande Union High School, Casa Grande, AZ, 1969