From the Appellate Commission on Trial Court Appointments:

April 3, 2017

Contact:  Vanessa Haney
(602) 452-3098

Six Applicants Being Considered for Arizona Court of Appeals

The public is asked for comments on six applicants for an opening on Division II of the Arizona Court of Appeals created by the retirement of Judge Joseph W. Howard.

The applicants are:

  • Laura A. Cardinal
  • Karl C. Eppich
  • Gary W. Griffith
  • Jason R. Holmberg
  • Christopher J. O’Neil
  • Timothy M. Wright

Their applications can be viewed online at

The Commission on Appellate Court Appointments will review the applications and hear comments at a public meeting on May 1, 2017. The meeting will be held at the Sheraton Tucson Hotel and Suites, 5151 E. Grant Road, Tucson, AZ 85712.  Citizens may address the commission on that day or send written comments to 1501 W. Washington, Suite 221, Phoenix, AZ, 85007 or to  Comments must be received by April 25th to be considered.  Anonymous comments cannot be considered.

At the May 1st meeting, the commission will decide which applicants will be interviewed for the opening. The selected applicants will be interviewed on May 30th. After the interviews the commission will recommend at least three nominees for the opening to Governor Doug Ducey, who will appoint the new judge.

Division Two of the Court of Appeals hears cases arising in Cochise, Gila, Graham, Greenlee, Pima, Pinal and Santa Cruz counties.

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