From the Commission on Appellate Court Appointments:

July 5, 2017

Contact:  Blanca Moreno
(602) 452-3308

22 Applicants Being Considered for Arizona Court of Appeals

The public is asked for comments on 22 applicants for an opening on Division One of the Arizona Court of Appeals created by the retirement of Judge Patricia K. Norris.

The applicants are:

  • Melinda A. Bird
  • Cassie E. Bray Woo
  • Jay Calhoun
  • Theresa Dwyer
  • David B. Gass
  • Thomas A. Gilson
  • Adele Grignon Ponce
  • Timothy R. Hyland
  • Michael Kielsky
  • A. Douglas LaSota
  • Joseph P. Mikitish
  • James B. Morse, Jr.
  • Kenneth E. Moyer
  • Jennifer M. Perkins
  • Jay M. Polk
  • Patricia A. Sallen
  • Patricia A. Starr
  • Timothy J. Thomason
  • Randall H. Warner
  • Janet S. Weinstein
  • David D. Weinzweig
  • Rick A. Williams

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 July 18, 2017. The meeting will be held in room 345 of the Arizona State Courts Building, 1501 W. Washington, Phoenix, AZ 85007.  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 July 13th to be considered.  Anonymous comments cannot be considered.

At the July 18th meeting, the commission will decide which applicants will be interviewed for the opening. The selected applicants will be interviewed on a date to be announced. 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 One of the Court of Appeals hears cases arising in Apache, Coconino, La Paz, Maricopa, Mohave, Navajo, Yavapai and Yuma counties.

The official announcement can be found at

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