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Court of Appeals

Division One

PETER B. SWANN

Education:

Juris Doctor, 1991, University of Maryland School of Law

Class Standing 1/262, Order of the Coif

Manuscripts Editor, Maryland Law Review (1990-1991)

Bachelor of Arts, 1987, University of California at Berkeley

            Double Major: Rhetoric, Economics

 

Professional Experience:

Judge, Arizona Court of Appeals (2008-present)

Judge, Arizona Superior Court, Maricopa County  (2003-2008)

            Associate Civil Presiding Judge, 2007-2008

Partner, Steptoe & Johnson LLP, Phoenix, Arizona (2001-2003)

Associate, Steptoe & Johnson LLP, Phoenix, Arizona (1992-2000)

Law Clerk, Hon. Norman P. Ramsey, Senior Judge, United States District Court for the District of Maryland (1991-1992)

 

Court Admissions:

Supreme Court of Arizona (1992)

Court of Appeals of Maryland (1991)

United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (1993)

United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit (1992)

United States District Court for the District of Arizona (1992)

United States District Court for the District of Maryland (1992)

 

 

Bar and Community Service:

     Arizona State Bar Committee on Professionalism (2005-present)

Arizona State Bar Committee on the Rules of Civil Procedure (2002-present)

Arizona State Bar Family Law Executive Council (2004-present)

     Disciplinary Hearing Officer, Supreme Court of Arizona (2001-2003)

Arizona State Bar Committee on the Rules of Professional Responsibility   (1998-2006)

Executive Council of the Arizona State Bar Young Lawyers' Division  (1998-2000)

Treasurer, Indian Law Section, State Bar of Arizona (1996)

Judge Pro Tempore, Gilbert Municipal Court, Gilbert, Arizona (pro bono service) (2000-2003)

Judge, Arizona High School Mock Trial Competition (Maricopa and Cochise Counties) (2004-present)

Judge, "We the People" high school advocacy competition; Teacher Instructor (Constitutional Law) (2004-present)

Recorder, Arizona Town Hall (1994, 1998, 2002).

 

Publications:

·         What’s America, 2004

·         Advocating Justice, Arizona Attorney, November 1999

·         Co-Author, Libel Defense Resource Center 50-State Survey, Media Privacy and Related Law (Arizona) (annual publication, 1995-2002)

·         Co-Author, Libel Defense Resource Center 50-State Survey, Employment Privacy Law (Arizona), 1998-2002 (annual publication, 1998-2002)

·         Maryland Uniform Trade Secrets Act, 49 Md. Law Rev. 1056 (1990)

·         Survey, Developments in Maryland Law, Property, 1988-89, 49 Md. Law Rev. 715 (1990)

 

Awards:

     “Judge of the Year,” Arizona Board of Trial Advocates, Phoenix Chapter, 2008

Law Related Education Award, State Bar of Arizona (2004)

Arizona Bar Foundation Award:  Highest score, Arizona Bar Examination, July 1992