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Justice John R. Lopez IV

Justice John R. Lopez IV

EDUCATION:
J.D., cum laude, Arizona State University College of Law, 1998
     Arizona State Law Journal, Articles Editor, 1997-98
B.A., University of Texas at Austin, 1992
     (Pi Sigma Alpha, National Political Science Honor Society)

JUDICIAL CLERKSHIP:
Arizona Supreme Court,
     Vice Chief Justice Charles E. Jones, 1998-1999

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Justice, Arizona Supreme Court, January 2017 – Present
Solicitor General, Office of the Arizona Attorney General, January 2015 – January 2017
Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of Arizona, September 2002 – December 2014
     Chief Assistant U.S. Attorney (Phoenix), 5/14-12/14
     Executive Assistant U.S. Attorney, 12/12-12/14
     Chief of Financial Crimes and Public Integrity Section, 11/09-12/12
     Deputy Appellate Chief, 11/07-11/09
Bryan Cave Law Firm, September 1999 – August 2002

SELECTED COMMUNITY AND PUBLIC SERVICE:
U.S. District Court Local Rules Advisory Committee, 2014

HONORS AND AWARDS:
FBI Award for Contributions to Prosecution of Mortgage Fraud, 2010
FBI Director’s Award for contributions to cybercrimes prosecutions, 2006
U.S. Attorney General’s Special Commendation Award for service with the Regime
     Crimes Liaison Office in Iraq, 2005

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS AND ACTIVITIES:
Arizona State Bar Board of Governors, Supreme Court Liaison, January 2017 - Present
Lorna Lockwood Inn of Court, 2015 – Present
The Federalist Society, Board of Directors (Phoenix Lawyers Chapter), 2015 – Present
Justice Leadership Institute, Foundations of Leadership, Department of Justice, 2010
Presenter at many State Bar CLE and legal educational programs