Meet The Justices

Justice Robert M. Brutinel

Justice Robert M. Brutinel photo

EDUCATION:
J.D.,University of Arizona 1982
B.S., Economics, Arizona State University, 1979
Omicron Delta Epsilon (Economics Honor Society)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Justice, Arizona Supreme Court, 2010-Present
Presiding Judge, Yavapai County Superior Court, 2004-2010
Presiding Juvenile Judge, Yavapai County Superior Court, 1996-2004
Judge of the Superior Court, Yavapai County Superior Court, 1996-2004
Brutinel & Jones, 1989-1996
Toci, Murphy & Beck, 1984-1988
Lockwood & Brutinel, 1982-1984

SELECTED COMMUNITY AND PUBLIC SERVICE:
State Bar of Arizona Juvenile Dependency Advisory Commission, 2008-2009
Governor’s Children’s Cabinet , 2003-2009
Arizona Juvenile Justice Commission, 1999-present
Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections, Community Advisory Board, 2007-2010
Arizona Implementation Committee on Perinatal Substance Abuse 1998-1999
Substance Abuse Treatment Fund Partnership Steering Committee 2000-2002
Governor’s CPS Reform Commission 2003-2004
Arizona Character Education Commission 1999-2008
Milestones
MatForce, 2006-2007
Commissioner, National Commission on Uniform State Laws, 1995-1996
Director, Hospice of Prescott, Inc. 1989-1994
Director, Yavapai Workers, Inc. 1992-1996
Member City of Prescott Historic Preservation Commission, 1983-1985
Yavapai County Community Legal Services pro bono program 1982-1996

HONORS AND AWARDS:
National CASA Judge of the Year, 2010
Terry Chandler Award for Excellence in the Field of Juvenile Law, Juvenile Law Section, Arizona State Bar Association, 2008
Man of the Year Award, Prescott Area Leadership, 2007
Hope for Arizona’s Children Award, Prevent Child Abuse, 2005
Spirit of Excellence Award, State of Arizona, 2002
Attorney Law Related Education Award, State Bar Foundation, 2001
Herschella Horton Advocate of the Year, Arizona Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors, 1999

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS AND ACTIVITIES:
Commission on Judicial Conduct, Member 1999-2009
Arizona Judges Association, Member 1996-present
Yavapai County Bar Association President, 1988 and 1989, Member 1982-present
National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, Member 1998-present
Member NCFCJ Ethics Committee 2008-2009
Arizona Women Lawyers’ Association, Member 2007- present
American Bar Association, Member 1998-present
Juvenile Dependency Advisory Commission Member and Chair, 2008-present

COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIPS:
Arizona Judges’ Association, President of the Executive Committee 2003-2004,
State Bar of Arizona Committee on Discipline, 1992-1996
Arizona Judicial Council: 2006-2011
Committee on Juvenile Courts, Chair: 2002 -2011,, Member: 1996 – 2011
Adoption and Foster Care System Improvement Committee/Court Improvement Advisory Workgroup, Chair: 2003 – present, Member: 2001- present
Commission on Technology, Superior Court member, appointed 2005 and 2008.
Task Force on the Code of Judicial Conduct : 2007
Yavapai County Criminal Justice Coordinating Council: 2004-2010
Yavapai County Dependency Court Improvement Collaborative