Lawrence F. Winthrop


Appointed to Court of Appeals:  2002 

Years of Service in Judicial Capacity:  14

Educational Background:

B.A., Whittier College (with honors) 1974;

J.D., California Western School of Law (magna cum laude), 1977


Professional Experience:

Associate and Partner, Snell & Wilmer (1977-93) (civil litigation in health care, workers’ compensation, probate, state tax and tort matters);

Partner, Doyle ♦ Winthrop (1993-2002) (civil litigation in health care matters);

Judge, Arizona Court of Appeals (2002-present) (Vice Chief Judge, 2010-11; Chief Judge, 2011-13)


Professional Activities and Memberships:

Admitted to practice: Arizona and California (1977); U.S. Supreme Court (1983); U.S. District Courts (Ariz. 1977; S.D. California, 1981; C.D. California, 1983); Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals (1981)

Member, State Bars of Arizona and California; American Bar Association; American Board of Trial Advocates; Arizona Judges Association

Chair, Arizona Commission on Access to Justice (2014- present)

Chair, Attorney Regulation Advisory Committee (2012- present)

Chair, Attorney Discipline Probable Cause Committee (2012- present)

Member, Vice Chair, Arizona Commission on Judicial Conduct (2009-2014)

Member, Arizona Judicial Council (2011-13)

Member, Arizona Commission on Technology (2011-13)

Fellow, Advanced Science & Technology Adjudication Resource Center (2009- present)

Member, Executive Committee and Board of Directors, Arizona Tax Research Association (1990-93)

Judge Pro Tem, Maricopa County Superior Court and Arizona Court of Appeals (1988-2002)


Community and Public Service:

Director and Past President, Arizona Bar Foundation

Member, American Bar Foundation

Frequent speaker on civics, Arizona Bar Foundation Connecting with Classrooms

St. Joseph the Worker

Musical Instrument Museum

Board of Directors and Past President, Valley of the Sun School & Habilitation Center (now Valley Life) (1988 - 2002)


Judicial Excellence Awards:

Judge of the Year, Arizona Supreme Court (2012)

President’s Award, State Bar of Arizona (2013)

Special Recognition Award, Arizona Association of Defense Counsel (2014)

Judicial Integrity Award, Arizona Association for Justice (2015)

James A. Walsh Outstanding Jurist Award, State Bar of Arizona (2015)