Juris Doctor Degree, University of Arizona, 1976, With Highest Distinction

Order of the Coif, 1976 Co-winner, Joseph S. Jenckes, Jr. Oral Advocacy Contest, 1976

B. S. in Agriculture, University of Arizona, 1971, With Highest Distinction,

double majors: Agricultural Economics and Animal Science

Recipient of Freeman Medal as an outstanding graduate, 1971

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:                        

Judge Gemmill was appointed to the Arizona Court of Appeals in 2001. 

Prior to becoming a judge, he spent 25 years in the private practice

of law in Phoenix, Arizona.  He limited his practice to litigation matters,

including personal injury/wrongful death litigation, product liability,

insurance, and commercial litigation.

Judge Gemmill retired from the Court of Appeals in June of 2016.


Chief Judge, Arizona Court of Appeals, Division One

Vice Chief Judge, Arizona Court of Appeals, Division One, 2003-2006

Vice Chair, Commission on Judicial Conduct, 2005-2006

Appellate Mediator, Arizona Court of Appeals

Advisory Committee on Alternative Dispute Resolution, 2002-2003

Board of Elders, Moon Valley Bible Church, 2001-2004, 2006-

Board of Elders, Moon Valley Community Church, 1997-2001

Board of Trustees, Arizona Agricultural Education/FFA Foundation, 2001-2002

Board of Directors, Christian Family Care Agency, 1991-1997

United States Naval Reserve, Active Duty 1971-1973