Justice James P. Beene


 

Beene Bench BIO

EDUCATION:

J.D., University of Arizona College of Law, 1991
B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara, 1988 

 PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Justice, Arizona Supreme Court, June 2019 – Present
Judge, Arizona Court of Appeals, Division One, January 2017 – June 2019

Judge, Arizona Superior Court, Maricopa County, May 2009 - January 2017
Deputy County Attorney, Maricopa County Attorney's Office, November 2005 - May 2009
Assistant Attorney General, Arizona Attorney General's Office, September 1999 - November 2005 

 
HONORS AND AWARDS:

Court Appointed Special Advocate, Maricopa County, "Champions for Children" Award, February 2016
Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute, "Angel in Adoption" Award, September 2014

Judge Valdemar A. Cordova Law Scholar, 1988 - 1989 

 

SELECTED PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS AND ACTIVITIES: 

Arizona Juvenile Justice Commission, 2016 - Present
Arizona Supreme Court, Task Force on Rule 32, 2018 – 2019
Arizona State Bar Criminal Jury Instruction Committee, July 2015 – Present and July 2003 - August 2012
Arizona Supreme Court, Death Penalty Task Force, February 2007 - December 2007
Arizona State Bar Criminal Practice and Procedure Committee, June 1999 - June 2002

 
SELECTED COMMUNITY SERVICE:

Town of Gilbert Judicial Selection Committee, 2019
Town of Gilbert Economic Development Advisory Board, 2000 – 2002
Town of Gilbert Planning and Zoning Commission, 1999 – 2005