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 Judge Christopher C. Browning

Judge Christopher C. Browning
Division 27
Arizona Superior Court in Pima County


   Judge Browning graduated from Rincon High School in Tucson, Arizona in 1974; from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science in 1978; and from the University of Arizona College of Law, with a Juris Doctor degree in 1981. After graduating from law school, he began his professional career with the firm of Slutes, Browning, Zlaket and Sakrison. In 1984, Judge Browning became a shareholder in the firm. His practice focus emphasized civil litigation. He represented individuals and corporations in litigation involving claims of bad faith, products liability, medical malpractice and other professional negligence, as well as general civil litigation and appellate matters. Judge Browning primarily represented defendants in civil litigation, but was counsel for plaintiffs in such cases on a number of occasions as well. Judge Browning’s practice also included communications law.

   In 1996, Judge Browning joined the firm of Chandler, Tullar, Udall & Redhair, L.L.P., as a partner. He continued his civil practice there until he was appointed to the Pima County Superior Court bench by Governor Jane D. Hull, in September, 1998.

   Judge Browning’s professional affiliations include admission to the State Bar of Arizona, United States District Court of Arizona, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. Judge Browning was twice certified as a legal specialist in injury and wrongful death litigation by the State Bar of Arizona. He has participated as a faculty member/presenter in dozens of CLE seminars and presentations. Judge Browning served as a member of the Ethics Committee of the State Bar of Arizona, 1983-1989; as a State Bar Examiner in 1984 and as Bar Counsel 1990-1992. He is a past president of the Tucson Defense Bar Association (1987) and the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) (1997). He was among the original members of The Morris K. Udall American Inn of Court (1993-1998). He was a member of the Federal District Court, (Arizona Task Force on Gender Equality) from 1992-1997.

   Judge Browning has been actively involved in community and charitable activities, including service on the Board of Directors of the Tucson Zoological Society, the United Way Allocations Committee and a variety of other charitable, school and community organizations. He was a member of the 76th Arizona Town Hall, Higher Education in Arizona for the 21st Century (2000).

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