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 Judge Gus Aragón

Judge Gus Aragón
Division 30
Arizona Superior Court in Pima County


   A native Tucsonan, Judge Aragón graduated from Tucson High School, the University of Arizona, and the University of Arizona College of Law (1977). He is admitted to practice law in Arizona state court, the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Judge Aragón has been a member in good standing of the Arizona State Bar Association since October 1977.

   Judge Aragón began his professional career with the United States Treasury in 1977 as an estate and gift tax attorney. Thereafter he worked as a criminal prosecutor with the Pima County Attorney’s Office from 1979 through 1985. After leaving the government practice of law, he joined the law firm of Kimble, Gothreau and Nelson from 1985 to April 1988, defending personal injury claims. He continued his law practice at Haralson, Miller, Pitt, Feldman & McAnally, representing plaintiffs in personal injury cases. He became a partner in the firm in January 1993 and remained there until his appointment to the Arizona Superior Court bench in May 2006. He was assigned to the Criminal Bench from May 2006 to January 2009 and then assigned to the Juvenile Bench from January 2009 to June 2012. He served as Associate Presiding Judge of the Juvenile Court. He is currently assigned to the Civil Bench. He also serves on the Arizona Supreme Court Commission on Judicial Conduct.

    Judge Aragón enjoys participating in community activities and volunteer work. The Pima County Volunteer Lawyers Program named him Outstanding Volunteer Lawyer of the Year in 1995. In the past he has volunteered as an assistant scoutmaster for the Catalina Council, Boy Scouts of America, Teen Court student mentor, Courts Are Us mentor, and he was on the Southern Arizona Legal Aid Volunteer Lawyers Program Advisory Board.

   Judge Aragón volunteers as a mentor for the James E. Rogers College of Law Externship Program at the University of Arizona. He is co-editor of the Writ, a publication of the Pima County Bar Association. He served on the Arizona Supreme Court Committee on Character and Fitness from 1995 until 2002.

   Judge Aragón enjoys his work on the Pima County Superior Court bench. He is married with two sons and four grandsons. In addition to his work, Judge Aragón enjoys spending time with family and staying physically active.

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