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 Judge Ted B. Borek

Judge Ted B. Borek
Trial Judge - Division 24
Arizona Superior Court in Pima County

Telephone: (520) 724-3748
Facsimile: (520) 724-3750


   Judge Borek was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in February 1944. He moved to Phoenix with his family in 1953. After completing North Phoenix High School he entered the United States Military Academy, West Point, N.Y. and graduated in 1966. Commissioned in the Army Signal Corps, he had assignments in Georgia, New Jersey, and Korea. From 1969 to 1972 he attended the University of Arizona College of Law, Tucson, and received his J.D. degree.

   After graduation from law school Judge Borek clerked for The Honorable C.A. Muecke, a federal district judge in Phoenix. From 1973 until 1990 he was a lawyer in the Army Judge Advocate General's Corps. He practiced in fields including criminal prosecution and defense, civil litigation, administrative law, claims adjudication, legal assistance, criminal appellate, contracts, international law, and labor law. Assigned principally in Germany and Washington, D.C., his assignments included being a Military Judge, and being the Staff Judge Advocate for both the 1st Armored Division and the Military District of Washington, D.C. His final military position was Director of Legislation and Legal Policy, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Force Management and Personnel.

   In 1990, Judge Borek joined the Office of the United States Attorney, Tucson, where he was a prosecutor and civil litigation attorney. His practice included defense of tort, medical malpractice, employment discrimination, and injunctive cases. He was appointed to the bench by Governor Hull and took office in July 2000.

   Judge Borek was on the Civil Bench from July 2000 until June 2003. He served as the Settlement Coordinating Judge for two of those years. From June 2003 until June 2006 he was on the Criminal Bench. In January 2004, he was appointed as one of two Pima County trial court judges to the Supreme Court Commission on Judicial Performance Review. In June 2006 he began a rotation on the Juvenile Court Bench and in June 2009 he returned to the Civil Bench.

   In addition to judicial duties, Judge Borek has been active in community organizations including Parent Teacher Associations, St. Phillips' Vestry, past Mediator and Board President of Our Town Family Center, West Point Society of Southern Arizona, Tucson Catalina Rotary, College of Law Mentor Program, and State Bar Committees on Continuing Legal Education and Professionalism. He was the first President of the Tucson Chapter of the Federal Bar Association and in 1996, received the Federal Bar Association's highest distinction for leadership, the Earl M. Kintner Award.

   Judge Borek lives in Pima County with his wife of over 40 years, Dr. (Ph.D.) Karen Borek. Their two adult children, spouses, and four grandchildren live and work out of state.

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