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 Commissioner K. C. Stanford

Commissioner K. C. Stanford
Division G
Arizona Superior Court in Pima County

Telephone: (520) 724-2966
Facsimile: (520) 879-9308

Judical Assistant: Alene Martinez 

   Judge K.C. Stanford was appointed by Governor Jan Brewer in January 8, 2012. He previously served as a Court Commissioner in Pima County as of April 7, 1997. He currently serves as a Juvenile Court Judge. Juvenile consists of dependencies, delinquencies, parental severance and adoption. His prior assignments include probate, family and criminal law matters. Judge Stanford grew up in Tucson, Arizona. He graduated from Amphitheater High School and received a B.A. in Economics from the University of Arizona in 1976. He graduated from the College of Law at the University of Arizona in 1979. He is married with two children and five grandchildren.

   He was admitted to practice by the State Bar of Arizona and Federal District Court in 1979. He was admitted to practice in the Ninth Federal Circuit Court of Appeals and U.S. Tax Court in 1980. He was a private attorney in Tucson from 1979 to 1989. He practiced law in every major litigation areas: civil and criminal, family, probate and juvenile. A predominant portion of his time was spent in family law. As an attorney he gave time freely to those who could not afford an attorney.

   He was appointed a City Magistrate for Tucson City Court in 1989 and served as the Associate Presiding Magistrate from 1992 to1997. He served on the Arizona Judicial Counsel's Standing Committee for Improvement of Limited Jurisdiction Courts from 1996 to 1997. He is an instructor and mentor for new judges.

   Judge Stanford is active in our community. He is the chair of the Dependency Reactivation Workgroup of the Pima County Juvenile Court. He teaches Judo for children. He volunteers at high school senior projects, high school mock trial competitions, and Teen Court. He is active in his faith community. From 1993 to 2001 he served on the Board of Greater Tucson Leadership. From 1999-2000 he was President of GTL. He helped organize a yearly leadership program to introduce community leaders to all aspects of Tucson including the Criminal Justice System. He also served as a member of the Board of Governors of the Arizona Bar in 1988 and several years on the Board of Directors of the Pima Bar Association. He founded the Young Lawyers Division of the Pima County Bar in 1984 and served as President of the State Young Lawyers Division in 1988. He served as National Chair for Community Law Week for the American Bar Association in 1989. He is a past President of the Arizona Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, a non-profit multi-disciplinary organization dedicated to professional education and research on families and children in legal or dysfunctional crisis. His commitment is to develop the best bench, bar and community possible.

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