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Hon. Randi Burnett Appointed to Arizona Superior Court in Pima County


Governor Appoints Hon. Randi Burnett to Superior Court Bench

Tuesday, May 9, 2023 by Arizona Superior Court in Pima County

On April 25, 2023, Governor Katie Hobbs announced the appointment of Pima County Superior Court Judge Randi Burnett. Said Governor Hobbs, "I am pleased to appoint [an] accomplished attorney to Arizona’s bench. [She has] impressive professional qualifications and an inspiring history of initiative, leadership, and service to [her] county.”

Randi Burnett has served as a Commissioner for the Superior Court in Pima County since 2021. Prior to that, she practiced family law at The McCarthy Law Firm, representing individuals in dissolution, paternity, child support, post-decree, and third-party rights cases.

She was also a volunteer attorney and founding board member of Step Up to Justice, a Tucson-based non-profit providing free legal services to low-income individuals.

Before joining the McCarthy firm, Burnett was a partner at Waterfall Economidis Caldwell Hanshaw Villamana PC, where, in addition to her direct representation of clients, she supervised, mentored, and trained new attorneys in the practice of domestic relations law and litigation.

Burnett also spent five years as staff attorney and law student coordinator at Southern Arizona Legal Aid, where she trained new attorney-volunteers and developed pro bono programs while assisting clients with bankruptcy, consumer protection, landlord/tenant, and guardianship matters.

In 2019 Burnett was named one of Tucson’s 40 under 40 and was the recipient of the Champion for Children and Families Award from Arizona’s Child and Family Resources organization in 2015, recognizing those whose “creative, hands-on efforts” have been an “inspiration…for a better world for children and their families.”

Additionally, Burnett was chosen one of the 50 Top Pro Bono Attorneys in Arizona by the Arizona Foundation for Legal Services & Education in 2014 and 2015.

Burnett graduated cum laude from Northern Arizona University, with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Management. She earned her law degree from the University of Arizona’s James E. Rogers College of Law, where she was a Dean’s Achievement Award recipient.