Biography Milestones and Awards
Assistant Pima County Public Defender, 1976-1977.
Deputy Pima County Attorney, 1977-1980.
Private Practice, 1980-Present.
Pima County Superior Court Judge Pro Tem, 1983-2007.
Magistrate, City of South Tucson, 1982-1985.
Special Magistrate, City of Tucson, 1982-1985.
Named to Who’s Who in American Law, 5th Edition – Marquis Who’s Who, 1987
Lawyer Representative, Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference, 1994-1997.
Member, Pima County Juvenile Court Advisory Board, 1996-1998.
Presidential appointment (by President Clinton), Advisory Council, Border
Environmental Cooperation Commission, 2000-2002.
Pima Community College, Associate Instructor, Business and Criminal Law, 1977-1980.
Fellow, Arizona Bar Foundation, 1983.
Volunteer Bar Counsel, State Bar of Arizona, 1981-1988.
Named, Outstanding Graduate of the University of Arizona College of Law, 1984.
Selected, United Way Volunteer of the Year, 1985.
University of Arizona, Law College Association, Board of Directors, 1984-1996.
Received, Arizona Minority Bar Association Community Service Award, 1992.
Received, Martindale-Hubbell “AV” rating 1996.
FBI Community Services Award, LULAC, 1996.
UA Alumni Association Centennial Achievement Award, 1998.
Noche de Estrellas Award, Sunnyside School District, 2000.
Selected, State Bar of Arizona, one of the 100 Outstanding Women & Minority Lawyers, 2001.
Inducted, Sunnyside School District Hall of Fame, 2005.
Trial Lawyer of the Year, selected by Trial Lawyers for Public Justice, 2006.
Portrait in Excellence Award – University of Arizona Hispanic Alumni, 2009.
Received, Martindale-Hubbell “AV Preeminent” rating 2010.
Selected, Top 100 Lawyers – The American Trial Lawyers Association, 2011.
Named to Southwest Super Lawyers List, 2007-2019.