Tucson native, James Erik Marner has been appointed to the Pima County Superior Court by Governor Jan Brewer. The Governor’s appointment of Mr. Marner was made to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge John Leonardo who has been nominated to be the U.S. Attorney for the District of Arizona.
Mr. Marner has been practicing law in Arizona since 1997. He is a decorated veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, having served for six years, including a tour of duty in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait during Operation Desert Storm.
“James has proven himself to be a leader in his legal career and in his service to his country,” said Governor Brewer. “With his legal prowess and commitment to his community and the Constitution, James will be a valuable asset to the Pima County Superior Court. I am confident that he will serve the people of Pima County and the State of Arizona well.”
Marner currently works at the Shultz and Rollins, Ltd. law firm, where he has been employed since 1997. Prior to that, he practiced law in the state of Washington, working in both the King County and the Spokane County Prosecutor’s Offices. In addition to his criminal and civil litigation experience, including approximately 50 felony trials, he has argued in both the Arizona Court of Appeals and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.