John Hinderaker and Scott McDonald have been appointed to the Pima County Superior Court. The appointments of Hinderaker and McDonald were made to fill the vacancies created by the appointment of Judge Sean Brearcliffe to the Arizona Court of Appeals, Division II and the retirement of Judge Sarah Simmons.
Hinderaker is currently a Partner at Lewis Roca Rothberger Christie where he practices in the areas of real estate and construction litigation. John also serves as General Outside Counsel for the Metropolitan Domestic Water Improvement District and the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum.
McDonald is a Director at the law firm Fennemore Craig, P.C. Scott’s practice focused on commercial and business litigation. He has also handled land use cases and appellate law.
Prior to joining Fennemore Craig, McDonald worked for the Pima County Attorney’s Office, Civil Division where his practice consisted primarily of land use law.
McDonald currently sits on the Board of Directors for the Tucson Children’s Museum and has served on the Executive Committee of the Federal Bar Association and the Board of Directors for the Humane Society of Southern Arizona. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and Ecology from Emory University in 1997, a Masters degree from State University of New York in Cultural and Applied Anthropology and his law degree from University of Arizona in 2004.