Governor Doug Ducey has appointed Laurie San Angelo to the Pima County Superior Court. This appointment fills the vacancy created by the appointment of Judge Scott H. Rash to the United States District Court, District of Arizona.
San Angelo has been serving as a Commissioner and Judge Pro Tem with the Pima County Superior County since 2013, where she has presided over family and juvenile cases. From 2016 to 2018, she also served as the Coordinating Commissioner where she was responsible for policy input and special projects for the family law court. Since January of this year, San Angelo has also been serving as the Juvenile Model Court Judge where she runs quarterly meetings with various stakeholders.
Prior to her appointment to the bench, San Angelo worked at the Arizona Attorney General’s Office from 1984 to 2013, where she most recently served as the South Unit Chief Counsel for the Protective Services Section and managed nearly 45 attorneys and staff members in three offices. During her time at the Arizona Attorney General’s Office, she represented the Arizona Department of Child Safety throughout southern Arizona by handling child welfare matters, including dependency and severance of parental rights actions.