Ducey Appoints Moncayo Parker To Maricopa County Superior Court


Governor Doug Ducey has appointed Amanda Moncayo Parker to the Maricopa County Superior Court to fill the seat previously held by Judge Rosa Mroz, who passed away in February.

Moncayo Parker currently serves as Bureau Chief for the Appeals and Post-Conviction Proceedings Bureau for the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office. As Bureau Chief, she manages 17 attorneys over four practice areas, providing legal advice to trial attorneys and reviewing appellate attorneys’ briefs.

Prior to her current position, Moncayo Parker served as a law clerk at the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona. From 2012 until 2017, she worked with the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office as a law clerk in the Appeals Bureau and as a Deputy County Attorney in the Pretrial and Appeals bureaus.

In 2016, Moncayo Parker received the Distinguished Service Award from the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office for her work on the high-profile sex crimes case State v. Christopher Simcox. She received the award again in 2018 for her work on bail eligibility hearings in the cases Simpson v. Miller and Morreno v. Brickner. She was also the Prosecutor of the Year, Operations Division in 2017.

Moncayo Parker received her Bachelor’s in justice studies from Grand Canyon University, and her law degree from the George Washington School of Law.

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