Hon. Benjamin R. Norris
Maricopa County Superior Court, Phoenix

THE HON. BENJAMIN R. NORRIS was appointed judge for the Maricopa County Superior Court in 2008. Judge Norris began his legal career at the Phoenix, Arizona, office of what was then Brown & Bain, now Perkins Coie. In 1989, Judge Norris joined the U.S. Department of Justice, where he served in Washington, D.C., as a trial attorney in the Civil Tax Division until 1993. From 1993 to 2008, he was an associate and then a partner with the Phoenix office of Quarles & Brady, in the Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights Group. Judge Norris received his B.A. in political science from Yale University in 1983 and was a member of the Law Review at the Northwestern University School of Law, where he received his J.D. in 1986.