Hon. Maurice Portley
Court of Appeals, Div. I
Honorable Maurice Portley is the Presiding Judge of the Maricopa County Juvenile Court. He graduated from Arizona State University in 1975 and from the University of Michigan Law School in 1978. After practicing in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate Generalís Corps, he joined Jennings, Strouss & Salmon and became a partner in its Commercial Litigation Department. He was appointed to the bench in 1991 and has presided over civil, criminal and juvenile matters. Judge Portley is active in a variety of professional and civic organizations including the Arizona Commission on Judicial Conduct, Arizona Town Hall, A Stepping Stone Foundation, Valley Leadership, the Boy Scouts, the Great Arizona Puppet Theater and the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges.