Hon. Suzanne Cohen
Maricopa County Superior Court
HON. SUZANNE COHEN currently sits on the Family Court bench in Maricopa County Superior Court Bench where she was appointed in January 2013. Family Court is Suzanne Cohen’s first judicial rotation. Prior to her appointment, Suzanne was a prosecutor with the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office. Suzanne’s last assignment was in the Homicide Bureau as a Capital Attorney where she prosecuted the “Baseline Killer.” Prior to the Homicide Bureau, Suzanne was Bureau Chief of the Family Violence Bureau. Her tenure also included working in the Sex Crimes Bureau. Suzanne received several awards as a prosecutor including The Governor’s Award for Outstanding Sexual Assault Prosecutor (2006), Felony Prosecutor of the year by the Arizona Prosecuting Attorney’s Advisory Council (APAAC) (2011-2012), Maricopa County Violent Crimes Prosecutor of the year (2007). Over the past 10 years, Suzanne routinely taught for the National District Attorney’s Association, APAAC and Prevent Child Abuse. Suzanne received her undergraduate degree from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College in Lynchburg, VA and her law degree from Golden Gate University in San Francisco. Suzanne worked full time as an insurance underwriter for Aetna during law school. After graduating from law school, Suzanne was a prosecutor with the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office in Blythe, CA for two years before joining MCAO.