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Hon. Theodore Borek

Trial Judge-Division 24

Arizona Superior Court in Pima County

Judge Borek was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in February 1944. He moved to Phoenix with his family in 1953. After completing North Phoenix High School he entered the united States Military Academy, West Point, New York and graduated in 1966. Commissioned in the Army Signal Corps, he had assignments in Georgia, New Jersey, and Korea. From 1969 to 1972 he attended the university of Arizona College of Law, Tucson, and received his J.D. degree. Upon graduation from law school Judge Borek clerked for the Honorable C>A. Muecke, a federal district judge in Phoenix. From 1973 until 1990 he was a lawyer in the Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps. He practiced in fields including criminal prosecution and defense, civil litigation, administrative law, claims adjudication, legal assistance, criminal appellate, contracts, international law and labor law. Assigned principally in Germany and Washington, D.C. His final military position was Director of Legislation and Legal Policy, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Force Management and Personnel. In 1990 Judge Borek joined the Office of the United States Attorney, Tucson, where he was a prosecutor and civil litigation attorney. His practice included defense of tort, medical malpractice, employment discrimination, and injunctive cases. He was appointed to the bench by Governor Hull and took office in July 2000.