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Honorable Mark H. Brain

Maricopa County Superior Court


Honorable Mark H. Brain joined the Maricopa County Superior Court in October 2006 as a commissioner, and was appointed as a judge in March 2011.  He presided over a juvenile calendar from October 2006 to May 2011, and now presides over a civil calendar as well as the state-wide general stream adjudications regarding the Gila River and Little Colorado River systems.  While on the bench, he has spoken and taught at numerous venues, including training programs for juvenile judges, Court Appointed Special Advocates, the Foster Care Review Board, and the mental health professionals involved in juvenile competency proceedings, as well as various civil practice seminars.  He has also acted as a visiting judge for Pima County in several juvenile matters.  He has been active on various standing and ad hoc Superior Court committees to prepare and revise documents and forms routinely used by the bench, and has taken an active role in revising the Local Rules of Practice.  He has served on the Judicial Executive Committee for the Maricopa County Superior Court.  Prior to taking the bench, Judge Brain was a practicing attorney for 18 years, engaging primarily in civil litigation in which he represented a wide variety of manufacturing and transportation companies, insurers, and other commercial and individual clients.  He also served as special counsel for the Arizona Commission on Judicial Conduct.  He earned his B.S. degree in physics at Iowa State University and his J.D. degree at the University of Michigan Law School.

(03/2015)