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Jessica Gifford Funkhouser

Special Court Counsel

Justice System Planning & Communications,Superior Court of Arizona in Maricopa County


JESSICA GIFFORD FUNKHOUSER is the Special Court Counsel for the Justice System Planning & Communications at the Superior Court of Arizona in Maricopa County. She graduated from the University of Arizona College of Law in 1978, with high distinction, and was awarded the Order of the Coif. Ms. Funkhouser has previously served as the State Election Director, Assistant Chief Counsel for the Division of County Counsel, Chief Counsel of the Appeals Division of the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office and Chief Counsel of the Criminal Division of the Arizona Attorney General’s Office. Ms. Funkhouser has been a volunteer Bar Counsel, a Hearing Officer in disciplinary cases, and now serves as Chair of the Disciplinary Commission. She has been a member of the Commission on Trial Court Appointments for Maricopa County. Ms. Funkhouser is the 1999 recipient of the Maricopa County Bar Associations’ Distinguished Public Lawyer Award.