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Maria S Aguilera

Judge Aguilera was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona. She graduated from Cholla High School in 1985, from the University of Arizona in 1990, and from the University of Arizona College of Law in 1993.

After law school, Judge Aguilera worked as a Deputy County Attorney at the Pima County Attorney’s Office for three years. In 1997, she worked at the Arizona Federal Public Defender’s office for one year and then went to work at the United States Attorney’s Office for seven years. She left the US Attorney’s Office in 2005 and went into private practice as a sole practitioner at the Davila Law Office, PC. Her practice focused on representing individuals charged with criminal offenses. Many of her clients were indigent defendants charged with serious felony offenses and class one misdemeanors. She represented clients in United States District Court, Pima County Superior Court, Maricopa County Superior Court, and courts of limited jurisdiction throughout the State of Arizona.
In addition to managing her law practice, Judge Aguilera was an active member of the Federal Bar Association, she was the District Court liaison for the Criminal Justice Act Attorneys, she served as a mentor to young children in the Lawyer’s for Literacy Program and the Court’s are Us summer program. In 2018, she was appointed as a Judge Pro Tempore in Marana Municipal and she served in that capacity until her appointment to the Federal Bench to serve as a United States Magistrate Judge on April 1, 2019.

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