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Katherine Cooper


Maricopa County Superior Court

Hon. Katherine (Kay) M. Cooper was appointed to the Maricopa County Superior Court in 2011 by Gov. Brewer.  She is currently assigned to Family Court, Downtown.

Before taking the bench, Judge Cooper had a civil litigation practice, primarily tort/personal injury, medical malpractice, insurance coverage, and municipal law.  She earned both her undergraduate and law degrees at the University of Virginia.  From law school, she joined the law firm of Jennings, Strouss & Salmon PLC where she was a partner and chaired the Recruiting Committee.   After ten years, she transitioned from JS&S to serve as a full-time director of volunteers at a non-profit organization.  She returned to practicing law at Schneider & Onofry PC and, later, as an Assistant City Attorney for the City of Scottsdale City Attorneys Office.