Encanto Precinct
(602) 372-6300
C. Steven McMurry
Judge, C. Steven McMurry

Encanto Justice of the Peace C. Steven McMurry was elected in 1998. He is the Presiding Judge of the Maricopa County Justice Courts.

Judge McMurry received his B.A. from Rice cum laude and his J.D. from the Arizona State University College of Law cum laude. Prior to his election, he clerked for the Arizona Court of Appeals for Judge L. Ray Haire, and then went into private practice before joining the Bench.

Judge McMurry has served on various committees and councils to improve the functioning of the courts, including the committee that drafted the rules for eviction actions. He teaches several different classes for other Justices of the Peace, including one entitled “The Bill of Rights: American Common Sense in Our Courtrooms”.

Career Highlights

  • Presiding Judge of the Maricopa County Justice Courts
  • Graduated cum laude with a juris doctorate from Arizona State University College of Law
  • Clerked for the Arizona Court of Appeals