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