Governor Ducey Appoints Matthew Newman To The La Paz County Superior Court

News Release

May 2, 2017

PHOENIX — Governor Doug Ducey today announced the appointment of Matthew Newman to the La Paz County Superior Court.

Matthew practices at his own firm, Newman Law Center in Parker, Arizona, which he founded in 1992. Matthew’s practice areas have included criminal defense, family law, juvenile law, and civil litigation.  Matthew has also served as the prosecutor for the Town of Quartzsite and as a special prosecutor for the Colorado Indian Tribes.

Matthew began his legal career in California, where he worked for the California State Senate’s Subcommittee on Administration of Justice and for California State Senator Bill Lockyer, Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee.  Matthew also worked in the California Public Defender’s Office as Chief Assistant and Chief Deputy.

Matthew graduated cum laude from California State University, Fresno in 1977. He received his law degree from the McGeorge School of Law at the University of the Pacific in 1985, graduating with Order of the Coif and Order of Barristers honors.

“Matthew Newman has had an exemplary career as an attorney in both the public sector and in private law practice,” said Governor Ducey. “I am confident he will serve the citizens of La Paz County with distinction.  I am pleased to appoint Matthew Newman to the La Paz County Superior Court.”

The appointment of Matthew Newman was made to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of the Honorable Samuel Vederman.