Governor Ducey Appoints Kellie Johnson To The Pima County Superior Court

News Release

June 12, 2017

PHOENIX — Governor Doug Ducey today announced the appointment of Kellie Johnson to the Pima County Superior Court.

Kellie Johnson is Chief Criminal Deputy of the Pima County Attorney’s Office.  Kellie has more than 20 years of experience prosecuting felony and misdemeanor cases, including those that involve homicide, violent crime, domestic violence, property crime, narcotics, and gangs.  Kellie also serves on the Ethics Committee and Capital Case Panel for the Pima County Attorney’s Office.

Kellie is a part-time professor of practice at the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, where she has taught trial advocacy and other courses.  Kellie is President of the Association of Government Attorneys in Capital Litigation.  She also serves on the Arizona Supreme Court’s Capital Case Oversight Committee and Criminal Rules Task Force.

Kellie graduated from the University of Arizona in 1993 with a Bachelor of Arts in English and Political Science.  She received her law degree from the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law in 1996, where she graduated cum laude and was an Editor for the Arizona Law Review.

“Kellie has dedicated her career to the citizens of Pima County.  She began her career as a Deputy County Attorney at the Pima County Attorney’s Office.  Given her impressive work ethic and dedication to justice, she ultimately became Chief Criminal Deputy,” said Governor Ducey.  “Her years of criminal law and trial experience make her an excellent addition to the judiciary.  I am pleased to appoint Kellie Johnson to the Pima County Superior Court.”

The appointment of Kellie Johnson was made to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge K.C. Stanford.