PHOENIX — Governor Doug Ducey today announced the appointment of Krista Carman to the Yavapai County Superior Court. The vacancy on the Yavapai County Superior Court was created by the retirement of Judge Patricia Trebesch. Under the Arizona Constitution, judges of the Superior Court in counties with a population of less than 250,000 persons are elected by the voters. When a judge retires or resigns prior to a general election, the vacancy created by the retirement or resignation is filled by gubernatorial appointment until the next general election.
Krista is an experienced trial attorney who currently practices in the diverse areas of personal injury, employment, insurance coverage, probate, commercial litigation, medical malpractice and victim’s rights. She also serves as an appointed arbitrator for the Yavapai County Superior Court and volunteer fee arbitrator for the State Bar of Arizona. Before starting her own law firm, Krista was a partner with Warnock, MacKinlay & Carman.
Krista is the Vice President of the Arizona Association for Justice/Arizona Trial Lawyers Association. She has served on the State Bar of Arizona Civil Jury Instructions Committee and Supreme Court Committee on Civil Justice Reform. Governor Jan Brewer appointed her to the Commission on Appellate Court Appointments where she served from 2015 to 2018. She has received awards from the Arizona Women Lawyer’s Association, Yavapai County Bar Association and Prescott Area Young Professionals.
With a passion for children, Krista is very active in the Yavapai County community. She serves as President of the Prescott Unified School District Education Foundation. She is on the board of directors for the Community Pregnancy Center of Prescott. Additionally, she is the regional co-coordinator for the high school mock trial competition.
“Krista’s depth and breadth of practice, as well as her commitment to serving the community, make her well-equipped to serve the Yavapai County community,” said Governor Ducey. “I am pleased to appoint Krista to the Yavapai County Superior Court.”
Krista graduated from Northern Arizona University with degrees in Elementary Education and Special Education. She then graduated from Arizona State University College of Law.