Dean M. Fink

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Dean M. Fink
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Court Information:
Maricopa County Superior Court, Arizona
Title:   Judge
Active:   2007-2019
Past position:   Commissioner, Maricopa County Superior Court
Past term:   2004-2007
Personal History
Undergraduate:   University of Arizona, 1990
Law School:   Columbia University School of Law, 1993
Candidate 2014:
Candidate for:  Maricopa County Superior Court
Position:  Retention
State:  Arizona
Election information 2014:
Incumbent:  Yes
Election date:  11/4/2014
Election vote:  66.8%ApprovedA

Dean M. Fink is the presiding tax and civil court judge for the Maricopa County Superior Court in Arizona.[1] He first joined the court in 2007.[2] He was retained on November 4, 2014, for a term that expires on January 6, 2019.[3]



See also: Arizona judicial elections, 2014
Fink was retained to the Maricopa County Superior Court with 66.8 percent of the vote on November 4, 2014.[3][4]


The Judicial Performance Review Commission provides Arizona voters with an evaluation of each judge up for retention. The commission votes on whether a candidate meets or does not meet the JPR standards. Each judge is assessed on their legal ability, integrity, communication skills, judicial temperament and administrative performance.[5]

The commission voted that Fink met the JPR standards. The vote was 29-0 in favor of retention.[3]


Fink was retained with 60.81 percent of the vote in 2010.[2]

Main article: Arizona judicial elections, 2010

Read Fink's Judicial Performance Report here.


Fink earned his B.A. from the University of Arizona in 1990 and his J.D. from the Columbia University School of Law in 1993.[1]


Awards and associations

  • Member, Maricopa County Bar Association
  • Member, Arizona Judges Association
  • 2011-Present: Member, State Bar of Arizona Civil Practice and Procedure Committee
  • 2010-Present: Master, Sandra Day O'Connor Inn of Court
  • 1990-Present: Member, Arizona Town Hall
  • 2011-2014: Member, State Bar of Arizona Civil Practice and Procedure Committee
  • 2007-2009: Member, Arizona Supreme Court Fiduciary Board
  • 2007-2009: President, University of Arizona Bobcats Alumni Organization
  • 2004-2005: Member, University of Arizona Student Life National Leadership Board
  • 2002-2007: Board member, Arts & Business Council of Greater Phoenix
  • 2000-2003: Chairman, State Bar of Arizona
  • 1998-2005: Member, State Bar of Arizona Communications Advisory Committee[1]

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