Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Oct. 17 announced the appointment of Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Paul McMurdie to the Arizona Court of Appeals, Division One.
Judge McMurdie has served on the Maricopa County Superior Court since 2005. He has presided over criminal, civil, and family law cases, and is currently the presiding family court judge, according to a press release
Prior to his trial court appointment, Judge McMurdie worked as division chief of appeals and research at the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office, and also as chief counsel of the Criminal Appeals Section of the Arizona Attorney General’s Office, under Attorneys General Grant Woods and Janet Napolitano.