PHOENIX (AP) – Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has appointed two new justices to replace two retiring from Maricopa County Superior Court.
The Republican governor on Friday appointed current tribunal commissioner David Garbarino and private practice lawyer Quintin Cushner to judge positions in the state’s most populous county. They fill vacancies created when Justices Sherry Stephens and David Udall retired.
Garbarino is a fourth generation Arizona resident who grew up in Flagstaff and received his undergraduate degree in Business Administration from the University of Arizona. While at university, he interned for the State Senate Appropriations Committee. He received his law degree from Arizona State University Law School.
Prior to becoming a court commissioner, Garbarino worked in the Arizona attorney general’s office for state consumer fraud law enforcement and practiced in private practice for a decade. He worked as a chartered accountant before attending law school. Garbarino has been a Republican since 2016, but was a registered Democrat from 2000 to 2015.
Garbarino noted in his court application that his father, William F. Garbarino, was also a judge in the Coconino County Superior Court and the Arizona Court of Appeals.