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Judge Timothy Ryan is a Superior Court Judge in Maricopa County, Arizona
Department: Criminal Associate Presiding Judge
2005 - Present: Judge, Superior Court in Maricopa County, Phoenix, Arizona.
1999 - 2005: Associate Attorney - Partner, Begam, Lewis, Marks and Wolfe.
1996 - 1999: Deputy County Attorney, Maricopa County Attorney's Office.
1991 - 1996: Deputy Public Defender, Office of the Maricopa County Public Defender.
1988 - 1990: Associate Attorney, Gilcrease & Martin, Tempe, Arizona.
1987 - 1988: Associate Attorney, Ryan & Ryan, Chandler, Arizona.
J.D., 1987, University of Arizona College of Law.
Bachelor's, History, 1984, University of Arizona.
Chair, Bench Bar Relations Committee.
Member, American Bar Association.
Member, Maricopa County Bar Association.
Former Member of Trial Lawyers of America.
Former Member of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America.
Participated as Board Member and Den Leader, local Boy Scout Pack.
Served on Board of Housing for Mesa and Housing for Nevada - non-profit organizations that help working families overcome barriers in order to obtain affordable housing.
In 2007, Juddge Timothy Ryan made national headlines when the second in command of the Maricopa County Prosecutor's Office moved for his recusal from all criminal cases that came before this judge. The prosecutor complained that Judge Timothy Ryan was not enforcing a law relating to the holding of undocumented immigrants in jail without bail.
In 2007, Judge Timothy Ryan presided over a case where a man was convicted of having sex with his dog. One of the issues Judge Ryan had to decide was whether the sex offender registry laws would have to apply to this defendant, requiring him to register as a sex offender. The defendant was caught when he took photos of the sex acts to be developed at a local Wal-Mart. It is unknown who took the photos. However, some people speculated it was the defendant's wife. Judge Timothy Ryan denied defendant and his wife's request to have their cats returned to them.
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