Elected & Ex Officio Member

The Hon. Mary H. Murguia

Phoenix, AZ
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
University of Kansas
University of Kansas School of Law

Mary Murguia received her Juris Doctor degree from the University Of Kansas School Of Law, and her Bachelor of Arts and Science in Spanish and Journalism, respectively. In March 2010, she was nominated by President Obama for a seat on the United States Court of Appeals. Obama stated “I am honored to nominate her and am confident that she will serve the American people with fairness and integrity.” Judge Murguia was the first Latina to serve on the U.S. District Court of Arizona and has served in many capacities including: Assistant District Attorney in Kansas City, Kansas; Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Arizona; Criminal Deputy Chief; and Director of the Executive Office for United States Attorneys in Washington, D.C.; among many others. Her accomplishments have paved the way for her continued success.

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Areas of Expertise
Federal Civil Procedure (Federal Courts)
Federal Courts