Ducey makes appointments to Pima County Superior Court

Gov. Doug Ducey has appointed John Hinderaker and Scott McDonald to the Pima County Superior Court.

John Hinderaker and Scott McDonald will serve on the Pima County Superior Court.   File photo

Gov. Doug Ducey has appointed John Hinderaker and Scott McDonald to the Pima County Superior Court.

The move replaces vacancies created with the appointment of Judge Sean Brearcliffe to the Arizona Court of Appeals, Division II and the retirement of Judge Sarah Simmons.

Hinderaker received his Bachelor of Arts in Business Economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1991 and his law degree from the University of Arizona in 1996. He has been Partner at Lewis Roca Rothberger Christie and General Outside Counsel for the Metropolitan Domestic Water Improvement District and the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. 

“John’s vast experience in law during his time at Lewis Roca Rothberger Christie will be an asset to the citizens of Pima County,” Ducey said. "His commitment to public service throughout his career is admirable and I am honored to appoint John to the Pima County Superior Court."

He has volunteered with or represented several organizations pro bono, including Visit Tucson, Pima County Human Rights Commission, Compass Affordable Housing, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and Lawyers for Literacy.

McDonald received his bachelor of arts in anthropology and ecology from Emory University in 1997, a masters’ degree from State University of New York in Cultural and Applied Anthropology, and his law degree from the University of Arizona in 2004. He is currently a director at Fennemore Craig PC. 

He has held positions with the Civil Division of Pima County Attorney’s Office, the executive committee of the Federal Bar Association, the board of directors for the Humane Society of Southern Arizona, and the board of directors for the Tucson Children’s Museum.

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