Judge Dean M. Fink will officially join the Maricopa County Superior Court bench on Tuesday.
His investiture ceremony is scheduled for Dec. 18 at 12:30 p.m. in the Board of Supervisors Auditorium, 205 W. Jefferson St., in Phoenix. It is open to the public.
Fink began his court career in 2004 as a superior court commissioner. His first assignment as a judge is with Family Court in downtown Phoenix
He earned his undergraduate degree in Political Science from the University of Arizona in 1990, where he was student body president. He graduated from the Columbia University School of Law in 1993.
While in law school, Fink interned with the Anti-Discrimination Board of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. In 2002, he joined the Arts and Business Council of Greater Phoenix board of directors, and he was board president in fiscal 2006. He has been a member of Arizona Town Hall since 1990.
Fink began he legal career at Fennemore Craig law firm in Phoenix and later worked at the Los Angeles-based firm Kirkland and Ellis, where he focused on lawsuits related to groundwater pollution in the Phoenix metro area. In 2000, he joined the Phoenix-based firm Lewis and Roca.
Fink also recently began a two-year term as president of the University of Arizona’s Bobcats Alumni organization.