Judge Zipps was born and raised in Ohio. She is a graduate of the University of Arizona (B.A. with honors 1986) and Georgetown University Law Center (J.D. with honors 1990). While at Georgetown, she was a member of the Georgetown Law Review and was the editor of Nineteenth Annual Review of Criminal Procedure. After graduation, she clerked for Judge William C. Canby, Jr., of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, then practiced civil litigation and bankruptcy at Molloy, Jones and Donahue from 1991 to 1995. From 1995 to 2005, she worked as an Assistant United States Attorney at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Tucson. During her employment with the U.S. Attorney’s office, she held the positions of Civil Chief and Chief Assistant. She has taught legal research and writing at the University of Arizona Law School. On April 4, 2005, Judge Zipps was sworn as a Magistrate Judge for the District of Arizona. On June 23, 2011, President Obama nominated Judge Zipps to fill the vacancy created by the untimely death of Chief Judge John M. Roll. The United States Senate confirmed her nomination on October 3, 2011, and she received her commission on October 5, 2011. Judge Zipps lives in Tucson with her husband, David, and their three children, Renee, James and Michael Guerin. Judge Rosa Peng Mroz was appointed in 2004 as a Maricopa County Superior Court judge. She is the first female Asian- American judge in a court of general jurisdiction in Arizona. She is the Presiding Judge of the Probate and Mental Health Court. Prior to her current assignment, Judge Mroz has served in the criminal and family court divisions. Prior to becoming a judge, Judge Mroz practiced as a civil litigator with the liability management section of the Arizona Attorney General’s Office, and with the firms of Fennemore Craig and Jennings Strouss & Salmon. She also worked as a sex crimes prosecutor at the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office, and as a law clerk for Supreme Court Justice Cameron and Court of Appeals Judge Kleinschmidt. Judge Mroz received both her undergraduate and law degrees with honors from Arizona State University Judge Mroz was born in Taiwan and became a naturalized citizen in 1983. She is currently living her American dream in Phoenix, Arizona with her husband Robert and children: Sarah and Tommy. She is actively involved in her children’s schools, and does volunteer work for various organizations. Dawn M. Bergin was appointed as a Superior Court Judge in August 2007. She was first assigned to the juvenile division and has since moved to the criminal division. In the juvenile division, she presided over cases in which children were removed from their homes due to severe abuse and neglect. Dawn grew up and attended college in Virginia. After graduating from college, she received a scholarship from the Rotary Foundation, which allowed her to complete a one year graduate business program in Madrid, Spain. After her return from Spain, she attended the University of Virginia School of Law and graduated in 1993. She then moved to Phoenix and began her career at Lewis and Roca, where she had a varied litigation practice. She left Lewis and Roca in 2000 to serve as associate general counsel for a national ambulance and fire protection services company. There, she managed all of the company’s litigation, drafted contracts and handled insurance issues. She returned to Lewis and Roca at the end of 2001 and continued her litigation practice. She also took on various management responsibilities, including chairing the firm’s associates committee and the firm’s litigation department, which was comprised of approximately 100 lawyers in four locations.
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