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Patricia Stevens

Retired Capital Litigation prosecutor, current Judge Pro Tem and Hunkapi volunteer

Maricopa County Superior Court

After graduating from the University of Arizona’s College of Law in 1991, Ms. Stevens moved to San Diego, California.  In San Diego Ms. Stevens worked in a family law firm assisting with a juvenile dependency caseload while also volunteering with the San Diego District Attorney’s Office.  She returned to Arizona in 1994 and joined the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office, where she remains today. She has worked in the Trials, Gangs, Homicide and Capital Litigation Bureaus. Since December 2017, she has served as the Bureau Chief of the Capital Litigation Bureau.  She has been handling capital cases since roughly 2000. She has been lead counsel on a number of complex capital and non-capital homicide cases. She supervises several attorneys and teaches on a variety of subjects, both locally and nationally. Ms. Stevens has received a number of local and national awards for her work and has truly enjoyed being a career prosecutor. She also loves being a supervisor and mentoring both her attorneys as well as other newer attorneys within the office.


Hunkapi Farm is an Equine Therapy program located in Scottsdale, Arizona whose mission is to teach the world to fear less and love more.  They do this by regularly creating fresh experiences for clients/participants that zing connection from head to toe — the kind of zing that makes you realize you are alive, and that life can be joyful.

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