José Castillo

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José Luis Castillo, Jr.
Current Court Information:
Pima County Justice Courts, Arizona
Title:   Senior Justice of the Peace
Active:   1/1995-2016
Past position:   Criminal Law Trial Lawyer, Pima County Legal Defender's Office
Past term:   1993-1994
Personal History
Born:   1957
Undergraduate:   University of Arizona, 1981
Law School:   University of Arizona, 1988
Military service:   U.S. Marine Corps, Army National Guard

José Luis Castillo, Jr. is the senior justice of the peace in Pima County and specifically serves Precinct 2 of the Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts in Arizona. He was first elected to this position in September of 1994, effective the following January. He was most recently re-elected in 2012 for a term that expires in 2016.[1][2][3]


Castillo received his undergraduate degree and J.D. from the University of Arizona in 1981 and 1988, respectively.[1][2]

Military service

Castillo served in the United States Marine Corps and later served in the Army National Guard.[1]


  • 1999-2002: Presiding Judge
  • 1997-1998: Associate Presiding Judge
  • 2004-2008: City of Tucson Special Magistrate
  • 1993-1994: Criminal Law Trial Lawyer, Office of the Pima County Legal Defender
  • 1990-1993: Criminal Defense Trial Attorney, City of Tucson Office of the Public Defender[1][2]



Castillo was re-elected to the Justice Court in 2012 with 98.3% of the vote. He was unopposed.[4]

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