Mark H. Brain

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Mark H. Brain
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Current Court Information:
Maricopa County Superior Court, Arizona
Title:   Judge
Appointed by:   Gov. Jan Brewer
Active:   2011-2014
Preceded by:   F. Pendleton Gaines, III
Past post:   Commissioner, Maricopa County Superior Court
Past term:   2006-2011
Personal History
Undergraduate:   Iowa State University, 1985
Law School:   University of Michigan School of Law, 1988

Mark H. Brain is a judge on the Maricopa County Superior Court in Arizona. He was appointed in March 2011 by Governor Jan Brewer. He will stand for retention to the seat he was appointed to in 2014.[1]


Brain received his undergraduate degree in Physics in 1985 from Iowa State University and his J.D. from the University of Michigan School of Law in 1988.[1]


From 1988 to 2006, Brain was a lawyer in private practice. In 2006, he was appointed Court Commissioner for the Maricopa County Superior Court, where he served until being appointed judge on that court in 2011.[1]

Judicial philosophy

The press release announcing the appointment stated, "Commissioner Brain is reflective of Governor Brewer’s continued effort to identify and appoint judges who share her philosophy that judges should strictly interpret and apply the laws as written."[1]

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