Mesa Court Information

There are five different courts in Mesa, and each one follows their own unique processes and policies. For this reason, it is critical to choose a Mesa criminal defense attorney who is familiar with the court, judge, and prosecutors who will be handling your case. As a former Deputy County Attorney, Ryan McPhie has extensive trial experience in each of these courts, and many others throughout the East Valley.

Maricopa County Superior Court, Southeast Facility

222 E. Javelina, Mesa, AZ 85210

Important Information About This Court:

  • Parking is located south of the main building, across the street
  • You will need to check in at 8:30, but there is often a line. It's best to arrive a few minutes early to avoid this line.
  • Be prepared with a book or other entertainment - this court often takes up the bulk of your morning.
  • Unlike other courts in Mesa, you must appear at every hearing - your attorney cannot appear for you. If you arrive late, you may be issued a "failure to appear" bench warrant.


Mesa Municipal Court

250 E. 1st Avenue, Mesa, AZ 85201

Important Information About This Court:

  • There is a public parking garage located behind the courthouse - this can be accessed from either Main St. or Pomeroy.
  • There is one Commisioner, and seven Municipal Court Judges:
    • Commissioner Richard Garcia – Courtroom 101
    • Presiding Magistrate J. Matias Tafoya – Arraignment Courtroom 202
    • Judge Valerye Boyer-Wells – Courtroom 302
    • Judge Michelle Lue Sang – Courtroom 303
    • Judge Lisa Johnson – Courtroom 304
    • Judge Craig Fujii – Courtroom 305
    • Judge Elizabeth Arriola – Custody Courtroom


East Mesa Justice Court

4811 E. Julep Street #128, Mesa, AZ 85205

Important Information About This Court:

  • There is a free parking lot located adjacent to the courthouse
  • The court is presided over by Judge Keith Russell


North Mesa Justice Court

1837 S. Mesa Drive Suite B103 Mesa, AZ 85210

Important Information About This Court:

  • There is a free parking lot located adjacent to the building
  • The court is presided over by Judge Cecil Ash


West Mesa Justice Court

2050 W. University Drive, Mesa, AZ 85201

Important Information About This Court:

  • There is a free parking lot located adjacent to the building
  • The court is presided over by Judge Mark Anderson

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