Thursday, June 11, 2015

Arizona Laura Reckart Appointed to Superior Court Bench by AZ Governor Ducey

Laura Reckart Appointed to Superior Court Bench

Laura Reckart 
One of the most experienced prosecutors in the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office will soon don judge’s robes. Laura Reckart, a 20-year veteran of the Office, was appointed to the Maricopa Superior Court bench by Governor Doug Ducey, his first judicial appointment since taking office.

Reckart, a third-generation Arizonan, currently serves in the MCAO’s Capital Litigation Bureau. The long list of high-profile criminal cases she has handled includes the 2005-2006 serial shootings by Dale Hausner and Samuel Dieteman, and the 2009 “Honor Killing” case of Faleh Almaleki. She has also been instrumental in shaping legislation to address victims’ rights, date rape and sexual assault.
“Laura Reckart brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the bench and leaves a lasting legacy for future prosecutors to follow,” said Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery. “The residents of Maricopa County will be well served by her passion for justice and her keen legal mind.”
Reckart is currently in trial in a capital case, State v. Christopher Licon, a double homicide