Judge Norman J. Davis has been selected to become the new presiding judge of Maricopa County Superior Court on July 1.
Arizona Supreme Court Chief Justice Rebecca White Berch announced the selection Dec. 29.
Maricopa County is Arizona’s most populous and is the fifth-largest superior court in the country.
Davis has been a Superior Court judge since 1995. He will take over for current presiding Judge Barbara Mundell, who has served in the leadership role since July 1, 2005.
The presiding judge is appointed to a five-year term. Davis currently serves as the county’s associate presiding judge.