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Hon Nanette M Warner.jpgHon. Nanette M. Warner (Ret.)
Of Counsel

Retired Judge Warner focuses her work in the area of alternative dispute resolution, conducting mediations and arbitrations and uses other dispute resolution procedures as the case and the parties dictate. She emphasizes the areas of family law, personal injury, professional liability, commercial, probate and employment law, and is willing to consider mediation of other types of cases. Judge Warner is also available for service as an attorney in the areas of family law and civil litigation.

Practice Areas:
Alternative Dispute Resolution including mediation and arbitration, Family Law, Civil Litigation

The University of Arizona, B.A. with honors and highest distinction
Georgetown University Law Center, J.D.
Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University College of Law.

Arizona; U.S. District Court, District of Arizona; U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit

ABA Award of Judicial Excellence, 1999; Tucson Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce Woman of the Year, 2006, University of Arizona Alumni Award of Public Service, 2008; Greater Tucson Leader, 2001; YWCA Woman on the Move 2001

Arizona State Bar (Family Law and Dispute Resolution Sections); American Bar Association (Dispute Resolution Section); Arizona Women Lawyers Association; Association of Family and Conciliation Courts

Prior to appointment to the Superior Court Bench in 1986, Judge Warner practiced civil litigation in Tucson, specializing in complex personal injury cases, including medical malpractice and product liability.She served as an Arizona Superior Court Judge for 24 years, where she was the held terms as the Presiding Family Law Judge, Presiding Juvenile Court Judge and Presiding Mental Health Court Judge. She is credited with leading the statewide reforms of the courtís handling of abuse and neglect cases, resulting in a more child and family focused court process and decreased time in out of home care.Judge Warner is credited with the creation and implementation of the Mental Health Court for the Superior Court. She also led the development of in court ADR programs on the juvenile and family law benches. She served on the statewide Supreme Court committee that drafted the Arizona Rules of Family Law Procedure. After leaving the bench in June 2010, Judge Warner received additional training in mediation at the Straus Institute. Judge Warner is a frequent speaker at legal programs and a faculty member for the Arizona Judicial College. In the community, she serves on the University of Arizona, School of Dance Advisory board and on the Board of Directors and as president for her neighborhood association.


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