Hon. Peter B. Swann

Ariz. Ct. App., Phoenix, AZ

Judge Swann was appointed to the Arizona Court of Appeals in 2008, and currently serves as Vice Chief Judge. From 2003-2008 he was a judge of the Maricopa County Superior Court, Civil and Family Departments; 2007-2008, he served as Associate Civil Presiding Judge. As an attorney in private practice in Phoenix at Steptoe & Johnson, LLP, he represented clients in commercial and constitutional litigation, and commercial transactions. Judge Swann received his law degree from University of Maryland Law School in 1991. He served six years on the Ethics Committee of the State Bar of Arizona, 10 years on the Committee on the Rules of Civil Procedure, and now serves on its Professionalism Committee. Judge Swann served on a committee tasked with rewriting the Arizona Rules of Civil Appellate Procedure in 2013-2014; on the Supreme Court’s Civil Rules Restyling Task Force in 2015-2016, and on the Supreme Court’s Civil Justice Reform Commission in 2016-2017. Judge Swann was named “Judge of the Year” by the Phoenix Chapter of the Arizona Board of Trial Advocates in 2008, and “Judge of the Year” by the Arizona Supreme Court in 2016. Judge Swann frequently serves as a mediator in both appellate and trial court matters.