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  • Patrick Moran appointed Justice of the Peace

    Sep 15, 2015 | Read More News
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    administrationPIMA COUNTY – The Pima County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to appoint Patrick Alan Moran as Precinct 2 Justice of the Peace. Moran replaces Justice of the Peace José Luis Castillo who retired Aug. 30 after 20 years on the bench.

    “I am truly excited for this opportunity,” Moran said. “I have been a defense attorney for nearly 15 years and I was a prosecutor as well. This just seemed like a natural progression for me. I really feel privileged to have been chosen.”

    Moran obtained a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Arizona before obtaining his juris doctor from the University of Wyoming College of Law.

    He spent nearly three years as an assistant public defender in the City of Tucson’s Public Defender’s Office. Since November 2003, Moran has represented clients in criminal and civil matters. He also performed duties as an assistant city attorney and city attorney for the city of South Tucson between November 2003 and July 2013. In addition, he has served as an acting city attorney for the City of Wilcox.

    Justices of the Peace determine probable cause to stand trial in felony preliminary hearings, decide eviction matters in landlord-tenant cases, handle misdemeanor criminal cases, resolve civil lawsuits up to $10,000 and hear civil traffic matters.