Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph Lodge was named an Arizona Superior Court judge in Coconino County by Gov. Jan Brewer on Wednesday.
Lodge has been with the U.S. Attorney’s Office since 1989 and now serves as the branch chief of the Flagstaff office. His prosecutions have focused on procurement fraud, white collar offenses and violent crimes occurring on northern Arizona Indian reservations. In addition, he served as the U.S. Attorney’s Office tribal liaison from 1995 to 1999.
From 1981 to 1989 he worked as a judge advocate general in the Army.
“Mr. Lodge is known as one of the finest prosecutors in the State of Arizona,” Brewer said n a prepared statement. “His legal experience and outstanding personal and professional reputation make him well qualified to be a Superior Court judge.”