John McCarthy Roll

Personal

Birthday: 
2/8/1947
Birthplace: 
Pittsburgh, PA
Date of Death: 
1/8/2011
Place of Death: 
Tucson, AZ
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Bailiff, Superior Court of Arizona, Pima County, 1972-1973
Assistant city attorney, Tucson, Arizona, 1973
Deputy county attorney, Criminal Division, Pima County, Arizona, 1973-1980
Clinical instructor, University of Arizona College of Law, 1978-1979
Assistant U.S. attorney, District of Arizona, 1980-1987; Organized Crime Drug Task Force, 1982-1986; Civil Division, 1986-1987
Judge, Arizona Court of Appeals, Division Two, 1987-1991; presiding judge, 1988-1991; vice-chief judge, 1991
Judge, Superior Court of Arizona, Pima County, Criminal Bench, 1991

Education

Name of School: 
University of Arizona
Degree: 
B.A.
Degree Year: 
1969
Name of School - Second: 

James E. Rogers College of Law, University of Arizona

The College of Law at the University of Arizona is a nationally prominent law school that has developed an outstanding academic program to prepare lawyers for leadership and service throughout the State, the country and internationally. We have created a close-knit community of scholars, educators and students who seek to advance justice. Our core values of justice, professional integrity, public leadership and community service inform all of our programs, activities and decisions.

Degree - Second: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Second: 
1972
Name of School - Third: 

University of Virginia School of Law

Virginia is justly famous for its collegial environment that bonds students and faculty, and student satisfaction is consistently cited as among the highest in American law schools. Intellectual challenges are met in a spirit of cooperation. Small first-year sections promote individual inquiry while providing support and friendship. Students learn together, reading each other's work and freely sharing course outlines and other materials, confidently relying on the nation's oldest student-run Honor System to maintain the highest ethical standards.

Degree - Third: 
LL.M.
Degree Year - Third: 
1990

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, District of Arizona
Court Name: 

Arizona District Court

President Nominating: 
George H.W. Bush
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
11/25/1991
Termination Date: 
1/8/2011
Termination Reason: 
Death
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