If you are considering litigating a civil matter in Arizona, it is important to know a little about the court system. Arizona has 4 levels in its court structure:
- Limited jurisdiction. Courts of limited jurisdiction are justice and municipal (or city) courts. These courts have jurisdiction over a limited variety of cases. The matters heard in limited jurisdiction courts are not required to be on permanent record, but many keep a record of the proceedings anyway.
- General jurisdiction. The Superior Court of Arizona is a general jurisdiction court and a statewide trial court. This court hears the widest variety of cases and keeps permanent records of court proceedings.
- State appellate courts. The state appellate courts have jurisdiction to review trials and decisions appealed to them. Most appeals come from the superior courts.
- Arizona Supreme court. The Supreme Court is not required to hear every appeal. The Supreme Court justices review Petitions for Review of a court of appeals decision and decide whether or not they will hear the case.
If you have a civil matter you are considering litigating in Arizona, it is essential to retain the assistance of experienced and knowledgeable attorneys like Marc Windtberg and Michael Zdancewicz.
The attorneys at Windtberg & Zdancewicz, PLC, provide clients with experienced legal representation. We handle many types of business disputes on behalf of both creditors and debtors. Our attorneys handle cases from pre-litigation negotiations through litigation, obtaining and enforcing judgments to collect what our clients are owed. If you need assistance, or are interested in learning more, please contact us at (480) 584-5660.