Alumnus Appointed to Superior Court

Author: Susan Good

alumnus Christopher Coury

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer recently appointed Notre Dame Law School alumnus Christopher Coury to the Maricopa County (Ariz.) Superior Court. Coury—who currently serves on the Notre Dame Law Association Board of Directors—earned a B.A. from Notre Dame in 1991 and his J.D. with honors in 1994.

Coury is a partner with the law firm Ryley Carlock & Applewhite, where he has worked
since 1999. Prior to that, he was a deputy county attorney with the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office from 1996 to 1998. As a prosecutor, Coury tried numerous cases as lead counsel. His final assignment was to the Gang/Repeat Offender Bureau in the Major Felony Division. He was an associate with O’Connor Cavanagh between 1995 and 1996, and worked as a judicial law clerk at the Arizona Court of Appeals for the Honorable Edward C. Voss from 1994 to 1995.

Coury’s current law practice focuses on financial services litigation, commercial and securities litigation, and business crimes litigation. “Chris Coury’s impressive background in civil and criminal law make him well qualified to serve as Maricopa County Superior Court’s newest judge,” says Governor Brewer. “Chris is thoughtful, deliberative and caring, and I am certain he will work diligently to assure that justice is administered fairly to all who appear before him.”

At Notre Dame Law School, Coury was a Thomas J. White Scholar, President of the Student Bar Association, and Student Articles Editor of the Notre Dame Journal of Law, Ethics and Public Policy.