Judge David Widmaier (2014)
A graduate of CalSouthern’s Master of Science in Law program, Judge Widmaier is a justice court judge and magistrate in Pinetop-Lakeside, Arizona, first elected to the position in 2000. A graduate of CalSouthern’s Master of Science in Law program (magna cum laude, 2011), he has been re-elected four times and twice named Arizona Judge of the Year (2009, 2012) by the Arizona Justice of the Peace Association. Judge Widmaier serves on numerous Arizona Supreme Court committees including the Arizona Judicial Council, and is the Arizona representative to the National Judges Association. He has served five times as president of the Arizona Justice of the Peace Association. He also is a faculty member and mentor judge for the Arizona Judicial College. Judge Widmaier, who served honorably in the United States Marine Corps at the end of the Vietnam War, is extremely active in the Pinetop-Lakeside community, where he lives with his wife.