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Flagstaff Justice Court
Judges of the Court
The Flagstaff Justice Court judges are the Honorable Howard Grodman and the Honorable Erika Arlington.

Hon. Howard Grodman
Justice of the Peace

 Hon. Howard Grodman  Judge Grodman was elected Justice of the Peace for the Flagstaff Justice Court and took office in January 2011. As Justice of the Peace Judge Grodman hears and decides civil lawsuits where the amount in controversy is less than $10,000 including small claims cases up to $2,500 (up to $3,500 beginning January, 2014), landlord-tenant disputes, orders of protection and injunctions against harassment, the traffic and criminal misdemeanors cases cited by all the law enforcement agencies other than the Flagstaff Police, and the preliminary stages of all of the felonies.

Prior to taking the bench in 2011, Judge Grodman was a practicing lawyer for 27 years in Michigan and Arizona. Additionally, he was a Pro Tem Juvenile Judge in Maricopa County and a Phoenix Municipal Court Judge Pro Tem. He also mediated civil and family law disputes for the Coconino County Superior Court’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Program, and he taught business law and ethics at the Franke College of Business at Northern Arizona University. He was recently appointed to the state’s Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee by Chief Justice Rebecca Berch of the Arizona Supreme Court.

Hon. Erika Arlington
Justice of the Peace Pro Tempore

 Judge Arlington  Before being appointed as a Justice of the Peace Pro Tempore, Erika Arlington practiced in the area of criminal and juvenile law for more than 20 years. Her experience includes positions with the Coconino County Attorney’s Office and the Coconino County Public Defender’s Office as well as the City of Flagstaff and private practice.

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Flagstaff Justice Court

200 N. San Francisco St.
Flagstaff, AZ 86001

Ph: (928) 679-7650

Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 

Closed weekends and holidays


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