Superior Court Division VII

Judge Fanny Steinlage was appointed to Division 6 of the Coconino County Superior Court in January of 2019. She graduated from Colgate University with a B.A. in Geography. Judge Steinlage earned her J.D. from the University of Arizona College of Law, graduating with cum laude honors.

Judge Steinlage worked as a Deputy Public Defender for the Coconino County Public Defender’s Office from 2005 to 2018. As a Deputy Public Defender, she represented indigent adults in felony and misdemeanor matters and children in juvenile delinquency matters. In dependency cases, Judge Steinlage represented both children and parents. As a Pro Bono Best Interest Attorney, she also represented children in domestic relations matters. Judge Steinlage was a founding team member of the Page Justice Court DUI/Drug Court. She served as defense counsel for that program from 2010 to 2012. Judge Steinlage was also a founding team member of the Coconino County Mental Health Court Program, which provides treatment and supervision to seriously mentally ill adults who are involved in the criminal justice system. She served as defense counsel for the Mental Health Court Program from 2012 to 2018. During her tenure with Mental Health Court, Judge Steinlage was instrumental in improving the relationship between the criminal justice system and the behavioral health treatment community.

Judge Steinlage was appointed to serve on the Arizona Supreme Court Office of Courts’ Mental Health Court Advisory Committee, which established guidelines and standards for mental health court programs across Arizona. She currently serves on the Arizona Supreme Court Office of Courts’ Committee on Mental Health and the Justice System. She has received the Rising Star award from the Arizona Public Defender Association, the Commitment to Excellence Award from the Arizona Association of Drug Court Professionals, and several Public Service Recognition Awards. In 2014, she was nominated for the Arizona Supreme Court’s Chief Justice Award for her work in providing holistic representation to indigent adults facing criminal charges.

During the 14 years that she has resided in Flagstaff, Judge Steinlage has volunteered with numerous nonprofit organizations, including serving in various leadership positions. Her volunteer activities have focused on serving the needs of both the community’s children and adults who are experiencing homelessness.

Judge Steinlage is married and has one child and two Boston Terriers.