Superior Court Division VII
Judge Joshua Steinlage was appointed to Division 7 of the Coconino County Superior Court in January of 2023. Prior to his appointment to the Superior Court, Judge Steinlage served a Justice of the Peace Pro Tempore in the Flagstaff Justice Court for eight years, following over a decade of criminal law practice at the Coconino County Public Defender’s Office. He has also previously taught business law and ethics at the Franke College of Business at Northern Arizona University.
Judge Steinlage earned his J.D. from the James E. Rogers College at Law at the University of Arizona. At the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, Judge Steinlage earned his M.B.A. with area of emphasis certificates in both supply chain management and international business. He earned a M.S. degree from the Department of Geosciences at The University of Massachusetts at Amherst, where he studied indigenous rights and the co-management of protected areas in Southern New Zealand. Judge Steinlage is an avid Jayhawk following his undergraduate years at the University of Kansas, where he earned a B.G.S. majoring in geography and environmental science.
Judge Steinlage has served on the Arizona Supreme Court’s Administrative Office of the Courts’ (AOC) Pretrial Service Committee since August of 2018. He has served on the AOC’s Rule 11 Task Force since April of 2022, and recently served on the AOC’s Pretrial Risk Assessment & Form IV Task Force. Prior to taking the bench in 2015, Judge Steinlage served as a board member and volunteer for local non-profit agencies for several years, and counts the accomplishments of those agencies as the proudest achievements he has had a role in.
Judge Steinlage enjoys a close-knit family, and lives with his parents, wife, and son. In his spare time, he loves to travel or get outside with family members and friends to hike, run, bike, snowboard, ski, swim, kayak, camp, fish, or whatever other adventure they have in mind.