Tucson, Arizona - Governor Jan Brewer today appointed D. Douglas Metcalf to the Pima County Superior Court.
"Doug’s extensive and diverse professional background – whether through his experience at the United States Department of Justice or in private practice – will add a unique and valuable perspective to the bench," said Governor Brewer. "A well-regarded attorney with a strong respect and appreciation for the rule of law, Doug will be a tremendous asset to the Court and the citizens of Pima County."
Mr. Metcalf has been a partner with the law firm of Lewis and Roca since 2000 (Tucson offices of Brown & Bain and Lewis and Roca merged in 2002), focusing primarily on commercial litigation, state and federal tax controversy, and employment law. He also has criminal, appellate and administrative law experience.
Before joining Lewis and Roca, Mr. Metcalf worked for Brown & Bain as a partner (2000-02) and an associate (1996-2000); a trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice (1990-1996), where he exclusively practiced federal criminal law, including grand jury and trial work; and a law clerk for the U.S. Tax Court (1987-1990).
Mr. Metcalf is active in several law and community organizations. He served the Tucson Federal Bar Association as President (2009-10); Vice President (2008-09); Treasurer (2007-08) and Secretary (2005-06) and has been a Ninth Circuit Lawyer Representative since 2010. He also has served on the City of Tucson Planning Commission (2001-05) and Blue Ribbon Commission on Charter Reform (2001-02); was Arizona Town Hall Recorder (2000); Greater Tucson Leadership Participant (2000) and Little League coach (2006-07).
Mr. Metcalf has represented various entities pro bono, including Ronald McDonald House, Tucson Jewish Community Center, Boys and Girls Club of Greater Scottsdale, Literacy Volunteers and Literacy Connects, and Pima County Human Rights Committee on the Mentally Ill.
Mr. Metcalf received the Outstanding Attorney Award from the U.S. Department of Justice, Tax Division (1993) and is rated as an AV Preeminent Lawyer by Martindale Hubbell, a peer ranking of the highest professional excellence. He received a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Iowa (1985), graduated from Drake University Law School (1987) and earned a Master of Laws in Taxation from Georgetown University (1991).
Governor Brewer’s appointment of D. Douglas Metcalf was made to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Howard Hantman.