Patrick Irvine has been a judge of the Arizona Court of Appeals since 2002.
Judge Irvine was born in Phoenix. He received his BS (1977) and JD (1980) from Arizona State University, and an LLM in Taxation (1984) from the University of San Diego. From 1989 to 2002, he served in the Arizona Attorney General's Office in various capacities, including as Solicitor General and Chief Counsel of the Tax Section. He has briefed and argued numerous cases at all levels of the state and federal courts, including a successful argument before the United States Supreme Court. During his tenure at the Attorney General's Office, he chaired the Open Meeting Law Enforcement Team, Opinion Review Committee, Indian Law Working Group, and Election Law Committee. He previously worked as an Assistant General Counsel to the Gila River Indian Community, a tax manager for an international accounting firm, and in private practice. He is a member of the Arizona and California bars.
Judge Irvine was adjunct faculty at Phoenix College from 1992 to 2001. He has taught numerous continuing legal education seminars on a wide array of subjects, including Open Meeting Law, Indian Law, Taxation, Professionalism, Ethics, Eleventh Amendment/Sovereign Immunity, Appellate Procedure, and Election Law.
Assistant: Estela Obregon