Ronald Stanley Reinstein


Ronald Stanley Reinstein



Ronald Stanley Reinstein was born in Camden, New Jersey. Raised in Munster, Indiana, Reinstein graduated from Hammond High in 1966. He started his college career at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, but transferred to Indiana University in 1968. Reinstein received his A.B. degree in Political Science from Indiana in 1970. He then enrolled at the Indiana University School of Law. While in law school, he served as an Instructor in the IU Business Law Department, clerked in the Lake County Criminal Court, and clerked with the Hammond law firm of Hand & Muenich. Upon receiving his J.D. degree in 1973, Reinstein headed west and settled in Arizona.

From 1974 until 1985, Reinstein served as Deputy Maricopa County Attorney, serving as a supervisor of the Criminal Trial Unit and as head of the Sex Crimes Unit. He was appointed to the bench in Maricopa County in 1985, and served as Presiding Criminal Judge from 1990 to 1998. He then served as Associate Presiding Judge on the Court from 1998 to 2000, and later was a Family Court Judge. Reinstein retired from the bench in 2007, bur remains active serving on the boards of several legal associations/organizations.

Reinstein was honored with numerous awards during his professional career, including the State Bar of Arizona Outstanding Judge, Arizona Supreme Court Distinguished Service Award for Improving Public Trust and Confidence, the United States Attorney General National Crime Victims Service Award, the State Bar Judicial Award of Excellence, the United States Attorney General’s Distinguished Service Award for DNA Commission, the Arizona Attorney General’s Distinguished Service Award for Policy and Leadership, the Arizona Attorney General’s Award as the Outstanding Sexual Assault Judicial Professional, the Outstanding Judge Award from the Maricopa County Bar Association, the Society of Professional Journalists Sunshine Award, the “Empty Shoes” Award from Parents of Murdered Children, and the Chief Justice’s Outstanding Contributions to the Arizona Courts Award.

Judge Ronald S. Reinstein was inducted into the Maricopa County Bar Association Hall of Fame in 2015, as well as the Indiana University School of Law Academy of Law Alumni Fellows in 2002.


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