Stephen J.P. Kupiszewski was born in Lake Whales, Florida. He came to Arizona in 1981 as an All-American on a swimming scholarship to Arizona State University and was team captain for the 1984-85 season. Also during the 1984-85 school year, Stephen was president of the Volunteers for Youth program, serving underprivileged children in the Phoenix area. He graduated with a B.S. in 1986. Like his father, he attended Cumberland School of Law at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama graduating in December of 1989. After a brief solo practice, Stephen became an Assistant Attorney General in 1991 working in the Protective services section of the Office under Grant Woods. In 1997 he Joined Tielborg, Sanders & Parks working on medical malpractice and insurance defense cases. Stephen returned to Juvenile Court with the Legal Defender’s office in Dec. of 1998, focusing his practice and representing parents on severance and dependency cases against the state of Arizona.
Stephen was appointed to the superior court bench as a Commissioner and began his career as a judicial officer on August 3, 2001. Through the rotation process, Stephen has presided over Criminal, Family, Probate, Juvenile, Mental Health, Tax and Civil calendars. He has retired from his last rotation on a blended calendar serving Probate and Family Court cases on March 29, 2013 After two long days in retirement, Steve opened his Law practice with his wife Jennifer and new law partner, Emily Kile. Steve will focus primarily on Mediation and Litigation services in probate, civil and family court cases.
He married Jennifer in January of 2009. They have a blended family with 5 children: Michael, 25, Stephen, 24, Joseph 22, Ashley, 18 and Alexis 17. The firm mascot is the "ferocious" dog, Maximus (Max) Thor ( 5lbs.Yorkie).
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