Honorable John Napper
Division 2 Judge
John Napper was the Yavapai County Public Defender from May of 2014 to December 2016. There he directed an office of 17 attorneys and 15 staff along with approximately 20 contract lawyers. He was in private practice prior to his appointment as the Public Defender. As an attorney he handled civil, criminal, and appellate cases. He graduated with honors from the John Marshall Law School in Chicago Illinois in 2002. Judge Napper was appointed by Chief Justice Brutinel to serve as the Presiding Judge of Yavapai County, effective August 1st 2020.