Judge LaSota was appointed as the Presiding Magistrate for the City of Cottonwood Municipal Court in April, 2009, after selection by the Mayor and City Council, and after having been the first choice of the Judicial Review and Appointments Advisory Board. Prior to his appointment, he was a Judge Pro Tem in the Mesa Municipal Court, the Scottsdale City Court and Chandler Municipal Court. He was also a Justice of the Peace Pro Tem. He had 8 years of judicial experience prior to coming to Cottonwood. Prior to his appointment, he also practiced law for 29 years. He practiced in the areas of criminal law, civil, juvenile court and family law, as well as other areas of practice. He has also been a prosecutor, court-appointed attorney and a Deputy Public Defender
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