Michael Kiefer spent 16 years covering courts and crime for The Arizona Republic and eight years as an investigative reporter at Phoenix New Times. His career as a writer and reporter spans more than 40 years.
The State of Arizona v. Jodi Arias … and Juan Martinez
By: Michael Kiefer - March 27, 2020
The case caption said, “State of Arizona v. Jodi Ann Arias,” but it might just as well have said “State of Arizona v. Juan M. Martinez.”
Judge dismisses sexual harassment ethics charges against top MCAO prosecutor
By: Michael Kiefer - August 24, 2019
“Teflon” Juan Martinez got a temporary reprieve on Friday night when the presiding disciplinary judge of the Arizona Supreme Court threw out a chunk of the pending ethics charges against him that stemmed from allegations of sexual harassment in the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office.
Judge asked to bar press from ethics hearing for Arias prosecutor accused of sexual misconduct
By: Michael Kiefer - August 22, 2019
A judge has been asked by attorneys for Juan Martinez and the State Bar of Arizona to limit press coverage of Martinez's ethics hearing, if not bar it outright.
Does Bill Montgomery know enough about justice to be one?
By: Michael Kiefer - February 28, 2019
He has exactly five years’ experience prosecuting cases — those years are not contiguous — and many of the most serious cases he tried were motor-vehicle offenses.