Michael Kiefer

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.

Juan Martinez

The State of Arizona v. Jodi Arias … and Juan Martinez

By: - 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: - 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.

Juan Martinez

Judge asked to bar press from ethics hearing for Arias prosecutor accused of sexual misconduct

By: - 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: - 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.