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Robert Cameron Broomfield

Robert Cameron Broomfield, American federal judge. Bar: Arizona 1961, United States District Court Arizona 1961. Recipient Faculty award National Judicial College, 1979, Distinguished Jurist award Mississippi State University, 1986, Distinguished Citizen award University Arizona Alumni Association, 2006.


  • Broomfield, Robert Cameron was born on June 18, 1933 in Detroit, Michigan, United States. Son of David Campbell and Mabel Margaret (Van Deventer) Broomfield.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Pennsylvania State University, 1955. Bachelor of Laws, University Arizona, 1961.


    • Clerk, bailiff for Judge Jack D. H. Hays Arizona Superior Court, 1961—1962. Associate Carson, Messinger, Elliot, Laughlin & Ragan, Phoenix, 1962-1965, partner, 1966-1971. Judge Arizona Superior Court, 1971-1985, presiding judge, 1974-1985.

      Judge United States District Court Arizona, 1985—1994, chief judge, 1994-1999, senior judge, since 1999. Judge Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC), 2002—2009. Faculty National Judicial College, Reno, 1975-1982.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Arizona 1961, United States District Court Arizona 1961.


    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


    Advisory board Boy Scouts American, Phoenix, 1968-1975. Training committee Arizona Academy, Phoenix, 1980-1991. President Paradise Valley School Board, Phoenix, 1969-1970.

    Board directors Phoenix Together, 1982-1987, Crisis Nursery, Phoenix, 1976-1981. Chairman 9th Circuit Task Force on Court Reporting, 1988-1991. Space and facilities committee United States Judicial Conference, 1987-1993, chairman, 1989-1993, chairman security, space and facilities committee, 1993-1995, budget committee, since 1997, chairman economy subcommittee, since 2003.

    Founding member Sandra Day O'Connor Inn of Court, 1988-1994. Member American Bar Association (chairman National Conference State Trial Judges 1983-1984, president National Conference Metropolitan Courts 1978-1979, chairman board directors 1980-1982, Justice Tom Clark award 1980, board directors National Center for State Courts 1980-1985, Distinguished Service award 1986), Arizona Bar Association, Maricopa County Bar Association (Distinguished Public Service award 1980), Arizona Judges Association (president 1981-1982), American Judicature Society (special citation 1985), Maricopa County Medical Society (Distinguished Service medal 1979), Rotary.


    • Married Cuma Lorena Cecil, August 3, 1958. Children: Robert Cameron Junior, Alyson Paige, Scott McKinley.
    • father: David Campbell Broomfield
    • mother: Mabel Margaret (Van Deventer) Broomfield
    • spouse: Cuma Lorena Cecil
    • children: Robert Cameron Junior Broomfield
    • Alyson Paige Broomfield
    • Scott McKinley Broomfield
    Robert Cameron Broomfield
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