KELLY, Virginia C., graduated from the University
of Arizona with distinction in 1968 (B.A. in education with honors in speech) and the University of
Wisconsin in 1969 (M.A. in communication and public address). She received her J.D. magna cum laude
from the University of Arizona in 1990. She was an Assistant United States Attorney for ten years
and worked in the criminal and appellate sections. She also worked for Gust Rosenfeld doing civil
litigation. In 2002, Governor Jane Hull appointed her to the Pima County Superior Court bench. She
has served on the criminal, civil and juvenile benches. In 2009, Governor Jan Brewer appointed Judge
Kelly to Division Two.