Judith R. Baumann is the City Attorney for Tempe. She oversees a 26-person law firm that is organized into two divisions that handle all of the City's civil and criminal matters. The Office handles litigation, criminal prosecution, and advises the Mayor, City Council and City Departments. Prior to joining the Tempe City Attorney’s Office in 2008, Ms. Baumann spent fifteen years in private practice, handling both transactional and litigation matters. She is licensed and has practiced before the State and Federal Courts of Arizona. She graduated from Arizona State University College of Law and holds an undergraduate degree in History from ASU. She was awarded Outstanding Graduate by the Women Law Students’ Association and Pro Bono Distinction. While at ASU College of Law, Ms. Baumann formed the Advocacy Program for Battered Women, along with a colleague.
As City Attorney, Ms. Baumann continues to practice law as a member of the firm, providing legal advice in a wide range of areas including property, procurement, information technology, public finance, construction law, litigation, employment law, constitutional law, code enforcement and nuisance issues, and general advisory matters.Ms. Baumann is a member of the State Bar of Arizona, the American Bar Association Law Practice Management Division, and the Maricopa County Bar Association. She previously served on the Board of the Wellness Community of Central Arizona.