For the past 25 years, Attorney Tamika Wooten has proudly devoted her life to protecting children and families of Maricopa County. As a practicing attorney for 29 years, Tamika rose through the ranks as a defense attorney for felony offenses. After being appointed as Chief Prosecutor in Glendale, Arizona, she coordinated with the presiding judge to develop an award-winning Domestic Violence program. Tamika brings years of courtroom experience as a judge in Avondale, El Mirage, Surprise, and Wickenburg while also owning and operating her own sports agency as a Certified NFL Contract Advisor.
As one of Maricopa County’s highly regarded attorneys, for over 25 years Tamika has fearlessly demanded fair treatment and justice for Maricopa county residents of all backgrounds.
Tamika’s nearly three-decade track record of service within the Maricopa County justice system has positioned her with the ideal qualifications and community experience needed to be the clear choice for the next Maricopa County attorney.
Tamika is a data-driven leader skilled in solving complex issues with common-sense solutions. Her approach to smart, fair, equitable criminal justice policies isn’t one-size-fits-all. She will enlist the power of innovations in crime prevention and restorative justice practices to invest in building healthy lives and communities, particularly for juvenile and non-violent offenders with mental health and addiction issues.
Tamika’s hard-working parents played a critical role in fostering Tamikas community-driven spirit that undergirds Tamika’s values in law today. Her father, a postal worker, instilled a work ethic of service and civic responsibility. Tamika’s mother worked as a high school teacher and placed an emphasis on preparing students at-risk to live beyond their current circumstances.
A Love for Education
Tamika has always made education a priority. After graduating high school early at 16 she graduated from UCLA and went on to study law at the University of Arizona and continued her education further with hundreds of hours in specialized law training and Sports Management.
With nearly 3 decades of experience within the Maricopa County legal system, as a prosecutor a defense attorney and a judge, a wife to a pediatrician, mother of two daughters and a dog – Tamika’s values line up with the hard-working families of Maricopa County who want to keep our communities safe and make sure our loved ones return home every night.