Judge Dolny has been serving as Justice of the Peace for Pima County's Precinct 4 since January, 1997. Precinct 4 currently encompasses the downtown city area and west across the Santa Cruz River to include Barrios Hollywood, Menlo Park, A-Mountain and much of the western part of the county, including Three Points. It extends south to Pima Mine Road and goes to Sunset Road on the north. However, Judge Dolny hears cases from all over the county. Judge Dolny was first elected in November 1996. She received a Bachelor's Degree "With High Distinction" from Arizona State University with a Major in French and a Minor in Spanish and Education, and then earned a Masters Degree in French from the same university. She attended the University of Paris (Sorbonne) and University of Toulouse, France, on Fulbright scholarships. She taught at the middle school and high school levels and also taught GED for Pima County. Judge Dolny received her Juris Doctor Degree from the University of Arizona College of Law in 1978, practiced law, and then became a judge. Judge Dolny is a Native Spanish speaker and is fluent in French and also conversant in Italian and German.

Judge Dolny is a widow with three grown children, Richie, Yvonne, and Christina, all of whom live in the Phoenix area. She loves to travel and has been in Europe, North Africa, East Africa, Laos, Cambodia, Viet Nam, Thailand, India, Egypt, New Zealand, Australia, Czech Republic, Guatemala, and many other countries. Last year she was thrilled to have climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, the highest mountain in Africa! Most recently she enjoyed bungee jumping from a bridge 150 over the Kawarau River in New Zealand.


  • 1998 - Present Associate Presiding Judge
  • January 1996 - January 1997 Judge pro Tempore with Pima County Justice Courts.
  • 1989 - 1996 General civil practice of law
  • 1991 - 1992 Acting City Attorney, City of Nogales, Arizona
  • 1989 - 1990 Deputy City Attorney, City of Nogales, Arizona
  • 1985 - 1989 City Court Magistrate, City of Tucson, Arizona
  • 1981 - 1985 Assistant City Attorney, City of Tucson, Arizona - Criminal Division
  • 1979 - 1981 Assistant City Attorney, City of Tucson, Arizona - Civil Division


  • Director, UA Honor's College Advisory Board
  • Member and Corresponding Secretary, Los Descendientes del Presidio de Tucson
  • Member, Tiempo (executive women's organization)
  • Past member, Sister Cities
  • Current Member of the Arizona and Pima Bar Associations
  • Past member, Tucson Aids Project, Family Counseling Agency, La Frontera, and Tucson Humane Society
  • Past member of Arizona Supreme Court Commission on Courts of Limited Jurisdiction
  • Certified instructor by the Arizona Supreme Court to teach continuing legal education to judicial personnel
  • Law Woman's Award: Outstanding Third Year Woman
  • Arizona Advocate Award: Outstanding Third Year Writer
  • Moot Court Board
  • 1975 - 1976 Arizona Advocate (University of Arizona Law Student newspaper): Associate Editor
  • 1976 - 1977 Arizona Advocate: Executive Editor
  • 1977 - 1978 Arizona Advocate: Staff Writer
  • Fulbright Teaching Fellowship: Lecturer, University of Besancon, France
  • Phi Kappa Phi, National Scholastic Honorary
  • Alpha Mu Gamma, National Foreign Language Honorary


Judge Dolny is available via the following:

  • Email -
  • Phone - (520) 724-3502
  • Fax - (520) 798-1842
  • Mail - 240 N Stone Ave, Tucson, Arizona 85701