In Arizona, there are four major Maricopa County Superior Court locations: Northeast, Downtown, Southeast, and Northwest. I practice most often in the Northeast and Downtown courthouses. I am most familiar with the judges in those courthouses. I am no stranger to the other court locations — it’s just that most of my clients and their spouses (or ex-spouses) live in Scottsdale or Phoenix. When a new case is filed, the clerk assigns the case to the courthouse nearest to the filing attorney (or party, if there is no attorney representing that party).