Congratulations to Judge McCullough on her well-deserved retirement. I knew her when she was known simply as Margie. She joined Ben Hufford and myself to practice law in Flagstaff many decades ago. Margie then, and now, remains a committed member of our community. She specialized in representing those that were hurting or needing some understanding, and advocating for those whose voice was not often heard.
Early on Margie, and our firm, was awarded the juvenile contract, advocating for young people who found themselves caught up in the criminal justice system. Margie was compassionate, but not a pushover. She had high expectations and occasionally “laid down the law” for these young clients. Her passion for making a difference in their lives lead her to accept the first juvenile judgeship in Coconino County.
With great regret for our loss, we acknowledged that the county could not have picked a better juvenile judge. She has done this community proud and has made a difference in so many young peoples lives. Thank you Margie for your commitment, dedication, intellect and perseverance. Mostly, thank you Margie, for being Margie.