Navajo County

Proudly Serving, Continuously Improving Since 1895

Navajo County Superior Courts
Division IV
Hon. Michala Ruechel

Division IV Judge

The Honorable Judge
Michaela Ruechel

Michala Ruechel was born on November 30, 1961, in Portales, New Mexico. Michala’s family moved to Tuba City when she was three years old, where she graduated from High School. She then obtained her law degree in 1985 from Arizona State University, and moved to Navajo County.

In 1993, she became the Commissioner for the Superior Court’s Child Support Division and served as a Superior Court Judge Pro Tempore until 2006 when was appointed as Navajo County Superior Court Judge for Division IV by Governor Janet Napolitano. In November, 2008, Judge Ruechel was elected by the citizens of Navajo County to continue her service on the Superior Court Bench in Division IV.

General Information

Currently residing in Holbrook, Arizona. Married to Joel Ruechel, they have three children.


Judicial Assistant – Glenda Walters

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