Stephen J.P. Kupiszewski was born in Lake Whales, Florida. He came to Arizona in 1981 as an All-American on a swimming scholarship to Arizona State University and was team captain for the 1984-85 season. Also during the 1984-85 school year, Stephen was president of the Volunteers for Youth program, serving underprivileged children in the Phoenix area. He graduated with a B.S. in 1986. Like his father, he attended Cumberland School of Law at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama graduating in December of 1989.
Stephen was appointed to the superior court bench as a Commissioner and began his career as a judicial officer on August 3, 2003. Through the rotation process, Stephen has presided over Criminal, Family, Probate, Juvenile, Mental Health, Tax and Civil calendars. He retired from his last rotation on March 29, 2013. After two long days in retirement, Steve opened his law practice working as Of-Counsel at the law firm of Kile and Kupiszewski with his wife Jennifer and her law partner, Emily Kile. Steve has focused primarily on Mediation and Litigation services in probate, and family court cases.
He married Jennifer in January of 2009. They have a blended family with 5 children: Michael, 33, Stephen, 32, Joseph 30, Ashley, 27 and Alexis 26. All having obtained college degrees and meaningful employment.
Steve is currently serving as a board member of the Scottsdale Bar Association and is chairperson of the membership committee and is looking for additional volunteers.