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The Honorable Judge
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Judge Brother Portrait


Your Honor (formal address)
Mr. Judge (by Dahlia Hawthorne)
Occupation Judge
Names in other languages
Japanese (romanization written with the given name first) 裁判長 (Saibancho) (equivalent of judge)
French Frère du juge (equivalent of judge's brother)
German Bruder des Richters (equivalent of judge's brother)
Spanish Hermano del juez (equivalent of judge's brother)
Italian Fratello del giudice (equivalent of judge's brother)
Biological information
(this is for age comparison purposes, and so may look odd; click on the question mark for details)? 1971 or earlier[1][2]
(as recorded in court record profiles and case files) Unknown
Status (last known) Alive
Eye color Brown
Hair color Blond
Height (from official guidebooks) ??? cm
Family An unnamed older brother
An unnamed sister-in-law
An unnamed grandson
An unnamed grandnephew
An unnamed grandniece
Friends None mentioned
Affiliates None mentioned
Debut episode The Stolen Turnabout
Leitmotif "Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Trials and Tribulations ~ Court Begins"
Judge (younger brother)
Hmm... Car thieves... I'm not sure how I feel about car thieves.
Mia Fey
(Is this guy sure about how he feels about ANYTHING?)

The "judge's brother" refers to the judge presiding over Luke Atmey's trial, Terry Fawles's second trial and the first day of Iris's trial. He is the younger brother of the usual judge that presides over Phoenix Wright's cases.

Known trialsEdit

Hawthorne murder trialEdit

Main article: Turnabout Beginnings

In 2012, the judge presided over a trial that debuted both defense attorney Mia Fey and prosecutor Miles Edgeworth. The defendant, Terry Fawles, was accused of murdering police sergeant Valerie Hawthorne. Although Fey mounted a successful defense and nearly had Edgeworth's eyewitness accused of murder, the defendant committed suicide by swallowing poison before the trial could be concluded.

Mask☆DeMasque trialsEdit

Main article: The Stolen Turnabout

In 2018, the judge presided over the trial of Luke Atmey for the theft of a Fey family heirloom, one of three trials related to the identity of notorious thief Mask☆DeMasque, with Winston Payne prosecuting the case. At the same time, another of the said trials was occurring in a different courtroom and presided by the judge's older brother, in which Ron DeLite was accused of murder. However, before the younger judge was able to declare a verdict for Atmey, the defendant was called into the other trial as a witness. Atmey was subsequently implicated for the murder there, ending both trials in not guilty verdicts.

Deauxnim murder trialEdit

Main article: Bridge to the Turnabout

In 2019, the judge was called to preside over the Elise Deauxnim murder trial. He seemed to remember vaguely the standing defense attorney, who was actually Miles Edgeworth filling in for an incapacitated Phoenix Wright, but prosecutor Franziska von Karma assured him that the attorney was not from the prosecutor's office. The judge immediately attempted to have von Karma's whip confiscated, but Edgeworth requested that she be allowed to keep it. The deliberations were eventually postponed for the next day, but by then, the judge had caught a fever, so his older brother presided the trial in his place.


Phoenix Wright
So they're brothers! That explains a lot...

The judge.

The judge is naïve and gullible, albeit not as extremely as his brother. Like his brother, he is very easily wooed by female witnesses such as Dahlia Hawthorne. He tries to run standard, serious trials with minimal eccentricities, even once attempting to remove Franziska von Karma's whip from the courtroom. However, he does seem to be prone to giving abrupt verdicts without allowing time for any new points to be presented, as he needed to be stopped via objections numerous times during the part of Iris's trial that he oversaw. He also has a habit of saying that he doesn't know how he feels about certain topics that come up in court and often goes on tangents during conversations by telling anecdotes from his life.

This judge seems to exhibit aspects of a stereotypical Canadian personality. He has certain verbal tics, such as saying "aboot" in place of "about", ending sentences with "eh", and referring to some people as hosers. He also mentions subjects that a stereotypical Canadian might discuss, such as hockey (and his "playoff beard"), foods (donuts and beer), and "double-doubles" (referring to a coffee from Tim Hortons, a highly popular Canadian coffee shop, that has two spoonfuls of sugar and two parts cream).



  1. Judge: Well, my little brother came to visit me in my chambers earlier this morning.
    Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Trials and Tribulations. Capcom. Episode: Bridge to the Turnabout (in English). 2007.
  2. Bikini: Dear, dear, dear. You're older than me and yet you want to play that game, do you?
    Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Trials and Tribulations. Capcom. Episode: Bridge to the Turnabout (in English). 2007.
  3. Hsu, Janet (2014-10-31). Ace Attorney Trilogy - Surprising Tidbits You Never Knew! Capcom Unity. Retrieved on 2014-11-02.

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