Board of Governors

The State Bar of Arizona Board of Governors oversees the policy making and operation of the organization. The Board is comprised of 30 people: four non-attorney, public members appointed by the Board; three at-large members appointed by the Arizona Supreme Court; 19 attorney members elected by fellow Bar members in their district; and four ex-officio members (immediate past president and the deans of Arizona's three law schools).

The Board meets six times during the 2013-2014 Bar year at the State's Bar Phoenix office, unless noted otherwise.

A schedule of meetings, planned agenda and minutes of past meetings are below:

Board Agenda

Board Minutes

Board Highlights

Whitney Cunningham
Whitney Cunningham

Aspey Watkins & Diesel PLLC
123 N. San Francisco, 3rd Floor
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Phone: 928.774.1478
Richard T. Platt
Richard Platt 2011

RT Platt Law, PLLC
P.O. Box 279
Coolidge, AZ 85128
Phone: 520.723.5486
Fax: 520.723.5488
First Vice President
Bryan B. Chambers
Bryan Chambers 2013

Deputy Gila County Attorney
Gila County Attorney's Office
1400 East Ash Street
Globe, AZ 85501-1414
Phone: 928.402.8630
Fax: 928.425.3720
Second Vice President
Lisa Loo
Lisa Loo 2011 

Deputy General Counsel
Arizona State University
P.O. Box 87-7405
Tempe, AZ 85287-7405
Phone: 480.965.4550
Fax: 480.965.0984
Alex B. Vakula
Alex Vakula 2013

The Vakula Law Firm PLC
203 East Union Street
Prescott, AZ 86303-3813
Phone: 928.445.3500
Fax: 928.442.3600
Young Lawyer Division President
Alyse Meislik
Alyse Meislik

Attorney General's Office
1275 West Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007-2997
Phone: 602.542.7727
Fax: 602.542.4377
District 4 (Cochise County)
Patrick K. Greene
Patrick Greene

Patrick K Greene Attorney at Law
410 East Toughnut Street
P.O. Box 1609
Tombstone, AZ 85638-1609
Phone: 520.457.3430
Fax: 520.457.9001
District 5 (Pima, Santa Cruz Counties)

James B. Penny
James Penny 2013

Law Office of James B. Penny LLC
333 North Wilmot Road, Suite 340
Tucson, AZ 85711-2607
Phone: 520.618.5386
Fax: 520.437.0226
Dee-Dee Samet
Dee-Dee Samet 2013

Dee-Dee Samet PC
717 North 6th Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85705-8304
Phone: 520.624.8595
Fax: 520.623.4560
Jeffrey Willis
Jeff Willis

Snell & Wilmer LLP
One South Church Avenue, Suite 1500
Tucson, AZ 85701-1630
Phone: 520.882.1231
Fax: 520.884.1294

District 6 (Maricopa County)

Richard D. Coffinger
Richard Coffinger

Law Office of Richard D. Coffinger
6838 North 58th Drive
Glendale, AZ 85301-3223
Phone: 623.937.9214
Fax: 623.937.7072
Tom Crowe
Tom Crowe 2011

Crowe & Scott, PA
1100 East Washington Street, Suite 200
Phoenix, AZ 85034-1090
Phone: 602.252.2570
Fax: 602.252.1939

David Derickson
David Derickson 

Ridenour, Hienton & Lewis, P.L.L.C.
Chase Tower
201 North Central, Suite 3300
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Phone: 602.254.9900
Fax: 602.254.8670


Diane L. Drain
Diane L. Drain

Law Office of D. L. Drain PA
1702 West Camelback Road, Suite 264
Phoenix, AZ 85015-3347
Phone: 602.246.7106
Fax: 602.249.1969

Melissa S. Ho
Melissa Ho 2011

Polsinelli Shughart PC
One East Washington Street, Suite 1200
Phoenix, AZ  85004-2568
Phone: 602.650.2028
Fax: 602.926.2376

Jack Levine
Jack Levine 2013

Jack Levine PC
777 East Thomas Road, Suite 210
Phoenix, AZ  85014-0001
Phone: 602.395.9000
Fax: 602.265-8022

Samuel Saks
Sam Saks 2011

Cantelme & Brown PLC
3003 North Central Avenue, Suite 600
Phoenix, AZ 85012-0001
Phone: 602.200.0104
Fax: 602.200.0106

Geoffrey Trachtenberg
Geoff Trachtenberg 2013

Levenbaum Trachtenberg PLC
362 North Third Avenue
Phoenix, AZ  85003-1521
Phone: 602.271.0183
Fax: 602.271.4018
District 7 (La Paz and Yuma Counties)
Jimmie Dee Smith
Jimmie Smith

Attorney at Law
221 South Second Avenue
Yuma, AZ 85364-2265
Phone: 928.783.7809
Fax: 928.783.7800
Ex-Officio Members

Immediate Past President
Amelia Craig Cramer

Amelia Craig Cramer

Chief Deputy Pima County Attorney
Offices of Pima County Attorney
Legal Services Bldg., 19th Floor
32 North Stone Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701-1403
Phone: 520.740.5598
Fax: 520.740.5495

Shirley Mays
Shirley Mays

Dean, Arizona Summit Law School
One North Central Avenue, 13th Floor
Phoenix, Arizona 85004
Phone: 602.682.6870
Fax: 602.682.6998
Marc L. Miller
Dean Marc Miller

Dean, James E. Rogers College of Law
University of Arizona
P.O. Box 210176
Tucson, AZ 85721-0176
Phone: 520.621.1498
Fax: 520.626.2050

Douglas J. Sylvester
Doug Sylvester 2011 

Dean, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
Arizona State University
P.O. Box 877906
Tempe, AZ 85287-7906
Phone: 480.965.6188
Fax: 480.965.6521

Public Members
Tony Finley
Tony Finley

Chief Financial Officer
Long Realty Company
900 East River Road
Tucson, AZ  85718-5698
Phone: 520.888.8844
Fax: 520.918.1050


Audrey R. Jennings
Audrey Jennings 2011

Executive Director
United Blood Services
6220 East Oak Street
Scottsdale, AZ  85257-1101
Phone: 480.675.5408
Fax: 480.675.5441

Meredith Peabody
Meredith Peabody 2013

39 Pinnacle Circle
Prescott, AZ 86305-5238
Phone: 928.445.3719
John J. Sullivan
John J. Sullivan

15067 South Camino Rio Puerco
Sahuarita, AZ 85629-8244
Phone: 520.207.1665
At-Large Members
Jennifer J. Burns
Jennifer Burns

P.O. Box 27045
Tucson, AZ 85726-7045
Phone: 520.745.0064
David K. Byers
Dave Byers

Administrative Director
Administrative Office of the Courts
1501 West Washington Street, Suite 411
Phoenix, AZ 85007-3329
Phone: 602.452.3307
Fax: 602.452.3484
Virginia Herrera-Gonzales
Gonzales Virginia 2011

Assistant Attorney General
Office of the Attorney General
Child and Family Protection Division
Protective Services Section
430 North Dobson Road, #101
Mesa, AZ 85201-5276
Phone: 480.834.3775, Ext. 212
Fax: 480.834.8194