Brian Y. Furuya presently serves as a deputy county attorney for Coconino County, in the office's civil division. From 2007 through 2015, Brian was in private practice. He handled cases in the areas of real estate and business transactions, landlord-tenant, appellate, personal injury, and corporate law, as well as civil litigation with the law firm of Aspey, Watkins & Diesel, P.L.L.C. Brian was named as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers in 2015 and again in 2016.
Residing with his family in Flagstaff, Brian is active in the community. In addition to volunteering for community focus groups for the City of Flagstaff, he has served President of the Board of Directors for the Coconino County Bar Association, and was also selected as a member of the Flagstaff Leadership Program’s class of 2013. In 2014, Brian was elected as member of the Arizona State Bar's Board of Governors for District 1, serving Apache, Navajo, Coconino, and Mohave counties. He presently serves as president of the State Bar of Arizona.
In law school, he was Managing Editor of Articles for the Brigham Young University Journal of Public Law. He also was an adjunct professor of law with the J. Reuben Clark Law School, teaching legal interviewing & counseling theory and technique until 2010. Brian is admitted to practice in all State and Federal courts in Arizona and before the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals and the Navajo Nation.