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Committees and their members are generally appointed by the president. If you are interested in serving on a committee, contact Executive Director Allen Kimbrough at

Committee Chairs


Awards Committee
Jennifer Cranston, Chair

Bench-Bar Committee (See listing below)
David Funkhouser III, Co-chair
Hon. Christopher Whitten, Co-chair

Continuing Legal Education Committee
Holly Davies, Chair

Diversity Committee (See listing below)
Hon. Penny Willrich

Finance Committee
T.J. Ryan, Chair

Hall of Fame Committee
Hon. Glenn Davis, Chair

Lawyer Referral Service Committee
Aryeh Schwartz, Chair

Maricopa Lawyer Editorial Board
Aaron Nash, Chair

Membership Committee
Hon. Keelan Bodow, Chair

Technology Committee
T.J. Ryan, Chair


Diversity Committee

The MCBA Diversity Committee is committed to advancing equal access to participation in the legal profession and the fair administration of justice. The committee furthers this mission through the following projects and initiatives:

  • Minority Legal Writing Program
  • Summer Associate Social
  • Collaboration with diverse attorney organizations
  • Sponsoring CLE programs

Diversity Committee Members

Hon. Penny Willrich, Chair
Phoenix School of Law

Prof. Robert Bartels
Arizona State University

May Mowzoon
Quarles & Brady, LLP


Barbara Pashkowski
Gust Rosenfeld, PLC

MoniQue Simpson
Thomas, Thomas & Markson, PC

Kaitlin Verdura
Verdura Law Group, PLLC

Gaetano Testini
The Wilmer & Testini Law Firm

Adam Almaraz
ASU Law School Liaison

Kristina Morrison
Phoenix School of Law

Lyzzette Bullock, MCBA Board Liaison
Quarles & Brady, LLP
Laurie Williams, Staff Liaison
Maricopa County Bar Association


Bench-Bar Committee


Hon. Christopher Whitten, Co-chair
Maricopa County Superior Court

Jennifer E. Green, Co-chair
U.S. Attorney’s Office



Hon. Sam Myers
Hon. Joe Kreamer
Hon. Maria del Mar Verdin
Hon. Joe Welty
Hon. Sally Duncan
Hon. Dawn Bergin
Comm. Mike Hintze
Comm. Rick Nothwehr




David Funkhouser III
Quarles & Brady
Todd Julian
Burch & Cracchiolo
Booker Evans
Greenberg Traurig



Amy Nguyen
Kimerer & Derrick
Dan Lowrance

Public Defender’s Office
Tony Church
Maricopa County Attorney’s Office

Paula Alleman
Attorney General’s Office

Family Court Practitioner
Lori Berke
Berke Law Firm



Aaron Nash
Maricopa County Clerk’s Office

Elizabeth Evans
Educational Adminstrator, Maricopa County Trial Courts

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