AZ Bar


​Exposing the State Bar of Arizona


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* On a photo refers to a blatantly ignored

Conflict of Interest

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JOHN PHELPS

CEO/Executive Director

Annual Salary:  $225,000

PATRICIA SALLEN

Director, Special Services

Annual Salary:  $145,000

2015 Budget Goodies!!

JOHN FURLONG

Gen. Counsel/ Dep. Dir.

Annual Salary:  $175,000

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  • ​$7,000,000 - Salaries
  • $665,000 - Health Insurance Premiums
  • $500,000 - Pension Contributions
  • $428,000 - Meals
  • ​$325,000 - Professional Services
  • $115,000 - Lodging
  • $75,000 - Bathroom Remodel
  • ​$58,000 - Staff Education
  • $24,000 - Wellness Program​
  • $0 - Diversity Expenses
  • $0 - Member Assistance Programs

AMY REHM

Deputy Chief Bar Counsel

Annual Salary:  $160,000

LISA DEANE

Chief Member Services 

Annual Salary:  $125,000

State Bar Money:  Where the Money is spent...

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MARET VESSELLA

Chief Bar Counsel

Annual Salary: $175,000

LISA FONTES

Advertising Sales Manager

Annual Salary:  $125,000

KATHY GERHART

Chief Financial Officer

Annual Salary:  $125,000

THE "HELP" - Assistants for Everyone!


It costs a ton of money to staff the State Bar of Arizona.  Here's a snapshot of some of the staff.

"Your

IGNORANCE

is their

POWER."

Remember, the State Bar is just an "overpaid"

Home Owner's Association. 

The top 8 employees earn over $1.3 million in Salaries.

GONE

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$175K

$175K

$225K

THE BLOATED BUDGETS - Benefits Galore...


From $500,000 annual in pension payments, new computers, to Wellness Programs, to fancy dinners , this budget has it all.  Check it out...

SBA Budget Meetings

The Truth: This bloated group of employees are nice folks who were unable to find employment in the private sector.  The State Bar hires them until they realize there's no real future.  Former employees claim that turnover is high and moral is low.  The bloated $15 million annual budget goes to pay executive salaries, pensions and "Cadillac" benefits packages.

2015 - Budget

THE COMPENSATION - You ain't making what these guys are


The State Bar of Arizona executives make great money.  Oh sure, you may have a higher annual salary but you also work 70 hours a week!  They're working less than 40.  Do the math.

THE BUILDING - If you're gonna screw attorneys, do it in luxury


Where does ALL the money go?  First, the State Bar employees get warehoused in this luxury red brick commercial building at 4201 N. 24th Street in Phoenix.  The State Bar purchased this 3 story palace in 2004 for $8.425 million!  While the building boasts 69,000 square feet, the State Bar only occupies the 1st and 3rd floors.  The 2nd floor remains mostly empty.  This is an expense the State Bar membership DID NOT NEED.  It has been nicknamed the Splurge Mahal.

State Bar of Arizona Building

2013 & 2014 Compensation!!