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THE REST OF THE ORGANIZATION

Staff, Big Firms, Judges and Attorney Dues

Quote:  "We can't believe we get paid to do this!"

RICHARD "RICK" DEBRUHL

Chief Communications Officer

Annual Salary: - $135,000

Time at the Bar: Since 2009

Nickname:  "Washed-Up Ricky"
Quote:  "John Phelps needs a friend.  That's me."

DISCIPLINE DEPARTMENT

Rectal Specialists

Quote:  "We don't give a shit if you've got a problem.  Our team will find one and make you pay for the pain."

BOARD OF GOVERNORS

PROFILE:  John Phelps


WORK EXPERIENCE

State Bar of Arizona

CEO/Executive Director
Jan 2009 – Present


GSA

Acting Regional Administrator
2008 – 2009


GSA

Chief of Staff
2006 – 2009


American Red Cross - Phoenix
Chief Operating Officer
2005 – 2006

State of Arizona
Deputy Director, Homeland Security
Dec 2003 – Jun 2005


US Army
Chief of Staff, US Army Legal Agency
Jul 2000 – Dec 2003


US Army
General Counsel, Defense Language Institute
Jul 1999 – Jul 2000


US Army
Deputy General Counsel, Fort Sill OK
Jul 1997 – Jul 1999


US Army
Professor, Asst Dept Head, U.S. Military Academy (West Point)

Jul 1994 – Jul 1997

US Army
International Law Advisor
Jul 1990 – Jul 1993


US Army
Prosecutor/Administrative Law Director--Ft. Polk, LA
Jun 1986 – Jul 1989


US Army
Intelligence Officer
May 1979 – Jul 1983


EDUCATION
University of Virginia School of Law
 LLM Field Of Study Constitutional Law
1993 – 1994
Fully funded scholarship
Post JD study in law to prepare for professorship at US Military


Judge Advocate General's School
LLM Field Of Study Military & International Law
1989 – 1990
Honor Graduate

University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law
 JD 
1983 – 1986
Honors Graduate Trial Advocacy & Writing Awards

St. John's University
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) American Government and Politics 
1975 – 1979
Magna Cum Laude
Marshal of Graduation Ceremonies
4 Year Fully Funded Army ROTC Scholarship
Distinguished Military Graduate

 'What better way for a ruling class to claim and hold power than to pose as the defenders of the nation.'

- Christopher Hitchens

ARIZONA'S "3 PENSIONS & COUNTING" CLUB

STATE BAR DEPARTMENTS

LISA BOMASTER FONTES

Advertising Sales manager

Annual Salary: - $150,000

Time at the Bar: Unknown

Nickname:  "Token Latina"
Quote:  "John Phelps hired me because he wanted diversity. Sure I'm white but my last name counts."

HAVE YOU HAD TO DEAL WITH ANY OF THESE FOLKS?

Who's Running the Place?

JOHN FURLONG

Gen. Counsel & Dep. Director

Annual Salary:  $175,000

Time at Bar: 2004

Nickname: "Mini Phelps"

Best Quote:  "I love working with John Phelps.  He was in the military and has adopted the Don't Ask, Don't Tell philosophy here."

JOHN PHELPS

CEO/Executive Director

Annual Salary:  $225,000

Time at Bar: January 2009

Nickname: "Lex Luthor's Love Child" 

Best Quote:  "The Supreme Court doesn't make a decision unless I tell them to."


MARET VESSELLA

Chief Bar Counsel

Annual Salary: $175,000

Time at Bar: August 2009

Nickname: "The Bitch"

Best Quote:  "I hate it when people say that I don't look that hot in person."

AMY REHM

Deputy Chief Bar Counsel

Annual Salary: $160,000

Time at Bar:  May 1999

Nickname:  "Lamey Amy"

Quote:  "I'm voting for Hillary Clinton, because she look great in a pant suit."

PATRICIA SALLEN (Left 2015)

Director, Special Services & Ethics/Deputy General Counsel

Annual Salary: - $145,000

Time at the Bar: Unknown

Nickname:  "Ratty Patty"
Quote:  "Frankly, I work at the Bar for the health benefits. Plus they pay me a shit load of money."

STATE BAR EXECUTIVES