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​Exposing the State Bar of Arizona


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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

STATE BAR PRESIDENT

Lisa Loo

THE BOARD OF GOVERNORS

Whatever John Phelps Wants

This group of attorneys and a couple of non-attorneys serves to "justify" the State Bar's existence. Because they operate a multi-million dollar budget, the State Bar requires meetings, conferences and planning sessions to make it seem like they are "providing a service to the community."  It's a brilliant scheme.

BOARD OF GOVERNORS

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

- Christopher Hitchens

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 Bastard" 

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