State Bar Board of Governors Elects Geoffrey Trachtenberg as New President

PHOENIX – July 24, 2015 – The State Bar of Arizona has announced the election of Geoffrey Trachtenberg as president of its Board of Governors.

Geoffrey Trachtenberg will replace outgoing President Bryan Chambers who was appointed to serve as a Gila County Superior Court Judge by Governor Doug Ducey. Chambers resigned as judges are ineligible for Board service under the rules of the Arizona Supreme Court.

Trachtenberg is a partner at Levenbaum Trachtenberg, PLC where he manages the law firm’s California, New Mexico, and Utah offices. He is Board Certified as a Specialist in personal injury and wrongful death litigation.

Trachtenberg grew up in Arizona and has served on the State Bar of Arizona Board of Governors since 2011.

He obtained his law degree from Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley.

Jeffrey Willis, who held the secretary/treasurer seat on the Bar’s Board of Governors was elected to fill the second vice president post vacated by Trachtenberg. Steven Hirsch, who represents District 6 (Maricopa County) was elected to fill the secretary/treasurer seat vacated by Willis.

The Board of Governors certified the special election results at its July 23 meeting.

If you require more information about the Board of Governors contact Carrie Sherman via email at carrie.sherman@staff.azbar.org or 602.340.7201.

About the Board of Governors
The State Bar of Arizona Board of Governors oversees the policy making and operation of the organization. The Board is comprised of 30 people: four non-attorney, public members appointed by the Board; three at-large members appointed by the Arizona Supreme Court; 19 attorney members elected by fellow Bar members in their district; and four ex-officio members (immediate past president and the deans of Arizona’s three law schools). The Board meets a minimum of nine times each year.

About the State Bar
The State Bar of Arizona is a non-profit organization that operates under the supervision of the Arizona Supreme Court. The Bar includes approximately 17,800 active attorneys and provides education and development programs for the legal profession and the public. Since 1933 the Bar and its members have been committed to serving the public by making sure the voices of all people in Arizona are heard in our justice system.

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