José de Jesús Rivera

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José de Jesús Rivera joined Miller, Pitt, Feldman & McAnally as an Attorney-at-Law in 2001 as the resident partner in charge of the Phoenix office. He served as United States  Attorney, District of Arizona, for three years before joining the firm. As such, he was the chief  federal law enforcement officer for the state and took a particular interest in civil rights, voting  rights, and community outreach. Admitted to the practice of law in 1976, he had broad  experience as a federal prosecutor and in private practice before becoming United States Attorney. He was a member of the Board of Governors of the State Bar of Arizona from 1995 to 1998 and the Chair of the State Bar's Appointments Committee from 1997 to 1998. A member of numerous civic and professional organizations, he has received a number of awards and commendations. He served as counsel to the Independent Redistricting Commission. José's practice areas are constitutional litigation, civil rights, redistricting and election law, and criminal defense.

José holds a law degree from Arizona State University College of Law and a BS degree from Northern Arizona State University. He is fluent in Spanish.