Deputy Gila County Attorney Brian Chambers on June 18 was elected as first vice president of the State Bar of Arizona. According to Supreme Court rule, as first vice president Chambers will automatically become president-elect in 2014-15 and then state bar president in 2015-16. It is believed that Chambers will be the first attorney from Gila County to serve as state bar president.
At the state bar annual meeting, the board of governors of the state bar also confirmed Chambers’ re-election for a fourth term to serve on the board as a representative from Gila, Graham and Greenlee counties.
Chambers has served in the county attorney’s office for nearly 21 years and has served under five different Gila County attorneys, including Bradley Beauchamp, the incumbent.
Currently, Chambers provides legal advice to the Gila County Board of Supervisors and other county elected officials. Additionally, he represents the Gila Community College District and carries a felony prosecution caseload.
Chambers has served on the board of the Arizona Family Support Council (an organization of child support professionals) and was twice elected president of that organization.
Locally, he has served as the district chairman of the Gila District of the Boy Scouts of America and has served on the board of the Cobre Valley Center for the Arts for several years. He is a past president of the Globe Miami United Fund. He was an officer and board member of the Pinal Gila Behavioral Health Association (currently Empowerment Systems Inc.) for several years.
Chambers received his law degree from the J. Rueben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University in 1992 where he was an articles editor for the BYU Law Review. He received a bachelor’s degree in economics with a minor in Spanish from Brigham Young University in 1989.