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Ethics Café Series: ER 8.4: Misconduct

Total Credits: 1 CLE, 1 Ethics

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2024 Ethics Cafe Bundle
Jessica Jean-Marie Kokal |  Keith Swisher |  Patricia A Sallen |  Nancy A Greenlee |  Bradley F Perry |  Sierra M Taylor
Co-Sponsored by:
The State Bar of Arizona's Ethics Advisory Group
State Bar of Arizona, Daniel J. McAuliffe CLE Center - Phoenix, AZ



ER 8.4 Misconduct

Nancy Greenlee, Counselor and Attorney at Law
Jessica Kokal, Broening Oberg Woods & Wilson PC
Bradley Perry, Maricopa County Attorney's Office
Patricia Sallen, Ethics at Law PLLC
Keith Swisher, University of Arizona College of Law
Sierra Taylor, Maricopa County Office of the Legal Advocate

*Lunch will be provided for in-person attendees


Jessica Jean-Marie Kokal Related Seminars and Products

Broening Oberg Woods & Wilson PC

Jessica Kokal is a partner with Broening Oberg Woods & Wilson. Jessica moved to the Valley from the Detroit metropolitan area to attend Barrett, the Honors College at Arizona State University as a National Merit scholar recruit. There, she received dual B.A.s in English Literature and Political Science while completing her Honors thesis on the media’s impact on women’s body image. She remained at Arizona State University to attend law school at the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law while also working full-time at a small Phoenix firm. After joining Broening, Oberg, Woods & Wilson as an associate in 2016 to continue her insurance defense practice, Jessica was invited to become a partner in 2018.

Jessica’s practice includes the areas of commercial general liability, medical and professional liability and lawyer discipline, dram shop, products liability, premises liability, automobile liability defense, insurance bad faith with a particular focus on workers’ compensation bad faith, and wrongful death and personal injury defense. Since beginning her practice, Jessica has defended over 30 arbitrations and tried multiple cases, both civil and disciplinary, including helping bring three jury trials to defense verdicts. Jessica also second-chaired a 2019 multi-million-dollar medical malpractice/wrongful death case that was recognized as a Significant Defense Verdict in Arizona Attorney Magazine, a publication of the State Bar of Arizona.

In addition to maintaining her practice, Jessica oversees the firm’s mentorship program and chairs the firm’s diversity and recruitment committees. Between 2017 and 2019, she also directed the Phoenix Ladder Down program, designed to help women lawyers extend the “ladder down” to other women lawyers.

Keith Swisher Related Seminars and Products

Swisher PC

is Professor of Legal Ethics and Director of the Bachelor of Law and Master of Legal Studies Programs at the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law. Prof. Swisher teaches legal ethics and procedure, serves as ethics counsel and expert witness to lawyers, law firms, and judges, and represents indigent defendants in the Ninth Circuit. His scholarship is regularly published and cited in the areas of legal and judicial ethics and disqualification, and he previously founded and edited the first blogs on judicial ethics and lawyer disqualification. He is a member of the ABA's Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility and has served on the Editorial Board of ABA/BNA Lawyers' Manual on Professional Conduct. In 2011, he received the ABA's Rosner & Rosner Young Lawyer Professionalism Award, and in 2016, he received the AJC's Learned Hand Emerging Leadership Award.

Previously, Prof. Swisher clerked for the Ninth Circuit (Canby, J.) and practiced at Osborn Maledon in Phoenix.

Patricia A Sallen Related Seminars and Products

Patricia Sallen is a lawyer in private practice focusing on professional responsibility issues. She represents lawyers in discipline and admission matters, provides ethics advice to lawyers, serves as an expert witness on professional-responsibility issues, and consults on a myriad of other law-related topics. She regularly presents at CLE seminars and publishes articles about professional responsibility and writes the Eye on Ethics column for Arizona Attorney. She also has taught professional responsibility as an adjunct professor at the Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law for more than a decade. In addition to practicing in private law firms, she spent more than 15 years working for the State Bar of Arizona as both a bar counsel and ethics counsel and supervised programs such as the Fee Arbitration Program and Client Protection Fund. She served as expert consultant to the Arizona Supreme Court's 2014-15 comprehensive ethical rules review effort and to the Court's 2019-20 Task Force on the Delivery of Legal Services, which resulted in the groundbreaking rule changes allowing non-lawyer firm ownership and legal paraprofessionals. She currently serves on the State Bar's Ethics Advisory Group and the Supreme Court's Task Force on Ethics Rules Governing the State Attorney General, County Attorneys, and Other Public Lawyers.

Nancy A Greenlee Related Seminars and Products

Nancy Greenlee, sole practitioner, was a member of the State Bar of Arizona Ethics Committee from 2007 to 2016. She is the chair of the State Bar of Arizona Ethics Advisory Group. She is a former lawyer member of the Arizona Commission on Judicial Conduct and a former Board member of the Young Lawyer's Division of the Maricopa County Bar Association. Nancy graduated, with distinction, from the University of Iowa College of Law in 1986, and worked in private practice, handling primarily plaintiff's personal injury cases and general litigation matters including some dissolution cases. From 1990 to 1996, she served as a State Bar of Arizona staff bar counsel responsible for investigation and prosecution of matters involving violations of the Rules of Professional Conduct. After leaving the State Bar, Nancy started her own practice limited to representing lawyers in disciplinary proceedings. Nancy frequently serves as a panel member for CLE seminars dealing with professional conduct and ethics. She can be reached at (602) 264-8110 or

Bradley F Perry Related Seminars and Products

serves as Bar Counsel where he investigates and prosecutes attorney discipline matters. Before joining the State Bar, he served as a Deputy County Attorney at the Maricopa County Attorney's Office. During his tenure as a prosecutor Mr. Perry worked in several bureaus and prosecuted cases ranging from misdemeanors to violent felonies. As a member of the Drug Enforcement Bureau, he worked with local and national law enforcement agencies to investigate and prosecute large scale drug trafficking and money laundering organizations and served as the bureau's lead charging attorney. Mr. Perry has a background in teaching CLE on legal technology, ethics, and practice management. Bradley received his undergraduate degree from Arizona State University and his J.D. from The Ohio State University, Moritz College of Law.



State Bar of Arizona, Daniel J. McAuliffe CLE Center

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