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Amelia Cramer

AMELIA CRAIG CRAMER is the Chief Deputy Pima County Attorney, a position she has held since 2006. Ms. Cramer has been with the Pima County Attorney’s Office since 2001, first serving as a civil litigator in the Land Use and Environmental Law Unit, then as chief of the civil division prior to being promoted to her current position. Ms. Cramer is a 1986 graduate of Stanford Law School. She began her legal career at the law firm of Baker & Hostetler in Washington, D.C. where she represented newspapers and broadcast stations. She then spent five years at the law firm of Heller, Ehrman, White & McAuliffe in San Francisco where she handled commercial litigation matters and auditor malpractice defense, as well as pro bono cases on behalf of prison inmates and Central American refugees. Ms. Cramer left private practice to join the non-profit world in 1993. She served as managing attorney for the Western Regional Office of Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund in Los Angeles, and later as executive director of Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders in Boston. Ms. Cramer returned to her home state of Arizona in 1997 to be closer to her extended family. She was Of Counsel to the law firm of Brown & Bain for several years before joining the Pima County Attorney’s Office. Ms. Cramer currently serves as president of the State Bar of Arizona. She also is a member of the board of directors for the Pima County Bar Association and is a member of the Arizona Women Lawyers Association and the Arizona Minority Bar Association. In addition, she is a member of the Morris K. Udall Inn of Court.