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Dave Cole

Office of the Attorney General

has served in a number of capacities since being admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 1976. He has held positions with the Pima and Maricopa County Attorney’s Offices, the Office of the Attorney General (first as an Assistant AG, and later as Solicitor General), and served as Clerk of the Court for the Arizona Supreme Court in the mid-1980s. He served on the Maricopa County Superior Court bench from 1989 to 2007, where he spent the majority of his time in the Criminal and Special Assignment Departments. He has taught numerous courses (including Evidence) at the Pepperdine University School of Law and the Arizona Summit Law School (formerly the Phoenix School of Law) and served as an adjunct professor at ASU’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law. He has served on a number of commissions and committees, including then-Attorney General Napolitano’s Capital Case Commission from 2000-2002.. He served as co-chair of the Arizona Supreme Court’s Victims’ Rights Implementation Committee in 1991. He is currently a member of the Arizona Criminal Justice Commission and has been a member of the Arizona Supreme Court’s Advisory Committee on the Rules of Evidence since its inception in 2010. In March 2017, he returned to the Attorney General’s Office in the role of Deputy Solicitor General.