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Nathan Thomas Wade

Pima County Public Defender's Office


is an Assistant Public Defender in Pima County, where he serves a dual role as a trial attorney and as the Legislative Advocate for the office. In this capacity, Nate represents the Public Defender's office criminal justice issues both throughout Pima County and at the state legislature. Nate is also an active board member of Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice, serving as co-chair of the Legislative Committee.
Nate graduated from law school at the University of Arizona in 2013. He worked as a law clerk and 38(d) student at the public defender's office beginning in 2011. Additionally, Nate spent a semester interning at the State Capitol as a legal intern for the Arizona House Democratic caucus, and clerked for Pima County Superior Court Presiding Judge Sarah Simmons in from 2013-2014. He is also a member of the local Inn of Court.