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Walsh Named Chief Deputy Attorney General

(Phoenix, Ariz. – March 24, 2004)  Attorney General Terry Goddard has appointed James P. Walsh as the new Chief Deputy Attorney General.  Walsh recently served as the Chief Assistant Attorney General, and also served as the Antitrust Unit Chief and Special Counsel to the Attorney General.

Prior to joining the Attorney General’s office in June 2003, Walsh was a solo practitioner concentrating on legislative representation, governmental relations and alternative dispute resolution.

Walsh received formal mediator training from the Harvard Law School’s Mediation Workshop in 1989.  Walsh served as an Arizona State Senator from 1975 to 1976, and also worked as an assistant to Mayor Terry Goddard.  Walsh served on the Board of the Arizona Dispute Resolution Association (ADRA) and was the ADRA President for one year in 1997.  He holds a law degree from the University of Chicago Law School.