Florence – Chief Criminal Deputy Pinal County Attorney Richard Platt was elected by the State Bar of Arizona Board of Governors to the Office of Secretary-Treasurer on June 8, 2010.
The election took place during a regular meeting of the Board of Governors.
This election will lead to the presidency of the State Bar of Arizona in five years.
Platt has volunteered for different positions with the Bar since 1985. He served on the CLE Committee and the Peer Review Committee.
He has been a member of the Board of Governors, representing Pinal County, since 2001. As a board member he has served on the Long Range Planning and Discipline Oversight Committees.
“I have been serving the State Bar since 1985. As a board member I have worked with nine State Bar presidents. It is this experience I bring to the job,” Platt said. He added that his participation in the organization gives a voice to Pinal County.
“The Board is composed of people volunteering their time to improve the State Bar and the level of services lawyers provide in Arizona,” Platt said.
Platt is a 1980 graduate of the Gonzaga University School of Law, Spokane WA. He received an MBA from the same university in 1980, as well. He graduated from ASU with a Bachelor of Science in 1973.
Platt has been a prosecutor with the Pinal County Attorney’s Office since 1996 and its Chief Criminal Deputy since 1998. He also worked in private practice in Coolidge, AZ from 1983 to 1996 and with the Spokane County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office from 1978 to 1983.
The State Bar of Arizona is a non-profit organization that operates under the supervision of the Arizona Supreme Court. It regulates approximately 15,000 active attorneys in Arizona and provides education and development programs for the legal profession and the public.