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2021 Appeals - Litigating Shinn v. Ramirez in the United States Supreme Court

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Honorable Lacey Gard |  Jeff Sparks
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Honorable Lacey Gard's Profile

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Pinal County Superior Court Judge

Pinal County Superior Court

Lacey Gard has spent nearly her entire career serving at the Arizona Attorney General’s Office. She was previously Deputy Solicitor General and Chief Counsel of the Capital Litigation Section. This Section represents the state in all post-sentencing lawsuits filed by death row inmates. Lacey also oversaw all federal habeas corpus litigation filed by all other inmates. In addition to her caseload, she supervised fifteen attorneys in the Section.

Prior to becoming Chief Counsel of the Capital Litigation Section, Lacey was the Section’s Unit Chief Counsel from 2010 to 2015 and an Assistant Attorney General in the same Section from 2007 to 2010. From 2004 to 2007, she served in the Criminal Appeals Section. In 2013, she received the Arizona Attorney General’s Office Attorney of the Year Award.

While working in the Attorney General’s Office, Lacey decided to give back to her alma mater - the University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law. As an adjunct professor, Lacey taught advanced legal writing and appellate advocacy from 2012 to 2016.

Lacey began her career as a law clerk to Judge J. William Brammer in the Arizona Court of Appeals.

Lacey is also a member of the Arizona Supreme Court’s Capital Case Oversight Committee, where she participates in rule or statutory change debates and proposals. She has presented numerous internal, statewide, and national trainings on topics of criminal law, appellate practice, capital sentencing, and federal habeas corpus proceedings. She was recently appointed to the Board of Directors of the Association of Government Attorneys in Capital Litigation.

Lacey graduated from the University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Arizona’s Honors College with a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in political science and minoring in psychology.

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Assistant City Attorney

City of Phoenix Prosecutor's Office

Jeff is the Appeals Bureau Chief at the Maricopa County Attorney's Office. He has prior experience litigating criminal appeals and federal habeas corpus cases in the Criminal Appeals and Capital Litigation Sections of the Attorney General's Office.