Maria Bahr is Ethics Counsel for the office of the Alaska Attorney General. Prior to that, she was Bar Counsel for the Alaska Bar Association. Maria has an undergraduate degree from Harvard University and a JD from the University of California Los Angeles. She clerked for the Alaska Court of Appeals, and was admitted to practice in Alaska in 1991. Maria spent over 10 years with the Alaska Public Defender Agency representing clients in Anchorage, Sitka, Kodiak, and Palmer.
Maria worked for the State Bar of Arizona as a staff attorney starting in 2003, and served as the Director of the Arizona Bar’s Lawyer Assistance Programs for five years.
Maria was an Adjunct Professor with the Arizona Summit Law School (formerly the Phoenix School of Law) teaching ethics and practice management skills. She served as Assistant Director of the General Practice Skills Program at the law school from 2009 to 2015. She was also a judge pro tem for the City of Mesa Municipal Court.