TUCSON, Ariz.--()--After serving more than 15 years as a judge of the Arizona Court of Appeals, J. William Brammer, Jr., has joined the Rusing Lopez & Lizardi law firm, bringing his extensive experience in real estate and commercial transactions, complex civil litigation, and public education law. Brammer also will provide alternative dispute resolution services, specializing in mediation, arbitration, settlement and disputed discovery matters.
“We are so fortunate that Bill Brammer has joined our practice”
“We are so fortunate that Bill Brammer has joined our practice,” said Partner Pat Lopez. “His energy, knowledge, and breadth of experience will be of great benefit to the Firm and our clients.”
Brammer practiced law in Arizona from 1967 to 1997, leaving the Court in 2012. He decided thousands of cases and, at times, sat with the Arizona Supreme Court to hear and decide cases.
Brammer previously represented clients and decided civil cases relating to contracts, construction, eminent domain, employment, personal injury and real estate. He represented and advised public school district governing boards and administrators, practicing all facets of education law before his Court of Appeals appointment. He mediated several cases under the Court’s mediation program, and continues to perform mediation services for the court.
Brammer earned business administration and law degrees from the University of Arizona. After a clerkship with Appellate Judge John Molloy, and working as an assistant Tucson city attorney, Brammer practiced privately in Tucson for 30 years, most recently with the law firm of DeConcini McDonald Brammer Yetwin & Lacy until his appointment to the Court.
Brammer’s extensive public service includes serving as a member of the State Bar of Arizona’s Board of Governors; the University of Arizona Alumni Association’s National Board of Directors; the Arizona Supreme Court's Committee on Examinations (Chair); the Board of Directors of the National School Boards Association’s Council of School Attorneys; and Arizona’s Commission on Judicial Performance Review. He served as President of the Pima County Bar Association and the University of Arizona Law College Association. As a judge, Brammer served on the Arizona Supreme Court’s Commission on Technology and Arizona’s Commission on Judicial Conduct, the latter of which he chaired for seven years.
Brammer’s CV is available on the Rusing Lopez & Lizardi web site, www.rllaz.com.