Jared

Title/Position

Criminal Justice Staff Attorney

Department

Legal

Jared Keenan is a Criminal Justice Staff Attorney with the ACLU of Arizona. After graduating from Boston University School of Law, Jared worked as a public defender in Boston, Massachusetts and in Mohave and Yavapai counties in Arizona. As a public defender, Jared fought to protect the constitutional rights of the poor and criminally accused. As a public defender in Yavapai County, Jared represented individuals charged with serious felony offenses, including first-degree murder. Jared also represented defendants on appeal, in post-conviction relief proceedings, and through Special Actions, arguing before the Arizona Court of Appeals and the Arizona Supreme Court. As the Criminal Justice Staff Attorney with the ACLU of Arizona, Jared continues to work on criminal justice reform in the state through advocacy and litigation. His work for the ACLU of Arizona focuses on pre-trial justice including bail reform, prosecutorial transparency and accountability, prisoners’ rights, and holding police accountable when they violate the rights of protesters.