Jared Keenan, ACLU of Arizona, Senior Staff Attorney


Legal Director





Jared G. Keenan is the Legal Director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona where he oversees the ACLU of Arizona’s litigation docket and manages a team of four staff attorneys focusing on criminal legal reform, education equity, LGBTQ+ equality, and immigrants’ rights in addition to other core civil rights and civil liberties issues in both state and federal court. 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 before joining the ACLU of Arizona. As a public defender, Jared represented individuals charged with serious felony offenses, including capital murder. He also represented criminal defendants on appeal and through Special Actions, arguing several times before the Arizona Court of Appeals and the Arizona Supreme Court. As Legal Director of the ACLU of Arizona, Jared continues to work on criminal law reform in the state through advocacy and litigation, focusing on prisoners’ rights, prosecutor transparency and accountability, and reform to Arizona’s criminal code and rules.