K. M. Bell, Esq. is a Staff Attorney with the ACLU of Arizona. They previously served as the organization's Smart Justice Campaign Strategist, working on criminal justice policy reform. K. M. has several years of experience as a criminal defense attorney and civil litigator in both state and federal courts. Prior to joining the ACLU, K. M. was General Counsel for the Marijuana Policy Project.
They graduated magna cum laude from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law, hold a B. A. in Art History from the College of William and Mary, and began their career as a judicial clerk for Judge Alexander Wright, Jr. and Judge Timothy E. Meredith of the Maryland Court of Special Appeals. Outside the office, they enjoy traveling and performing at a local improv comedy theater.