K. M. Bell.

Title/Position

Campaign Strategist

Department

Policy

Pronouns

they/them

K. M. Bell, Esq. is the Campaign Strategist for the Smart Justice Campaign and works to reform Arizona's criminal justice system by focusing on prosecutorial accountability. Prior to joining the ACLU, they served as General Counsel of the Marijuana Policy Project (MPP). In supporting MPP's efforts to legalize cannabis, they worked to eliminate a common way people are drawn into the criminal justice system, as well as focusing on expanding the availability of expungement so that people are no longer saddled with the burden of a criminal record for something that should never have been a crime. K. M. also has several years of experience as a criminal defense attorney and civil litigator in Baltimore, Maryland. 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 travel, scuba diving, yoga, and fabricating art.