kathy brody legal director


Legal Director



Kathy Brody comes to the ACLU from Osborn Maledon, P.A., where she was a partner in the firm’s litigation group.

At Osborn Maledon, Brody’s practice focused on criminal defense, representing clients during all stages of criminal and regulatory proceedings, from investigation through post-appeal remedies. During her time at the firm, Brody collaborated with the ACLU of Arizona on two cases, handling matters related to reproductive freedom and immigrants’ rights.

Brody oversees the ACLU of Arizona’s litigation docket of more than 20 cases, including challenges to Arizona’s civil asset forfeiture system, the conditions of detention in U.S. Customs and Border Protection facilities in Southern Arizona, the racial profiling practices of the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, and the unacceptable treatment of prisoners by the Arizona Department of Corrections. The ACLU of Arizona’s cases are handled by four staff attorneys and dozens of collaborating attorneys.

Before joining Osborn Maledon in 2008, Brody was a law clerk to Arizona Supreme Court Justice Andrew D. Hurwitz. She is a member of the Ethics Committee of the Arizona State Bar and is the immediate past president for Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice, a membership organization of criminal defense lawyers. Brody attended the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law and received her bachelor’s degree, in archaeological studies, from Yale University.

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