Joel Feinman

Joel Feinman was born in Tucson, graduated with a B.A. from Northwestern University in 2000, and with a J.D. and M.A. from the University of Arizona in 2007. He joined the Pima County Public Defender's Office as a felony trial attorney in 2007, and in May 2017 the Board of Supervisors appointed him Chief Public Defender for Pima County. Joel has previously served as Chairperson of the Board of Directors of Planned Parenthood Arizona and 2nd Vice Chairperson of the Pima County Democratic Party. He is a co-founder of the Peoples Defense Initiative, has taught at the University of Arizona school of law, and continues to teach in the School of Government and Public Policy at the University of Arizona.