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Gov. Doug Ducey appoints Kathryn Hackett King to Arizona Supreme Court

Kathryn Hackett King becomes the fifth female justice in state history/azattorney

By Lacey Latch | Arizona Republic

Kathryn Hackett King, a member of the Arizona Board is the fifthmaking her the fifth female justice in state history.

King is currently a partner at BurnsBarton PLC, a law firm specializing in labor and employment law, and primarily represents public and private employers in employment litigation and related civil matters.

“Kate’s strong belief in the separation of powers and experience serving in all three branches of government will serve the people of Arizona well,” Ducey said in a released statement. “I have witnessed her intelligence and wisdom firsthand, and I know she is well-respected in the legal field.”

King has worked on a wide range of legal matters including those involving discrimination, harassment, disability law, wage and hour law, drug testing, medical marijuana, restrictive covenants, torts and breach of contract claims, according to a press release from the Governor’s Office. She also routinely drafts employment agreements and other contracts and conducts investigations of allegations of discrimination, harassment and other workplace misconduct, the release said. 


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