PHOENIX - Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced today the appointment of Angela Paton as the state's new Assistant Solicitor General. Angie will join the Attorney General’s Office on November 20, 2017. She is replacing the Honorable Jennifer Perkins, who was recently appointed to the Arizona Court of Appeals.
Angie has worked for Arizona Corporation Commissioner Bob Burns since January 2013, providing analysis and advice on all aspects of utility regulation, including critical energy and water issues. On behalf of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners ("NARUC"), she has educated regulators in developing countries on topics related to utility regulation and has served on NARUC’s Staff Subcommittees on Electricity and International Relations.
Prior to working at the Commission, Angie served as an Assistant Attorney General in the Criminal Appeals Section, representing the State of Arizona in written appeals and in oral argument before the Arizona Supreme Court and Arizona Court of Appeals. She also was a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Patrick Irvine at the Arizona Court of Appeals.
“Throughout her diverse career Angie has demonstrated character and integrity while working for the people of Arizona,” said Attorney General Mark Brnovich. “I’m proud of the amazing team we’ve built at the Attorney General’s Office and we’re lucky to have Angie on board.”
Angie will serve in numerous capacities conducted on behalf of the office. Among other things, the Solicitor General’s Office provides leadership in federalism litigation, criminal appeals and capital litigation, civil appeals and election law, legal opinions, ethics, and reviewing constitutional challenges to Arizona state laws.
She received a J.D. from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University where she served on the Arizona State Law Journal and a B.A. in History from the University of Arizona, where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa and received the Robert L. Nugent Outstanding Graduate Award. She currently serves as a member of the Arizona Supreme Court’s Committee on Character and Fitness.