Pima County Attorney

Laura Conover

Laura has a unique perspective on Southern Arizona’s criminal justice system. She was elected as the Pima County Attorney in 2020. As the third woman to hold the Office, second defense attorney, and first victims’ rights attorney, she has assembled a diverse senior leadership team and plans to revolutionize operations.

Reform, transparency, and accountability are Laura’s core objectives. She endeavors to reform cash bail, end all use of capital punishment, divert cases of substance use disorder and mental illness to treatment, and protect people with vulnerable immigration statuses. She is fortifying units in Conviction & Sentencing Integrity and Fraud & Consumer Protection to safeguard against unethical and exploitative behaviors. She is building the first adult restorative justice program in the state.

Laura was raised in Tucson and earned her undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Arizona, and is proud to serve the community she calls home.

Chief Deputy County Attorney

Baird Greene

Baird is responsible for the overall direction and management of PCAO administration and operations and serves as acting County Attorney when the elected official is unavailable. Baird is a lifelong Pima County resident who holds a degree in German from the University of Arizona and graduated from the James E. Rogers College of Law. He has practiced law for 31 years, including as a line prosecutor of misdemeanor and felony cases and as a supervising attorney of several units in this Office. Baird also served as a legal advisor to three Tucson Chiefs of Police, ran the Tucson City Prosecutor’s Office instituting several significant changes to operations and policy, and worked in tort and civil service defense for the City of Tucson.

PCAO administration Sam Brown

Chief Civil Deputy

Samuel E. Brown

The Chief Civil Deputy advises the Board of Supervisors and other county leaders, in addition to managing diverse units that enforce land use and environmental regulations, help to protect election integrity, defend the County against lawsuits, handle major transactions, pursue the forfeiture of crime proceeds, and secure treatment for people who are dangerous to themselves or others. Sam is a father, husband, and community leader in Southern Arizona, serving on several community boards and organizations, including the Dunbar Coalition at the Dunbar Pavilion. Sam graduated from Tucson High School in 1996, Pima Community College in 2000, the University of Arizona in 2004, and the Washington College of Law at American University in 2007. He is a member of the Arizona and California Bars, the Arizona Black Bar Association, and Junior Achievement of Arizona.

Chief Criminal Deputy

Bruce Chalk

The Chief Criminal Deputy County Attorney supports all prosecution efforts to hold people accountable for their behavior along with diversion opportunities and promoting restorative justice. Bruce has served the citizens of Pima County through his work at PCAO for nearly three decades, most recently as the Supervising Attorney for both the Vehicular Unit and the Misdemeanor Unit. After serving six years in the United States Navy, Bruce worked as a law enforcement agent for the National Park Service, including at the Grand Canyon and Saguaro National Parks.  He is an avid trail and “ultra” runner and loves being outdoors.

Chief Of Detectives

Fabian Pacheco

The Chief of Detectives is responsible for oversight and supervision of all law enforcement activities at the Pima County Attorney’s Office. Fabian took over as Chief of Detectives after four years at PCAO working on investigations with the Drug Enforcement Administration. Prior to joining The People’s Office, Fabian had a long and varied career with the Tucson Police Department, where he was a homicide detective, Operations Division captain and Public Information Officer. Born and raised in Nogales, Fabian served in the U.S. Navy before continuing as a Navy Reservist, where he rose to the rank of Chief Master Petty Officer.

Victim Services Director

Virginia Rodriguez

The Victim Services Director ensures that trained staff and volunteer advocates provide emotional support, information about the criminal justice system, and referrals for additional services to victims at the scene and throughout the life of the case. Virginia establishes collaborative relationships with the other providers in the community to facilitate effective care coordination for crime victims. She is a bilingual native to the Old Pueblo and has formerly served the state Attorney General’s Office, the Florence Immigrant & Refugee Rights Project, and this Office as a Victim Advocate.
PCAO administration Virginia Rodriguez

Senior Counsel

Brad Roach

As Senior Counsel for the Conviction and Sentencing Integrity Unit (CSIU), Brad leads the Pima County Attorney’s Office’s effort to re-examine previous convictions and sentences where claims of actual innocence and sentencing improprieties have been made. Brad also leads the office’s efforts in seeking expungement of marijuana convictions pursuant to Proposition 207. Brad graduated from the University of Arizona College of Law with a Juris Doctorate and master’s degree in Economics and began his career as a Deputy Pima County Attorney. His eight years as a prosecutor focused primarily on cases in the Special Victims Unit. After 17 years in private practice as a defense attorney, he has come back to the Pima County Attorney’s Office, where his experience in both prosecution and defense will be valuable as the head of CSIU, bringing both extensive knowledge of prosecution and considerable experience as a defense lawyer in reviewing these very serious claims.

Communications Director

Shawndrea Thomas

The Communications Director manages the Office’s public platforms, including the People’s website, social media, and media relations. Shawndrea is a former news anchor and reporter who has worked as a journalist in cities all across the country.  She brings more than 15 years of media experience to the Office, and spent time working at television stations in Texas, Ohio, Florida, Missouri and was most recently an evening anchor and investigative reporter at KGUN 9 News here in Tucson. She holds two bachelor’s degrees from Arizona State University in Broadcast Journalism and Interdisciplinary Studies with an emphasis in African American Studies and Intercultural Communications.

Legal Administrator

Nicole Heath

The Legal Administrator is the Administrative Manager for Pima County Attorney’s Office (PCAO) professional staff, leading the Human Resources, Information Technology, and Finance teams that operate within PCAO. Nicole directs the vital work of these departments within the Attorney’s Office while collaborating efforts between Pima County and PCAO. She has extensive experience in the public sector, having spent much of her career in state government – most recently as the Deputy Bureau Chief and Fraud Manager for the Department of Health’s Bureau of Vital Records. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Northern Arizona University, a master’s degree in public administration with a certificate in Participatory Governance from Arizona State University and is a Certified Fraud Examiner. Although Nicole is not native to Tucson or Pima County, she is passionate about making it her home. When she’s not at PCAO, she’s busy spending time with her children, her husband, or her dogs, and she’s taking advantage of the great outdoors, usually by finding some place to run or hike.

Nicole Heath

Community Outreach Coordinator

Sofia Blue

The Community Outreach Coordinator is responsible for fostering relationships with people the office serves, including organizations and agencies across Pima County that are building community. Sofia is a third generation Mexican-American and life-long resident of Tucson with deep roots in Southern Arizona. She holds a degree in Cultural Studies and Communications from Prescott College. Sofia has nearly 20 years of experience serving her community on Tucson’s Southside as a Library Associate in the Pima County Public Library system before spending five years as a staff assistant to Pima County Supervisor Ramon Valadez. Before coming to the County Attorney’s Office, Sofia was a Restart SMART Site Director at the non-profit organization, Higher Ground. Community building is at the heart of everything Sofia does.

Director of Specialty Courts

Nahrin Jabro

Nahrin is responsible for programmatic coordination of all the problem-solving court projects led by the County Attorney, including the Consolidated Misdemeanor Problem Solving (CMPS) Court and felony Drug Treatment Alternative to Prison (DTAP) Program. She also facilitates the Pima County Problem Solving Court Collaborative.
Nahrin is a social worker with experience working in clinical behavioral health and substance use dependency, housing, and in the criminal justice system. She has provided direct service to mental health service recipients, as well as advocacy on a macro level by working with behavioral health and social services agencies, law enforcement, and neighborhoods in addressing quality of life issues. She understands the challenges that exist in community mental health, as well as the complex issues that contribute to an individual’s involvement in the criminal justice system, and she strives to impact positive change by promoting collaboration among stakeholders and community partners, building dialog, and working towards sustainable solutions.

Restorative Justice Coordinator

Emmanuelle Fahey

Prior to joining PCAO, Emmanuelle worked on violence prevention projects for the city of Montréal with the International Center for Prevention of Crime. She also served the International Rescue Committee’s Tucson office where she managed an employment program involving partnerships with local businesses. Emmanuelle holds a Master’s in Public Policy and Public Administration from Concordia University (Montréal) and a B.A. in International Studies from the University of Arizona. She is particularly interested in the development of public policies and programs that address structural inequities and has a deep appreciation for the Tucson community and its surroundings.

Executive Assistant

Catie Allen

Catie grew up in El Paso, Texas, and graduated from New Mexico State University with a bachelor’s degree in communication studies. Catie has worked in almost every industry you could think of from homebuilding, combating illegal dumping, and even the music industry. Catie has lived in Texas, New Mexico, Minnesota, and Arizona. When she is not working, you’ll find Catie at a concert, probably Taylor Swift, or spending time with her partner, family, and two fur-dog children.

Special Staff Assistant

Brittney Orr

The Special Staff Assistant to the Legal Administrator ensures clear communication between the Administrator and the professional staff and provides administrative support to the Legal Administrator and assists on special projects. Brittney is a recent Air Force retiree and has extensive experience with the Federal Government.  She spent 21+ years in the Air Force as an air traffic controller and paralegal, most recently as the 12th Air Force’s Paralegal Manager.  She holds degrees in Art, Airway Sciences and Paralegal Studies.  She has lived all over the world and worked in many different capacities for the Air Force.

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