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Phoenix Names Brad Holm as New City AttorneyPhoenix Names Brad Holm as New City Attorney<div class="ExternalClassD1CF183D117B4FC4AEE2894D73E2F736"><p>​</p><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default ms-rte-paste-settablesizes"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p>Brad Holm has been named the new City Attorney for the city of Phoenix. Holm's background includes more than 30 years of experience in law and litigation in municipal, commercial, construction, aviation, architectural, engineering and environmental law matters.</p><p>Holm has extensive experience with cities and towns throughout Arizona.  He has served as outside counsel to the city of Phoenix on high-profile and successful cases involving construction and contracting claims.  In addition, Holm has served as general counsel for the Phoenix, Mesa Gateway Airport Authority, negotiating contracts with federal agencies, providing representation at public meetings and resolving conflicts among federal, state and local agencies.  </p><p>"Mr. Holm is a dedicated professional with decades of legal experience in critical municipal issues that affect our community at every level," said Ed Zuercher, Phoenix city manager.  "I believe his local historical knowledge and understanding of government law will serve the best interests of the city."</p><p>Holm will oversee the city's Law Department, a staff of approximately 200, including both the attorney and prosecutors offices, and will provide legal advice to the city council, departments and advisory boards.  </p><p>"Over the years, Phoenix has entrusted me with the most exciting opportunities of my career," said Holm.  "I'm thrilled to serve as city attorney.  The city's legal staff is experienced and committed to provide top-notch legal services, and I look forward to this new role." </p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>Holm holds a Juris Doctor from J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University (BYU) and a bachelor of arts in political science from BYU.  He was a recipient of both the Harry S. Truman and Edwin S. Hinckley scholarships. Recognized in Best Lawyers in America 2015 and Southwest Super Lawyers 2011 through 2015; Holm is a member of the State Bar of Arizona in good standing.   <span style="line-height:1.6;">​</span></p></div>7/29/2015 5:00:00 PMJulie Watters, Communications Director602-495-5901