Law School Ceremony

Mark Brnovich

Mark Brnovich '91, JD
Arizona Attorney General

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich, is a distinguished member of USD School of Law’s Class of 1991. Brnovich was inaugurated as Arizona’s Attorney General in 2015.  He previously served as Director of the Arizona Department of Gaming, as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Arizona, and as the state’s Assistant Attorney General.  He has also been a Judge Pro Tem of Maricopa County Superior Court, Deputy Maricopa County Attorney, Command Staff Judge Advocate in the U.S. Army National Guard, and Director of the Center for Constitutional Government at the Goldwater Institute. While serving as an Assistant United States Attorney, Brnovich prosecuted public integrity crimes, as well as crimes occurring in Indian Country.

Recognized for restoring public confidence in the office of the Attorney General and for assembling some of the nation’s most talented public servants for his administration, Brnovich recently presented oral arguments before the United States Supreme Court in the Harris v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission case. The case focused on whether the AIRC violated the U.S. constitution when drawing legislative district lines in 2010.

Brnovich was born in the Detroit, Michigan area where he remained until his family moved to Phoenix, Arizona when he was in grade school. After graduating from Arizona State University with a bachelor’s degree in political science, Brnovich enrolled in the USD School of Law. He then returned to Arizona to launch his career in public service.

Brnovich, his wife and two children live in the Phoenix area.