Maricopa County Office of the Legal Defender
222 N. Central Ave. Suite 8100, Phoenix
Genene Dyer is the President of the Arizona Black Bar and practically a native of Phoenix, AZ, having moved to the state as a small child. She is also a graduate of Central High School.
In 1997 she received her Bachelor of Arts from Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah, GA and went on to graduate from the University Of Dayton School Of Law in Dayton, OH in 2002.
While attending the University of Dayton she received the Thurgood Marshall Society Scholarship and Social Justice Award from the University of Dayton.
She was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 2003. She then went on work for the Maricopa County Office of the Legal Defender until January 2006 after which she became a sole practitioner until August 2011.
Currently, she is an attorney at the Maricopa County Office of the Legal Defender where she represents indigent parents in juvenile dependency and severance matters since August 2011.
She is a member of the State Bar of Arizona Military Assistance Committee. She is a volunteer, as well as the new ministry leader of the Advocacy Ministry at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, which provides free legal advice to the community.
In recognition of her volunteerism, she was awarded the Pilgrim Rest Outstanding Volunteer Attorney Award in 2012. She also received the Arizona African American Legislature and Leadership Conference Justice Unsung Hero Award in 2014.