Young Lawyers Division

About the YLD


The mission of the MCBA Young Lawyer Division is to involve young and new lawyers in serving the community and enriching the profession while focusing on the specific needs of young and new lawyers. It also provides great opportunities for members to connect, both professionally and socially.



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Division Membership


Membership in the YLD is automatic and free of charge for all members 36 years of age or younger, or who have been in practice for five years or less (whichever occurs last). If you are in this age/practice length category but are not receiving YLD news and information, please contact (602) 257-4200 or membership@maricopabar.org to assure that you are a member of the division.




Hanna Juncaj, Gary J. Frank, P.C.


Immediate Past-President

Kelsey Dressen,The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker 



Mike Mazzella III, Polsinelli



Ariana Byrd, Thompson Law Firm



Justin P. Nelson, Tiffany & Bosco, PA



Kendall Cavaletto,Cavaletto Law 

Daniel Jenewein, Perlman & Perlman, LLP

Joshua Spears, Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP

Katie Stapleton, My AZ Lawyers

Max Mahoney, Jennings, Strouss & Salmon

Howard Dworman, Attorneys For Freedom Law Firm

Kristian Morales, Saldivar Law 

Mike Mazzella III, Polsinelli

Afsanieh Rassti, DANA and Associates, LLC

Austin Kurtz, Aiken Schenk

Richie Edwards

Kevin Moyer

Amanda Barney

James Lawrence

Phillip LaPointe

Brie Alford, ASU Sandra Day O'Connor Law School