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ACLPI Names New Executive Director

Daniel Adelman, Arizona attorney, and long-time ACLPI Board member, to steer non-profit law firm amid high-profile fights for public education funding and safety of foster care children.

PHOENIX, Ariz. – Daniel Adelman has been selected as the new Executive Director for the Arizona Center for Law in the Public Interest by the organization’s Board of Directors. Adelman will officially take over from Tim Hogan, who has led the Center for 26 years, in early 2018.

“While the Board knew finding a replacement for Tim Hogan would be tough given his remarkable success as the Center’s Executive Director, after an exhaustive search we found the ideal successor in Danny Adelman,” said Stacy Gabriel, the President of the ACLPI Board and Chair of the search committee that recommended Adelman.  “Danny possesses and embodies the rare combination of exceptional legal skills, tenacity, strategic vision and compassion to continue and build on Tim’s and the Center’s legacy of fighting for social justice through effective legal advocacy.”

Adelman, a graduate of the Arizona State University College of Law, has served on the ACLPI board for more than 20 years and was a founding partner at Adelman German, a law firm representing individuals in medical malpractice, product liability, wrongful death, and other catastrophic injury cases.

“For the past 30 years, I’ve tried to help people achieve some measure of justice.  In each case, however, I was helping one person or one family.  To serve as the Executive Director of the Center will provide the unique opportunity to seek justice for huge numbers of Arizona’s most vulnerable residents who otherwise would have no voice.  I cannot imagine any greater honor or any greater calling,” said Adelman.  “The Center has done so much for Arizona’s public schools, for the mentally ill, for foster children, and for the environment.  I cannot wait to continue to build on that legacy.”

“I’m incredibly pleased that the Board has selected Danny as the next Executive Director,” Hogan said.  “It’s hard to imagine a better selection.  The Center will be in extremely capable hands with Danny at the helm.”

The Center currently has several high-profile cases pending including a suit against the state of Arizona for inadequately funding public schools; a suit against the Environmental Protection Agency over clean air standards that is pending in the United States Supreme Court; and a class action case against the state for mistreatment of foster children in its custody.  It recently prevailed before the Arizona Supreme Court in its fight to preserve Medicaid funding in the state.