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Mark I. Harrison, American lawyer. Bar: Arizona 1961, Colorado 1991. Recipient Peggy Goldwater award, Planned Parenthood, 2003, Planned Parenthood of Central and Northern Arizona, 2003, Good Guys award, Arizona Women's Political Caucus, 2004, Learned Hand Community Service award, American Jewish Committee, 2005, Distinguished Honorary Alumni award, University Arizona, Presidential Commendation, Arizona Attorneys Criminal Justice, 2008.


Harrison, Mark Isaac was born on October 17, 1934 in Pittsburgh. Son of Coleman and Myrtle (Seidenman) Harrison.


AB, Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio, 1957. Bachelor of Laws, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1960.


Worked at Bryan Cave LLP (Phoenix, Arizona) specializing in Civil Litigation, Representation of Lawyers in Licensure and Malpractice Cases, Appellate. Admitted to the bar, 1961, Arizona and United States. District Court for the District of Arizona.

1965, United States. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. 1968, United States. Supreme Court. 1991, Colorado.

Adjunct Professor, University of Arizona, College of Law, 1995—.

Member, Executive Council and President, National Conference of Bar Presidents, 1977-1978. President, Maricopa County Bar Association, 1970. President, State Bar of Arizona, 1975-1976.

President, Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers, 1992-1993. Member, American Law Institute. American Academy of Appellate Lawyers, President, (1994-1995).

Arizona Bar Foundation (Founding Fellow and President, 1991).


Chairman Phoenix City bond Advisory Commission, 1976—1979. President Valley Commerce Association, 1978, Arizona Friends of Talking Books, Inc., 2000—2001. Vice chairman Maricopa County Democratic Center Committee, 1967—1968, Arizona Democratic Com, 1969—1970, legal counsel, 1970—1972.

Delegate Democratic National Convention, 1968. Board director Careers for Youth, 1963—1967, president, 1966—1967. Board director Planned Parenthood of Center and Northern Arizona, 1992—1998, president, 1995.

Fellow: American Academy Appellate Lawyers (president 1993-1994), American Bar Foundation. Member: American Bar Association (standing committee professional discipline 1976-1984, chairman 1982-1984, chairman committee public understanding law 1984-1987, chairman coordinator committee on professionalism 1987-1989, committee on women in the profession, 1996-1998, ethics committee 1999—2002, commission Brown v. Board of Education 2003-2004, chairman joint committee Code of Judicial Conduct 2003-2007, Michael Franck Professional Responsibility award 1996), Justice At Stake (board member since 2008, board chair since 2010), Justice for All (founding member 2005, president since 2005), Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (board directors), Law College Association University Arizona (board director 1999—2004, president 2002-2003), American Law Institute (lawyers committee for human rights national council since 1995), Harvard Law School Association (national executive council 1980-1984), Arizona Civil Liberties Union, American Judicature Society (executive committee 1983-1986, board director 1983-1987), Western States Bar Conference (president 1978-1979), National Conference Bar President 1976-1977, American Inns of Court (master, president Sandra Day O'Connor chapter 1993-1994), Arizona Bar Foundation (president 1991, Walter E. Craig Distinguished Service award 2002), State Bar Arizona (board governors 1971-1977, president 1975-1976), American Board Trial Advocates, Maricopa County Bar Association 1970, Association Professional Responsibility Lawyers 1992-1993.


Married Ellen R. Gier, June 15, 1958. Children: Lisa, Jill.