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Board extends appreciation to Regent King after appointment to Arizona Supreme Court

Arizona Board of Regents Chair Lyndel Manson, on behalf of the board, extended appreciation to Regent Kathryn Hackett King for her service on the board. Governor Ducey appointed Regent King to the state’s highest court today.  

“We are proud of Regent King’s appointment to our state’s highest court. Although we will miss her on the board, she will bring her considerable talent in law to the court. I appreciate Regent King’s service to the board during which time she established herself as an advocate for our students and helped advance our priorities including the New Economy Initiative and increasing educational attainment,” said Arizona Board of Regents Chair Lyndel Manson.

Regent King will join the seven-member Arizona Supreme Court after serving as a regent since March of 2020. During her term as a regent, she was a member of the Finance, Capital and Resources Committee, Audit Committee, and Research and Health Sciences Committee. 

Regent King has a rich history in law, including serving as an employment and labor attorney, focusing on labor and employment law and litigation, including matters involving discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wage and hour issues, unfair labor practices, employment contracts and other employment matters at BurnsBarton PLC.

She has represented clients in state and federal courts as well as before administrative agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Arizona Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Labor and National Labor Relations Board. In addition, she served as deputy general counsel to Governor Ducey, practiced in the labor and employment section of Snell & Wilmer, LLP and clerked for Arizona Supreme Court Justice Michael D. Ryan.

Regent King has served many organizations devoted to upholding the law, including as a member of the State Bar of Arizona Labor and Employment Section’s Executive Council and the Arizona Civil Rights Advisory Board. She also previously served on the University of Arizona Law College Association Board of Directors. 

She received the Volunteer Lawyers Program Consumer Litigator of the Year award and has been selected for inclusion in Southwest Super Lawyers ® – Rising Stars (Labor & Employment). Regent King received her juris doctor from the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law and her bachelor’s degree from Duke University.


Sarah Harper, 602-229-2542, 602-402-1341 |