Bio

EMPLOYMENT

  • Udall Shumway PLC, Mesa, Arizona, 2016-
  • Kielsky Rike PLLC (formerly Kielsky, Rike & Elgart, PLLC), Tempe, Arizona, 2009-2016
  • Sole Practitioner, Tempe Arizona, 2006-2009
  • Positions including Software Engineer, Business Analyst, Technology Consultant, for companies including GoDaddy Software, Rural/Metro, Catholic Healthcare West, DHL, Aerial Communications, First American, Compaq Computer Corp., Materials Research Co., Motorola, Republic National Bank, APS, Intel, Honeywell, McDonnell Douglas, at locations included Phoenix, AZ, New York, NY, Chicago, IL, Houston, TX, and San Diego, CA, 1985-2006

COURT & BAR ADMISSIONS

  • State Bar of Arizona, 2006
  • State Bar of California, 2006
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 2007

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • Board Member/Director, Maricopa County Bar Association – 2012-2016
  • East Valley Bar Association – President, 2011-2012, 2016-
  • East Valley Bar Association – Vice President, 2013-15
  • Committee Member, Technology Cmte, State Bar of Arizona – 2012-2015
  • Committee Member, MCBA Lawyer Referral Service Cmte. – 2012-
  • Member, Maricopa County Bar Association
  • Member, East Valley Bar Association
  • Member, Beverly Hills Bar Association

COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP

  • Board Member, Community Legal Services, 2016-
  • Libertarian Candidate for Maricopa County Attorney, 2008, 2010 & 2012
  • Chairman, Arizona Libertarian Party – 2005-2011, 2015-
  • 1st Vice Chair, Arizona Libertarian Party – 2011 to 2014
  • Secretary, Arizona Libertarian Party – 2003-2005
  • Board Member, Tri-City JCC, 2003-2004

EDUCATION

  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, California
    J.D., summa cum laude, 2001; Graduated First in Class, Law Review, Honor Roll
  • Externship, Justice Benke, California Court of Appeal, San Diego, California, Spring 2001
  • Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
    Graduate Studies in the College of Engineering, 1984-1991
  • Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, Arizona
    B.S. in Computer Science, 1984

PERSONAL

  • Married to Rachel Kielsky
  • 4 children, ages of 6, 15, 20, and 21
  • Homeschooling Family
  • Birthplace: Heidelberg, Germany
  • Arizonan since 1979

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