Michele M. Iafrate

Senior Partner – 24 Years of Experience

Ms. Iafrate received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Arizona where she graduated cum laude. In 1993, Ms. Iafrate graduated from the University of Arizona College of Law where she was a published note writer and editor for the International Journal of Comparative Law. After law school, Ms. Iafrate completed a clerkship with The Honorable Edward C. Voss at the Arizona Court of Appeals. Following her clerkship, Ms. Iafrate began prosecuting street crimes with the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office. Shortly thereafter, she moved to a specialized unit where she prosecuted exclusively major drug crimes, and was the sole attorney in the Special Crimes Unit specializing in insurance fraud for the Arizona Department of Insurance.

Ms. Iafrate then moved to the County Counsel Division within the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office where she represented the County’s criminal justice agencies, specializing in 42 U.S.C. § 1983 lawsuits. Currently, Ms. Iafrate’s practice focuses on 42 U.S.C. § 1983, elections, general tort liability, public official liability, road design/maintenance, police and fire liability, wrongful death, and appeals.

Ms. Iafrate is the sole partner at Iafrate & Associates. She continues to represent government agencies and their employees in tort claims, constitutional claims, and employment claims.