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University of Arizona Law,
class of 1949

State Bar of Arizona
member since 1949

Featured Case
White v. Bateman
NO 7219. 89 Ariz. 110 (1961) 358 P.2d 712

Estes DuMont (Bud) McBryde was born December 9, 1919, in Dallas, Texas. His family moved to Tucson in 1933. While a student at Tucson High School, McBryde played baseball and basketball, and was captain of the baseball team. McBryde enrolled at the University of Arizona with a baseball scholarship and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business in 1942. Upon graduation he received a commission in the Marine Corps and spent the next three years in the South Pacific. In 1945, after his service with the Marine Corps, McBryde played minor league baseball in the Southern Association. In 1946 McBryde enrolled in the University of Arizona Law School and received his J.D. degree in 1949.

Upon graduating, McBryde opened a law office in Casa Grande, where he could both practice law and play baseball for the Casa Grande Cotton Kings. In 1952 McBryde was appointed Deputy County Attorney and in 1960 he became Pinal County Attorney. He was appointed Pinal County Superior Court Judge in 1966. He served as presiding judge from 1978 until 1989.

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University of Arizona Law, class of 1950

State Bar of Arizona member since 1950

Featured Case:
Haralson v. Fisher Surveying, Inc.
31 _3d 114 (2001) 201 Ariz. 1

Alfredo Marquez was born in 1922 in Winkelman, Arizona. After high school he attended Curtis Wright Tech located at Glendale, CA airport. He completed the engineering course before enlisting in Navy Air Corps and became a pilot in the Navy.  Alfredo earned his degree in economics in 1948 from the University of Arizona and his law degree in 1950 by completing the accelerated program for GIs.  After earning his law degree Marquez joined the Attorney General’s office for a short while before moving back to Tucson to work with Morris Udall in the County Attorney’s office.  He then worked in Washington DC with Stewart Udall for one session before coming back to Tucson to serve as the  City Prosecutor.  In 1957, along with Lowell Rothschild and John Mesch, Alfredo formed a partnership where he worked until he came to the bench in 1980. In 1980, President Jimmy Carter nominated  and the Senate approved Alfredo Marquez for appointment to the bench in the United States District for the District of Arizona. 

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University of Arizona Law,
class of 1939

State Bar of Arizona
member since 1939

Featured Cases:
State Bar of Arizona v. Arizona Land Title & Trust Co. 366P. 2d 1, 90 ariz. 76- Ariz: supreme Court, 1961

Ashby Ira Lohse was born May 21, 1914, in Tucson, Arizona. His father, Leslie Albert Lohse, was a wholesale grocer and a close friend of Albert Steinfeld. Among other friends of the family were several lawyers who strongly influenced Ashby Lohse's choice of the law as a career.

Lohse attended Tucson public schools, Holladay and Roskruge, and graduated from Tucson High School in 1932. He then entered the University of Arizona and received his B.A. in economics in 1936, and his J.D. in 1939. Upon graduating from law school, he took the bar exam and began a private practice. In 1941 Lohse received a commission in the army , where he served until 1946, resigning as a Colonel. Upon his return to Tucson he went to work for Tucson Title for nine months and then returned to private practice. In later years his practice consisted primarily of work with foundations.

Lohse has had a lifelong interest in water and water law and was appointed to the Interstate Stream Commission by Governor Paul Fannin.

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University of Arizona Law,
class of 1928

State Bar of Arizona
member since 1928

Featured Case:
Arizona Public Service Co. v. Southern Union Gas Co. et al.
76 Ariz. 373 (1954) 265 P.2d 435

Norman Sterling Hull was born in Seattle, Washington, in 1904. Since both of his parents had died while he was young, he lived with his grandparents. After his grandfather died, in 1925, Hull moved to Tucson, Arizona, with his grandmother. He then enrolled in the University of Arizona law school, graduating with highest distinction in the university class of 1928.

Hull began his law career with Tucson lawyer E.T. "Tim" Cusick. A year later he left Cusick and joined the firm of Matthews and Bilby. In 1930, he became Assistant United States Attorney under U.S. Attorney John C. Gung'l. 

In 1931, Hull joined the Phoenix office of Ellinwood and Ross, where he stayed for the next twenty-three years. During this time the firm's principal client was Phelps Dodge. The firm also represented insurance companies and other large corporations, such as Standard Oil. During this time, Hull served as president of the Phoenix Chamber of Commerce, as well as Big Chief of the Phoenix Thunderbirds.

Hull returned to Tucson in 1954 to join the faculty of the University of Arizona law school. He subsequently became vice president of the University of Arizona, in charge of business affairs and development. After five years with the University of Arizona, Hull returned to private practice in Tucson, as a solo practitioner, where he remained until his retirement.

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University of Arizona Law,
class of 1950

State Bar of Arizona
member since 1950

Featured Case:
John F. Long Homes, Inc. v. Holohan
97 Ariz. 31 (1964) 396 P.2d 394

William A. "Bill" Holohan was born in Tucson on June 1, 1928. His parents were Andrew Holohan and Dorothy Bennett Holohan, a member of the Bennett Arizona Pioneer family. Bill graduated from the University of Arizona with a law degree  in 1950. After graduation he was inducted into the Army and served in the Judge Advocate General Corp. He was awarded the Bronze Star and served a tour of duty in Korea. He was hired by the then United States Attorney, Jack D.H. Hays, for his first job as an Assistant United States Attorney. In 1960, he entered private practice with Lou Whitney, a prominent lawyer. In 1963  he was appointed to the Superior Court bench by Governor Paul Fannin. Governor Jack Williams appointed him to complete the tenure of retiring Justice Jesse Udall on the Arizona Supreme Court in 1972. He served on the Court until he retired on January 5, 1989, serving as Chief Justice from 1982 until 1987. Following retirement from the bench, he entered private practice with his son, Brian, and later accepted the position of Director of the Arizona Prosecuting Attorneys' Advisory Counsel. (excerpt source legacy.com)

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