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Professional Memberships and Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • Center for Innovation, Chair (2020-present)
  • Litigation Section, Chair (2013-2014)
  • Board of Governors (2007-2010)
  • Board Executive Committee (2009-2010)
  • Board Operations Committee, Chair (2009-2010)
  • House of Delegates (1999-2010, 2014-present)
  • Section of Litigation Delegate (2014-present)
  • Arizona State Delegate (1999-2007) (elected statewide three terms)
  • Rules and Calendar Committee (2000-2004), Chair (2002-2004)
  • Standing Committee on Independence of the Judiciary (2006-2008)
  • Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession (2004-2006)
  • Standing Committee on Technology and Information Systems, Chair (1999-2002)
  • Standing Committee on Bar Activities (1999-2000)
  • Western States Bar Conference, Past President
  • State Bar of Arizona, Past President
  • Maricopa County Bar Association, Past President
  • Thurgood Marshall Inn of Court, Founding President
  • Fellows of the American Bar Foundation
  • Arizona Chair (2006-2008)
  • Patron Life Member
  • Arizona Equal Justice Campaign, Co-Chair (2001-2006)
  • Arizona Lawyer Representatives to 9th Circuit Judicial Conference (1999-2001)
  • Chair (2000-2001)
  • American Law Institute, Member (2007-present)
  • Arizona Supreme Court
  • Appointed member of the Arizona Judicial Council (since 2020)
  • Appointed Chair of the Committee on Civil Justice Reform (2015-16)
  • Appointed, Subcommittee Chair on Task Force on the Delivery of Legal Services (2020)
  • Appointed Chair of the Board of Non-Lawyer Service Providers
  • City of Phoenix Public Defender Review Committee, Chair (1984-1989)
Don Bivens Law

“Don’s legal peers have three times voted him “Lawyer of the Year” for Financial and Banking Litigation”

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