Location: Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Diane DeBrosse Hienton, Esq., has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in land and natural resource law.
A former legal professional for the Arizona Attorney General’s Office, Mrs. Hienton demonstrates expertise in her field that comes from her natural ability to have a logical mind, perform research and write on her findings. She has been distinguished for 30 years by her legal peers, including very high ratings in both legal ability and ethics. Driven by the pride she has in her impactful work, Mrs. Hienton concluded her career in 2017 as the chief counsel of land and natural resources for the Arizona Attorney General. In this capacity, she was able to protect state land trusts against interests that wished to infringe on private ownership. Prior to achieving this prominent role, Mrs. Hienton was successful as an assistant Arizona Attorney General, associate for Jennings, Kepner & Haug, staff attorney for the Arizona Court of Appeals, and clerk for Judge Jacobson of the Arizona Court of Appeals. Mrs. Hienton has shared her interest in her field by contributing articles to professional journals and speaking at various Western States Land Commissioners Conferences over the years.
In addition to her legal work, Mrs. Hienton has been present in several civic activities. She has been involved with the Daughters of the American Revolution for 25 years. She is a founding life member of the Arizona Museum of Science and Technology, former chairman for Women and the Media, and former president of Soroptimist International of Phoenix. Mrs. Hienton’s career and personal endeavors are supported by her hard work ethic and her education. Before establishing herself professionally, she earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Hawaii in 1971 and a JD from Arizona State University in 1975. As she looks ahead to the future, Mrs. Hienton intends to continue enjoying her retirement, which includes her loving work as part-owner of an Arabian Horse.
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