Snell & Wilmer Attorney Fred Breedlove Elected Board of Directors President for Community Legal Services


PHOENIX – Snell & Wilmer is pleased to announce that Phoenix-based attorney Fred Breedlove has been elected as President of the Board of Directors for Community Legal Services. 

Established in 1952, Community Legal Services (CLS) is a nonprofit law firm committed to increasing fairness in the civil justice system by advocating, litigating, and educating on behalf of Arizona’s underserved communities. CLS practices in the areas of domestic violence, family law, housing, public benefit, consumer problems, and employment problems. 

Breedlove has served on the Board of Directors for CLS since 2020, having previously served as Executive Committee Member-at-Large, Executive Committee Treasurer, and Vice President. As a firm, Snell & Wilmer also shares a rich history as a longtime supporter and contributor to several of CLS’ initiatives and programs including its Volunteer Lawyer Program. 

“I am honored to be elected for this new role. I look forward to continuing to serve CLS and work with its members toward their mission to provide equal access to justice for all,” said Breedlove. 

In his legal practice, Breedlove focuses his practice on water, state and federal lands, mining, administrative law, and governmental relations. His experience includes water rights transactions (groundwater, surface water, and Colorado River entitlements), assured water supply permitting, consultation on compliance with active management area management plans, land and natural resource management, state land acquisition, federal Indian law, solar project siting, and cultural resources. Breedlove also has experience in coordinating with state and federal public officials and agencies on border issues on behalf of the state and the lessees of state grazing land and siting projects within the jurisdiction of the International Boundary and Water Commission. He has also served as a legislative liaison for the Arizona Department of Water Resources.

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