Ms. Kimberly A. Demarchi
Arizona State University Office of General Counsel
P.O. Box 877405
Tempe, AZ 85287-7405

Phone    (480) 965-1247
Fax         (480) 965-0984

Type of Case: Civil
Admitted to practice:
Supreme Court
5th Circuit, 9th Circuit, 11th Circuit, Federal

Kim Demarchi is responsible for overseeing the employment practice group in the Office of General Counsel, which advises on academic and non-academic personnel matters, student matters, and law enforcement matters. Kim’s responsibilities also include administrative oversight of the Athletics Compliance group, which designs and administers education and monitoring systems that facilitate compliance by the University with all University, Pacific-12 Conference, and NCAA rules and regulations governing intercollegiate athletics. In addition, Kim advises on government law matters including legislation and lobbying functions. Prior to joining the Office of General Counsel, Kim was in private practice in Phoenix where her primary areas of practice were government law, education law, and appellate advocacy. She is an elected member of the American Law Institute and the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers and is the co-editor of the Arizona Appellate Handbook. She also serves on the Arizona Supreme Court’s Attorney Ethics Advisory Committee, the Research Committee of the Arizona Town Hall, and as an Appellate Lawyer Representative to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.


  • B.S./B.S. History and Political Science, Arizona State University Honors College (1997)
  • J.D., Yale Law School (2000)

Practice Focus:

  • Education Law
  • Government Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution

Honors and Awards:

  • Arizona Business Magazine, Top 100 Attorneys, 2016-2017
  • Arizona Business Magazine, Most Influential Women in Arizona Business, 2017
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Appellate Law, 2013-2017
  • Southwest Super Lawyers, “Top 25: Women Arizona Super Lawyers” and Appellate, 2014-2016
  • Benchmark Litigation, “Local Litigation Star” in Arizona, 2014, 2016, 2018
  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV/Preeminent Attorney Rating
  • American Jewish Committee, Judge Learned Hand Emerging Leadership Award, 2008