Professor Branscomb Wilhite joined the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law in 2012 as director of the Homeowner Advocacy Unit (“HAU”) of the Civil Justice Clinic. As director, she supervised litigation pursued by the clinic, and developed the curriculum in partnership with Professor Bob Dauber that was used in the classroom component of the HAU clinic.
Prior to joining the HAU, Professor Branscomb Wilhite served as a criminal defense attorney, handling major felony cases in state and federal court. At the same time, she taught Trial Practice as an Adjunct Professor at Phoenix School of Law, and assisted victims of wrongful foreclosure and mortgage fraud.
Prior to that, she served as a Deputy County Attorney and later worked in private practice where she represented clients in the areas of criminal defense, personal injury, medical malpractice defense, small business representation, and employment discrimination.
She has tried well over 100 cases in city, state and federal court and has argued, on several occasions, before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.
Assistant: Karen Barnett
B.A., Arizona State University, 1988
J.D., Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University, 1991