Kurt Altman has been brought on as an independent contractor to serve as Right on Crime’s State Director of Arizona and New Mexico. Kurt is the principal of Altman Law & Public Affairs. He became a signatory for Right on Crime in early 2016 and recently more fully joined the reform movement, promoting Right on Crime’s policies in the State Houses of Arizona and New Mexico. He has nearly 24 years of criminal law and Constitutional litigation experience. As a former Deputy Maricopa County Attorney and Assistant United States Attorney, Kurt has conducted literally hundreds of felony jury trials and lead investigations of criminal conduct ranging from homicide and capital cases to complex white collar matters. Formerly, as a member of the Department of Justice, Kurt earned the Director’s Award, the highest honor bestowed upon Department of Justice lawyers, and has twice received the Federal Bureau of Investigation Director’s Award for his tireless efforts on behalf of FBI-conducted investigations. Since 2008 he has operated his own practice defending the accused in criminal matters of all varieties also ranging from homicide to white collar.

In addition he specializes in internal and government investigations. Kurt has also represented the Goldwater Institute as their Director of National Affairs & General Counsel. During his tenure at Goldwater, Kurt became heavily involved in public policy, and spearheaded national policy efforts as Goldwater's chief national lobbyist. His unique background in the practice of law and promotion of legislation nationally provides him with the necessary and unmatched combination of skills to help meet the objectives of his clients both inside the courtroom and within the halls of State Capitols.