Chase A. Bales

Associate

balesc@ballardspahr.com
Tel 602.798.5521
Fax 602.798.5595
Phoenix

Chase Bales is a litigator focusing his practice on media, constitutional, and election law. He represents media organizations and individuals in defamation, privacy, and First Amendment litigation, including actions to safeguard the public's access to court proceedings and government records. He also represents and counsels clients in campaign finance, election, and government relations matters. Chase has represented candidates and political committees at all levels of the political spectrum, including one for President of the United States. In addition, he is involved in the legislative process, representing clients' interests before the Arizona Legislature.

Chase also practices commercial litigation, including contract disputes, regulatory matters, and tax controversy. Additionally, he practices Indian law and represents a local tribe in criminal, civil, and social services proceedings. In all areas of his practice, he has extensive appellate experience in both state and federal courts.

Judicial Clerkships

Hon. Michael J. Brown, Arizona Court of Appeals


Professional Activities

American Bar Association, 2013 - present
Federal Bar Association, 2013 - present
Sandra Day O’Connor Inn of Court, 2015 - present

Recognition & Accomplishments

Karma Award for Community Service

100-Hour Pro Bono Award

Publications

Co-author, "Arizona Supreme Court Clarifies Due Process Rights in Administrative Hearings," Ballard Spahr alert, May 30, 2017.

Co-author, "U.S. Supreme Court Strikes Down N.C. Congressional Redistricting," Ballard Spahr alert, May 24, 2017.

Author, "Unbreakable: The Fifth Amendment and Computer Passwords," 44 Arizona State Law Journal 1293, 2012


Arizona State University, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law (J.D., 2012)
Staff Writer, Arizona State Law Journal
Willard H. Pedrick Scholar
CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Juvenile Law

University of Arizona (B.S., 2009, cum laude)
Dean's List with Distinction
Certificate of Achievement for Academic Distinction, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Languages

Spanish

Arizona

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

U.S. Tax Court