Adam E. Cirzan

Director, Career Development Office

Adam Cirzan was born in Tucson and has lived here his entire life. He earned a Bachelor's degree in Classics in 2007 and a Master's degree in Classics in 2010, both from the University of Arizona. After teaching high school for two years he returned to the University of Arizona to attend the James E. Rogers College of Law and graduated summa cum laude in 2016. During law school, Adam earned a certificate in Criminal Law and Policy and interned at the Pima County Public Defender's Office for three semesters as a 38(d) student. In addition, he participated in internships with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the Tucson Immigration Court. He sat for the February bar exam and upon graduation began working as an assistant public defender at the Pima County Public Defender's Office in June 2016. As a trial attorney with the Pima County Public Defender, Adam managed a felony criminal caseload and was a member of the ethics panel.


  • J.D. James E. Rogers College of Law
    Graduated summa cum laude.
  • M.A. University of Arizona
  • B.A. University of Arizona

Work Experience

  • Director, Career Development Office
    James E Rogers College of Law
    2017 - present
  • Public Defender
    Pima County Public Defender's Office, Tucson, Arizona
    2015 - 2017