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Patricia Refo

Patricia Refo

Patricia Lee “Trish” Refo is president of the American Bar Association, the largest voluntary association of attorneys and legal professionals in the world. As a partner at Snell & Wilmer in Phoenix, Refo concentrates on complex commercial litigation and internal investigations. She chairs the firm’s Professional Liability Litigation Group.

Refo’s practice is concentrated in complex commercial litigation and internal investigations, with extensive experience in financial institutions litigation, professional malpractice defense, class actions, trade secret litigation, and commercial and business torts.  Refo received her J.D. from the University of Michigan.

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Guest Appearances
September 25, 2020

Poll Worker Esq.

What is Poll Worker Esquire and what does it do? ABA President Patricia Refo explains it all.

September 21, 2020

What Ruth Bader Ginsburg Meant to Us

A non-political tribute to the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

August 20, 2020

#290: Legal Industry Issues in 2020, with Patricia Refo 

ABA President Patricia Refo breaks down some pressing questions and issues happening this year and for the future for the legal industry.

August 10, 2019

ABA Annual Meeting 2019: President-Elect Patricia Lee Refo

Patricia Lee Refo, new president-elect of the American Bar Association, shares her background and talks about current projects at the ABA.

February 18, 2015

ABA Midyear Meeting 2015: House of Delegates with Trish Refo

The Digital Edge podcast Host Jim Calloway interviews Trish Refo, chair of the ABA House of Delegates, at the 2015 ABA Midyear Meeting. Refo equates the House of Delegates to the Legislative branch; it makes and sets policy for the entire association. She discusses the various future issues that may be brought to the house...