Coconino County Bar Association Board

    Jason Bliss


    Before moving to Flagstaff, Jason Bliss was based in Phoenix, Arizona, where he gained 20 years of diverse experience in a wide array of litigation matters. Mr. Bliss’ experience includes litigating and trying serious personal injury matters involving serious automobile accidents and liquor liability/dram shop allegations as both a plaintiff and a defendant. Mr. Bliss also has significant experience litigating construction-related disputes in various contexts, including on behalf of or adverse to design builders, architects, engineers, materials testing consultants, and specialty trade subcontractors in both residential and commercial construction settings. He handles insurance coverage matters on behalf of various insurers, including general liability insurers, professional liability insurers, and auto and property insurers. He has authored coverage opinions as well as litigated insurance-coverage related disputes. In addition, Mr. Bliss defends commercial lines insureds in various subject areas focusing on construction litigation, liquor liability lawsuits, tire defect lawsuits, and other serious personal injury and death litigation. He also has considerable experience litigating other commercial matters including real estate disputes, partnership or corporate disputes, copyright infringement issues, and commercial and residential landlord tenant matters.

        Faith Van Horn

        Vice President

        Faith Van Horn graduated with a degree in philosophy from the University of Pittsburgh, and moved from Pennsylvania to northern Arizona after receiving her J.D. from Penn State Law in 2017. Faith began her legal career with DNA-People’s Legal Services Tuba City office on the Navajo Nation. She now works as a Staff Attorney in DNA’s Flagstaff office where her practice areas include landlord/tenant law, family law, and Social Security disability. Faith also regularly presents in-person legal information talks and webinars for the community on landlord/tenant law and Social Security disability benefits. She is licensed in Arizona, Navajo Nation, and Hopi Tribal Court. In her free time, Faith enjoys hiking, camping, and baking bread.

            Nick Buzan


            Nick Buzan is a trial attorney.  For the last seven years Nick has focused on prosecuting felony and misdemeanor crimes for the Coconino County Attorney’s Office.  He is known for his authenticity which has been very effective with juries.  In addition to trying cases, Nick has a reputation for seeking justice in each and every case he prosecutes.  He works diligently on behalf of victims and the people of Coconino County.

            Prior to becoming a prosecutor, Nick Buzan followed his passion for education while working as a policy analyst with the Arizona School Boards Association.  He has maintained his interest in public schools through volunteering to co-coach the Coconino High School Mock Trial team for the past three years.

            Nick Buzan graduated with honors from law school at the University of Arizona in 2010.  Prior to that he taught history at Blue Ridge High School in Pinetop Lakeside, AZ, and graduated from NAU (Flagstaff) in 2005.  An avid sportsman, Nick played two years of college football at NAIA Culver-Stockton College, harvested a cow elk with a bow from 82 yards, and landed a 60-foot, 540 on skis at Breckrenridge’s world class terrain park.

              Staci Foulks

              Vice President

              Staci Foulks graduated summa cum laude with a degree in Philosophy from the University of Arizona Honors College in 2002. She received her J.D. from the University of Arizona in 2008. After law school, she served as judicial law clerk for Judge Stephen Villarreal at Pima County Superior Court. She was then a trial attorney at the Pima County Public Defender for about five years. Staci also taught legal writing as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Arizona College of Law.

              In 2014, Staci moved to Flagstaff. Here, she first worked as an associate attorney at the law firm Aspey, Watkins & Diesel, where she gained experience in civil litigation and also continued practicing criminal defense. Staci then worked for approximately four years as a trial attorney at the Coconino County Public Defender.

              Staci is currently a Staff Attorney at DNA – People’s Legal Services, where she assists indigent clients in a wide variety of legal matters.

              In her free time, Staci enjoys spending time with her family (including her three dogs), hiking, travelling, and scuba diving.

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                Michelle Olson

                Member at Large

                Michelle Olson graduated magna cum laude with a degree in History from Lee University in Tennessee.  She graduated cum laude with her J.D from Pepperdine Law School. While at Pepperdine, Michelle worked for the United States Attorney’s Office, the Federal Public Defender’s Office in Los Angeles, and the Hon. Beverly R. O’Connell of the United States District Court for the Central District of California. She also worked for the Ventura Public Defender’s Office representing active U.S. military and veterans in criminal proceedings.

                In 2017, Michelle returned to Flagstaff where she worked as an associate attorney at the law firm Aspey, Watkins, & Diesel. Michelle’s experience includes litigating family law matters, preparing and drafting estate plans, and she is trained in dependency and juvenile proceedings. Michelle is currently a solo practitioner.

                In her free time, Michelle and her family enjoy exploring the outdoors, playing with their dogs, and spending time with friends.