Pennie grew up in Denver, Colorado. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Classical Studies from the University of Colorado and a Master of Arts degree in Classical Archaeology from the University of Michigan. She worked on excavations in Israel and Tunisia before relocating to Tucson, Arizona. Pennie was also a registered nurse, caring for bone-marrow transplant patients.
Pennie received her Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Arizona. She was a trial and appellate attorney for the Arizona Attorney General’s Office, representing the Child Protective Services Section. She was also Unit Chief for that section, managing offices in seven counties. Since then, Pennie has been representing parents and children in dependency, guardianship, severance, and family law matters. As an appellate lawyer, Pennie had several published opinions regarding juvenile dependency matters.
When she’s not working, Pennie enjoys her three canine companions, her 1960 Nash Metropolitan, and hiking.
- Arizona Law Review, Second and Third Year Writer
- Volunteer Lawyers Program
- Lawyers for Literacy
- Yavapai County Bar Association, 2009-present
- Yavapai County Bar Association, Treasurer, 2012
- Yavapai County Bar Association, Secretary, 2013
- Former Member State Bar Juvenile Law Section
- Former Member National Association of Counsel for Children
- State Bar of Arizona Membership Assistance Program
- Former Member of Arizona Women Lawyer’s Association, Northern Chapter
- Arizona State Board of Nursing, RN #076829
- Excellence in Oral Advocacy Award, James E. Rogers College of Law
- University of Colorado; B.A., Classical Studies
- University of Michigan; M.A., Classical Archaeology
- James E. Rogers College of Law at University of Arizona; J.D.
- State Bar of Arizona
- Yavapai County Bar Association