Anne returned to Arizona in 1993 to attend the University of Arizona College of Law, after earning her bachelor’s degree at Pomona College. She earned her juris doctor, cum laude, from the University of Arizona in 1996. After law school she served as a law clerk to Chief Justice Stanley Feldman at the Arizona Supreme court and later as a career law clerk to the late District Court Judge William Browning. After twelve years in private practice focusing on criminal defense, appeals, juvenile and family law in Pima and Cochise counties, she worked for the Pima County Legal Defenders Office from 2017-2023. She joined the Pinal County Public Defenders Office in 2023.