Altman became a signatory for Right on Crime in early 2016.  In 2017, he joined the reform movement, promoting Right on Crime’s policies in the State Houses of Arizona and New Mexico. And in 2021, he took on the added role of Director of Prosecutorial Reform, where his decades of experience as a state and federal prosecutor could be put to use.

He has nearly 27 years of criminal law and constitutional litigation experience. As a former Deputy Maricopa County Attorney and Assistant United States Attorney, Kurt has conducted hundreds of felony jury trials and led investigations of criminal conduct ranging from homicide and capital cases to complex white-collar matters. As a former member of the Department of Justice, Kurt earned the Director’s Award, the highest honor bestowed upon Department of Justice lawyers, and has twice received the Federal Bureau of Investigation Director’s Award for his tireless efforts on behalf of FBI-conducted investigations. Since 2008, Kurt has operated his own legal and lobbying practice, defending the accused in various criminal matters and helping private and non-profit groups advance policy objectives in Arizona and throughout the United States.  For more information about Kurt, please visit the Altman Law & Policy website (