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Phoenix, AZ

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Douglas A. Jorden

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Overview

Doug Jorden practices in the areas of land use, zoning, municipal law, real estate, environmental and Indian law. Mr. Jorden's clients include a publicly-traded waste management company, local governments, developers, an industrial park located on Indian land, and other persons with real estate, land use, and environmental concerns. Mr. Jorden was town attorney in Paradise Valley, Arizona from 1978 to 1982.  He is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell and is recognized by Best Lawyers and Super Lawyers.

Education

  • J.D. from the University of Arkansas (1976)
  • B.A. from the University of Arkansas (1972)

Licensure & Affiliations

  • Licensed to practice in Arizona
  • Licensed to practice in Arkansas
  • Licensed to practice in California
  • Licensed to practice in Colorado
  • Licensed to practice before the U.S. District Court for Arizona
  • Licensed to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • Licensed to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court
  • Member of the American Bar Association
  • Member of the State Bar of Arizona
  • Member of the State Bar of California
  • Member of the American Planning Association, Arizona Chapter

Community Involvement

Mr. Jorden has served as Zoning Hearing Officer for the City of Phoenix and currently sits as a hearing officer for Maricopa County, Arizona on development-related matters. Mr. Jorden has served as Chair of the City of Phoenix Environmental Quality Commission and Chair of the State Bar of Arizona Continuing Legal Education Committee. He was on the Regional Advisory Board of the Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute based in Denver, Colorado for over 20 years. Mr. Jorden is co-author of Arizona Land Use Law, the treatise on Arizona zoning and land use law published by the State Bar of Arizona. He has lectured on land use and environmental issues on behalf of the State Bar of Arizona, the Arizona Planning Association, the League of Arizona Cities and Towns, the Arizona Department of Commerce and the Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute.

Attorneys

Staff

  • Jolene Maiden - Office Manager and Administrative Assistant
    480-505-3900
    jmaiden@jhjlawyers.com
  • Sandra Corn - Paralegal
    480-505-3907
    scorn@jhjlawyers.com