Al has a broad background in commercial litigation, but he spends most of his time on litigation and appeals in the areas of real estate, probate and trust law. He excels at explaining convoluted and unusual legal issues to non-specialist decision makers, and enjoys finding business solutions to challenging problems.
Al started his career as a union organizer and helped represent people in arbitrations and contract negotiations. In this role, Al became interested in the legal field and decided to become an attorney.
When he's not at work, Al volunteers on local archaeology projects with the City of Phoenix. He also enjoys gardening and doing home projects.
[+] Articles and Presentations
Speaker, “Deconstructing a Litigation Budget,” Association of Corporate Counsel Arizona Chapter, June 6, 2013
Co-Author, “Attorneys' Fees,” Chapter Eleven, Arizona Appellate Handbook, Vol. I, 4th Edition, 2011
Co-Author, “Attorneys' Fees on Appeal,” Chapter Nine, Arizona Attorneys’ Fees Manual, 5th Edition, 2010
Author, “Private Transactions, Public Benefits, and Perpetual Control Over the Use of Real Property: Interpreting Conservation Easements as Charitable Trusts,” 37 Real Property, Probate & Trust Journal 91, 2002
[+] Professional and Community Activities
Member, State Bar of Arizona
Editor In Chief, Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Journal, American Bar Association
Board President, Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project, Florence, Arizona
Archaeological Site Steward, South Mountain Park, Phoenix, Arizona
U.S. District Court, District of Arizona
U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Federal Claims
[+] Education and Honors
J.D., magna cum laude, Vermont Law School
B.A., California State University, Fresno
Editor in Chief, Vermont Law Review
Southwest Super Lawyers and Rising Stars®, Business Litigation
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