Gallagher & Kennedy

Gallagher & Kennedy | August 2015

Board Members (l to r): Tim Brown, Tax; Kevin O’Malley, Litigation; Mike Kennedy, Co-founder, Litigation; Dean Short, Managing Partner, Sports Law; Shannon Clark, Personal Injury & Wrongful Death

Board Members (l to r): Tim Brown, Tax; Kevin O’Malley, Litigation; Mike Kennedy, Co-founder, Litigation; Dean Short, Managing Partner, Sports Law; Shannon Clark, Personal Injury & Wrongful Death

For more than 37 years, Gallagher & Kennedy attorneys have helped clients seize opportunities and overcome obstacles in the legal decisions they face. We apply well-reasoned legal strategies to deliver optimal solutions to the unique needs of each client. Our attorneys are dedicated to long-term relationships and strive to become trusted advisers and partners who not only solve problems but are proactive in helping avoid issues before they arise. All matters are approached with keen sensitivity to time and expense management, with a results-oriented focus to achieve your goals.

Main Local Office Address:
2575 E. Camelback Rd.,
Suite 1100
Phoenix, AZ 85016

Phone: (602) 530-8000


Offices in Metro Phoenix: 1

Nationally Headquartered: Phoenix

Managing Partner: Dean C. Short, II

No. of Years with Firm: 27

Year Established Locally: 1978

Business Law & Transactions, Environmental, Commercial Litigation,
Real Estate, Tax and Sports Law

In Business for Businesses

As an Arizona-based, full-service business law firm, we take great pride in achieving excellent outcomes for our business clients and in our team of outstanding attorneys and staff who represent them. Working with partners across the firm, we collaborate as needed to provide businesses with comprehensive legal resources for their operations. By providing clients with ready access to the extensive capabilities of our business law attorney team, clients achieve resource efficiencies and cost savings, along with the convenience of working within one firm to tap highly skilled attorneys with experience in multiple specialties.

Whether assisting emerging companies, franchise networks, a Fortune 500 company, a small to mid-sized local business or an individual business owner, we are responsive to the business needs of our clients across the full lifecycle of their business. We guide our clients in complex legal transactions such as mergers and acquisitions or securities transactions to more routine operational matters like insurance coverage analysis, agreements and leases. When claims and disputes arise, our commercial litigators set forth a plan to advance the best solution to meet the goals of our client.

Full-service to Meet Your Needs: We provide expertise to meet the wide-ranging legal needs of businesses large and small, including Administrative Law, Aviation, Bankruptcy & Creditor’s Rights, Business Law & Transactions, Church & Ministry Law, Condemnation & Valuation, Construction, Criminal Defense, Data Privacy & Security, Employment & Labor, Environmental, Franchising & Distribution, Government Affairs & Lobbying, Health Care, Insurance, Intellectual Property, Land Use & Zoning, Litigation, Products Liability, Professional Liability, Public Bidding & Procurement, Public Utilities Law, Real Estate, Securities, Sports Law, Tax and Wealth Management.

Practice Group Leaders:

Mark A. Fuller Appellate
Kevin D. Neal Aviation
John R. Clemency Bankruptcy & Creditor’s Rights
Terence W. Thompson Business Law & Transactions
Thomas A. Maraz Construction
Jay S. Volquardsen Criminal
Donald Peder Johnsen Employment
David P. Kimball, III Environmental
Deb Gullett Government Affairs & Lobbying
Jeffrey T. Pyburn Insurance
Robert J. Itri Intellectual Property
Dana Stagg Belknap Land Use & Zoning
Kevin E. O’Malley Litigation
Mark A. Fuller Native American Law
J. Stanton Curry Natural Resources
Patrick J. McGroder, III Personal Injury & Wrongful Death
Wm. Charles Thomson Products Liability
Michael K. Kennedy Professional Liability, Co-founder
Kevin E. O’Malley Public Bidding & Procurement
Jennifer A. Cranston Public Utilities
James B. Connor Real Estate
Dean C. Short, II Sports Law, Managing Partner
Timothy D. Brown Tax Law
Robert E. Jones, Jr. Wealth Management


William F. Allison Land Use & Zoning
Joshua Becker Business Law & Transactions
Dana Stagg Belknap Land Use & Zoning
Robert W. Boatman Personal Injury & Wrongful Death
Stephen R. Boatwright Business Law & Transactions
Jodi Bohr Employment
Robert Erven Brown Church & Ministry Law
Timothy D. Brown Tax Law
Todd A. Burgess Bankruptcy & Creditor’s Rights
Germaine R. Chappelle Environmental & Natural Resources
Shannon L. Clark Personal Injury & Wrongful Death
John R. Clemency Bankruptcy & Creditor’s Rights
C. Lincoln Combs Personal Injury & Wrongful Death
James B. Connor Real Estate
Alicia M. Corbett Business Law & Transactions
Jennifer A. Cranston Condemnation & Valuation, Public Utilities
J. Stanton Curry Environmental & Natural Resources
Mark C. Dangerfield Commercial & Appellate Litigation
Mark M. Deatherage Commercial Litigation
Daniel A. DeChesaro, of Counsel Business Law & Transactions
D. Lee Decker Environmental & Natural Resources
Mark A. Fuller Civil & Appellate Litigation
Michael L. Gallagher, Co-founder Litigation
Bradley J. Glass Environmental
Jeffrey D. Gross Real Estate Litigation
Deb Gullett,
Government Affairs Professional
Government Affairs & Lobbying
Robert J. Itri Intellectual Property
Rodney Q. Jarvis Land Use & Zoning
Donald Peder Johnsen Employment
Robert E. Jones, Jr. Wealth Management
Michael K. Kennedy, Co-founder Civil Litigation
David P. Kimball, III Environmental & Natural Resources
Anne L. Leary Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
Chris S. Leason Environmental
Matthew P. MacLeod Personal Injury & Wrongful Death
Thomas A. Maraz Civil Litigation
Patrick J. McGroder, III Personal Injury & Wrongful Death
Dalva L. “Dal” Moellenberg Environmental & Natural Resources
Kelly C. Mooney Federal Tax Law
Kenneth M. Motolenich-Salas Intellectual Property
Kevin D. Neal Personal Injury & Wrongful Death
Raymond M. Norris Personal Injury & Wrongful Death
Mark S. O’Connor Personal Injury & Wrongful Death
Kevin E. O’Malley Civil Litigation
Ryan B. Opel Business Law & Transactions
Timothy W. Overton Litigation
Donald B. Petrie Products Liability
Cober C. Plucker Litigation
Nancy C. Pohl Wealth Management
Jeffrey T. Pyburn Personal Injury & Wrongful Death
Michael R. Ross Civil Litigation
Julie Rystad Bankruptcy & Creditor’s Rights
Dean C. Short, II, Managing Partner Sports Law
Paul L. Stoller Commercial Litigation
Robert A. Stranahan, IV, Of Counsel Environmental
Terence W. Thompson Business Law & Transactions
Wm. Charles Thomson Commercial Litigation
Woodrow C. Thompson  Criminal Law
Anthony J. “T.J.” Trujillo Environmental & Natural Resources
William C.B. Underwood Environmental
Timothy R. Van Valen Tax Law
Jay S. Volquardsen Criminal Law
Travis J. Waldron Environmental & Natural Resources
David L. Wallis Environmental
Lindsi M. Weber Bankruptcy & Creditor’s Rights
Brian J. Zavislak Real Estate

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