PHOENIX, ARIZ. (Aug. 23, 2022) — JHKM is pleased to announce that T.J. Mitchell, a business and securities litigation attorney with the firm, has been appointed to serve as a commissioner for the Maricopa County Planning & Zoning Commission.
County Supervisor Bill Gates appointed Mitchell to complete the term of former Commissioner Matt Gress, who resigned to run for a seat at the Arizona House of Representatives. Mitchell’s term commences immediately.
The Commission is responsible for making recommendations to the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors on rezoning, special use permit, military compatibility, and plan of development applications, amendments to the Zoning Ordinance, development master plans and comprehensive plans. The Commission may approve preliminary plats, grant requests for initiative or rezoning applications and accept status reports on Special Use Permits.
“The Planning and Zoning Commission is one of the most forward-facing and impactful commissions in Maricopa County. It requires a unique set of skills and T.J. Mitchell is well prepared,” said Maricopa County Board of Supervisors Chairman Bill Gates. “T.J. is a bright young leader in our community and will serve the residents of Maricopa County and District 3 well.”
Mitchell’s business and securities litigation practice is focused on providing litigation solutions in complex financial and business disputes, managing client risks, and allowing clients to focus on their business or personal objectives. He is experienced in advising clients on SEC, FINRA, and state-level regulatory investigations and proceedings in the securities brokerage and investment advisory industries; civil litigation in federal courts, state courts and arbitrations involving complex financial products and transactions; mergers and acquisitions litigation; and various business contract and tort actions.
In 2018 Mitchell earned his law degree from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, where he graduated magna cum laude. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Arizona in 2015, where he graduated magna cum laude.
Outside of his law practice, Mitchell serves on the State Bar of Arizona’s Securities Regulation Law Section’s Executive Council as a member at large. He also volunteers as a “Big” through Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona; as Chairman of the board of directors for the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce’s Valley Young Professionals; and as an Ambassador for Translational Genomic Research Institute (TGEN).
About Jennings Haug Keleher McLeod LLP
Jennings Haug Keleher McLeod is a full-service litigation and business law firm with offices in Phoenix, Arizona and Albuquerque, New Mexico to address legal needs of clients in the southwest. The firm’s attorneys have extensive trial, litigation management, dispute resolution and complex litigation experience. In addition, the firm represents business and individuals in a wide range of legal matters, including antitrust, attorney regulation and ethics, appellate law, business law and litigation, banking, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, civil rights and constitutional law, commercial real estate, construction, corporate law, employment, environmental, estate planning, trusts and probate, family law, fidelity and surety, government relations and lobbying, insurance defense and coverage, medical and professional malpractice, municipal law, personal injury, energy regulatory matters and tribal law, as well as alternative dispute resolution. For additional information, visit JHKMLaw.com.
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