PeopleMichael W. Patten
Michael W. Patten

Michael W. Patten

PeopleMichael W. Patten

  • Harvard Law School (J.D., 1984)
    • Executive Editor, Harvard Environmental Law Review
  • Claremont McKenna College (B.A., Biology, summa cum laude, 1981)

  • "Water Planning and its Impact on Water Utilities," Presenter, Arizona Water Laws and Regulations Seminar, HalfMoon Education Inc. (January 17, 2014)
  • "Water Utility Regulation," Presenter, Arizona Water Laws and Regulations Seminar, HalfMoon Education Inc. (January 17, 2014)
  • "Rulemaking and Regulatory Agencies in Arizona," Author, Arizona Environmental Law Manual, State Bar of Arizona (1995)
  • Arizona Environmental Law Handbook, Co-Author and Co-Editor, Government Institutes, Inc. (1993)

  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Communications Law, Energy Law, Administrative/Regulatory Law (2007-2020)
    • Phoenix Lawyer of the Year, Communications Law (2014, 2017, 2019)
    • Phoenix Lawyer of the Year, Administrative/Regulatory Law (2016, 2018, 2020)
    • Phoenix Lawyer of the Year, Energy Law (2012, 2015)
  • Southwest Super Lawyers®, Utilities, Energy & Natural Resources, Communications (2010-2012), Utilities (2007)
  • AZ Business Magazine's Top Lawyers, Energy (2014)

  • Newtown Community Development Corporation and Community Land Trust, Board Member (2004-2012, 2018-present)
  • Wildfire (formerly Arizona Community Action Association), Board Member (2013-2018, 2019-present)
  • Maricopa County Bar Volunteer Lawyers Program (adult guardianship matter) (2018-2019)
  • Tempe Community Council, Former President and Board Member (1996-2003)
  • City of Tempe, Transportation Commission, Former Chairman and Commissioner (1998-2004)
  • City of Tempe, Planning and Zoning Commission, Former Chairman and Commissioner (1990-1997)

  • Roshka DeWulf & Patten, Member (2001-2015)
  • Brown & Bain, Partner (1986-2001)
  • United States District Court, District of Arizona, Law Clerk to the Honorable Charles L. Hardy (1984-1986)
     

  • Supreme Court of Arizona
  • United States District Court, District of Arizona
  • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit