PeopleWilliam N. Poorten III
William N. Poorten III

William N. Poorten III

PeopleWilliam N. Poorten III

  • Arizona State University, College of Law (J.D., cum laude, 1985)
  • State University of New York at Buffalo (B.A., magna cum laude, 1981)
    • Phi Beta Kappa

  • American College of Trial Lawyers (2017)
  • The American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) (2014)
  • American Bar Association
    • Tort and Insurance Practice Section
  • Arizona Commission on Judicial Performance Review (2003-2008)
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Morris K. Udall Inn of Court (2003-2007)
    • Past President (2007)
    • Treasurer (2004-2006)
  • Pima County Bar Association
    • Chairman Rules Committee (2002)
  • State Bar of Arizona
    • Construction Section
    • Trial Practice Section
    • Volunteer Bar Counsel
  • Tucson Defense Bar Association
  • The Defense Research and Trial Lawyers Association
  • Volunteer Lawyer Program (1985-present)

  • "Common carriers have their day in court," Author, BUSRide Magazine (February 2016)
  • "Fundamental of Construction Law in Arizona," Sterling Education Services (March 2004)
  • "Construction Management/Design-Build in Arizona," Lorman Education Services (Feb. 2001) (May 2002)
  • "Summary of Arizona Lien and Bond Law," Arizona Institute of Credit (Feb. 2000)
  • "Overview of Consultation and the Enforcement Process Under the ESA," U.S. Home Corp., MOLD Retreat (April 1999)
  • Cactus Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl Forum, The Metropolitan Pima Alliance (Feb. 1998)
  • "Registrar of Contractors: Structure, Regulation and Adjudication," State Bar of Arizona (Spring 1997)

  • Gold 'n Gavel Star for 1985, ASU Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law (2017)
  • Top 50 Pro Bono Attorneys in Arizona, Arizona Foundation for Legal Services & Education (2014)
  • Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers (2017)
  • The Best Lawyers in America©, Commercial Litigation, Construction Litigation, Construction Law, Real Estate Litigation (2007-2020)
    • Tucson Lawyer of the Year, Construction Litigation (2014)
  • Arizona's Finest Lawyers

  • Legal Community Against Hunger, Committee Member (2008-2014)
  • Arizona Access to Justice Forum, Tucson, AZ (2014)
  • Fox Tucson Theatre, Board of Directors (2012-2013)
  • Citizens for Accountability for Regional Transportation Committee (2005-present)
  • Educational Enrichment Foundation, Board of Directors (2009)
  • KXCI (Foundation for Creative Broadcasting)
    • Board of Directors (2002-2005, 2014-present)
    • Treasurer (2014)
    • Vice President (2005)
  • Asthma Foundation of Southern Arizona
    •  Board of Directors, Secretary and Treasurer (1994-2005)
  • Tucson Blues Society
    •  Board of Directors (1995-1999)
    •  Vice President (1997-1999)
    •  Festival Director (1999)
  • Snell & Wilmer, Community Leadership Award (2004)
  • Snell & Wilmer, Outstanding Mentor (2000-2002), Mentor Hall of Fame (2002)
  • State Bar of Arizona, Top Pro Bono Attorney (2007, 2014)
  • Volunteer Lawyers Program, Outstanding Pro Bono Attorney of the Month (October 2004, December 2010)

  • Arizona
  • New York

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