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Community Oriented

Osborn Maledon is a Phoenix, Arizona law firm. We are committed to this community and state. Increasingly, law firm mergers have dramatically reduced the presence of first-rate firms whose top priority is the success of their home communities. Osborn Maledon delivers experience, expertise and results on a par with national firms. But we also strive to deliver much more than clients can receive from the branch offices of firms whose primary focus lies elsewhere. While much of our practice for sophisticated clients is national and international in scope, our first commitment is to the growth, success and improvement of the community and state in which we live.

Community Service

  • Invest Southwest Conference -- Osborn Maledon lawyers have played leading roles in this important regional venture capital conference since its inception.
  • Governor's Council on Innovation and Technology -- one of our Members is a member and past chair of this Council organized by Governor Janet Napolitano to recommend and implement improvements in Arizona's knowledge-based economy.
  • Greater Phoenix Economic Council -- the firm is a contributing and investor member of this public-private partnership for economic development, consisting of 21 Phoenix-area communities and more than 160 private-sector investors. One of our Members serves on the Planning and Program Development Committee and another is one of GPEC's Ambassadors, who support its efforts for business climate improvement, business attraction and resource development activities.
  • Arizona Center for Law in the Public Interest -- one or more of our Members has served on the Board of Directors of the Center for Law for the past 20 years. Two of us have served this public interest law firm as President of the Board.
  • Children's Action Alliance -- two of our Members have served on the Board of Directors of this public-interest organization, which advocates on behalf of Arizona's children.
  • Community Legal Services -- this organization, which provides legal services to low-income Arizonans, is another whose Board has historically included at least one of our Members. Two of them are past Presidents.
  • Homeward Bound -- we were the first law firm to "adopt" a family served by this Phoenix-area philanthropy, and historically our Members and staff have joined together to provide back-to-school supplies and holiday presents for Homeward Bound families. One of our Members was President of the Board of Homeward Bound.
  • High School Mock Trial Teams -- our Members have coached students at local high schools in annual "mock trial" competitions.
  • William E. Morris Institute for Justice -- one of our Members was president of the Board of this organization, which provides legal services and advocacy to low-income Arizona residents.
  • Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice -- one of our Members is on the Executive Committee of this organization.
  • Arizona Humane Society -- one of our Members is a member of the Board.
  • Arizona Capital Representation Project -- one of our Members serves on the Board of this organization, which provides training and assistance to attorneys working on death-penalty cases.
  • Arizona Town Hall -- the firm is a contributing member of Arizona Town Hall. Several of our Members have participated in statewide town hall forums sponsored by this organization, which identifies and explores key issues facing the State and fosters leadership development.
  • Arizona Justice Project -- one of the members of the firm is a founding Board member and Chair of the Arizona Justice Project. That Project was housed at Osborn Maledon and all administration was centered here for the first 10 years of this Project's life. The Project works with law students at both of Arizona's law schools to assist inmates who have significant claims of actual innocence or manifest injustice. The Project's website ( www.azjusticeproject.org ) contains a great deal more information about the work and some of the Project's cases. Lawyers in the firm have for many years volunteered to supervise specific cases.