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Douglas Allen Jorden

Douglas Allen Jorden, American lawyer, municipal official. Bar: Arkansas 1976, Arizona 1976, United States District Court Arizona 1976, United States Court Appeals (9th circuit) 1977, California 1992, Colorado 1992, United States Supreme Court 1996.

Background

  • Jorden, Douglas Allen was born on July 17, 1950 in Fort Smith, Arkansas, United States. Son of James Roy and Gordon P. Jorden.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University Arkansas, 1972. Juris Doctor, University Arkansas, 1976.

    Career

    • Worked at Kane Jorden von Oppenfeld Bischoff & Biskind, P.L.C. (Phoenix, Arizona) specializing in Zoning and Land Use Regulation Law, Environmental and Natural Resources Law, Toxic Tort and Environmental Litigation, Real Estate, Redevelopment, Intellectual Property and Patent, Contracts, Administrative, Corporation, Occupational Safety and Health Law. Admitted to the bar, 1976, Arizona, Arkansas and United States. District Court, District of Arizona.

      1977, United States. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit. 1992, California and Colorado. 1996, United States. Supreme Court.

      Author, "Arizona Land Use Law," State Bar of Arizona, 1988, 1992. Town Attorney, Town of Paradise Valley, Arizona, 1978-1982. Zoning Hearing Officer, City of Phoenix, Arizona, 1990-1992, 1996—.

      Member, Phoenix Environmental Quality Commission, 1988-1995. Member, Paradise Valley Village Planning Committee, 1988-1990. Visiting Instructor, Arizona State University College of Engineering and Applied Science, 1995—.

      Lecturer, State Bar of Arizona Continuing Legal Education, Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute, 1989—. Member: Maricopa County, Arkansas and American Bar Associations. State Bar of California.

      State Bar of Arizona (Member: Sections on Environmental and Natural Resources, Real Estate). American Planning Association. Arizona Planning Association.

      Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute (Member, Regional Advisory Board). Kane Jorden von Oppenfeld Bischoff & Biskind, P.L.C. is committed to providing legal services in the areas of environmental and natural resources counseling and litigation, land use and zoning law, real estate development and real estate transactions, intellectual property, patent and technology law, employee health and safety, and government relations. A substantial portion of the firm's practice is devoted to representation of a variety of clients in complex scientific and technology environmental matters utilizing the technical backgrounds of its attorneys (including undergraduate or advanced degrees in physics, chemistry, engineering, geology and biology).

      Our representation includes providing regulatory advice and representation of clients in administrative settings, toxic tort, environmental and intellectual property litigation, liability management, and related commercial litigation. In addition, the firm represents significant land interests in all aspects of real estate development including acquisition and transactional matters as well as zoning and land use approvals. The firm also provides criminal defense representation (including grand jury proceedings and trial work) for alleged felony and misdemeanor violations of environmental, safety and other regulatory programs.

    Politics

    The separation of church and state has guaranteed the diversity of religious expressions and the freedom to worship God according to each person’s conscience. However, separation of church and state permit interaction.

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    Through Covenant each individual accepts the relationship with God. It is not about acquiring a relationship with God, but living within the loving relationship that God has already offered.

    Views

    The Bible can be puzzling but it is continually a source of inspiration and direction in lives of people.

    Membership

    Member, Phoenix Environmental Quality Commission, 1988-1995. Member, Paradise Valley Village Planning Committee, 1988-1990. Visiting Instructor, Arizona State University College of Engineering and Applied Science, 1995—.

    Lecturer, State Bar of Arizona Continuing Legal Education, Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute, 1989—. Member: Maricopa County, Arkansas and American Bar Associations. State Bar of California.

    State Bar of Arizona (Member: Sections on Environmental and Natural Resources, Real Estate). American Planning Association. Arizona Planning Association.

    Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute (Member, Regional Advisory Board).

    Personality

    Interests

    Hiking.

    Connections

    • Married Mary Zoe Arendt, April 23, 1983. Children: Michael, Willie, Julia.
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    Born July 17, 1950
    (age 67)