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Paul Graham Ulrich, American Lawyer, author, publisher, editors Bar: California 1965, Arizona 1966, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1969, United States Court Appeals(9th circuit) 1965, United States Court Appeals (5th circuit) 1981. Recipient continuing legal education award State Bar Arizona, 1978, 86, 90, Harrison Tweed special merit award American Law Institute/American Bar Association, 1987.


Ulrich, Paul Graham was born on November 29, 1938 in Spokane, Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Son of Donald Gunn and Kathryn (Vandercook) University.


University of Montana (Bachelor of Arts, with high honors, 1961). Stanford University (Juris Doctor, 1964).


Myers v. Wood, 174 Ariz. 434, 850 P.2d 672 (App. 1992); Rogan v. Auto-Owners Ins. Company, 171 Ariz. 559, 832 P.2d 212 (App. 1991); Canyon Contracting Company v. Tohono O'Odham Housing Authority, 172 Ariz. 389, 837 P.2d 750 (App. 1992); Murphy v. Town of Chino Valley, 163 Ariz. 571, 789 P.2d 1072 (App. 1989); Rhue v. Dawson, 173 Ariz. 220, 841 P.2d 215 (App. 1992). Worked at Ulrich, Kessler & Anger, P.C. (Phoenix, Arizona) specializing in Civil Appellate Practice, Complex Litigation, Health Care and Medical Malpractice Law. Admitted to the bar, 1965, California, United States. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit and United States.

District Court, Northern District of California. 1966, Arizona and United States. District Court, District of Arizona.

1969, United States. Supreme Court. 1981, United States. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit. Phi Kappa Phi; Phi Alpha Delta.

Managing Editor, Stanford Law Review, 1963-1964. Law Clerk to Judge Ben C. Duniway, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, 1964-1965. Editor and Contributor: Arizona Appellate Handbook, State Bar of Arizona, 1978—.

"Working With Legal Assistants," American Bar Association, 1980, 1981. Contributing Editor: "Law Office Economics & Management," Callaghan & Company, 1984—. "Life, Law and the Pursuit of Balance," Maricopa County Bar Association, 1996.

Co-Author: "Arizona Healthcare Professional Liability Handbook," 1992 and 1994 Supp. Federal Appellate Practice Guide: Ninth Circuit, 1994 and 1997 Supp. Listed in: The Best Lawyers in America.

Who's Who in American Law. Who's Who in America. Who's Who in The West.

Who's Who in The World. Associate, Lewis and Roca, Phoenix, Arizona, 1965-1970 and Partner, 1970-1985. Shareholder, Paul G. Ulrich, P.C., 1985-1992.

Judge Pro Tempore, Arizona Court of Appeals, 1986. Member, Task Force on Court Organization and Administration, Supreme Court of Arizona Commission on the Courts, 1988-1989. Member, Supreme Court of Arizona Committee on Appellate Courts, 1990-1991.

Member, American Academy of Appellate Lawyers, College of Law Practice Management. Member: Maricopa County (Member, Board of Directors, 1994-1996) and American (Bar Co-Chairman, Federal Appellate Handbook Project, 1985-1988. Member, Standing Committee on Legal Assistants, 1982-1986.

Bar Co-Chairman, National Joint Project on Appellate Handbooks, 1983-1985) Bar Associations. State Bar of Arizona (Co-Chairman, Committees on: Appellate Handbook 1976—. Lower Court Improvement, 1982-1985.

Chairman, Legal Economics Committee, 1980-1981. Recipient, Continuing Legal Education Award, 1978, 1986 and 1990). State Bar of California.

American Law Institute (Recipient, ALI-American Bar Association Harrison Tweed Special Merit Award, 1987). Arizona Association of Health Care Lawyers.


  • Bar: California 1965, Arizona 1966, United States Court Appeals (9th circuit) 1965, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1969, United States Court Appeals (federal circuit) 2008.



Member Arizona Supreme Court Task Force on Court Organization and Administration, 1988-1989. Member committee on appellate courts Arizona Supreme Court, 1990-1991. Board visitors Stanford University Law School, 1974-1977.

Advisory committee legal assisting program Phoenix College, 1985-1995. Attorney representative 9th Circuit Judicial Conference, 1997-2000. With United States Army, 1956.

Fellow Arizona Bar Foundation (founding since 1985). Member American Bar Association (chairman selection and utilization of staff personnel committee, economics of law section 1979-1981, member standing committee legal assistants 1982-1986, co-chairman joint project on appellate handbooks 1983-1985, co-chairman federal appellate handbook project 1985-1988, chairman committee on liaison with non-lawyers organizations Economics of Law Practice section 1985-1986), American Academy Appellate Lawyers, American Law Institute (life), American Judicature Society (Special Merit citation 1987), Arizona Bar Association (chairman economics of law practice committee 1980-1981, co-chairman lower court improvement committee 1982-1985, co-chairman Arizona appellate handbook project 1976-2000), College Law Practice Management, Maricopa County Bar Association (board directors 1994-1996), California Bar Association, Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Alpha Delta, Sigma Phi Epsilon.


Married Kathleen Nelson Smith, July 30, 1982. Children: Kathleen Elizabeth Pennington, Marilee Rae Timbrooks, Michael Graham Ulrich.

Donald Gunn University

Kathryn (Vandercook) University

Kathleen Nelson Smith

Kathleen Elizabeth Pennington Ulrich

Marilee Rae Timbrooks Ulrich

Michael Graham Ulrich