Jeffrey Messing2020-02-27T17:31:13+00:00


  • Yale Law School (J.D. 1981)
  • Fordham University (B.A. magna cum laude)

Practice Areas

  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Attorney Discipline
  • Administrative Appeals
  • Professional Liability (including attorney malpractice)
  • Real Estate and Partnership Disputes
  • Lender Liability
  • Securities Litigation
  • Insurance Coverage Disputes
  • Election Contests


  • Supreme Court of Arizona
  • New York State Courts
  • United States District Court for the District of Arizona
  • The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • The United States Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York

Professional Experience

  • Member, Ball, Santin & McLeran, PLC
  • Partner, Cook & Messing, P.L.C.
  • Partner, Snell & Wilmer, L.L.P.
  • Law Clerk Hon. William C. Canby, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • Law Clerk Hon. Murray M. Schwartz, United States Court for the District of Delaware

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • Arizona Supreme Court Attorney Discipline Probable Cause Committee – (January 2011 – December 2018)
  • Arizona Supreme Court, Attorney Disciplinary Commission
    • (2005 – December 2010, Chair April 2009 – March 2010)
  • Judge Pro Tem, Maricopa County Superior Court (1995 – Current)
  • Committee on Examinations of the Supreme Court of Arizona,
    • (2003-2010 – Co-Chair 2009-2010)
  • Former Arbitrator National Association of Securities Dealers, (1995-2005)
  • Former Hearing Officer, Arizona Supreme Court, (1995-2005)
  • Former Volunteer Bar Counsel, State Bar of Arizona
  • Former Member Arizona Board of Real Estate Appraisers, (1989-1995)
  • Former Member, State Bar of Arizona, Committee on Professionalism (1997-98)


  • On Municipal Takeovers of Investor Owned Utilities, A Reply to Professor Jones,” Municipal Finance Journal, Fall 1991.
  • Expert Witnesses and Conflicts of Interest,” Arizona Attorney, November 2001
  • The Problem with “Nonrefundable” Advance Fees,” Arizona Attorney, December 2015

Jeffrey Messing

Contact Information

(602) 840-1400
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Jeff Messing’s practice is primarily concentrated in complex commercial litigation including: professional liability (including attorney malpractice and attorney discipline), general liability claims, administrative appeals and agency disputes, employment, real estate and partnership disputes, lender liability, securities litigation, condemnation, election contests, zoning litigation, probate litigation, landlord/tenant and insurance coverage disputes, including coverage analysis and related litigation.


Jeffrey Messing Preeminent AV Rating Martindale-Hubbell 2020
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