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U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers recognized Withey Morris in its 2023 edition of Best Law Firms. For over 12 years, Withey Morris has earned top tier recognition in the following practice areas:

  • National – Land Use & Zoning Law
  • Metropolitan Phoenix – Land Use & Zoning Law, Government Relations and Real Estate Law

Firms receive recognition for “professional excellence with consistently impressive ratings from clients and peers,” according to U.S. News-Best Lawyers.



Legal Leaders

The Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings help buyers of legal services identify, evaluate and select the most appropriate lawyer for a specific task at hand. Withey Morris, PLC lawyers have received AV ratings — these peer-review ratings indicate the highest ethical standards and professional ability.

  • Jason B. Morris – AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5
  • Michael B. Withey – AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5
  • Dave R. Baker - AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5

Best Lawyers

Best Lawyers in America

Best Lawyers® is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. Woodward/White, Inc. compiles lists of outstanding attorneys by state, conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. The Best Lawyers in America® includes Withey Morris in the practice areas of Land Use and Zoning Law as well as Real Estate Law.


Super Lawyers

Super Lawyers is a listing of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.

Michael B. Withey is a Top Rated Land Use and Zoning Attorney and was selected to Super Lawyers in 2007, 2010-2014 in the practice areas of Land Use/Zoning and Real Estate: Business.

Jason B. Morris was selected to Super Lawyers in 2017 in the practice areas of Land Use/Zoning and Real Estate: Business.

Dave R. Baker was selected to Super Lawyers from 2008-2016 in the practice area of Real Estate.

D. Alex Baker was selected to Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2016 and 2017.


Arizona's Finest Lawyers

Membership in Arizona’s Finest Lawyers is peer-reviewed. Nominations come from current members and our Executive and Advisory Boards. Nominations are limited to members of the Arizona Bar, or law faculty, who have demonstrated leadership and professional standards consistent with AFL’s criteria and guidelines for membership. They must be highly skilled, have established reputations for integrity and professional conduct, and be committed to AFL’s mission and goals.

  • Jason Morris – Sustaining Member

Chambers & Partners

Since 1990, Chambers and Partners has published the world’s leading guides to the legal profession and has built a reputation for in-depth, objective research. A team of researchers and editors identify and rank the world’s best lawyers according to the criteria most valued by clients — such as technical expertise, business acumen, prompt delivery, and value for money.  Jason Morris and Michael B. Withey are both featured in the practice area of Real Estate:

  • Zoning/Land Use – Arizona

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