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Adam Baugh

Adam Baugh


Adam Baugh is a land use and zoning attorney and partner at Withey Morris, PLC. He is an experienced problem-solver with a talent for removing obstacles that impede development.


Adam has helped landowners and builders succeed in environments that frequently appear hostile to development. As a result, he regularly appears before neighborhood organizations, planning commissions, city councils, and appellate hearings to advocate and obtain land use entitlements, business approvals, and liquor licenses.

While Adam’s skillsets include obtaining zoning and land use entitlements for the full scope of development clients and substantive work in liquor licensing, he has developed unique experience working with infill development projects across the Valley.

His success has helped clients obtain rezone approvals, stipulation changes, variances, use permits, site plan approvals, plats, and more. Beyond land use entitlements, clients trust Adam with intensive real estate matters such as easements, development agreements, and code enforcement violations.

Adam graduated from Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Connor School of Law in 2006. He is the father of five young children and an avid runner and sports fan. He is also actively involved in the community, serving on a variety of community boards and committees, including as a board member of the Gilbert Chamber of Commerce and Gilbert CAN (Community Action Network), a local non-profit service organization.


  • J.D. 2006, Sandra Day O’Conner School of Law, Arizona State University, Cordova Scholarship Recipient
  • B.A. 2002, Brigham Young University, International Studies; Minor in Spanish

Bar Admissions/Memberships

  • State Bar of Arizona, 2006

Professional and Community Involvement

  • Gilbert Chamber of Commerce Board Member
  • Maricopa County Development Task Force
  • GCAN Board Member
  • Gilbert Leadership Class XX

Awards and Recognitions

  • Gilbert Mayor’s Proclamation for Bike Safety Awareness
  • 20 People to Know in Residential Real Estate, Phoenix Business Journal, June 25, 2021
  • “Best Lawyers in America” by the peer-recognition organization, Best Lawyers®
  • Phoenix Business Journal 40 under 40, Class of 2017
  • People to Know (PTK) – Legal, in the August 2017 and November 2021 issue of AZRE magazine
  • Top Newsmaker in Gilbert 2012 by the Gilbert Republic


Lessons Learned from a Land Use Lifesaver, BEX, (September 2020)

Virtual Neighborhood Meeting Provides Glimpse Into Future Business Practices, Attorney at Law magazine (April 2020)

Drafting an Entitlement Team, In Business Magazine of Greater Phoenix (November 2019)

The Pitfalls of Purchasing “Due Diligence in a Box,” Builder’s Exchange (September 2019)

Avoid Common Zoning Headaches, Builder magazine, (January 2019)

Balance Neighborhood Concerns with New or Re-Development, In Business Magazine of Greater Phoenix (May 2018)

Did you check the zoning? Az Big Media (November 2018)

Infill and Adaptive Reuse, Commercial Executive Magazine (2018)

Paying Respect to Our Past While Rebuilding Our Future, Commercial Executive Magazine, Sector Update: Infill (July 2017)

Breathing New Life Into Old Buildings, Commercial Property Executive, (June 2017)

How to MacGyver Your Infill Projects Through the City, AZ Big Media (June 2017)

Adaptive Reuse: Breathing New Life Into Old Buildings, In Business Magazine (April 2017)

Neighborhood Opposition: Faux or Real, Commercial Executive Magazine, Sector Update: Legal (May 2014)

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