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Michael B Withey

Michael B Withey


Mike Withey is a founding partner of Withey Morris, PLC. Detailed and driven, he provides a perspective that considers clients’ immediate and long-term land use and zoning needs.


Colleagues describe him as one of the most thorough attorneys, and he is known for his dry wit. Among his many competencies, Mike is extremely accomplished at handling larger, complicated re-zonings, and negotiating the differing development and re-development agreements with municipalities and counties throughout Arizona.


Immediately after graduating from law school, Mike was awarded a clerkship with the Honorable William P. Copple, U.S. District Court of Arizona. Subsequently, he concentrated his practice in land use, zoning and real estate development related matters. Today he serves as counsel to clients and represents development proposals in every municipality in the valley, as well as many of the outlying cities and counties in the state of Arizona.


  • University of Arizona, J.D. – Graduated with High Distinction
  • Order of the Coif, 1982

Professional and Community Involvement

  • Arizona State University College of Law; Adjunct Professor
  • Speaker on zoning and land use issues at numerous seminars throughout Arizona
  • Past Board President, Hospice of the Valley
  • Past Board Member, Hospice of the Valley

Awards and Recognitions

Year after year Mike is included in The Best Lawyers in America® in the specialties of Land Use and Zoning Law and Real Estate law. The Best Lawyers in America® is regarded as the preeminent referral resource to the legal profession. Inclusion in Best Lawyers® results from an in-depth and exhaustive peer review process, including more than 2.5 million confidential evaluations submitted by the top attorneys in the United States.  Mike has repeatedly been named an Arizona Super Lawyer® by SuperLawyers.com®, a publication of Law and Politics. Based on peer-based nominations, Super Lawyers® conducts a rigorous research process to identify those lawyers outstanding in their profession. Only 5% of the lawyers in any given state are named to Super Lawyers®. (Super Lawyers®’ website, nomination process.)

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