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A Half Century of Service to Our Clients and Our Community

Since our founding in 1960, the Arizona law firm of Sacks Tierney has resolved our clients' legal problems with a combination of talent, creativity, professionalism and integrity.

Our 28 skilled attorneys include nine Super Lawyers® selectees, 10 Best Lawyers® picks, and 16 Martindale-Hubbell A-V® ratings.

Sacks Tierney offers sophisticated legal services for public and private companies and Arizona individuals and families.

Firm History: Read about the firm's founding and growth

Sacks Tierney has a half-century tradition of community leadership.

Our article archive contains practical information on a variety of legal topics.


Valuable Legal Services

Sacks Tierney serves Arizona businesses and entrepreneurs in such areas as commercial litigation, construction, loan workouts, real estate law, business transactions, taxation and employment law.

To this core of legal services Sacks Tierney has added an array of niche practices in Indian law, banking law, commercial and public finance, healthcare law, water and natural resources, private and public school law, and intellectual property law.

To meet our clients' needs for personal legal services, we offer valuable expertise in estate planning, probate, guardianship and conservatorship, criminal defense and family law.

Top Attorneys

Our tradition is excellence. Sacks Tierney is privileged to have among its attorneys those who have reached the height of professional excellence and are recognized for the highest levels of skill and integrity. We have been uncompromising in our search for the highest caliber legal talent, solidifying our investment in our future and our clients' well-being.

Solid Values

Sacks Tierney is an ideal law firm for individuals, entrepreneurs and corporate decision-makers who value excellence in legal skill and responsiveness and who respect our firm-wide values of:

  • effectiveness and unyielding professionalism in addressing our clients' challenges and goals;

  • honesty, integrity and trust;

  • respect for the individual;

  • creativity and innovation;

  • performance that exceeds expectations; and

  • a refusal to sacrifice quality for financial gain.

Global Resources

As a member of the distinguished international law firm consortium Meritas™, we offer the worldwide breadth of knowledge that is normally found only in the largest international firms. Meritas is an integrated, non-profit alliance of more than 170 independent commercial law firms located in over 60 countries. Meritas firms are pre-selected for quality, receive peer review and, like Sacks Tierney, are committed to providing responsive and cost-effective service.



David Rose


David Rose Seeks Election to the State Bar Board of Governors

A family law attorney and two-time Super Lawyers selectee, David Rose is a candidate for one of the nine Board seats from Maricopa County.


Matt Meaker


Contractors Beware: Major Changes in the ROC Complaint Process

As Matt Meaker explains, from the moment a complaint is filed, virtually every step in the ROC's  investigative and citation process has changed.


Matt Winter


Crowdfunding Signals a New Era in Equity Investment

Matt Winter discusses new opportunities for closely held companies to solicit investment from the general public.


Helen Holden


Matt Meaker


Don't Do It: Misclassifying Workers as "Owners"

The latest fad in dodging overtime and payroll taxes is a bad idea, write Helen Holden and Matt Meaker


David Rose


Ellen Aiken


Changes in Arizona's Child Custody Law

David Rose and Ellen Aiken discuss the trend toward gender neutrality in parenting time and decision-making.


Phoebe Moffatt


Advanced Planning Concepts in Light of the American Taxpayer Relief Act

Phoebe Moffatt's October 11 State Bar CLE presentation provides a cutting-edge look at estate planning in the wake of the 2013 federal law.


Restrictive Covenants  In Orca v. Noder, the Arizona Court of Appeals reaffirms that restrictive covenants in an employment agreement must be narrowly tailored to protect only the company’s legitimate business interests.


Corporate Attorney. We wish to attract a corporate attorney who has six-plus years of experience and desires to expand his or her practice.

Business and Real Estate Attorney. We seek applicants with at least four years of practice experience in Corporate Law, Business Transactions or Real Estate law.

For more information, visit our Opportunities page.


Best Law Firms®: Sacks Tierney earns a Tier 1 ranking in Commercial Litigation, Healthcare Law and Construction Litigation for 2014.

Super Lawyers®: Sacks Tierney 2014 selectees are Steve Benson, Judy Dworkin, Andre Merrett, Phoebe Moffatt, Sharon Shively and David Tierney ... Rising Starssm selectees are Bryan Gottfredson and Matt Meaker.

Best Lawyers in America®: Steve Benson, Judy Dworkin, Steve Goldstein, Rob Kimball, John Hanson, Jeff Leonard, Phoebe Moffatt, Mike Rooney, Sharon Shively, David Tierney.



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