James Hazlewood Shareholder

Direct (480) 427-2842 | Fax (480) 427-2801

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Theresa Laubenthal Paralegal

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James Hazlewood, a shareholder, has been with the firm since 1998. He has been representing community associations since 1989, and focuses now on oversight of the collection department and working on community association general counsel matters – from simple to complex. He is a member of the national College of Community Association Lawyers. James is also a current member of the Education Committee of the Arizona Association of Community Managers and has taught a number of courses for that organization. He has been a speaker at national Community Associations Institute seminars as well as local events and continuing legal education. His experience also includes landlord-tenant matters, bankruptcy, real estate and business matters for a variety of clients. Prior to becoming a lawyer, he represented clients as a media director and account executive for advertising agencies.


  • Arizona State University College of Law, J.D., 1988
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • B.J. in Advertising, 1972, Honors
  • University of Illinois (Champaign)
  • M.S. in Advertising, 1973

Professional Memberships

  • Maricopa County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Community Associations Institute
  • College of Community Association Lawyers
  • Arizona Trustee Association


  • Shimmel, Hill, Bishop & Gruender, P.C., 1989-1998.
  • Landlord/tenant, HOA and litigation experience.
  • Advertising agency and media positions, 1974 -1985.
  • Past speaker at national and local CAI conferences, and continuing legal education seminars.

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