Two Renaissance Square

40 North Central Avenue
Suite 2700
Phoenix, Arizona 85004

Phone: 602-263-1700
Fax: 602-651-7599

Location Information

James J. Osborne
Partner/General Counsel
TEL: 602-263-7337
FAX: 602-200-7843


University of Kentucky
College of Law,
Lexington, Kentucky
J.D., with Distinction, 1984

University of Michigan,
Ann Arbor, Michigan
1977 to 1979, Regents Scholar

Arizona State University
B.S., Economics,
magna cum laude, 1981

Bar Admissions

Arizona, 1984
U.S. District Court,
District of Arizona, 1985

James J. Osborne

Mr. Osborne has been with Jones, Skelton & Hochuli since 1992, and a Partner since 1998. As the firm’s general counsel since 2006, one of his areas of emphasis is professional responsibility, including legal ethics, lawyer discipline and legal malpractice defense. Mr. Osborne was a Regents Scholar at the University of Michigan and received his law degree, with distinction, from the University of Kentucky College of Law in 1984. His practice areas include surety defense, product liability defense, lawyer discipline and ethics, professional responsibility, legal malpractice defense and commercial litigation.  Mr. Osborne is an active member of the American Bar Association and the State Bar of Arizona. He is admitted to practice in Arizona and the U.S. District Court, District of Arizona.

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • American Bar Association (Section on Tort and Insurance Practice)
  • State Bar of Arizona (Member)

Civic/Community Associations

  • Tumbleweed Center for Youth Development, Board of Directors (2014 - Present)

Professional Recognitions & Awards

  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America®, 2003-2006
  • AV® Preeminent™ Rated on Martindale Hubbell

Presentations & Publications

  • "Ethics Considerations For Young Lawyers," Presenter, Arizona Association of Defense Counsel (AADC), Young Lawyer Spring CLE Event, April 2016
  • “Types of Probate Bonds and Roles of Fiduciaries,” Contributing Author, The Law of Probate Bonds, December 2014
  • "Ethical Pitfalls of Multiple Client Representation," Co-Presenter, Arizona Counties Insurance Pool's Sixteenth Annual Public Practice Legal Seminar, Prescott, May 2013
  • "State by State Analysis: Arizona," Contributing Author, The Law of Motor Vehicle Dealer Bonds, January 2006