James Osborne

General Counsel



TEL: 602.263.7327
FAX: 602.200.7843
Legal Assistant: Gladys Negron

Jim Osborne focuses his practice in the areas of professional responsibility, including legal ethics, lawyer discipline and legal malpractice defense. He is also experienced in surety defense, product liability defense and commercial litigation. As the firm’s general counsel, Jim manages conflicts of interest and malpractice risks, and reviews all firm contracts and policies.

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Member, Tort and Insurance Practice Section
  • State Bar of Arizona, Member

Civic & Community Associations

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

Professional Recognition & Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America®, Commercial Litigation, 2003-2024; Insurance Law, Litigation – Insurance, 2021-2024; Product Liability Litigation – Defendants, 2022-2024
  • AV® Preeminent™ Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Presentations & Publications

  • “Ethics Considerations for Young Lawyers,” Presenter, Arizona Association of Defense Counsel, 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, May 2013
  • “State-by-State Analysis: Arizona,” Contributing Author, The Law of Motor Vehicle Dealer Bonds, January 2006


University of Kentucky College of Law, J.D., with Distinction, 1984
Arizona State University, B.S., Economics, magna cum laude, 1981
University of Michigan, Regents Scholar, 1977-1979


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