Donald G. Isaacson

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Top Rated State, Local & Municipal Attorney in Phoenix, AZ

Isaacson & Walsh, P.C.
 | 3101 N Central Ave, Suite 740
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Phone: 602-812-6158
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2009
Licensed Since: 1973
Practice Areas:
  • State, Local & Municipal
Attorney Profile

Attorney Donald G. Isaacson is a principal at the law firm of Isaacson & Walsh, P.C., in Phoenix, Arizona. With more than 35 years of private practice experience, Mr. Isaacson represents businesses, trade associations and other types of clients in legal relations with government agencies. He works with a variety of issues including banking, insurance, law enforcement, public health, public safety, pharmaceuticals, professional licensing, taxation, telecommunications, water rights and more. He represents clients in Phoenix and Arizona statewide.

Mr. Isaacson earned his bachelor's degree from Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois, and his law degree from Arizona State University's College of Law, which is now known as the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law. He was a member of the school's law journal, where he participated on the editorial board.

Licensed to practice law in Arizona since 1973, Mr. Isaacson served as majority counsel to the Arizona House of Representatives from the years 1975 through 1981. Since entering private practice in 1981, he has represented diverse clients, including individuals, small businesses, Fortune 500 companies and other organizations in matters involving local and state agencies and the Arizona Legislature.

His accomplishments on behalf of his clients have earned Mr. Isaacson a number of honors. He has been rated AV Preeminent* by the attorney peer-review service Martindale-Hubbell, its highest rating. Mr. Isaacson has also been consistently selected for inclusion in the respected publication "The Best Lawyers in America." He has also won the Best Male Lobbyist award from the Arizona Capitol Times in multiple years.

Mr. Isaacson belongs to the State Bar of Arizona and the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He has been active on various legislative committees for both organizations.

*AV®, BV®, AV Preeminent® and BV Distinguished® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer-review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general practice standards.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

State, Local & Municipal (100%): State, Local & Municipal Litigation

Focus Areas

State, Local & Municipal: State, Local & Municipal Litigation


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Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2009

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About Donald Isaacson

Admitted: 1973, Arizona

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Honors and Awards:

  • "Best Lobbyist" in Arizona, Arizona Capitol Times, 2010
  • Selected for Alumni Achievement Award, Arizona State University

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Chairman, State Bar of Arizona Professional Liability Committee
  • Majority Counsel, Arizona House of Representatives, 1975 - 1981
  • Past Chairman, Maricopa County Bar Association Professional Liability Committee
  • Chambers of Commerce, Legislative Committee
  • State Bar Association, Legislative Committee

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Past Member and Chairman, Board of Christown YMCA
  • Chairman, Phoenix Chamber's Health & Insurance Committee
  • Vice-Chairman, Arizona Chamber's Water, Energy & Natural Resources Committee
  • Chairman of service groups affiliated with local Catholic High Schools
  • Pro Bono Lobbyist, Valley of the Sun YMCA
  • Member, Valley of the Sun YMCA Board of Directors
  • Past Member and Chairman, Board of the Arizona University Club
  • Past Member and Chairman, Board of Arizona State University National Alumni Association
  • Past Chairman, Arizona State University National Alumni Association

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Lecturer at annual State Bar of Arizona CLE program on Legislative Representation
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the Law Journal, Arizona State University

Representative Clients:

  • University of Phoenix
  • Southwest Ambulance
  • State Farm Insurance
  • Sprint
  • Reynolds American
  • Pfizer
  • Maximus
  • Independent Colleges and Universities of Arizona
  • Gestamp Solar Steel
  • Fraternal Order of Police
  • Crisis Response Network
  • Central Arizona Project
  • Bank of America
  • Leading Age Arizona
  • American Resort Development Association
  • Arizona Optometric Association
  • Arizona Council of Engineers of Arizona
  • Arizona Licensed Beverage Association

Educational Background:

  • Augustana College, Bachelor’s degree
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Office Location for Donald G. Isaacson

3101 N Central Ave
Suite 740
Phoenix, AZ 85012

Phone: 602-812-6158


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Last Updated: 8/31/2016

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