Jason B. Morris

Jason B. Morris

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Land Use & Zoning Attorney in Phoenix, AZ

Withey Morris PLC
 | 2525 E. Arizona Biltmore Cir., Suite A-212
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Phone: 602-346-4606
Fax: 602-212-1787
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1994
Practice Areas:
  • Land Use/Zoning (90%),
  • Real Estate: Business (10%)
Attorney Profile

Mr. Morris is an AV-rated land use and zoning attorney at the boutique firm of Withey Morris, PLC.  He began his career working on Capitol Hill for an Arizona congressman and later joined a large local firm with a well-regarded land-use practice area.  Mr. Morris practiced as an associate and later as partner specializing in variances, use permits, zoning amendments and general plan amendments.  He subsequently founded his current firm which specializes in all areas of land use entitlements, development issues and municipal government relations.  His practice in land use entitlements is state-wide, with an emphasis in the Phoenix metropolitan area.  He has been lead counsel on several prominent developments including the Ritz-Carlton Paradise Valley Resort, the Arizona USAA campus and master plan, the Scottsdale Entertainment District and W Hotel.  His experience includes commercial, residential, office and industrial zoning.  In addition, he is responsible for major development agreements, variances and use permits resulting in millions of square feet of development in every major Arizona municipality.  He serves as a member of the Maricopa County Board of Adjustment, City of Phoenix Development Advisory Board, the Maricopa County Transportation Advisory Board as well as the Mayor's ad-hoc Committee on the Development Services Department.  He served as the President for the Arizona Alliance of Boys & Girls' Clubs and is a past chair of the City of Phoenix License Appeals Board.  Jason enjoys an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell and his recognitions include Chambers & Partners, Arizona's Finest Lawyers, The Phoenix Business Journal Best of the Bar, US News / Best Lawyers in America, and the Forty Under 40.

About Jason Morris

Admitted: 1994, Arizona

Professional Webpage: http://witheymorris.com/team/

Honors/Awards:

  • Peer-nominated and one of only three land use attorneys included in publication., Best of the Bar, Arizona Business Journal, 2005
  • People to Know in Real Estate, AZRE / AZBusiness Magazine
  • Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Chairman - Valley Partnership State Legislative Committee
  • Arizona Chapter - American Planning Association
  • Boardmember - City of Phoenix Development Advisory Board
  • Boardmember - Maricopa County Board of Adjustment
  • District 3 Representative - Maricopa County Transportation Advisory Board
  • Chairman - City of Phoenix License Appeals Board
  • Real Property Section, Arizona Bar Association

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Phoenix Children's Hospital Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders Advisory Board, 2016
  • Chairman - Arizona Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs
  • Board Member - Metropolitan Phoenix Boys & Girls Clubs

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Presenter at 20th Anniversary Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute and accompanying publication at the Denver University Sturm School of Law, 2016
  • Chaiman of Land Use Seminar presenting to thousands of participants over the past seven years., Chairman, Land Use Law, CLE International

Transactions:

  • Zoning Counsel - Ritz-Carlton Paradise Valley Resort (Five Star Development), 2016
  • Special Land Use Counsel - CVS at the Bally's Resort (Las Vegas), 2015
  • Zoning Counsel - Norterra Master Plan (USAA REALCO) - City of Phoenix, 2015
  • Buyer's Special Counsel - Arizona Center (Parallel Capital Partners), 2015
  • Zoning Counsel - Scottsdale Galleria Redevelopment (City of Scottsdale), 2013
  • Zoning Counsel - America West Arena Redevelopment Plan (City of Phoenix), 2012
  • Zoning Counsel - Anchor Center Office Master Plan (City of Phoenix), 2010
  • Zoning Counsel - Phoenix Trump Tower (The Trump Organization), 2005
  • Zoning Counsel - Agritopia Master Plan (Town of Gilbert), 2004

Representative Clients:

  • The True Life Companies
  • Parallel Capital Partners
  • Trammell Crow Company
  • Trammell Crow Company
  • CalAtlantic Homes
  • K. Hovnanian Homes
  • D.R. Horton
  • Ryland Homes
  • McDonald's Corporation
  • Sentinel Real Estate Corporation (REIT)
  • Armstrong Group of Companies
  • KB Homes
  • Richmond American Homes
  • Goodwill Industries
  • QuikTrip
  • ExxonMobil
  • Sunbelt Holdings
  • RED Development
  • WinCo Foods
  • Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA)
  • JPI Multi-Family
  • Pulte Homes
  • Shea Homes
  • Alliance Residential
  • Beazer Homes
  • QualComm
  • Marriott Corporation / Ritz-Carlton Resorts
  • The Trump Organization
  • Meritage Homes
  • CVS/Caremark
  • Toll Brothers
  • USAA
  • Cisco Systems

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Arizona Town Hall - Land Use
  • Valley Leadership, Class XXII

Educational Background:

  • BA - University of San Diego, Cum Laude, 1991

Industry Groups

  • Homebuilders
  • Landowners
  • National Developers
  • Retailers
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Office Location for Jason B. Morris

2525 E. Arizona Biltmore Cir.
Suite A-212
Phoenix, AZ 85016

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Last Updated: 11/18/2019

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