Gary Verburg focuses his practice in the areas of municipal law, commercial law, civil litigation, administrative law and Federal Indian law. His experience includes contracts, real estate transactions, federal, state and tribal litigation, zoning, elections, resolutions and ordinances.
Verburg served as the City Attorney for the City of Phoenix from 2005 - 2014 where he managed a public law firm of 200 - 250 employees and oversaw a budget of $20,000,000 to $25,000,000. He managed the City’s self-insurance program with approximately 100 civil cases per year and 100 administrative cases per year. Mr. Verburg supervised the City’s prosecutorial function with 50,000 misdemeanor cases per year.
Previously Verburg was an Interim City Attorney and Deputy City Attorney for the City of Glendale, and a partner in the firm of Margrave, Celmins & Verburg and the firm of Vlassis & Verburg. In private practice, Verburg provided contract legal services to municipalities and Indian Tribes.
Gary Verburg is AV® Preeminent™ rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, representing the highest rating in legal ability and ethical standards.
University of Utah, magna cum laude, (B.S., 1975)
Antioch School of Law (now University of the District of Columbia, David A. Clarke School of Law) (J.D., 1978)
United States Supreme Court
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
Federal Court of Appeals (formerly Court of Claims)
United States District Court for the District of Arizona
State Bar of Arizona (member, public law section)
Arizona Association for Economic Development (member)
The Best Lawyers in America® (Land Use and Zoning Law) 2018 - 2021