(Phoenix, AZ) November 17, 2020 – Gust Rosenfeld, P.L.C., is pleased to announce that Joseph D. Estes has joined the firm's Public Law Group.
Joe's government and municipal law practice includes administrative law, election law, code enforcement and compliance, public records, procurement law, open meeting law, real estate, land use and zoning, development, conflict of interest, 1983 actions, and civil litigation.
"The firm has a long-standing reputation for our work in public and municipal law. Joe adds to our ability to serve the legal needs of municipalities throughout Arizona," said Andrew McGuire, Chair of the firm's Public Law Group.
Joe's experience includes serving as Assistant City Attorney for the City of Yuma from 2017 to 2020 and the City Attorney for the City of Page from 2014 to 2016. Joe has served as a Judge Pro Tem for various Justice Courts and Maricopa County Superior Court. He also was an Assistant Attorney General at the Arizona Attorney General's Office.
Joe also served on the City of Maricopa’s first Planning and Zoning Commission and then was appointed to fill a vacancy on the Maricopa City Council, for which he won re-election the following year, serving from 2005 to 2010. Joe’s service on the City Council provided him with unique insights and experience that has allowed him to bring practical and innovative solutions to his municipal clients.
Joe earned his J.D. from the UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law and his B.S. from Wesley College. He served in the United States Air Force from 1992-1997 as an Arabic Linguist and Air Transportation Specialist and held a top secret security clearance.