Creative Solutions To Complex Legal Problems

Since 1986, Nearhood Law Offices, PLC, has been a recognized leader in the areas of real estate, property tax, business organizations, commercial litigation, estate planning and trust administration. A deliberately small firm in Scottsdale, Arizona, Nearhood Law Offices, PLC, admits only highly qualified lawyers with extensive skill and experience in the firm’s practice areas, and boasts two State Bar of Arizona—Certified Real Estate Specialists with more than 50 years of experience between them.

We are dedicated to developing long-term relationships with our clients by providing unparalleled personal service. When you retain our law firm, you retain a team of resourceful attorneys who are thoughtful, thorough and creative, and who are unyielding in their commitment to aggressively and efficiently advancing your goals. Our attorneys work one-on-one with their clients, keeping them informed and involved. Many of our clients have worked with the same attorney for more than a decade.

Contact us today if you need legal assistance with any of the following: 

  • Real Estate
  • Business Organizations
  • Litigation
  • Property Tax
  • Estate Planning
  • Construction Law

Call 480-998-3525 today to arrange your initial consultation. 

­­­Attorney James R. Nearhood

Bar Admissions:

  • Arizona, 1976
  • U.S. District Court, 1976

Education: 

  • University of Nebraska College of Law, Lincoln, Nebraska
    • Juris Doctorate - 1976
    • Honors: With Distinction
  • University of Nebraska
    • Bachelor of Science - 1972

Professional Memberships and Achievements: 

  • Certified Real Estate Specialist, State Bar of Arizona, 1991 to date.
  • AV Rated (The Highest Rating) Martindale-Hubbell National Law Directory
  • Recognized as a Top Arizona Real Estate Lawyer By Superlawyers®; Best Lawyers in America; Arizona's Finest Lawyers; and Arizona Top Rated Lawyers
  • University of Nebraska College of Law Outstanding Alumni Award
  • Recognized as a SuperLawyer (2007 to date)
  • Law Clerk to Honorable Jack L. Ogg, Arizona Court of Appeals

­­­Attorney Laura M. Stover

Bar Admissions:

  • Arizona, 1994
  • U.S. District Court, 1998

Education: 

  • Golden Gate University School of Law, San Francisco, California
    • Juris Doctorate - 1993
  • Arizona State University
    • Bachelor of Science - 1989
    • Major: Political Science

Professional Memberships and Achievements: 

  • Board of Directors for Silent Witness
  • Member of Arizona State University Women & Philanthropy
  • Member of the Board for the Phoenix Alumnae Chapter of Kappa Alpha Theta

­­­Attorney Kathleen D. Fox

Bar Admissions:

  • Arizona, 1993
  • U.S. District Court, 1993

Education: 

  • Arizona State University, College of Law, Tempe, Arizona
    • Juris Doctorate - 1993
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: Legal Research and Writing
    • Honors: Pedrick Scholar
  • Arizona State University
    • Bachelor of Arts - 1988
    • Major: English and Journalism

­­­Attorney Robert E. Thomson

Bar Admissions:

  • California, 1968
  • Arizona, 1995
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1968
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1968

Education: 

  • University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, Berkeley, California
    • J.D. - 1967
  • Occidental College, Los Angeles, California
    • B.A. - 1963
    • Major: Political Science

­­­Attorney Patricia A. Premeau

Bar Admissions:

  • Arizona, 1993
  • U.S. District Court, 1993
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 2015

Education: 

  • Arizona State University, College of Law, Tempe, Arizona
    • J.D. - 1993
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: Legal Research and Writing
    • Honors: Pedrick Scholar
  • Arizona State University
    • Master of Counseling - 1989
  • Arizona State University
    • Bachelor of Arts in Education - 1985
    • Major: Special Education

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