John F. Munger

AV Preeminent Attorney, Tucson’s Top Lawyers, America’s Most Honored Professionals 2016 – Top 1%, America’s Most Honored Professionals 2014-2015 – Top 10%, Bar Register of Preeminent Attorneys, Martindale-Hubbell Top Rated Lawyers in Litigation, Best Attorneys in Arizona, Arizona’s Finest Lawyers, Recognition for 25 Years AV Preeminent, Super Lawyer since 2007

Practice Areas:

  • Corporate Law
  • Commercial and Real Estate Transactions and Litigation
  • International Transactions
  • Intellectual Property Law


Born in Sioux City, Iowa; admitted to bar, 1974, Arizona, U.S. District Court, District of Arizona and U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.


Stanford University (B.A. Political Science – International Relations, 1969); University of Arizona (J.D., with distinction, 1973); James E. Rogers College of Law, University of Arizona (L.L.M. – Masters Degree in International Trade and Business Law, 2008);


Note Editor, 1972-1973 and Member and Writer, 1970-1973, Arizona Law Review; Author: “Importation of Mexican Produce Into The United States: Procedures, Documentation, and Dispute Resolution,” Arizona Journal of International and Comparative Law (2013); “Subpoena Versus Confidentiality Obligations for Appraisers,” The Appraisal Journal, January 1992; “Rights of Secured Creditors of Personality in Mexico,” 16 Arizona Law Review 767 (1975); “Constitutional Due Process in the Civil & Military Justice Systems,” 14 Arizona Law Review 344 (1972); “Sanctions for Incomplete Answers to Interrogatories,” Arizona Law Review 105 (1970); “Misdemeanor Compromise Statute,” 12 Arizona Law Review 162 (1970).


Order of the Coif; Law Review Graduate Assistanceship, 1972 Lecturer-In-Law Research and Writing, University of Arizona College of Law, 1973-1974. A-V Rated, Martindale-Hubbell; Listed in: Bar Registry of Pre-Eminent Lawyers (Real Estate Law and Commercial Law) 1992-Present; Best of U.S. Lawyers, 2008; Best Lawyers in America, 2001 – Present; Southwest Superlawyers, 2007 – Present; Featured in “Tucson’s Best Lawyers” by Tucson Lifestyle Magazine. Member, State Bar of Arizona. Fellow, Arizona Bar Foundation Member, American Bar Association, International Law committee; Member, U.S. Mexico Bar Association; Member, State Bar of Arizona; Member, Pima County Bar Association.


El Presidente: Los Charros del Desierto; Vestry Member: St. Alban’s Episcopal Church; Member: Arizona Board of Regents, 1992-2000; Member: National Board of Advisors, University of Arizona, Eller College of Business and Public Administration, 2002 – Present; Chairman and Member, Arizona Research Park Association, 2004 – Present; Tucson Man-of-the-Year, 1991, by Tucson Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce; Tucson Father of the Year, 2003; Member/Board of Directors, Southern Arizona Leadership Council 1998-Present; Co-founder and Vice Chairman, Commerce Bank of Arizona, Inc.; Chairman of the Board, Tucson Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, 1990, Vice Chairman, Cultural and Communications Division, 1988-1989 and Chairman, International Trade Committee 1988-1989; Board Member, Central Pima Regional Council, First Things First – 2008; Co-Founder and President, Munger, Chadwick, & Denker, P.L.C. Foundation, Inc.; Board of Advisors, Aidchild; Chairman, Tucson Economic Prosperity Alliance, 1990-1994; Member, Tucson 30 1993-1998; Member, Catalina Foothills Area Panel Pima County Comprehensive Plan, 1991-1992; Chairman, Board of Directors, Goodwill Industries of Tucson, Inc., 1986-1988. Member, Arizona District Export Council, 1987; Member, Board of Directors, Junior Achievement of Southern Arizona, Inc., 1977-1979, 1980-1983, 1985-1986; Board of Directors, Arizona Opera, 1977 – 1979.


Candidate for Governor of Arizona on the Republican Ticket, 2010; State Chairman, Arizona Republican Party, 1983-1985; Member, Republican National Committee, 1983 – 1985; Chairman, Pima County Republican Party, 2001 – 2004; Co-Chairman, McCain for President, Arizona Campaign, 2007 – 2008; Member, National Campaign Committee, George H.W. Bush for President Campaign, 1988; Southern Arizona Honorary Chairman, Hull for Governor, 1998; Southern Arizona Chairman, Symington for Governor, 1994; Southern Arizona Chairman, Kyl for Senate, 1994; Chairman of Arizona Delegation, Republican National Convention, 1985; Southern Arizona Co-Chairman and Member of Steering Committee, Symington for Governor, 1990-1991; Special Counsel, Arizona State Senate Judiciary Committee for Elections Investigations, 1980-1981; Chairman, Kolbe for State Senate Committee, 1976-1980; Chairman, Ed Jewett for Legislature Committee, 1980; President, Stanford Area Young Republicans, Stanford, Ca.; Member, Teenage Republicans, Sioux City, Iowa, 1963-1965 Monthly Political Commentator, “Arizona Illustrated” KUAT-TV; Weekly Political Commentator, “Straight Talk, KVOI Radio, 2005-2006;


Member, St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, Tucson Country Club, Mountain Oyster Club; University Club of Phoenix, Catalina Rotary Club; Sgt., 2nd Infantry Division and Headquarters Eighth U.S. Army, Korea, 1970-1971; Army Commendation Medal (for Meritorious Service);


Married, 5 children, 6 grandchildren; 1st degree black belt Shotokan Karate; Avid Horseman.



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