Kimberly W. MacEachern

Member


Phone: 602-322-4081
Cell: 602-672-5874
Fax: 602-322-4101

Practice Areas

Alternative Dispute Resolution, Commercial Litigation, Condemnation, Construction Defects, Corporate, Criminal, Education, Employment, Labor, OSHA & Immigration, Environmental/Natural Resources Development, Government Relations, Litigation, Real Estate

Industries

Agriculture, Construction, Government, Healthcare, Homebuilding, Homeowners Associations, Media, Mining, Natural Resources, Non-Profit Organizations, Real Estate, Real Estate Development

Representative Experience

Kimberly MacEachern is a member in the Employment, Labor, OSHA, and Immigration department.  Ms. MacEachern's practice focuses on a range of business and regulatory issues.  For over the past three decades, Ms. MacEachern has acquired legal experience in solo, law firm, public and private practice settings.  Clients represented include government agencies, the largest mobile home dealer in the western U.S., an on-line stock trading developer, a health care revenue and recovery entrepreneur, a cotton breeder land developers, various small businesses and medical doctors often involving real estate, contractual, employment issues, litigation and/or arbitration matters and bankruptcy court.

Skilled in statutory and regulatory drafting, interpretation and analysis, her work as a lobbyist began with a legislative internship and has continued throughout her career, most recently, representing the collective Arizona prosecution community.  She has extensive experience with drafting statutes and rule making on behalf of government agencies and the private sector, for such clients as the largest sport shooting club in Arizona and a natural gas storage developer, among others.  As a trainer mediator, she has served as an alternative dispute resolution judge for the Maricopa County Superior Court and also as a Judge Pro Tempore there and in three valley municipal courts hearing civil traffic, misdemeanor and restraining order cases.  She has also served on two jury panels in a civil and criminal case.  MacEarchern was intern to the Honorable Tom Kleinschmidt, Arizona Court of Appeals.

A former regulator, Ms. MacEachern was the Water Division Director of the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ).  She is currently a member of the Maricopa County Air Pollution Control Board (past chair) and previously served on a number of water quality organizations.  At the Arizona Attorney General's office, MacEachern represented ADEQ and the Arizona Department of Agriculture.  Prior to her legal career she spent a decade at the Arizona Department of Revenue.

Publications & Presentations

Associations & Activities

  • Maricopa County Air Pollution Board, 2005-present, past chair
  • Arizona Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired, past president, Governing Board
  • Arizona Child Fatality Review Team, 2015
  • Shemer Art Center and Museum Association, 2010-2014, president, 2013-2014
  • Community Food Connections, board member, 2008
  • 97th Arizona Town Hall, Arizona's Government the Next 100 Years, 2010
  • Arizona Legislative Study Committee on Sport Shooting Range Noise Regulation, 1998
  • Arizona Legislative Study Committee on Backflow Prevention, 1996
  • Arizona Groundwater Cleanup Task Force, Water Quality Assurance Fund, Water Infrastructure Financing Agency, Arizona Water Resource Council
  • Shade Magazine, Edible Phoenix, Southwestern cookbooks, food writer

Bar Admissions

  • Arizona, 1990

Court Admissions

  • Arizona
  • U.S. Federal District Court

Education

  • Arizona State University (J.D., 1990, B.S., summa cum laude, 1987)
  • Editor, Devil's Advocate, College of Law student newsletter
  • Maricopa County Superior Court and Arizona Attorney General, Mediation Training

Representative Matters

  • Lobbyist/outreach/media/training for Arizona's Prosecution Community
  • Arizona regulatory advisor/lobbyist for a planned large scale underground natural gas storage facility
  • Negotiated access agreements for the Transwestern Natural Gas Pipeline Arizona transection
  • Conducted over 55 mediations as a Maricopa County Alternative Dispute Resolution Settlement Conference Judge
  • Negotiated landowner settlement in state highway expansion condemnation
  • Prevailed in a Maricopa County Flood Control District home-sitting permit dispute
  • Saved the state's largest sport shooting club from displacement through legislative changes to regulate shooting range related noise