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Thomas M. Parsons graduated in 1984 from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a minor in linguistics; in 1987, he received his Juris Doctor from the University of Arizona. He joined Stubbs & Schubart, P.C. in 1987 and is a partner. Mr. Parsons is an Arizona's Finest Attorney®, U.S. News and World Report Best Attorney®, and is AV® rated Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell®.

Areas of practice

  • Eminent domain
  • Inverse condemnation
  • Special action proceedings
  • Zoning interpretation disputes
  • Real estate development
  • Annexation
  • Rezoning
  • Land use
  • FEMA and local floodplain issues


  • 9th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • United States Court of Federal Claims
  • Arizona District Court
  • Arizona Supreme Court
  • Arizona Superior Courts


  • 1986: Article editor, annual symposium held by the International Academy of Commercial and Consumer Law at the Harvard Law School, published 1987
  • American Bar Association
  • Committee member: Real Property; Probate and Trust; Condemnation Committee; Land Use and Zoning Committee
  • 1996: Panelist and presenter, annual conference, Orlando, Florida, published article Damage to the Remainder - The Federal Perspective
  • Arizona State Bar
    • Committee member: 1996-1998, Practice and Procedure; Fee Arbitrator
  • Pima County Bar
    • Editorial board and author for The Writ, 1990
    • Superior Court arbitrator

Seminar speaker and publications

  • National Business Institute, Land Use Law: Current Issues in Subdivision, Annexation and Zoning, 2008
  • Lorman Education Services, Plat and Subdivision Law in Arizona, 2007
  • Lorman Education Services, Zoning, Subdivision and Land Development Law in Arizona, 2007
  • Lorman Education Services, Plat and Subdivision Law in Arizona, 2006
  • State Bar of Arizona, Conversions, Takings and Kickbacks: An Advanced Review of Current Real Estate Issues, 2005
  • Lorman Education Services, Law of Easements: Legal Issues and Practical Considerations, 2003
  • National Business Institute, Major Land Use Laws in Arizona, 1999
  • CLE-Ops, The Second Annual Tucson Festival of Real Estate CLE, Part II, 1998
  • National Business Institute, Major Land Use Laws in Arizona
  • Pima County Government, Valuation Issues in Condemnation Actions, 1992
  • Arizona State Bar (Real Property Section), Inverse Condemnation Versus Police Power, 1989