Former state Supreme Court justice joins Phoenix office of prominent national firm

Former Arizona Supreme Court Justice Andrew Gould has joined the Phoenix office of Holtzman Vogel Baran Torchinsky and Josefiak PLLC, a nationally recognized law firm specializing in government compliance matters, election law, commercial litigation, and white collar investigations. 

Gould, who will be in Holtzman Vogel’s appellate, commercial litigation and constitutional law practices, was a member of the state Supreme Court from 2016 to 2021.

Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the firm specializes in navigating sensitive, high-stakes regulatory and litigation matters for the country’s most prominent individuals, corporations, and advocacy organizations, and has a team of nationally renowned lawyers in political law, government investigations, business and non-profit compliance, litigation, environmental law, and land use.

“The caliber of attorneys at Holtzman Vogel is unmatched. Our team is comprised of competitive, talented lawyers with unparalleled expertise, and the addition of Andy in Arizona further strengthens our bench of talent in the region,” said Jill Holtzman Vogel, founder and managing partner of Holtzman Vogel. “Andy’s background as both a judge and attorney will prove invaluable for not only our firm, but for our clients’ needs.” 

Gould, an established attorney and respected judge with decades of experience, has a successful record of navigating Arizona’s legal landscape and advocating for his clients and the public. He specializes in appellate advocacy, constitutional law, civil rights litigation, and commercial litigation. Gould can also handle complex civil mediations and arbitrations.   

Gould began his legal career in Phoenix, practicing in the field of civil litigation. After many years of private practice, he became a deputy county attorney, prosecuting major criminal cases for Yuma and Maricopa Counties, then served as a judge on Division One of the Arizona Court of Appeals, where he authored more than 400 opinions. Gould was most recently senior counsel for the nonprofit First Liberty Institute, where he litigated religious liberty cases throughout the U.S.  

Beyond his work in the courtroom, Gould is an active member of various legal organizations and community organizations. He frequently participates in panels, conferences, and seminars to promote legal education and raise awareness about important legal issues. Gould also serves as an adjunct professor at Arizona State University Law School where he teaches torts and the First Amendment.  

Gould joins Holtzman Vogel with a robust list of authored opinions, such as Arizonans for Second Chances v. Hobbs, Johnson Utilities, LLC, v. Arizona Corporation Commission, Brush and Nib Studio, LC v. City of Phoenix, and more.   

He earned his J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Montana.

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