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Daniel (Dan) C. Barr



Dan Barr, a partner in the firm's Litigation practice, has more than 25 years of experience in the area of civil litigation involving constitutional, employment, media and political law issues. He represents several news media organizations, including the First Amendment Coalition of Arizona and is the chair of the Phoenix office's Pro Bono Committee.

Professional Recognition

  • Eunson Distinguished Lecturer Award, Northern Arizona University, 2006
  • Special Citation of Merit Winner, Phoenix Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, 2006
  • Listed in Chambers USA, “America's Leading Business Lawyers,” 2004 - 2005
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2007 - Present: Employment Law - Management; Labor Law - Management; Litigation - Labor & Employment
  • Listed in Southwest Super Lawyers, 2007 - 2010
  • Peer Review Rated AV in Martindale-Hubbell
    (AV®, BV® and CV® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.)

Professional Leadership

  • Arizona State University, Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Adjunct Professor, "Mass Communications Law
  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Maricopa County Bar Association
  • Sandra Day O’Connor Inn of Court, President, 1999 - 2001
  • Sandra Day O’Connor Inn of Court, Member, 1996 - present
  • Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Board of Trustees, 1998 - present
  • Committee on the Rules of Professional Conduct, State Bar of Arizona, 2000 - 2008
  • Jury Instructions Committee, Libel Defense Resource Center, Chairman, 1999 - 2001
  • Arizona State Bar Task Force on Amending Rules Concerning Confidentiality of Attorney Disciplinary Proceedings, 1996

Community Involvement

  • Rocky Mountain Southwest Chapter, National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Board of Governors, 1999 - 2001, 2010 - present

  • Chaparral High School Football Booster Club, President, 2000 - 2006

  • Arizona Academy, 1987 - present

Related Employment

  • The Arizona Republic, Phoenix, AZ, Reporter, 1980 - 1982


  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law, J.D., 1985
    Editor, Case Western Law School Review
  • Hamilton College, B.A., with honors, 1978

Bar Admissions

  • Arizona

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona