Thomas Galvin is a partner at Rose Law Group and his legal career has been spent fighting for and on behalf of homeowners, property owners, farmers, and small business owners. His legal practice focuses on land use, real estate, and water law. Thomas has represented families, homeowners, and small businesses who have been affected by government regulations, burdensome bureaucracy, and onerous property taxes.
At Rose Law Group, Thomas has advised a professional sports team on the successful public approval of an extended lease for a multi-purpose sports arena; represented developers and business owners in successful applications to zoning boards and city councils throughout the Valley; secured variances and use permits for residential and commercial projects throughout Arizona; represented clients before the Arizona State House, State Senate, and various administrative agencies and boards; drafted legislation which was signed into law; coordinated and mobilized a successful grassroots effort of thousands of residents of a city to prevent the approval and development of a proposed use that was incompatible for the area; has been interviewed on various local televisions news programs and has had op-eds published in local newspapers.
Previously, Thomas was the Policy Advisor to Republican Brenda Burns at the Arizona Corporation Commission. The Commission regulates public utilities, securities registration and licensing, incorporation of businesses, railroad/pipeline safety and oversees the Arizona Power Plant and Transmission Line Siting Committee. Serving in a chief-of-staff role, for one of five statewide elected officials at the Commission, Thomas worked on a variety of matters, most notably energy (renewable energy, natural gas, nuclear, coal, sustainability, water issues, and energy efficiency).
Prior to state service, Thomas was at CB Richard Ellis, the world’s largest commercial real estate services company. At CBRE, Thomas was a member of the Labor Analytics Group (LAG) which is a consulting team with a national scope and has many clients in the Fortune 100. At LAG, Thomas helped clients with labor market intelligence and economic development incentives in addition to their commercial real estate needs.
Before that, Thomas was involved in real estate development. He has worked on the construction management of a Class-A commercial facility and was involved in evaluating potential acquisitions, including underwriting cash flows and assessing risks and opportunities.
In his free time, he likes to spend time with his family, and loves exploring the beautiful state of Arizona.
Thomas received his A.B. in History from the College of the Holy Cross (Worcester, MA) and his J.D. from the University of Notre Dame.
In The News
Maricopa County Supervisor and Rose Law Group partner Thomas Galvin talks with PBS Arizona Horizon about solutions to Rio Verde Foothills water issue
WATCH HERE By Arizona Horizon | PBS The battle over water in the Rio Verde area has come to an end after Governor Hobbs signed a law that obligated the City of Scottsdale to provide water to the residents in the community. Several hundred people live in the unincorporated area and were warned repeatedly by the City of Scottsdale that
Could Mesa be next in line for a Coyotes proposal? Local leaders, including Maricopa County Supervisor and Rose Law Group Partner Thomas Galvin, comment in AZCentral and Fox10 Phoenix
Maricopa County Supervisor and Rose Law Group Partner Thomas Galvin talks future possibilities in a Fox10 Phoenix broadcast aired this week. By Maritza Dominguez | Arizona Republic As the Arizona Coyotes continue looking for a new home in metro Phoenix, after Tempe voters resoundingly rejected the team’s proposal to build an arena, Mesa is the latest city being floated as a lifeboat for the team. How realistic that idea is depends on who you ask. Mesa Mayor John Giles told The Arizona Republic, the Valley’s
Thomas Galvin, Maricopa County supervisor and Rose Law Group partner, issues statement on county’s TikTok ban
Government agencies possess a lot of sensitive data—some of it private in nature—and one of our core jobs is making sure that data is secure and cannot be compromised. Unfortunately, we live in a time where privacy is more difficult to achieve than ever, whether you’re an individual or a large organization. We know social media companies gather loads of