Thomas Galvin

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, Board Vice Chair, and Rose Law Group partner Thomas Galvin’s statement on appointment of Skinner as sheriff

Via Office of Maricopa County Supervisor Thomas Galvin THERE’S A NEW SHERIFF IN TOWN: “I was proud to make the motion for Russ Skinner to be the new Sheriff. Skinner has more than 30 years of experience at the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office and he knows all the important challenges that must be addressed this year. He has the respect

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Thomas Galvin: Rose Law Group partner, Maricopa County Supervisor, and now Board of Supervisors VICE CHAIRMAN!

By Rose Law Group Reporter On Wednesday, the District 2 Supervisor and Rose Law Group land use attorney and partner was elected by his fellow board members as vice-chairman! Jack Sellers was selected as Board Chairman. Key achievements: Galvin, whose district encompasses much of the East Valley, including Scottsdale, Mesa, Carefree, Fountain Hills, and parts of Tempe, was instrumental in helping bring water back to

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Maricopa County Supervisor and Rose Law Group partner Thomas Galvin speaks at event for Carefree Park

Photo via Sonoran News By Sonoran News Carefree Park’s Informational Presentation on Saturday October 21st was well attended and provided the community with important information about the nonprofit’s mission, accomplishments and future plans, as well as ways people can get involved. An impressive lineup of speakers included Carefree Park CoFounder, Wendy Mattes, Maricopa County Supervisor, Tom Galvin, Carefree Town Mayor,

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