Jonathan is an attorney in the firm’s Cannabis, Hemp, and Litigation Departments, as well as its Coronavirus Task Force.
His practice primarily involves disputes that touch on public policy. For example, he recently represented a dispensary in a challenge of ADHS’ interpretation of the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act, drafted amicus briefs concerning the Arizona Corporation Commission’s constitutional authority, and writes procedures that allow businesses and nonprofits to reopen safely during the COVID-19 pandemic. Jonathan started his career by representing plaintiffs in multi-state consumer fraud class actions, and he currently practices landlord-tenant law as well.
During law school, Jonathan earned awards for his oral advocacy and for his academic achievement, including being named to the Dean’s List and earning the highest grade in several of his classes, including Class Actions. In 2015, his moot court team represented the United States at an international competition, one of only twelve teams to do so. The next year, he was named the top speaker at a regional moot court competition. Jonathan also co-authored an article about an attorney’s duty of cooperation that has been published in several American Bar Association publications.
Prior to law school, Jonathan received his Bachelor of Arts from West Chester University, cum laude, with majors in philosophy and international relations. While there, he wrote an award-winning paper that compared the work of two naturalist philosophers.
His love of writing and devotion to advocacy has continued. Over the past several years, Jonathan has written several articles that were published by the American Bar Association, and he recently accepted a position as the Communications Director of Arizona NORML in the run-up to the 2020 election where Prop. 207 is on the ballot.
In Jonathan’s free time, he enjoys playing guitar, hiking, and dabbling in landscape photography, as well as reading non-fiction and classic novels.
In The News
Medical patients in Arizona were sold marijuana contaminated with pesticides; Jonathan Udell, co-chair of Rose Law Group cannabis department, weighs in
By Ryan Randazzo | Arizona Republic A high-end marijuana company sold contaminated cannabis to Arizona medical card holders last year, a mistake that highlightsglaring weaknesses in the state’s testing rules designed to protect consumers. Arizona requires marijuana to be tested before it’s sold. A law that took effect more than a year ago is supposed to ensure cannabis is screened for pesticides, heavy
State to hold drawing for social equity marijuana establishment licenses; Jonathan Udell, Rose Law Group cannabis department co-chair, speaks to business barriers
By Megan Myscofski | Arizona Public Media The Arizona Department of Health Services will hold a drawing next week for social equity marijuana establishment licenses. 1,500 people applied for 26 licenses. The social equity licenses are required by the same ballot measure that legalized marijuana in 2020. Jonathan Udell the political director Arizona NORML, an organization that helps people navigate the
Jonathan Udell, Rose Law Group cannabis department co-chair, talks with New Times about bill to create new department of marijuana regulation
By Cyrus Guccione | Phoenix New Times A new bill sponsored by Arizona Speaker of the House Russell “Rusty” Bowers that aims to put in place a new department of marijuana regulation has stalled without a hearing. That has raised questions about why it was even introduced. The Mesa Republican lawmaker introduced House Bill 2828 on January 10, stating the