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
By Jonathan Udell, Rose Law Group cannabis attorney | Rose Law Group Reporter Yesterday at approximately 4:30pm, the Arizona Department of Health Services (“ADHS”) released its first draft of rules that would govern the social equity program established by Proposition 207, the Smart and Safe Arizona Act. See Ariz. Dep’t of Health Svcs., May 2021 Draft of Social Equity Rules (May 6, 2021), available
Free expungement clinic hopes to give some Arizonans a second chance; Rose Law Group attorney Jonathan Udell comments
Mike Robinette (left), Executive Director of Southern Arizona NORML and Deputy Director of Arizona NORML with Jonathan Udell, Rose Law Group cannabis attorney. By Elliot Polakoff | AZ Family Photo by Jonathan Udell PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) — Legalizing marijuana has the potential to impact Arizona in so many ways, and now hundreds of thousands of Arizonans will soon have the
By David Abott | Tucson Weekly In the wake of the passage of Prop 207 legalizing adult-use recreational cannabis, lawmakers are struggling to define what constitutes driving under the influence of the drug. One recent bill, HB 2084 introduced by John Kavanagh (R-Fountain Hills), seeks to set a blood level limit of 2 nanograms per milliliter to prove impairment, but