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
Jonathan Udell, Rose Law Group cannabis department co-chair, talks to Tucson Weekly about cannabis bill HB2050
By David Abbott | Tucson Weekly In another legislative session that is dragging on to the monsoons of summer, one lone cannabis bill has settled over the statehouse like a dusty haboob, as strike-everything House Bill 2050 provides an olio of legislative fixes that have drawn mixed reactions from across the marijuana firmament. While the bill attempts to address several
Jonathan Udell, Rose Law Group cannabis department co-chair, explains cannabis legislation on Here Weed Go! podcast
By Eddie Celaya | AZ Daily Star How’s it growing folks? Welcome back to Here Weed Go!, The weekly podcast dedicated to cannabis! Your host Eddie Celaya, the cannabis writer for the Arizona Daily Star and TucsonMarijuanaGuide.com, is coming to you from the Arizona Daily Star Studio. He’s joined in studio by his apprentice, Vic Verbalaitis, who is helping out with episode production. In
Jonathan Udell, co-chair of Rose Law Group cannabis department, tells New Times that amendments to Arizona cannabis legislation will be ‘invaluable for rural dispensaries’
By Kiera Riley | Phoenix New Times Two new amendments to a strike-everything bill moving through the Arizona Legislature could tighten marijuana testing standards and ease access to medical marijuana licenses across the state. Though proponents see the legislative shift as steps in the right direction, especially in light of reports of contaminated cannabis and lags in medical license allocations,