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, cannabis attorney at Rose Law Group, talks with Tucson Weekly about getting into the cannabis biz
By David Abbott | Tucson Weekly October was a big month for Prop 207’s Social Equity program, as the Arizona Department of Health Services released its final rules for the program that is intended to redress some of the damage done to disadvantaged communities throughout the decades-long war on drugs. ADHS dropped the rules in mid-October after an earlier release
State picks Tucson area ZIP codes for ‘social equity’ pot dispensary program; Jonathan Udell, cannabis attorney at Rose Law Group, talks to Daily Star about criteria used.
By Edward Celaya | Arizona Daily Star The Arizona health department released a list of 87 ZIP codes, eight of which fall wholly or partially in Pima County, that will help determine the eligibility of applicants to the state’s “social equity” program for two-dozen licenses to own marijuana dispensaries. “(The Arizona Department of Health Services) conducted an extensive analysis concerning