About Us

The attorneys at Maguire, Pearce & Storey, PLLC developed their extensive knowledge of Arizona water law and land use planning over three decades of legal representation and public policy development.  Rita Maguire served as Director of the Arizona Department of Water Resources for more than eight years. Mike Pearce served as the agency’s Chief Legal Counsel during that same period. Their work at ADWR resulted in the design, development, and implementation of several landmark state and federal water management programs that remain in effect today. Lesa Storey has been representing real estate development interests primarily in connection with the acquisition, entitlement, and financing of mixed-use development, commercial and industrial developments, and master-planned communities since 1986.

The firm’s complimentary skill sets ensure that each client receives comprehensive and innovative solutions.  Maguire, Pearce & Storey is dedicated to providing its clients with high quality service designed to meet the challenges of today’s rapidly changing legal and regulatory environments. Each attorney has received an AV® Preeminent™ rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating an attorney can achieve.

Located in central Phoenix, the firm’s attorneys enjoy long-standing, productive working relationships with elected and appointed government officials across Arizona, at the national level, and throughout the West.