Rita Maguire

Ms. Maguire is a practicing attorney in Phoenix, Arizona focusing her legal practice in the areas of water, environmental, mining and administrative law. Ms. Maguire represents clients in legal matters involving regulatory compliance and permitting, water management and conservation, environmental litigation, and land use planning. Ms. Maguire has served as the founding President and CEO of the Arizona Center for Public Policy, as Director of the Arizona Department of Water Resources and as Deputy Chief of Staff for Governor Fife Symington. She began her career with Conoco-Phillips, in the International Crude Oil Trading Department at its headquarters in Houston, Texas.

Ms. Maguire holds three degrees from Arizona State University: a Juris Doctorate received in 1988, a Masters in Business Administration received in 1979, and a Bachelor of Science received in 1977. She was awarded an AV-Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, and was awarded the Michael J. Brophy Distinguished Service Award by the Environmental Law and Natural Resources Section of the Arizona State Bar. In 2001, Ms. Maguire was awarded the Outstanding Alumnus of the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law.

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