David A. Fitzgibbons III
Casa Grande attorney David Fitzgibbons focuses his practice on business law, civil litigation and government relations.
One of Pinal Countys civic leaders and a Best Lawyers in America®
honoree, David serves as vice chairman of Banner Casa Grande Medical Center,
president of the Casa Grande Industrial Development Authority, chairman of the Casa Grande Regional Medical Center Foundation,
and president of the Casa Grande Art Museum. He is a past president
of the Pinal County Bar Association, a former Casa Grande Planning and Zoning
Commissioner, and the 2016 inductee in the Casa Grande Chamber of Commerce Hall
David Fitzgibbons graduated from Casa Grande Union High School
and received his bachelors degree from Arizona State University. After earning his law degree at Creighton University, David returned to Casa Grande
in 1987 to practice law with his father, the firms founder.
Use, Planning and Zoning
AV-Preeminent® Rating, Martindale Hubbell®
The Best Lawyers in America® (Real Estate Law; Land Use and Zoning
Arizonas Finest Lawyers
Banking Facilitated the growth of a
local community bank: Negotiated contracts and leases; handled corporate
matters, including the bylaws, annual meeting, and shareholder disputes and
other issues; represented the bank and its board of directors in the sale of the
bank for over $30 million.
Real Estate Development Represented
the owner of a 10-acre Casa Grande parcel in the development of commercial
condominiums: Prepared the condominium plat; drafted CC&Rs; achieved approval of
the plat before the Planning and Zoning Commission and City Council; and negotiated
leases and purchase agreements.
Government Relations, Real Estate Development
and Business Law Represented an out-of-state corporation in the purchase and
development of 40 acres near Casa Grande: introduced the client to the Mayor,
City Council members and various city department heads; negotiated zoning and
land use with city officials; represented the client with regard to construction
contracts, financing and project completion.
Business Tort Achieved a
successful recovery for a farmer whose
field was mistakenly defoliated by a crop duster; the recovery allowed the farm to finance
the next crop.
Loan Restructuring Helped save the
investment of the owner and
developer of a commercial building who, after borrowing money to build the
project, ran out of money: Negotiated a
rent structure with potential tenants whereby the tenant paid for their specific
improvements in exchange for rent during the initial year; negotiated with the
bank to restructure the payments on the loan.
Mediation A local farmer contracted to export
bales of hay to an international consortium at a set price per bale. After the
farmer began growing the crop, the price plummeted. As the hay began to come off
the field, the buyer stopped picking up the hay, and it became damaged by the
elements. The buyer paid for only a portion of the hay, and the farmer began
selling the hay to third parties. Late in the season, the price for hay rose,
and the buyer demanded all of the hay under contract. The buyer claimed
significant damages for the loss of profit based on the contracted hay price.
The farmer claimed damages from the loss of hay that stood in the field. We
mediated the case and reached an agreement whereby the farmer (a) was allowed to
keep the monies he received for the sale of some of the hay and (b) agreed to
grow additional hay for the buyer the next year at a set price.
State Bar of Arizona
The American Association for Justice
Pinal County Bar Association: Past President
Victory for Arizona Agriculture: Irrigation Systems Ruled Exempt Agricultural
Machinery, Golden Corridor Living,
Late Summer 2018
Negotiating a Commercial
Lease Includes Asking the Right Questions, Golden Corridor Living, November
J.D., Creighton University, 1986
B.S., Arizona State University, 1983
Casa Grande Regional Medical Center Foundation:
Casa Grande Art Museum: President
Casa Grande Industrial Development Authority:
Board of Trustees, Regional Care Services
Casa Grande Chamber of Commerce Hall of Fame, 2016
Casa Grande Planning and Zoning Commission,
Casa Grande Food Bank, 1987-1994