Jerry D. Worsham II
Jerry D. Worsham
Senior Member

Representative Experience

Jerry D. Worsham II is a shareholder with the firm.  Mr. Worsham has an extensive practice in environmental compliance and litigation, natural resource development.  His experience includes:  approvals and permits for natural resource development; litigation defense on numerous cases involving the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA); Climate Change including comment on issues and regulation development; compliance with the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA); civil and criminal liability defense on environmental matters; ASTM Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments coordination; emergency incident responses; Prospective Purchaser Agreement negotiations; creation of Conservation Easements; and due diligence associated with mergers, acquisitions and initial public offerings.  Mr. Worsham reviews and comments on federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations on a regular basis and represents clients before federal and state environmental agencies.

Associations & Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • Maricopa County Bar Association
  • Governor’s Mining Advisory Council, Board Member
  • Barrow Neurological Foundation, Board of Trustees
  • Lou Grubb Friends’ Fore Golf & Gala 2016 committee member

Awards & Recognition

  • Who’s Who Top Lawyer, 2015
  • AV Peer Review Rating, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Arizona Finest Lawyer 2014 – 2015
  • Recognized “Environmental Specialist” by the New Mexico Board of Legal Specialization, 2000 – present
  • Southwest Super Lawyers, 2017

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of Arizona
  • State Bar of Texas
  • State Bar of New Mexico
  • District of Columbia Bar

Court Admissions

  • Arizona, 1994
  • US District Court of Arizona, 1995
  • New Mexico, US District Court of New Mexico, 1989
  • District of Columbia, 1994
  • Texas, 1996


  • University of Denver, (J.D., 1988)
  • Pepperdine University, (M.B.A., 1982)
  • Cornell College, (B.S.S., 1978)


News & Publications

15 Attorneys Named as 2017 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Southwest Super Lawyers selected 12 senior attorneys for its 2017 honor. Named for this honor are Helen R. Davis, William M. Demlong, Philip C. Gerard, Connie T. Gould, Christina S. Hamilton, Ralph E. Hunsaker, Timothy R. Hyland, Steven Plitt, Elliot H. Wernick, Richard J. Woods and Jerry D. Worsham II. Steven J. Gross, Jordan R. Plitt and John K. Wittwer were named as up-and-coming, Rising Stars.