University of Illinois

B.S., Civil Engineering , 1976

Arizona State University

J.D., 1986
  • cum laude
  • Order of the Coif

Bar Admission


James T. Braselton


Prominent Assignments

Represented and/or currently represents governmental entities, including the City of Mesa, the City of Scottsdale, the Maricopa County Stadium District, the City of Peoria, the Town of Queen Creek and the City of Tempe; has assisted in their acquisition of both real property and related property rights, including property interests such as leasehold interests, air rights, subterranean rights access easements and innumerable temporary construction easements.

Served as trial counsel in numerous condemnation lawsuits involving a determination of the amount of just compensation which must be paid by various governmental entities to certain individuals and entities which own real property located within corridors designated for proposed public improvements.

Represented the landowner/developer in litigation regarding whether a municipality's issuance of a Conditional Use Permit is subject to a voter referendum in which the client was successful. This matter was appealed to the Arizona Court of Appeals and an opinion from that Court was published, thereby establishing new law in Arizona.

Represented the City of Tempe in connection with the eminent domain actions needed in order to acquire the balance of the property required for the Tempe Marketplace redevelopment project.

Represented the owners of property that the City of Phoenix attempted to condemn for park purposes; was successful in opposing the City's right to condemn property that is located outside its municipal boundaries, which resulted in a Court of Appeals opinion establishing new law in Arizona.  

Professional Involvement

  • Member, Arizona Bar Association
  • Arizona State Bar