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Guy W Bluff

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Guy W. Bluff has more than 30 years experience in the area of construction claims preparation and defense. More than twenty-five years as a civil trial lawyer specializing in practice before the Arizona Registrar of Contractors and Arizona Superior and Federal District Courts, in the areas of trial practice, construction, engineering, surety law, and government / public works contract law as well as general business law. Mr. Bluff has been involved in more than 2,000 construction related disputes and claims ranging to in excess of $15,000,000. He represents public and private owners, general and specialty contractors, subcontractors, materialmen, engineers, architects and sureties in all aspects of construction related disputes and complex construction and commercial litigation. Has also prosecuted and/or defended over 40 bid protest / bid mistake disputes. Since 1972, Mr. Bluff was directly involved in the construction industry as a laborer, equipment operator, foreman, and project engineer.  He is an owner and principal of a mid-size general engineering contracting firm working through the Southwest.  

A prolific speaker and author and has appeared before more than 100 different courts and administrative tribunals throughout the western states and Washington, DC. He authors and teaches a number of seminars each year on construction and law related topics.

In addition to his practice as an attorney, for the past 25+ years, Mr. Bluff has been at the leading edge of computers and technology. He is the author, developer and holds several federal Copyrights for a complex computer program for automating document management in law firms and publishes through his company the online legal document management software Docket-Online.  


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Practice areas


  1. Construction & Development: 28%
    29 years, 2 thousand cases
  2. Litigation: 22%
    29 years, 5 thousand cases
  3. Business: 20%
    29 years, 1 thousand cases
  4. Arbitration: 15%
    29 years, 300 cases
  5. Other: 15%
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Hourly ($250-425/hour)

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  • Charles R Smith

    Guy wrote the book on construction law, literally! I have trusted him with my family's legal matters and we were all very favorably impressed.


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Contact info

Bluff & Associates

4205 N 7th Ave, Ste 201
Phoenix, AZ, 85013-3079



AZActive 198605/23/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Rated AttorneyMartindale-Hubbell2010
Top 100 Trial Attorneys (Arizona)American Trial Lawyers Association2009
Million Dollar Advocates AwardMillion Dollar Advocates Forum1990
EIT RegistrationArizona Board of Technical Registration1982
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PresidentDocket-Online.Com2010 - Present
General CounselSouthwest Pool & Spa Association2007 - Present
Managing PartnerBluff & Associates1989 - Present
Judge Pro-TemMaricopa County Superior Court1994 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
Maricopa County Bar Association, Construction Law SectionMember2000 - Present
American Arbitration AssociationArbitrator / Neutral1991 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Bolser Enterprises, Inc. v. Az Registrar of Contractors, 139 P.3d 1286, 213 Ariz. 110N/A
Levy v. Bigler, WL 23976705N/A
R.E. Monks Const. Co. v. AEtna Cas. & Surety Co., 944 P.2d 517N/A
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Publication nameTitleDate
State Bar of ArizonaArizona Construction Law Practice Manual - Section 5.4 Development of the Complex Construction Case for Trial2011
State Bar of Arizona publicationArizona Construction Lien Law - A Practice Manual2005
State Bar of Arizona publicationArizona Courts Manual1999
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Puget Sound School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1986
University of ArizonaCivil EngineeringBS - Bachelor of Science1985
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Lorman EducationConstruction Lien & Stop Notice Law in Arizona2008

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