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John H Sundt

John H Sundt

Practice areas:

Government Contracts, Business, Construction & Development, Employment & Labor

About Me

I work with  public and private clients on a range of business, procurement and legislative matters. I have been fortunate enough to gain broad experience in legal and business issues involving engineering, architecture and construction. I had the opportunity to spend some thirteen years with the Sundt Companies and its subsidiary Sundt Construction, Inc. a firm consistently ranked by Engineering News Record among the top 75 construction companies in the United States.Serving as Senior Counsel and then managing Sundt Construction’s Southern Arizona Office, I secured an understanding of construction law and the construction industry that I believe is uncommon among attorneys.


As Senior Counsel I worked on a variety of commercial, contract and litigation matters and furnished legal services to profit centers at project sites and area offices both here and abroad. As a Profit Center Manager I gained a real understanding of the issues and pressures business people in the construction industry face. As an attorney, I focus on practical, business oriented solutions and work with clients to help them not only avoid problems, but identify opportunities.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1987

  1. Government Contracts: 50%
    27 years
  2. Business: 30%
  3. Construction & Development: 15%
    27 years
  4. Employment & Labor: 5%
    24 years

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Contact Info

Riley Sundt, PLLC

PO Box 44193
Tucson, AZ, 85733



AZActive 198806/01/2015
TXEligible To Practice In Texas 198708/25/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Best Lawyers in America - Construction LawBest Lawyers in America2014
Top Tucson Lawyers, Construction LawConley Publishing2013
AV - PreeminentMartindale Hubbell2013
Best Lawyers - Construction LawBest Lawyers in America2013
BV / DistinguishedMartindale-Hubbell2012
5.0 / 5.0 Preeminent Client Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2012
BV / DistinguishedMartindale-Hubbell2011
BV / DistinguishedMartindale-Hubbell2010
BV / DistinguishedMartindale-Hubbell2009
BV / DistinguishedMartindale-Hubbell2008
BV / DistiniguishedMartindale-Hubbell2007
BV DistinguishedMartindale-Hubbell2006
BV DistinguishedMartindale-Hubbell2005
BV DistinguishedMartindale-Hubbell2005
BV DistinguishedMartindale-Hubbell2004
BV DistinguishedMartindale-Hubbell2003
BV DistinguishedMartindale-Hubbell2002
BV DistinguishedMartindale-Hubbell2001
BV DistinguishedMartindale-Hubbell2000
BV DistinguishedMartindale-Hubbell1999
BV DistinguishedMartindale-Hubbell1998
BV DistinguishedMartindale-Hubbell1998
BV DistinguishedMartindale-Hubbell1997
BV DistinguishedMartindale-Hubbell1996
BV DistinguishedMartindale-Hubbell1995

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerRiley Sundt, PLLC2015 - Present
PartnerRusing, Lopez & Lizardi, PLLC2010 - 2014
ManagerSFD Management, L.L.C & 1St Deed Funding, LLC2004 - 2010
Vice PresidentSundt Construction, Inc.2000 - 2004
Senior CounselThe Sundt Companies1991 - 2000
AssociateSnell & Wilmer, LLP Law Offices1987 - 1991


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Federal Bar Association, Tucson ChapterMember2014 - Present
Alliance for Construction ExcellenceMember2014 - Present
Arizona Housing Finance AuthorityVice Chair2013 - Present
Pima County Bond Advisory CommitteeMember2013 - Present
College of the State Bar of TexasMember2012 - Present
United States District Court for the Eastern District of TexasMember2012 - Present
Flinn Brown Civic Leadership AcademyFellow2012 - Present
State Bar of Arizona, Construction Law SectionMember2010 - Present
Tucson Chamber of CommerceBoard Member2000 - 2005
Tucson Heritage FoundationSecretary1995 - Present
Centurions of St. Mary's CarondeletSenior Member1995 - Present
Arizona Town HallMember1995 - Present
United States Court of Appeals for the Federal CircuitMember1991 - Present
United States Court of ClaimsMember1991 - Present
State Bar of ArizonaMember1988 - Present
United States District Court for the District of AriMember1988 - Present
United States District Court for the Northern District of TexasMember1988 - Present
State Bar of TexasMember1987 - Present
Tucson Fiesta BowlLife MemberN/A
Tucson Regional Water CouncilSecretaryN/A
State Bar of Texas, Construction Law SectionMemberN/A
Southern Arizona Leadership CouncilMemberN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
GT Development v. RNMFDSettled

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Publication NameTitleDate
The Trend ReportSnapshot of Implied Warranties in Commercial Construction2014
The Trend ReportSnapshot of Implied Warranties In Residential Construction2014


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1987
Southern Methodist UniversityHistoryB.A.1983
Southern Methodist UniversityPolitical ScienceB.A.1983
Kwansei Gakuin University, Nishinomiya, JapanAsian StudiesMinor Degree1983

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Master in Real Estate Development Panel PresentationConstruction Law2014