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Roger has been practicing law since 1998.  He worked with a few small general practice firms before settling in to representing community associations in 2002.  With almost 10 years of working FOR Arizona's HOAs and Condominums, he now works to represent the rights of homeowners.  He's putting the "H" back in HOA and provides Arizona homeowners with advice and litigation services related to their HOA or Condo legal issue.  Roger previously blogged about Association issues and now publishes a blog at his own website.  He is also active on Twitter @RogerWoodHOALaw.  Roger is also one of Arizona's preminent speakers on Association legal issues.  Now, he hopes to use those skills to get Arizona homeowners good legal information about HOA concerns, legislation and legal trends. 


Languages spoken: Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 50%
    13 years
  2. Real Estate: 35%
    13 years
  3. Corporate: 10%
    13 years
  4. Debt Collection: 5%
    13 years



Hourly ($250/hour), Fixed (sometimes)

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Contact info

The Law Offices of J. Roger Wood, PLLC

4700 S. Mill Avenue.
Suite 3
Tempe, AZ, 85282


AZActive 199807/03/2016

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Suspension
    issued in AZ, 2015


    Suspension means an attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a period of time. The attorney typically returns to practicing law when the suspension expires.

Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Pro Bono Lawyer of the MonthMaricopa County Volunteer Lawyer's Program1998
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerThe Law Offices of J. Roger Wood, PLLC2011 - Present
Litigation PartnerCarpenter Hazlewood Delgado & Wood, PLC2003 - 2011
Associate AttorneyOlcott & Shore, PLLC2002 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
Community Associations InstituteN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
McDowell Mountain Ranch Community Association v. SimonsAssociation won appeal and remanded to lower court for a proper fee award.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Community Association Resource, Community Associations Institute Central Arizona ChapterThe Three "C"s - Getting the Most Out of Your Collections Provider2009
On Association Law and Other MusingsVarious Blog EntriesN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of LawN/AN/A1997
University of ArizonaEnglish Literatureture with HonorsBA - Bachelor of Arts1994
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Various Educational Seminars for Community ManagersHomeowners Association Legal Issues2010
Community Associations Institute Law Seminar 2010Stories from the Gen X Trenches2010
Community Associations Institute Law Seminar 2009So You Want to Be a Partner?2009
Community Associations Institute Law SeminarAvoiding the Pitfalls of Insurance Policy Notice Provisions: Why Your Client Cannot Afford Not to Give Notice of a Potential Claim2008
Continuing Education for Community ManagersTransition from Developer Control2007
Community Associations Institute Law SeminarGood Legal Advice and Sound Management Decisions: Navigating the Relationship Between Community Association Attorney and Management Professional2007
Casa Grande Community ClassTransition from Developer to Homeowner Control2007
West Valley Citizens AcademyTransition from Developer Control2005
Lorman EducationIssues Concerning the Development, Creation and Operation of the Arizona Office Condominium Association,2005
Anthem Owners and Future OwnersBuilding the Anthem Community2005