Attorney, Grant Woods Law and former Arizona Attorney General
Grant Woods is one of Arizona’s premier attorneys. He graduated from Occidental College in 1976, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa (and selected their Alumnus of the Year in 2000). He graduated from Arizona State University College of Law in 1979 and was named their Alumnus of the Year in 1999. He served as Arizona’s Attorney General from 1991-1999 and was selected by his peers as the nation’s top attorney general in 1995. He successfully argued before the United States Supreme Court in Lewis v. Casey, which was recently named one of the most important legal cases in Arizona history. He was one of the principal architects of the state’s lawsuits against the tobacco companies and was a key negotiator in the resulting largest civil settlement in history. He has been elected to the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, which is limited to the top 500 trial lawyers in the world.
Grant is the founder of the Mesa Boys & Girls Club, the Mesa Education Foundation and the Mesa Arts Academy, one of Arizona’s first successful charter schools. He has won top awards from the American Cancer Society, American Lung Association, the Salvation Army, the Children’s Action Alliance and Chicanos Por La Causa. As a songwriter, Mr. Woods’ songs have been recorded and performed by award-winning artists such as Francine Reed, Walt Richardson, Blaine Long, Lawrence Zubia, and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and E Street Band member Nils Lofgren. His columns and articles have appeared in newspapers and magazines across the country and he has been recognized by the Associated Press as Arizona’s Top Radio Show Host. Mr. Woods has written a play, “The Things We Do,” which premiered in the Fall of 2016. He is married to former Channel 10 news anchor, Marlene Galan Woods, and has five children.