About Nearhood Law Offices, PLC

Scottsdale Real Estate, Estate Planning and Business Attorneys

In 1986, brothers Jim Nearhood and Rich Nearhood (since retired) established
Nearhood Law Offices, PLC, to provide high-quality personalized representation in the areas of real estate transactions, property tax appeals, business law, estate planning and litigation. Our law firm quickly became one of the state's preeminent real estate and property tax litigation firms. Since then, the firm's practice and reputation have continued to grow. Today, our Scottsdale, Arizona, law firm is a recognized leader in the following areas:

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide high-quality, responsive and cost-effective legal services with a personalized, client-oriented approach. We achieve this mission by cultivating long-term client relationships, striving to understand the individual needs of each client and providing a practical approach to problem-solving. The small size of our firm enables our attorneys and professional staff to work closely with one another on various projects, thereby enabling our firm to handle a diverse range of legal matters.

Our Commitment to Personalized Service

The practice of law is a service profession and Nearhood Law Offices is dedicated to establishing long-term relationships with its clients through exceptional personal service. Working closely with their clients, our attorneys give careful consideration to client opinions, directions and concerns, meaningfully evaluate each client's file, and offer creative and practical solutions. We pledge to treat each client with respect, to promptly respond to client calls and e-mails, to clearly communicate our billing practices, and to timely address any client billing questions.


At Nearhood Law Offices, we recognize that maintaining state-of-the-art technology is both good for the environment and critical to providing cost-effective and timely legal services. As a result, our office is "paperless" and employs cutting-edge legal software for data management and storage. Our property tax practice is supported by internally designed software that is unsurpassed by any other Arizona law firm.

Fees and Billing

Clients understandably want competent legal representation at a fair price. As a small business, we also relate to the economic challenges faced by our clients. Consequently, Nearhood Law Offices works hard to reduce overhead and to hold the line on fees.

Our engagement letters clearly explain the financial terms of our retention. Throughout our representation, our attorneys strive to provide clients with updated and realistic estimates of the work required and the expected fees. Each month, clients receive understandable invoices, which include detailed descriptions of the services rendered by each billing staff member on a daily basis. We encourage client questions and comments regarding invoices, and are diligent in meeting client billing expectations.

The dedicated professionals at Nearhood Law Offices, PLC, have the experience to provide sophisticated representation for real estate, business and estate planning issues throughout the State of Arizona, including Scottsdale, Phoenix, Tempe, Mesa, Gilbert, Chandler, Glendale, Peoria, Fountain Hills, Paradise Valley, Carefree and Cave Creek, and Maricopa County, Pinal County, Coconino County and Mohave County.

To arrange a consultation with one of our highly qualified lawyers, contact our firm online or call 480-269-8979.