John J. Browder

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John J. Browder

John Browder’s law practice focuses on professional liability defense, real estate, commercial litigation, and appeals. He frequently represents professionals before state licensing boards and departments.

Additionally, John represents a variety of businesses as outside general counsel and maintains an active transactional practice.

Bar Admissions



U.S. District Court, District of Arizona

U.S. District Court, District of Idaho


Arizona State University College of Law, J.D. (2001)

Arizona State University, M.A. in Philosophy (1998)

Westminster College of Salt Lake City, B.A. in Philosophy (1995)

John has first-chair jury experience and represents clients in all facets of litigation, including alternative dispute resolution and appeals. He has represented municipalities, real estate brokerages, engineering firms, corporations, and businesses, among others, in a variety of matters before state and federal courts, frequently obtaining judgments favorable to his clients prior to trial.

  • State Bar of Arizona, Member
  • State Bar of Idaho, Member
  • Encryption Source Code and the First Amendment, 40 Jurimetrics J. 431-444 (2000)
  • Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® in the area of Real Estate Law (2024)
  • Arizona State University College of Law Pedrick Scholar; Jurimetrics Outstanding Editor Award
  • Idaho Volunteer Lawyers Program, Member (2012–2014)
  • Ada County (Idaho), Planning and Zoning Commissioner (2012–2017)
  • Boise State University, Philosophy Department, Adjunct Professor (2012–2014)
  • Annual Construction Law Seminar for the State Bar of Arizona (Several Years)
  • Dealing with the Surety on Trouble Construction Jobs,” Lorman Seminars
  • Impact of A-201 Modifications On The Surety,” Surety Claims Institute
  • Arizona Construction Law for Architects, Engineers and Contractors,” HalfMoon Seminars (Spring 2008)
  • Why Won’t Sureties Do What You Want Them To Do?” State Bar of Arizona, Month seminar for the Construction Section (2001)
  • Mechanics Lien and Business Organization Strategies,” Seminar for the Electric League of Arizona (1993)
  • “Mechanics Liens,” Seminar to Association of Builders and Contractors (1992)

Jennings Haug Keleher McLeod expands by adding the talented lawyers of Waterfall, Economidis, Caldwell, Hanshaw & Villamana. Now with offices in Albuquerque, New Mexico as well as Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona, the Firm will continue to serve its clients across the Southwest under the name Jennings Haug Keleher McLeod Waterfall LLP.