One of the most famed, acclaimed and successful lawyers in Arizona is making a bold move after 20 years in private practice. Former Arizona Attorney Grant Woods will begin a new chapter, joining one of Arizona’s most prestigious and reputable law firms, Gallagher & Kennedy

Rather than run for political office, Woods will bring more than 30 years of overall experience to an already stellar cast of talented attorneys at G&K, launching the firm into the next decade of providing unprecedented legal services. 

Woods is the son of Arizona developer Joe Woods.

Woods, considered a moderate-to-liberal Republican, was attorney general from 1991 to 1999. In the 1980s, he was the first congressional chief of staff for the late U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and was a longtime friend and confidant of McCain’s.

Grant has been elected to the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, which is limited to the top 500 trial lawyers in the world.

During the U.S. presidential election of 2016 he was the only Arizona Republican to have held high office who endorsed the Democratic candidate, Hillary Clinton. Regarding the two presidential candidates, he wrote, “Hillary Clinton is one of the most qualified nominees to ever run for president. Donald Trump is the least qualified ever. The stakes are too high to stand on the sideline. I stand with Hillary Clinton for president.”

Woods delivered a eulogy at Senator McCain’s funeral in 2018.