Community Law & Civil Litigation

McKeddie Cooley

Justin R. Cooley began as a paralegal and earned his paralegal certificate, B.S. degree and J.D. degree while gaining experience in the legal field.  He began assisting clients with litigation and collection matters, focusing on advertising and fuel company clients in the collection of their receivables throughout the nation where he also worked with Ms. McKeddie.  Mr. Cooley joined Ms. McKeddie’s law firm in 2011.  Mr. Cooley is an advocate for the lawful operation of the corporation that is the homeowners’ association and also assists businesses with risk avoidance and dispute resolution.  Mr. Cooley has been published on the topic of Arizona homeowners’ association law and is a trained mediator.

-Graduated from Arizona State University
            ~Merit scholarship recipient

-Graduated with honors from Arizona Summit Law School
            ~Law Review Managing Board Member, Moot Court Competition Semi-finalist, merit scholarship recipient, Intra-scholastic moot court competition finalist (second place), Research assistant to Prof. Dave Cole

-Admitted to practice before all Arizona Courts in 2011

-Published “Arizona’s Planned Community Act: A Good Start, but far From the Finish Line”, a review of Arizona’s statutory scheme relating to homeowners’ associations with analysis of litigation trends.  

-Represented clients in the Maricopa County Justice Courts, Maricopa, Pinal, Pima and Yavapai County Superior Courts, the Arizona Court of Appeals and the Arizona Supreme Court.

Melanie C. McKeddie founded a homeowner based law practice as an associate attorney for a large litigation law firm.  For over eight years she developed this area of the law with her former partner when no other representation existed.  For almost five years she has continued to represent homeowners with the same ideals she began with, but now through her own law firm.  Ms. McKeddie takes pride in changing the landscape that is stacked against the average homeowner.  She has been interviewed by the local news, published articles on homeowners’ association law, spoken with legislators and public advocacy groups.  Ms. McKeddie is a scholar in every sense and has dedicated her career to homeowners’ rights.

-Graduated with honors from Arizona State University
            ~Writing mentor, merit scholarship recipient, writing scholarship awardee

-Graduated with honors from California Western School of Law
            ~Kennedy Scholar, Law Review Editor

-Admitted to practice before all Arizona Courts in 2004

-Published “A Case for Reasonableness”, a review of Tierra Ranchos, an Arizona landmark case dealing with homeowners’ rights

-Represented clients in the Maricopa County Justice Courts, Maricopa, Pinal, Pima and Yavapai County Superior Courts, the Arizona Court of Appeals and the Arizona Supreme Court

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