2552483_1John “The Duke” Dorris

Focus: Family Law
Tucson, Arizona
Phone: 520-622-4866
Fax: 520-624-7034
Email: Email Me

Mr. Dorris is an Ivy League-educated family law attorney who began his legal career on Wall Street handling large, complex transactions.

Diverse Experience

In New York City and later as a partner in Arizona’s largest law firm, Mr. Dorris pursued a very diverse practice representing individuals along with public and private companies in a broad range of transactions, including:

  • Emerging business and general corporate matters
  • Public and private securities offerings (including IPOs, secondary public offerings, PIPEs, high yield and investment grade debt, and venture capital transactions)
  • Real estate transactions and syndications
  • Bank finance and commercial leasing
  • Friendly and hostile acquisitions
  • Strategic investments and joint ventures
  • Leveraged and management buyouts
  • Tender and exchange offers
  • Proxy contests and spin-offs
  • Director governance advice and securities regulation and litigation
  • Workouts and restructurings
  • Franchising and intellectual property
  • Securitizations and fund formations (hedge, private equity, and real estate investment)

In 2007, Mr. Dorris returned to his hometown of Tucson, Arizona, where he broadened his expertise to include nearly all areas of practice, with a particular focus on complex divorce and family law matters. As a managing member of the Dorris Law Group, PLLC, Mr. Dorris brings his large law firm experience and expertise to bear, while providing focused attention to his clients in a small firm setting.

Don’t trust your case to just anyone. When it comes to knowing the intricate nuances of family law matters, Mr. Dorris provides knowledgeable expertise and legal advice.

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1997
  • Arizona


  • Columbia Law School, New York, New York

    • J.D. – 1996
    • Honors: Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
  • University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona

    • B.A. – 1992
    • Major: Economics
    • Major: Philosophy