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Tucson Attorney
Paul M. Tilley

Phone: 520.322.5000


Languages: English

Paul M. Tilley is an Associate in the Tucson office of DeConcini McDonald, Yetwin & Lacy, PC, and a member of the Natural Resources Practice Group. His primary practice areas include public lands, mining law, natural resources and environmental law, water law, and general real estate matters.  He has experience advising clients on the development of natural resource projects, title considerations involving the acquisition of mineral rights, and due diligence associated with the acquisition and conveyance of water rights.

Mr. Tilley received his J.D. from Tulane University Law School. While at Tulane, he served as the Senior Articles Editor for the Tulane Environmental Law Journal and was a clerk in the Tulane University Legal Assistance Program.  Mr. Tilley also participated in the Tulane Environmental Law Clinic where he was the lead student attorney in a Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) case.  Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Tilley worked as a Landman in the Oil and Gas industry.  Mr. Tilley holds a B.A. in International Studies and German from the University of Denver.

Practice Areas:

  • Real Estate
  • Natural Resources Practice Group


  • State Bar of Arizona (2015)
  • Federal District Court of Arizona (2015)
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals (2019)


  • Author of annual updates to chapters of the American Law of Mining, 2d, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, dealing with mineral management of state trust lands.
  • Paul Tilley, Recent Development, Tarrant Reg’l Water District v. Herrmann, 133 S. Ct. 2120 (2013), 27 Tul. Envtl. L.J. 144 (2013)
  • Paul Tilley, Comment, The Forest Service 2012 Directive: A Necessary Clarification in Ski Area Permit Act Water Rights Policy, 26 Tul. Envtl. L.J. 287 (2013)
  • Transatlantic Trends: Immigration Key Findings Report, German Marshall Fund of the United States (co-author in 2010 and 2009)

Professional and Community Activities:

  • Member, Young Professionals Committee of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation
  • Member, Tucson-Pima County Bicycle Advisory Committee
  • Member, Living Streets Alliance
  • Member, State Bar of Arizona
  • Member, Pima County Bar Association

Recent Presentations:

  • Guest Lecturer, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Course, University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law

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DeConcini McDonald Yetwin & Lacy, P.C.

2525 East Broadway Boulevard
Suite 200
Tucson, AZ 85716
United States

Law Firm Contact: Nathan Hannah

Tel: 520.322.5000



Member Since: 2019

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