David P. Kimball, III


David P. Kimball, III

With more than 35 years of experience as a national adviser and consultant to state, county, local governments, some of the largest domestic companies, and as head of the firm’s Environmental and Natural Resources practice, Dave delivers comprehensive knowledge of and proven skill in all aspects of environmental and natural resources law. His practice is focused on environmental waste management regulation, public lands and mining law, surface and groundwater quality issues, and environmental remediation, including expertise in every facet of environmental permitting, compliance and enforcement.

Dave’s substantial background and honed experience in legislative development, lobbying and governmental rulemaking at the local, state and federal levels allows him to provide unique insight into and understanding of the current environmental and natural resources laws and regulations when dealing with governmental agencies on behalf of his clients. Dave actively leads a team of highly skilled firm attorneys in representing the firm’s government and private sector clients. Moreover, Dave serves as local, national and international counsel to a wide variety of manufacturing and industrial clients.

Clients and colleagues alike value Dave’s true depth of legal know-how, which allows him to be both efficient and cost effective on their behalf. In addition, the professional relationships Dave has established throughout his long career allows him access to and immediate trust and rapport with leaders at myriad regulatory agencies.

Having been involved in virtually every aspect of environmental law making, including direct involvement in the structuring, passage and interpretation of environmental and natural resources laws, Dave delivers the requisite insight into properly interpreting and applying the law in such a way that advances client objectives. Dave has earned a reputation as a true problem solver who designs options that are a win not only for clients, but also for regulators. He is dedicated to providing pragmatic solutions that are not only appropriate for his client, but also reasonable and applicable to agencies and their regulators.

For over three decades, Dave has been named among the “Best Lawyers in America.”  He also has been recognized, for many years, as a Band 1 environmental practitioner in Chambers USA.  An adjunct professor at Arizona State University for over 15 years, Dave taught graduate and undergraduate courses on the complexities and legal nuisances of federal and state solid and hazardous waste management and environmental remediation programs that are applicable and enforced throughout the country.

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Arizona, 1976
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 1976
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia, 1991
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 1991

Associations & Memberships

  • State Bar of Arizona, Environmental and Natural Resources Law Section, Founding Member
  • Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Chairman of Environment Committee – 25 years
  • Phoenix Chamber of Commerce, Agriculture, Environment and Water Committee, Member
  • National Mining Association, Member
  • Arizona Mining Association, Member
  • Arizona Rock Products Association, Environmental Advisor
  • Arizona Governor's Joint Study Committee on Regulatory Reform and Enforcement, Member
  • Arizona Hazardous Waste Society, Founder

Honors & Awards

  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Best Lawyers in America®, Environmental Law; Litigation - Environmental, 1989-2024
  • Chambers USA®, 2004-2023
  • Southwest Super Lawyers®, Environmental
  • Arizona's Finest Lawyers
  • "The International Who's Who of Environment Lawyers"
  • "Best Lawyers in the Valley", Phoenix Magazine
  • Marquis Who's Who, "Who's Who in American Law"
  • Az Business Magazine, Arizona's Top Lawyers - Environmental Law
  • Leader of the Year in Public Policy, Arizona Capitol Times

Published Works

  • Mr. Kimball actively publishes articles and papers concerning all aspects of environmental and natural resources law.

Press Releases

Speaking Engagements

David actively participates in the development of environmental and natural resources legislation and rulemaking at the local, state and federal levels and lectures locally and nationally on all aspects of environmental law before professional and trade organizations.