Camelback Mountain
William Sims

William J. Sims III
Mr. Sims’ practice is concentrated in representing for-profit and non-profit corporations, cities, towns, counties, schools and universities; negotiating and documenting development projects and other complex transactions involving the financing, construction and operation of public facilities. He has extensive experience in connection with large public-private partnership contracts.
Mr. Sims represents the members of private golf and country clubs during the turnover of ownership-management of the golf club from the developer to the members, including Terravita Golf and Country Club, The Estancia Club, The Boulders Club, Iron Horse Golf Club and The Country Club at DC Ranch.
He advises approximately 76 cities and towns on land use matters as part of the Arizona Municipal Risk Retention Pool land use counseling program and services.

Town Attorney, Town of Camp Verde
City Attorney, City of Globe
Town Attorney, Town of Jerome
Interim City Attorney, City of Safford
Town Attorney, Town of Tusayan

Bar Admissions

Arizona, 1986

Court Admissions

Supreme Court of Arizona, 1986


J.D., summa cum laude, University of Arizona, 1985
Member, Arizona Law Review, 1983-1985

M.A., Oxford University, 1981

B.A., Oxford University, 1976

B.S., United States Air Force Academy, 1974
Rhodes Scholar

Professional Memberships
and Activities

State Bar of Arizona
Association of Rhodes Scholars