David Tierney

Faculty Associate

David Tierney is a litigator practicing primarily in Commercial Construction Law. He has been a partner in the Phoenix firm of Sacks Tierney P.A. since 1974. Mr. Tierney received his B.A. degree from Brandeis University and his J.D. degree from Harvard Law School in 1965. He was Clerk to Justice Reardon, Massachusetts Supreme Court; a Peace Corps volunteer (still fluent in Spanish); and former chairman of the Governor's Task Force on Computers in Education. Mr. Tierney is the Chairman of the Board of Trustees for Risk Management (self-insurance for Maricopa County); a founder of the Horace Rumpole Inn of Court; a past Chairman of the State Bar Construction Law Section; one of two editors of the Practice Manual for the State Bar Construction Law Section; the Chairman of the Construction Advisory Council to the American Arbitration Association in Phoenix; the Chairman of the Restorative Justice Resources Council, Inc.; the Chairman of the Irish American Cultural Institute Chapter in Phoenix; and the Treasurer of the Arizona Coalition for Tomorrow (a Head Start related entity). In October 1998, he received the “Hon Kachina” Award for volunteer service to the Community. In September 2003, the National Association of Probation Executives presented the William Faches Award to Mr. Tierney. Mr. Tierney is an Adjunct Professor at ASU Law School teaching Construction Law.