Terry Goddard

Terry Goddard completed his second term as Arizona’s Attorney General in January 2011.  During his 8 years as the AG, he focused on protecting consumers and fighting transnational organized crime.  In 2010, he received the Kelly-Wyman Award, the highest recognition given by his fellow Attorneys General in recognition of his work fighting border crime and consumer fraud.  

Terry was elected Mayor of Phoenix four times, leading the City from 1984 to 1990. In those years, Phoenix made significant progress in increasing citizen participation in government, expanding and modernizing law enforcement, revitalizing downtown, and setting up nationally recognized programs in economic development, the arts and historic preservation.  Phoenix was recognized as an All American City during his tenure.  Terry was named “Municipal Leader of the Year” by City and County Magazine and was elected President of the National League of Cities.

Terry was elected to the Board of the Central Arizona Water Conservation District (CAP) representing Maricopa County in 2000, stepping down when he took the oath as AG. He won a 6 year term on the CAWCD Board again in November 2012.  From 1995 to 2002, Terry was the Arizona Director for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  He served on the boards of the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco and the National Trust for Historic Preservation.  In 2012, he was selected as a Wasserstein Fellow at Harvard Law School. Since leaving pubic office, he has been active with the Columbia Law School National State Attorneys General Program as an advisor and is currently the Co-Chair of the Diverse Communities Initiative at Columbia Law.

Mr. Goddard is a Senior Counsel with Dentons, an international law firm. His practice includes working with state AGs on multi state issues.  He has written and spoken extensively about law enforcement on the Southwest border as a Senior Fellow at the American Immigration Council and a Distinguished Associate at ASU’s Morrison Institute for Public Policy.  In addition to his law practice, he is active in conservation, urban planning, affordable housing and historic preservation.  Terry is a Tucson native and graduate of Harvard College and ASU College of Law. He lives in downtown Phoenix with his wife Monica and their teenage son.