Paul M. Tilley
Paul M. Tilley is a Shareholder in the Tucson office of DeConcini McDonald, Yetwin & Lacy, P.C., and a member of the Natural Resources Practice Group. His practice focuses on public lands, mining law, natural resources and environmental law, water law, and general real estate matters. Paul advises clients on a broad array of issues related to the development of natural resources and renewable energy projects, including title considerations, joint ventures, financing, permitting, due diligence, and the acquisition and conveyance of water rights. He also advises mining clients on mining claim staking conflicts and disputes.
Paul 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. Paul 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, Paul worked as a Landman in the Oil and Gas industry. Paul holds a B.A. in International Studies and German from the University of Denver.
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, State Bar of Arizona
- Member, Pima County Bar Association
- Member, Grants Committee of the Foundation for Natural Resources and Energy Law
- Arizona Reporter, Mineral Law Newsletter, Foundation for Natural Resources and Energy Law
- Member, Living Streets Alliance
- Guest lecturer, Global Mining Law Center and the Natural Resource Users Law and Policy Center, University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law
Guest Lecturer, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Course, University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law