Mike R. Rooney practices business and corporate law and private post-secondary school law and is listed in The Best Lawyers in America®.


  • Arizona State University, J.D., cum laude 1974: Phi Alpha Delta; Staff Editor, Arizona State Law Journal
  • University of Missouri, B.S. 1967

Community Leadership

  • Sandra Day O’Connor Institute for American Democracy: Board of Directors
  • Arizona Private School Association: Member
  • Tempe Community Foundation: Chair
  • Prescott College: Board of Trustees
  • Rio Salado Foundation: Board of Directors
  • Tempe Community Council: Board of Directors
  • Boy Scouts of America: Western Region Commissioner; Grand Canyon Council Executive Board Member, Past President
  • Arizona Commission for Post-Secondary Education: Past President
  • State Board of Private, Technical and Business Schools: Past Chair

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Arizona 1974
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona 1975

Honors & Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law (2013-present)
  • AV-Preeminent® Rating, Martindale-Hubbell®

Professional & Industry Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Arizona: Business Law Section
  • Arizona Foundation for Legal Services and Education: Fellow