March 22nd, 2012 — By — In News & Events
Remembering a Preeminent Condemnation Attorney, Jay S. Dushoff, Phoenix, Arizona
The Owners’ Counsel of America is greatly saddened by the death of our fellow Member and friend, Jay S.Dushoff. A nationally recognized condemnation and property rights attorney, Mr. Dushoff passed away on March 21, 2012 in Phoenix, AZ following a long battle with cancer.
Mr. Dushoff’s legal career spanned more than a half-century and included the representation of property owners in more than 5,000 eminent domain cases throughout Arizona and several other states. He focused his practice in the areas of eminent domain, inverse condemnation, commercial litigation, real estate and valuation litigation, land use and zoning. Mr. Dushoff not only witnessed the evolution of condemnation law, but contributed to the development of this important legal specialty as a practitioner, speaker and author.
In 2009, Best Lawyers honored Mr. Dushoff’s extraordinary accomplishments, during its 25th Anniversary event in Atlanta, Georgia. The event celebrated the distinguished careers of 1,397 lawyers, including Jay, who had been listed in the publication since its inception in 1983.
“Jay Dushoff was a dynamic individual and a committed and passionate attorney,” said Owners’ Counsel of America Executive Director, Cathy Newman. “We will miss his enthusiasm for private property rights, his wisdom and counsel, but most of all, his friendship.”
Mr. Dushoff graduated from the University of Pennsylvania (B.A., 1954), Phi Beta Kappa. He obtained his law degree from Harvard University (J.D., cum laude, 1957). He is survived by his wife Souheir Alkhoury Dushoff, his daughter, Rachel, son, Eric, and step-son, William.
More details concerning Mr. Dushoff’s exceptional career are available here.
Updated 3/23/12: An obituary and guest book in Mr. Dushoff’s memory are available online here.