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Jorden Law Firm

Real Estate. Land Use and Zoning. Native American Law. Environmental Law.

About Our Firm

Jorden Law Firm’s three principal's – Doug Jorden, Elizabeth Alongi, and Sandi Corn – have worked as a team for many years to serve clients primarily in areas of real estate, land use and zoning, Native American law, and environmental law.

Various complex and simple real estate matters, including the buying and selling of properties (vacant and developed), leasing, and financing are a firm priority. Land-use activities include involvement in master planning, zoning, variances and use permits, development agreements, building permit matters, design review issues, and various other entitlements and development approvals. Representation of a tribal entity/industrial park forms the cornerstone of the firm’s Native American law practice. The firm’s environmental practice is centered around work for a national waste management company.

Meet Doug Jorden

Doug practices in the areas of land use, zoning, municipal law, real estate, environmental, and Native American law. Doug's clients include local governments, developers, an industrial park located on Native American land, and other persons with real estate, land use, and environmental concerns. Doug was town attorney in Paradise Valley, Arizona from 1978 to 1982. He is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell and has been recognized by Best Lawyers and Super Lawyers.

Community Involvement

Doug has served as Zoning Hearing Officer for the City of Phoenix and currently sits as a hearing officer for Maricopa County, Arizona on development-related matters. He has served as Chair of the City of Phoenix Environmental Quality Commission and Chair of the State Bar of Arizona Continuing Legal Education Committee.

Doug was on the Regional Advisory Board of the Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute based in Denver, Colorado for over 20 years and was co-author of Arizona Land Use Law, the treatise on Arizona zoning and land use law published by the State Bar of Arizona, for over 30 years. He has lectured on land use and environmental issues on behalf of the State Bar of Arizona, the Arizona Planning Association, the League of Arizona Cities and Towns, the Arizona Department of Commerce and the Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute.


  • J.D. at the University of Arkansas
  • B.A. at the University of Arkansas

Licensure & Affiliations

  • Licensed to practice in Arizona, California, and Colorado
  • Member of the American Bar Association, State Bar of Arizona, and State Bar of California
  • Member of the American Planning Association, Arizona Chapter

Meet Elizabeth Alongi

Elizabeth practices in the areas of real estate, business, land use, zoning, and Native American law. Elizabeth's clients include developers, construction/engineering companies, an industrial park located on Native American land, and other persons with real estate, land use, and business concerns. Before joining a law firm, Elizabeth served as a law clerk for the Honorable James B. Sult of the Arizona Court of Appeals. While attending law school at the University of Arizona, Elizabeth was a managing editor of the Arizona Law Review.


  • J.D. (cum laude) at the University of Arizona
  • B.A. (cum laude) at Benedictine College

Licensure & Affiliations

  • Licensed to practice in Arizona
  • Licensed to practice before the U.S. District Court for Arizona and the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Member of the State Bar of Arizona and the American Bar Association.

Meet Sandi Corn

Sandi graduated from Phoenix College with her Associates Degree in Applied Science for Paralegal Studies. Her paralegal career began in 2002 at Jorden, Bischoff, McGuire & Rose, P.L.C., a predecessor of the Jorden Law Firm. She gained extensive experience in municipal and transactional law in her work with a former partner. In 2013, Sandi returned to join Doug Jorden’s team as senior paralegal and firm administrator.