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Two N. Central Avenue
Suite 2200
Phoenix, AZ 85004

San Francisco
315 Pacific Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94111

3 Parkcenter Drive
Suite 200
Sacramento, CA 95825


J.D., University of California, Hastings College of the Law, 1988

B.A., magna cum laude, San Francisco State University, 1984


Justices M.O. Sabraw and Carl West Anderson of the California Court of Appeal, First District, Division Four


Top 100 Lawyers in Arizona (2018)

Top Rated Lawyer-AV® Preeminent™,

Super Lawyers® distinction in the field of Construction Litigation (2005, 2007-2009, 2013-2023)

Best Lawyers in America® distinction in Construction Law (2013-2024)

San Francisco’s Top Rated Lawyers, American Lawyer Media/Martindale-Hubbell


John Condrey is a partner in the Phoenix office of GRSM, practicing in the construction, insurance, environmental/toxic tort, tort & product liability, intellectual property, employment, professional liability defense and commercial litigation groups. For more than 25 years, he has been representing general contractors, architects and engineers, developers and owners in matters ranging from professional negligence claims, default terminations, delay and disruption claims, project development, land use, CEQA, EPA and a number of other types of transactions and disputes. John has also represented municipalities in several matters, including those related to wastewater facilities construction and maintenance, as well as public golf course construction. John has also defended legal malpractice and insurance bad faith cases, has represented medical device manufacturers/inventors in diverse matters and jurisdictions, and has handled a variety of intellectual property matters concerning trademark, patent, copyright and licensing disputes.

John handles matters related to employment on behalf of employers. John represents employers before administrative agencies as well as state and federal court at the trial and appellate level. He has successfully represented employers before administrative agencies including the EEOC and the NLRB, and has handled all manner of employment claims, including wrongful termination, breach of contract, discrimination, retaliation, harassment and related claims. He counsels employers with regard to personnel issues, including policies and procedures, hiring, termination, leaves, overtime compensation, and disability.

John has represented surety companies in every aspect of their business. He has represented surety interests directly, bond principals in disputes with claimants and has investigated claims by third parties against principals on behalf of the surety. He has tried surety claims in state and federal court, and has represented surety interests on appeal in state and federal courts. Additionally, he has handled fidelity, financial institution, subdivision map act and financial guarantee bond claims.
John has tried many types of cases, including complex construction, real estate development, surety claims and defense, business litigation, RICO claims, legal malpractice defense, insurance coverage and bad faith, in state and federal courts in California and in Arizona. He has successfully handled appellate issues before the California Court of Appeal, the Arizona Court of Appeals, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the California Supreme Court. Additionally, John has arbitrated many complex matters. For example, he was lead attorney in a binding arbitration before a panel of the American Arbitration Association, where he obtained an award for his clients in a complex termination-for-default case of over $12 million. Recently, John obtained a defense verdict in federal court in Arizona on behalf of his architect client from multimillion dollar claims related to design and construction of a jail facility.


  • Arizona
  • California
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims


  • American Bar Association Litigation Section
  • Bar Association of San Francisco
  • Arizona Builder’s Alliance
  • Associated General Contractors of America
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