By Cecily Markland
In August 2011, Attorney at Law magazine recognized Paul S. Rowley as Attorney of the Month. The magazine credited him with building a strong legal practice, while making significant contributions to the community.
Rowley, managing partner, founding member and senior litigator of Rowley Chapman & Barney, Ltd., is a Mesa native. He served an LDS mission to Southeast Asia and Indonesia, graduated with a business degree from Brigham Young University and a juris doctorate from Southwestern University School of Law in California, finishing top in his class.
Rowley and his wife, Robin, are the parents of five grown children.
He started his Mesa firm more than 25 years ago and built what the magazine article calls, “a solid reputation for providing excellent legal services in a wide variety of practice areas.” Rowley credits the firm’s reputation—and awards like runner up as Mesa Business of the Year last year—t o “strong partners” and “good service.”
“We have 26 years of good service and fighting for our clients, always looking out for them,” Rowley says.
The full-service law firm has 10 attorneys, including Scott R. Rowley, the most recent addition to the team.
The firm states its objective is: “to improve the economic well-being and quality of life of all stakeholders,” To do so, they promote the following principles: “All People Have Intrinsic Value,” “Honesty Is The Best Policy,” “We Reap What We Sow,” “Resources Are Valuable,” “We Should Treat Others As We Wish To Be Treated,” and “Take The Time, Do It Right.”
Rowley and the firm’s other attorneys serve in various Church callings and as members of several community boards. Rowley was bishop of Harris 2nd Ward, Mesa Central Stake for six years and currently is in the Mesa YSA West Stake presidency.
For several years, he has served as a volunteer diver with the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Divers Posse. In addition, he volunteers as a pilot for Flights for Life, transporting blood, platelets or even transplant organs; and with Flying Samaritans, providing his plane and piloting services at no charge to transport groups of dentists and physicians to Baja Mexico, where they provide free clinics.
“I usually take a flight every month or two,” he says. “My upbringing in the Church instilled a desire to give service and to reach out and help the community.”
The attitude of service carries over as the firm works with clients, going the extra mile to meet their needs.
“We don’t treat people as a number,” he says. “We are known for getting in there, rolling up our sleeves and helping solve problems… and of getting good results.”
To reach Rowley, Chapman & Barney, Ltd., at 63 E. Main St., Suite 501, in Mesa, call 480-833-1113 or visit www.azlegal.com.