Northern Arizona University
'72 BA, Northern Arizona University
'75 JD, Washington and Lee University School of Law
is a senior partner in Snell & Wilmer L.L.P., Arizona's largest
law firm. He is admitted to practice in five states and the District
of Columbia. In 2016, he was again selected as Tucson's Lawyer
of the Year for "Bet Your Company Litigation" by Best Lawyers in America, and in previous
years was named a “Southwest Super Lawyer.” Jeff’s leadership began
at NAU where he served on the ASNAU Senate for three years and continues
today as he sits on the State Bar of Arizona's Board of Governors and the board
of Patronato San Xavier in Tucson. He was elected secretary-treasurer of
the State Bar in 2015, and currently serves as an adjunct professor of advanced
trial advocacy for the University Of Arizona, James E Rogers School of Law.
While attending NAU, Jeff was active in Sophos and Blue Key,
and was one of the first graduates of the NAU Honors Program. Both of
Jeff’s brothers and one of his sons are NAU alums, and his father, Dr.
William R. Willis, was the chair of the NAU Physics Department from 1967-1989.