Drue Morgan-Birch is an experienced real estate, commercial and probate attorney. She frequently handles cases involving easements, boundary disputes, consumer fraud, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, environmental issues, lien priority disputes, property title disputes, foreclosure disputes, construction disputes, land partitions and homeowner association disputes. She represents both plaintiffs and defendants. From 1987 to 1990, Ms. Morgan-Birch served as Vice President and Corporate Counsel for Lawyers Title of Arizona, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Lawyers Title Insurance Corporation, where her responsibilities included resolution of claims and supervision of litigation. The Arizona State Bar qualified Ms. Morgan-Birch as a Real Estate Specialist in 1991, a status she maintained until 2004 when she chose to discontinue as a state certified specialist. Drue has volunteered time as a judge pro tem in Superior Court, has been an American Arbitration Association arbitrator and mediator. She has given numerous seminars on title insurance policies, adverse possession, boundary law, foreclosure, quiet title actions and other real estate related matters to the American Bar, State Bar and Pima County Bar Associations. While a student at the University of Arizona, College of Law Ms. Morgan-Birch spent some of her spare time co-founding the Arizona Journal of International and Comparative Law. She was a co-editor of the first publication and Editor in Chief of the second issue.
- Successfully represented numerous clients with boundary issues.
- Successfully defended a family owned multi-state corporation in an employee discrimination claim brought in the United States District Court, Maricopa County.
- Successfully represented numerous clients in quiet title actions.
- Successfully represented numerous title and escrow companies, or their insureds in actions throughout Arizona.
- Successfully defended a private college in a discrimination claim.
- Prepared multiple estate plans, including wills, trusts, sub-trusts and special needs trusts.
- Extensive experience in resolving real property related matters.
University of Arizona, College of Law (J.D., 1982)
University of Arizona (B.S., Biology, Math-Chemistry, 1976)
Arbitrator I and Arbitrator II Training by American Arbitration Association
ADR Training by Pima County Superior Court
Editor in Chief, Arizona Journal of International and Comparative Law (1982-1983)
Court Admissions / Memberships:
Arizona State Courts American Bar Association
US District Court of Arizona State Bar of Arizona
Pima County Bar Association
Federal Bar Association, past president Tucson chapter
Arizona Women Lawyers Association
Harvard Program on Negotiation, member
Presentations / Seminars:
- CLE Instructor (1988-2016): title insurance, foreclosures, escrow negligence, adverse possession, boundary law and other real estate matters for the American Bar Association, the Arizona State Bar and the Pima County Bar
- Seminar Presenter: Estate Planning & Elder Law Symposium
Estate Planning for Real Estate Owners in Changing Times
Advanced Issues in Real Property Law
Challenging Expert Opinions
Community Food Bank, Board of Directors (1995-2006)