CONTACTS

Tel: 520-623-4353
dmorganbirch@udalllaw.com

AREAS OF PRACTICE

Alternate Dispute Resolution
Business & Commercial Litigation
Elder Law
Estate Planning & Probate
Real Estate Law

ASSISTANT

Bonnie Schurr
bschurr@udalllaw.com

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.

 

Representative Matters:

  • 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.

 

Education:

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 Involvement:

Community Food Bank, Board of Directors (1995-2006)