Joseph A. Drazek - Quarles & Brady LLP

Joseph A. Drazek

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2008
Phone: 602-229-5335

Joe Drazek’s practice focuses on regulatory and litigation matters within the Firm’s Environmental Group and spans a variety of industries including manufacturers, mining companies, high technology companies, financial institutions, industrial laundry services, environmental testing laboratories, water companies and real estate developers. Mr. Drazek’s experience includes:

  • Representation of clients in state and federal Superfund sites.

  • Represented developer of large master planned community in connection with the siting of a 500kV transmission line.

  • Counseled manufacturing clients on hazardous and solid waste issues.

  • Represented steel manufacturing company in state enforcement action of clean air act and water quality violations.

  • Represented environmental testing laboratory in state license revocation action.

  • Represented national retailer in lease of contaminated property.

  • Represented real estate developer in connection with waste water disposal issues.

  • Represented clients on underground storage tank removal and clean-ups.

  • Represented real estate developers in development of contaminated properties.

  • Represented school districts in connection with asbestos removal issues.

  • Represented municipality in connection with environmental group's appeal of aquifer protection permit for a wastewater treatment plant.

  • Represented mining company in state enforcement action concerning violations of aquifer protection permit.

  • Represented mining company in lawsuit by private landowner for off-site releases of contaminants.

  • Advised clients regarding environmental and regulatory issues relating to the construction and operation of renewable energy projects.

University of ChicagoMS University of Michigan BS DePaul University College of LawJ.D.
American Bar AssociationMaricopa County Bar AssociationPhoenix Environmental Quality Commission

Case History

Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 1988 
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California, 1988 
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California, 1986 
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 1982 

Office Location

One Renaissance Square
Two North Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85004-2391
United States

Practice Areas

Environmental Law (Litigation)
Litigation - Environmental
Natural Resources Law