Jessica S. Sanchez

Partner Phone: 480.461.5374 Print Biography VCard

Jessica Sanchez is a partner with the firm Udall Shumway PLC. Ms. Sanchez focuses her practice primarily in the area of education law, representing school districts and charter schools throughout the State. In addition to her time at Udall Shumway PLC, Ms. Sanchez has also served as in-house legal counsel for the Scottsdale Unified School District and the General Counsel for the three Tempe School Districts (Tempe Union High School District, Tempe Elementary School District and Kyrene Elementary School District).

Ms. Sanchez has experience providing legal advice and representation on a broad range of matters including, but not limited to, special education, student discipline, employment matters, Open Meeting Law, public records, policy review, and governing board liability issues. Ms. Sanchez has conducted many in-service training programs and has presented a variety of seminars for the National Business Institute, MEDS-PDN, and the Arizona School Boards Association.

Practice Areas

  • Education Law


  • J.D., Arizona State University, 2006
  • B.A., Northern Arizona University, 2002

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

  • Arizona

Professional Associations and Community Involvement

  • State Bar of Arizona – State Bar President 2022-2023; State Bar Past President 2023-2024; Executive Officer, 2019 – 2021; Board of Governors, 2017 – Present, 2019/2020 Strategic Planning Committee Chair; 2019/2020 Finance Committee Co-Chair; Appointments Committee, 2013 – 2019 (2018/209 Chair), Bar Leadership Academy, 2012-2013
  • Arizona School Board Association/Arizona Council of School Attorneys
  • National School Boards Association/Council of School Attorneys
  • Maricopa County Bar Association – Hall of Fame Committee, 2016-Present
  • Los Abogados Hispanic Bar Association – 2016 President, 2013 Emerging Leader Award, Board of Directors, 2007-2017
  • Hispanic National Bar Association Bar – Deputy President for Region XIV, 2017 “Top Lawyer Under 40” Award, HNBA Program Mentor
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