Terry Goddard is a former attorney general for the state of Arizona and a former mayor of Phoenix. An effective advocate and advisor, Terry focuses his practice on urban development, consumer protection, financial services, anti-money laundering and environmental issues.
A former president of the National League of Cities, HUD official and founder of non-profit organizations, Terry has a plethora of practical experience in the planning and management of major urban economic development programs, including the areas of housing finance and historic preservation; in short, he knows what it takes to achieve "livability" in an urban context. In addition, he has advocated for, and is a firm believer in, campaign finance reform and voter protection. Terry also has a long history managing water and energy resources in Arizona and the Southwest, and is currently an elected member of the Board of Directors of the Central Arizona Project (CAP), the state's largest source of renewable water.
An honored recipient of City & County magazine's "Municipal Leader of the Year" award, Terry has taught graduate level courses on urban affairs and public participation in local government, and is slated to teach a course at ASU's Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law on how state attorney generals impact the development of law.
Prior to founding Goddard Law, Terry served as the Arizona attorney general from 2003 to 2010. He served as chair of the Council of Western Attorneys General (CWAG), as a member of CWAG’s executive committee and as co-chair of the Tobacco Committee for the National Association of Attorneys General. Terry was also the Democratic nominee for governor of Arizona in 2010.
From 1995 to 2002, Terry served as Arizona state director for the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. During that time, he was elected to the board of the Central Arizona Water Conservation District, representing Maricopa County, and served as a public member of the board of the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco and as a trustee of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Terry began his legal career at the Arizona Attorney General's Office as a white-collar crime prosecutor. From 1984 to 1990, he served as mayor of Phoenix and served until he resigned the office in 1990 to run for Governor.
Terry served an active duty tour in the US Navy and retired as a commander after 27 years in the Naval Reserves.