John Jeffrey Bouma was one of the first attorneys in Arizona to handle cases involving Medical Marijuana, successfully challenging the Arizona Department of Health’s excessively restrictive, illegal and unconstitutional regulations of the industry. Mr. Bouma and his co-counsel in the case were successful in obtaining court rulings which invalidated large chunks of the Departments regulations which would have prevented many licensed dispensaries and grow facilities from opening, despite their compliance with the statue passed by Arizona Voters.
Mr. Bouma not only represented businesses fighting excessive regulation, but handled internal business disputes for companies of all size. It was though these cases that Mr. Bouma met his current partners, Yash Pahwa and Matt Hum, who came up with the “virtual law office” business model that is now Cronus Law, PLLC.
Mr. Bouma recognized the enormous implications of Yash and Matt’s vison and they recognized the value of having a partner with 30 years of trial experience and real world experience in building and running next generation businesses. The deal was hashed out over lunch, settled with a hand shake and 1 week later, Jeff and his staff. Joined Yash, Matt and their staff to form the core of what is now Cronus Law PLLC, Arizona’s first (and only) virtual law firm.
Jeff is a past member of the American Bar Association Professional Negligence, Environmental and Pharmaceutical Torts Sections, Tort, Civil Rights and Insurance Practice Sections. Jeff is a current member of the and The State Bar of Arizona Litigation Section, Environmental, Natural Resources Law Section and Business Law Section.
Jeff has held numerous positions in the Environmental sections of the Maricopa County Bar Association Environmental Section, including Chairman, where he over saw the transformation of the section into Committee. He has also held numerous positions on the Executive Council of the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Section of the State Bar of Arizona since his election to the ENRLS board in 1996.
Jeff also belongs to the American Association for Justice, and a member of its Civil Rights, Medical Malpractice, Trucking and Professional Negligence Sections. He is also a Sustaining Member of the Arizona Association for Justice. Mr. Bouma has written and lectured extensively on the issues of Environmental, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury Litigation.
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