Effective, Ethical Advocacy for Over 3 Decades . . .

Hi, I'm Steve Barclay, the owner of BARCLAY LEGAL, PLC.

I've been practicing law and lobbying in Arizona for over thirty eight years. Ten years ago, in the fall of 2008, I started my current law firm as a lawyer-lobbyist. 

For many years I have concentrated my practice in the areas of state and local lobbying and government relations, as well as transactional business law in the fields of health care, insurance, administrative and regulatory law. I appear regularly for clients before the Arizona Legislature and numerous state and local governmental agencies, boards and commissions.

Here's more of my professional biography . . .


Juris Doctor, cum laude, University of Notre Dame Law School, 1980

  • Law Review, Associate Editor
  • London Law Program, London, England, 1978-79

Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, Oral Roberts University, 1977


State of Arizona, 1980 

U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 1980

Federal Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 1980 


Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, PLC -- Phoenix, Arizona

Equity Member 2005 – 2008

Advocates West, Inc. and Steven C. Barclay, PC -- Phoenix, Arizona

Owner & President 2000 ‐ 2004

Barclay & Goering, PC -- Phoenix, Arizona

Co‐owner & President 1990 ‐ 2000

Arizona Association of HMOs/Arizona Association of Managed Care Plans -- Phoenix, Arizona

Executive Director and Legal Counsel 1987 – 1996

Law Office of Steven C. Barclay, PC -- Phoenix, Arizona

Owner & President 1987 ‐ 1990

Barclay & Reece -- Phoenix, Arizona

Partner 1985‐1987

CIGNA Companies -- Phoenix, Arizona

Corporate Counsel – Southwest Division 1983‐1985

Snell & Wilmer -- Phoenix, Arizona

Associate 1980‐1983


Panelist, “A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Capitol,” State Bar of Arizona CLE Seminars, Phoenix, Arizona (2007, 2008, 2009, 2017, 2018)

Instructor, State Bar of Arizona, Course on Professionalism, Phoenix, Arizona (2013, 2014)

Featured Speaker, "The Arizona Exchange," 2012 Fall Conference, Healthcare Financial Management Association – Arizona Chapter,  Tucson, Arizona (2012)

Keynote Speaker, "Arizona Legislative Update and Primer on the Legislative Process," for the Summer Meeting of the Healthcare Financial Management Association – Arizona Chapter, Phoenix, Arizona (2010)


AV Preeminent Attorney Rating (5.0 out of 5.0), Martindale-Hubbell ®

Arizona Agricultural Employment Relations Board (Chairman) - Appointed by Arizona Governor Janice Brewer in 2008

Valley Forward Association's Leadership Award, 2007