Phoenix Business Attorneys

Business, Bankruptcy, Estates, Real Estate, Construction



group photo 2Mr. Carmichael began private practice in Arizona in 1965 and was senior and managing partner of his law firms since 1968. Mr. Carmichael retired as senior managing partner in 2008 from Carmichael & Powell, P.C.   He continues to be of counsel to Carmichael & Powell and has not been in active practice since 2011. Mr. Carmichael will be honored in Arizona and Michigan for his 50 years of membership in the respect bar associations.

Mr. Carmichael’s emphasis in his practice was real estate. From 1973 to 2003 he represented the Homebuilders Association of Central Arizona in courts, legislature, federal and state administrative bodies and in counties and municipalities. He was a frequent speaker on homebuilding, land use and development fee issues.

He and his wife, Patricia, reside in Phoenix and have four grown children and six grandsons. The Carmichaels are members of the Orangewood Presbyterian Church

Areas of Practice

Real Estate
Small Business
Estate Planning

Year Joined Firm:


Bar Admissions

Michigan, 1965
Arizona, 1965
United States Supreme Court, 1974
United States District Court of Appeals, 1976
United States Court of Claims, 1981


University of Michigan J.D., 1964
Western Michigan University BBA,1960

Honors and Awards

Arizona State Fair Board, Board Member
Growing Smarter Advisory Board
City of Phoenix Bond Committee
Paradise Corridor Freeway Advisory Board
Community Counsel
Mike Utley Foundation
Advance Man for Richard Nixon
State Chairman Arizona Young Republicans
American Bar Association