Danielle J.K. Constant

Member

Ms. Constant focuses her practice in the area of litigation, with an emphasis on eminent domain, real estate litigation, and government representation.

Biography

Ms. Constant focuses her practice in the area of litigation, with an emphasis on eminent domain, real estate litigation, and government representation. She formerly practiced at the Pima County Attorney’s Office before joining Jennings Strouss in 2017, bringing with her more than 14 years of litigation experience. She is committed to using her experience to give great value for her clients.

While she was a prosecutor, Ms. Constant prosecuted more than 40 felony jury trials and appeared in Justice and Superior Courts on more than 1,000 occasions for bench trials, motions, evidentiary and restitution hearings, and calendaring matters. She brought her familiarity of these court proceedings to her civil litigation practice. Ms. Constant also reviewed and assessed hundreds of criminal cases and conducted legal research. She was an instrumental part of the negotiation of thousands of severe felony cases.

Prior to working for the Pima County Attorney’s Office, Ms. Constant interned for the City of Mesa Attorney’s Office and the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office and has worked as a Curatorial Intern for the Supreme Court of the United States in Washington, D.C.

Admissions

Admitted to Practice

  • Arizona (2002)

Court Admission

  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona (2002)
  • Supreme Court of Arizona
  • Supreme Court of the United States

Representative Experience

  • City of Tucson v. Tanno, 245 Ariz. 488 (App. 2018).  In this eminent domain case, the Court affirmed that the project influence rule did not apply between different government projects.  The Court also affirmed that remote and speculative damages are inadmissible
  • Burns v. City of Tucson, 245 Ariz. 594 (App. 2018).  The court held that there was no private right of action in the relocation assistance statutes
  • Delgado v. Manor Care of Tucson AZ, LLC, 242 Ariz. 309 (2017).  (Vacated Delgado v. Manor Care of Tucson, 240 Ariz. 293 (App. 2016).  In this case, the Arizona Supreme Court revisited its previous cases concerning Arizona’s Adult Protective Services Act (APSA)
  • State v. Larin, 233 Ariz. 202, 310 P.3d 990 (App. 2013)
  • Wells v. Fell, 231 Ariz. 525 (App. 2013)
  • State v. Miller, 226 Ariz. 190 (App. 2011)
  • State v. Kearney, 206 Ariz. 547 (App. 2003)

Media and Presentations

Presentations

  • Co-presenter, “Easy to Miss Title Problems,” International Right of Way Association (IRWA) Chapter 73 (November 24, 2020)
  • Speaker, “Homeless Encampment in Rights of Way Are Nothing New,” 99th Annual Meeting, Transportation Research Board (TRB) (January 14, 2020)
  • Guest panelist, “Interviewing, Counseling & Negotiating,” University of Arizona Law School (April 2020)
  • Guest panelist, “Interviewing, Counseling & Negotiating,” University of Arizona Law School (December 2019)
  • Moderator, “Outside-the-Box Dispute Resolution,” Condemnation Summit XXV (October 11, 2019)
  • Co-presenter, “Eminent Domain Litigation Nightmares: Project Influence, Scope of the Project, and More…,” Condemnation Summit XXXIII (October 12, 2018)
  • Moderator, Various CLE Presentations, Tucson Defense Bar (2016 – 2020)
  • Various CLE Presentations on DUI Law and Motions, Pima County Attorney’s Office (2004 – 2012)

Memberships

State Bar of Arizona

Pima County Bar Association

Tucson Defense Bar

  • President (2019 – 2020)

Defense Research Institute

Arizona Women Lawyers Association

FDCC Ladder Down Program (2017)

Community Involvement

Little Free Library

  • Steward (2021 – present)

University of Arizona Jenckes Closing Argument Competition

  • Selection Judge (2017 – present)

Salvation Army of Southern Arizona

  • Member, Advisory Board (2016 – present)