Tempe Arizona

Tempe Arizona

Deemed one of the best college towns in America, Tempe is home to Arizona State University, one of the three major state universities. It also houses other schools such as Brookline College, University of Phoenix, Bryan University, and Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine. 

Apart from being an educational town, Tempe also hosts popular events such as the 4th of July Fireworks celebration and New Years’ block party. It is a city famous for its lively microbrewery, restaurants, and nightlife. Tempe is the town to relocate to in Arizona if you want to advance your education and career path, enjoy fun-filled nature activities, and visit breathtaking places. 

The Sorenson Law Firm in Tempe understands the ins and outs of this city. We have tailored our legal services to address any litigation case that comes our way. We also know that most Tempe residents prefer using Alternative Dispute Resolution methods instead of going to court. Our attorneys are experienced mediators and arbitrators and have worked with other lawyers and their clients to settle disputes. 

Despite its location between two well-known cities, Phoenix and Scottsdale, Tempe has carved out its personality by having eye-catching creative and arts scenes, captivating cultural institutions, memorable attractions, and multiple events happening throughout the year. Let’s discover more about this glorious city. 

Tempe’s Geographical Features

Tempe’s development pattern is densely populated and urbanized in the northern part—close to the Valley Metro Line. It becomes less dense as you go south, with some areas consisting of single-family units, smaller malls, and less populated office parks. Being a landlocked city, the Salt River was dammed in two places to form the Tempe Town Lake. 

The city of Mesa borders Tempe to the east, Scottsdale to the north, Phoenix to the west, and Chandler to the south. Tempe has a total area of 40.2 square miles, with 0.1 square miles as water body areas. 

Incredible Activities to do in Tempe

Tempe offers various fun-filled outdoor activities and is home to spectacular events and performances. Some fascinating things to do in Tempe for both tourists and residents are:

  • View the spectacular sunset at Hayden Butte
  • Picnic at the Tempe Beach Park
  • Boat ride on the Tempe Town Lake 
  • Attend an event at the Tempe Center for Arts
  • Explore the Papago Park
  • Visit the Arizona Heritage Center
  • Attend a live concert at the Tempe Marketplace

Tempe’s Demographic Features

As per the United States Census Bureau, Tempe had a population of 180,587 in 2020, up from 161,719 in 2010. The racial makeup comprises Whites, Black/African Americans, Pacific Islanders, Asians, Hispanics, and mixed races. The following table gives the racial percentage. 

Racial Composition  Percentage %
Whites  64.90
Asian 9.14
Black/African American 8.34
Two or more races 7.80
Other race 7.19
Native American 2.26
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander 0.36

The Sorenson Law Firm embraces diversity as a core value to enhance our legal service delivery. We understand the immeasurable benefits that working with people from various backgrounds, cultures, gender, and race contributes to providing top-quality service to our clients. We are the excellent choice if you need a Tempe personal injury lawyer, Arizona civil trial attorney, or Tempe commercial litigation attorney.

Let us look at a popular case that occurred in Tempe.

The David Hollins Case

On July 27, 2016, David Hollins robbed a Walgreens drug store wearing a mask and told the employees he had a weapon. Tempe Police responded to the incoming report that a possibly armed suspect was on the run in the Walgreen area. Officer Ouimette and his partner saw Hollins and pursued him. 

Ouimette told him to stop, or he would shoot. Shortly after, he shot Hollins in the back after claiming that he saw Hollins reaching out for an automatic weapon that was never found. Hollins entered a maintenance shed at a senior living facility and died from the injuries.

Sarah Coleman (Hollin’s mother) sued the Tempe Police Department, and the jury decided in her favor for the battery claim against Officer Ouimette but remained deadlocked on the wrongful death claim. The judge declared a mistrial on this claim, and a new court date was later announced.

The Sorenson Law Firm has vast experience prosecuting and defending both jury and bench trials in Superior Court, Federal District Court, and Arizona Court of Appeals. Our reputation precedes us in other counties, such as Coconino, Yavapai, Mohave, and Navajo, as we have handled several non-trial proceedings in their Superior Courts. Contact us today for a free legal analysis of your case.

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Fawn Blue
Fawn Blue
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Jim Van Wicklin
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Nicholas Thomas
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Amanda Larson
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Erick Fuentes
Erick Fuentes
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Jessica Davis
Jessica Davis
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Alfanzo Atkins
Alfanzo Atkins
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Anna C
Anna C
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Mark Bay
Mark Bay
Sorenson Law Firm made a tough situation less burdensome for me and my family. Going through the lost of a loved one and having to instill trust in people you don't know is hard. But Johnny Sorenson and his associates were very caring, professional, informative and timely when it came to our case. I would recommend The Sorenson Law Firm to anyone that needs lawyers that actually care about their clients and not just a paycheck. I'm writing this as a thank you to their company and to the team that worked on our case. Thank you!