With his term in office ending and the attorney general’s race behind him, outgoing Rep. David Lujan is joining a new law firm set to open in Arizona and Indiana.
In January, Lujan will become a partner at the Tempe office of The Foster Group. The firm will also open an office in New Palestine, Ind.
The firm is being started by attorney Troy Foster, a former law school classmate of Lujan’s from Arizona State University, and his wife, Kristen. Foster practiced law in Phoenix for about 13 years, including at Lewis & Roca and the Rose Law Group.
The Foster Group will specialize in education, labor, business and family and civil rights law, as well as trusts and estates, according to its website. Lujan said Troy Foster approached him after the general election and asked if he wanted to join the new firm as a partner.
Lujan said he will focus his practice on education and employment law.
“It fits well with what I want to do in terms of the type of law they practice,” Lujan said. “The areas that they practice and the clients that they have match very nicely with my background and my interests.”
Lujan’s terms in House of Representatives and on the Phoenix Union High School District Governing Board are both ending, but the outgoing House minority leader said he is already mulling a return to politics. He said he will also step down as the attorney for Defenders of Children, a non-profit organization that helps abused children, though he will stay on as a consultant.
“I’m pretty sure I’ll run for something again. I don’t know what or when. But I want to stay involved, and if there’s an opportunity that looks good, I’ll pursue it,” he said. “For now, I’m going to take a couple years off and at least practice law for a little while.”