Arizona's 2014 Top Lawyers

Top Lawyers List 2014: Commercial Litigation

Az Business Magazine’s 2014 top lawyer list was created after the editorial department asked Arizona law firms to nominate their two best attorneys from more than 20 different categories for consideration. Those nominees were vetted and considered by a panel made of the editorial team and industry experts to determine the exclusive 2014 Az Business Magazine Top Lawyers List.


John DeWulf
John DeWulf
Founding member
Roshka DeWulf & Patten
Company Website
DeWulf has extensive experience with complex commercial litigation, including contracts, business torts, trade secrets, intellectual property, partnership and products. He has represented multi-national clients as well as regional and local businesses and individuals.


Pamela Overton Risoleo
Pamela Overton Risoleo
Shareholder
Greenberg Traurig
Company Website
Overton Risoleo is listed as one of the top 25 Women lawyers in the state by Super Lawyers magazine. She currently serves as both National and Regional counsel, and has managed large litigation teams, many of which include lawyers from other national law firms.


Daniel G. Dowd
Daniel G. Dowd
President
Cohen Kennedy Dowd & Quigley, P.C.
Company Website
Dowd is the President of CKDQ, a 15-lawyer firm specializing in complex commercial litigation. Dowd and his partners have been privileged to represent many of Arizona’s most respected business men and women in all variety of disputed matters.


Randy Papetti
Randy Papetti
Partner
Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP
Company Website
Papetti, partner and Practice Group Leader in the firm’s Litigation group, handles a variety of commercial disputes, particularly in cases involving partnerships and other joint ventures, real estate, banking, distributor terminations and restrictive covenants.


Paul Eckstein
Paul Eckstein
Partner
Perkins Coie
Company Website
Eckstein is focused on civil litigation (including appellate matters) involving commercial, legal malpractice, constitutional, Indian law and political law issues. He also frequently serves as a mediator and arbitrator.


Patricia Lee Refo
Patricia Lee Refo
Partner
Snell & Wilmer
Company Website
Refo’s practice is concentrated in complex commercial litigation and internal investigations, with extensive experience in financial institutions litigation, professional malpractice defense, class actions, trade secret litigation, and commercial and business torts.


Laura L. Kennedy
Laura L. Kennedy
Partner
Cohen Kennedy Dowd & Quigley, P.C.
Company Website
Kennedy is included in the 2011 and 2012 editions of Best Lawyers in America. In 2007, she helped earn a $360 million verdict in a commercial tort trial, the second-largest verdict in the history of Arizona.


Timothy J. Thomason
Timothy J. Thomason
Member
Dickinson Wright/Mariscal Weeks PLLC
Company Website
Thomason has more than 29 years of litigation experience in federal and state courts. He focuses primarily on litigation involving professional liability, real property, financial institutions, trust and estate, commercial disputes, title insurance and escrow.


William J. Maledon
William J. Maledon
Member and head of litigation practice
Osborn Maledon
Company Website
A graduate of University of Notre Dame Law School and former law clerk for Justice William Brennan of U.S. Supreme Court, Maledon is recognized as one of the leading commercial litigation and trial attorneys in Arizona.


Jeffrey H. Wolf
Jeffrey H. Wolf
Partner
Quarles & Brady LLP
Company Website
Named among the “Top 50 Attorneys in Arizona” by Southwest Super Lawyers and listed in The Best Lawyers in America every year since 2007, Wolf’s national practice focuses on franchise and
distribution disputes.



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