Arizona's 2014 Top Lawyers

Top Lawyers List 2014: Specialists

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.


Stacey Gottlieb
Stacey Gottlieb
Of counsel
Greenberg Traurig
Company Website
Specialty: White Collar Criminal Defense
Gottlieb focuses her practice on white collar criminal defense and development of compliance programs. Gottlieb’s white collar practice includes defense of corporations and individuals against state and federal indictments, as well as in pr-indictment investigations and negotiations.


Dean C. Short, II
Dean C. Short, II
Shareholder
Gallagher & Kennedy
Company Website
Specialty: Sports Law
Having served as outside general counsel to the Arizona Diamondbacks and Arizona Cardinals, Short has amassed extensive experience in the representation of professional sports franchises, including player contracts, sponsorship agreements and development of sports facilities.


Edward G. Hochuli
Edward G. Hochuli
Partner
Jones, Skelton & Hochuli, P.L.C.
Company Website
Specialty: Transportation Defense
Hochuli, one of the founding partners of Jones, Skelton & Hochuli, has been practicing transportation defense for 38 years. Hochuli is an active member in the trucking industry and belongs to multiple organizations.


Wendi A. Sorensen
Wendi A. Sorensen
Of counsel
Burch & Cracchiolo
Company Website
Specialty: Personal Injury & Wrongful Death
Sorensen is certified as a specialist in personal injury and wrongful death law by the State Bar of Arizona due to her litigation experience state and federal court. Her practice focuses on aggravated liability and damages matters and premises liability cases.


Jonathan James
Jonathan James
Partner
Perkins Coie
Company Website
Specialty: Patent Litigation
James focuses on patent litigation for technology companies. He also frequently counsels clients about patent enforcement and licensing issues. He has extensive experience advising clients about negotiating with and litigating against “nonpracticing entities.”


James A. Ullman
James A. Ullman
Partner
Quarles & Brady LLP
Company Website
Specialty: Franchise Law
Named among the “Top 50 Attorneys in Arizona” by Southwest Super Lawyers and listed in “Best Lawyers” since 1995, Ullman is a member of Quarles’ Corporate Group with a focus on franchising, licensing and distribution.


Patrick J. McGroder
Patrick J. McGroder
Shareholder
Gallagher & Kennedy
Company Website
Specialty: Catastrophic Injury & Wrongful Death
McGroder is known for his career of high profile cases resulting in large awards and settlements for clients, often stimulating social reform for the greater good. Recognized by his peers as one of America’s top trial lawyers.


Pavneet Singh Uppal
Pavneet Singh Uppal
Managing partner
Fisher & Phillips LLP
Company Website
Specialty: Trade Secrets & Unfair Competition
Uppal has a national practice devoted to a wide variety of labor and employment law topics including trade secrets, duty of loyalty, the Computer Fraud & Abuse Act, state trade secrets and
unfair competition statutes.


Edward F. Novak
Edward F. Novak
Shareholder
Polsinelli
Company Website
Specialty: Government Investigations
Novak has extensive jury, non-jury and appellate experience in criminal defense matters, complex civil litigation and government agency investigations in the areas of health care, banking, securities, environmental, education, government contracting and civil rights.


Rebecca A. Winterscheidt
Rebecca A. Winterscheidt
Partner
Snell & Wilmer
Company Website
Specialty: Immigration Law
Winterscheidt represents companies to obtain immigrant and non-immigrant visas for their alien workforce and helps develop long term workable immigration strategies. Rebecca advises foreign clients on EB-5, EB-1 and other investment related visa opportunities.



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