Coppersmith Brockelman partner Shelley Tolman

Coppersmith Brockelman promotes attorneys to partner

Phoenix-based business law firm Coppersmith Brockelman promoted Marvin Ruth and Shelley Tolman to partner.

Both attorneys focus on commercial litigation, reinforcing the firm’s considerable experience and depth in that practice area.

“Marvin and Shelley are outstanding young lawyers,” said Coppersmith Brockelman Managing Partner Kent Brockelman. “They are great examples of our commitment to building a law firm that is top tier in its professional excellence, diversity, and inclusiveness. We are so lucky to have them.”

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Marvin Ruth (Photo courtesy of Coppersmith Brockelman)

Recognized as “Rising Stars” by “Southwest Super Lawyers,” a peer-nominated rating for attorneys, Ruth and Tolman are both experienced litigators.

Ruth has substantial experience representing clients in complex commercial litigation in state and federal courts in Arizona and Nevada. His practice primarily focuses on business disputes and litigation, including partnership disputes, real estate litigation, business torts and fraud claims. Additionally, Ruth has extensive experience representing secured and unsecured creditors, trustees and committees in commercial bankruptcy cases and litigating all aspects of debtor/creditor relationships, including enforcement proceedings and fraudulent transfer actions. He earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of Arizona.

Similarly, Tolman is a commercial litigator with experience in complex cases involving contract disputes, business torts, construction litigation, intellectual property disputes and class actions. She also has experience litigating government contract disputes involving kickbacks, overbilling, fraud, the False Claims Act and RICO offenses. She earned her Juris Doctorate from Arizona State University.