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Arizona’s Top 100 Lawyers of 2017

Each year, Az Business magazine’s editorial team — in collaboration with industry experts — choose the Top 100 Lawyers in Arizona from a pool of more than 1,000 of the most talented and successful attorneys from throughout the state.

Selections are based on each lawyer’s professional success, impact on his or her law firm, impact on the communities she/he serves and impact on the legal profession.

Do you know an attorney who should be considered for the 2018 list? Email Editor in Chief Michael Gossie at michael.gossie@azbigmedia.com.

2017’s Top 100 Lawyers in Arizona:

Andrew Abraham

Shareholder •  Burch & Cracchiolo • bcattorneys.com

Practice areas: Real estate, business and corporate law, commercial litigation


Shawn K. Aiken

Shareholder • Aiken Schenk Hawkins & Ricciardi • ashrlaw.com

Practice areas: Commercial litigation, mediation, arbitration


Hilary L. Barnes

Member • Allen Maguire & Barnes • ambazlaw.com

Practice areas: Commercial bankruptcy, creditors’ rights, bankruptcy litigation


Timothy W. Barton

Of counsel • Jennings Strouss • jsslaw.com

Practice areas: Title insurance, real estate litigation, commercial litigation


Steven N. Berger

Shareholder • Engelman Berger • eblawyers.com

Practice areas: Bankruptcy and reorganization, creditors’ rights, loan workouts, business restructuring, business and real estate disputes, business and real estate transactions, mediation


Maureen Beyers

Partner • Osborn Maledon • omlaw.com

Practice areas: Complex commercial litigation, arbitration and mediation


Brian Blaney

Shareholder Greenberg Traurig gtlaw.com

Practice areas: Corporate and securities law, mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments


Marc D. Blonstein

Member • Berens Blonstein • berensblonstein.com

Practice areas: Real estate development and finance, business organizations


Mark S. Bosco

Shareholder • Tiffany & Bosco • tblaw.com

Practice areas: Banking, financial services/default servicing, foreclosure/trustee sales, real estate, bankruptcy, condemnation. forcible entry and detainer/eviction


Susan Boswell

Partner • Quarles & Brady • quarles.com

Practice areas: Bankruptcy, restructuring, creditors’ rights


Kent Brockelman

Managing partner • Coppersmith Brockelman • cblawyers.com

Practice areas: Labor and employment counseling, labor and employment litigation, commercial litigation


James E. Brophy, III

Managing shareholder • Ryley Carlock & Applewhite • rcalaw.com

Practice areas: Business, employee benefits, banking and finance, corporate and securities, taxation, transportation, cyber security and data privacy


Tim Brown

Shareholder • Gallagher & Kennedy • gknet.com

Practice areas: Tax law, sports law, business law and transactions


Robert J. Bruno

Shareholder and director • Sanders & Parks. • sandersparks.com

Practice areas: Complex civil litigation, construction litigation, professional liability defense, products liability


Edwin C. Bull

Shareholder • Burch & Cracchiolo • bcattorneys.com

Practice areas: Business and corporate law, real estate


Robin E. Burgess

Shareholder, officer and director • Sanders & Parks • sandersparks.com

Practice areas: Healthcare, medical malpractice, product liability, professional liability, municipal liability


Rebecca Lynne Burnham

Shareholder • Greenberg Traurig • gtlaw.com

Practice areas: Real estate acquisition and development, sports facilities and entertainment venues, land development


Flynn Carey

Attorney Mitchell Stein Carey mitchellsteincarey.com

Practice areas: Criminal defense, administrative law, school discipline, Title IX litigation


Anne Chapman

Attorney • Mitchell Stein Carey • mitchellsteincarey.com

Practice areas: Criminal defense, internal and governmental investigations


Paul Charlton

Partner • Steptoe & Johnson • steptoe.com

Practice areas: Complex litigation, internal investigations, white-collar criminal defense


George C. Chen

Partner • Bryan Cave • bryancave.com

Practice areas: Intellectual property, litigation, licensing, counseling, patent, trademark, copyright, cybersquatting


Joseph T. Clees

Shareholder • Ogletree Deakins • ogletreedeakins.com

Practice areas: Labor relations, employment law, litigation


Jennifer Cranston

Shareholder Gallagher & Kennedy gknet.com

Practice areas: Condemnation and valuation, insurance, administrative law, real estate, public utilities, litigation


Vaughn A. Crawford

Partner • Snell & Wilmer • swlaw.com

Practice areas: Product liability litigation


Thomas H. Curzon

Partner • Osborn Maledon • omlaw.com

Practice areas: Outside general counsel, venture capital, M&A, corporate and securities


Jaime Daddona

Partner • Squire Patton Boggs • squirepattonboggs.com

Practice areas: Corporate, domestic and international M&A, private equity investment, securities offerings and corporate governance


Barbara J. Dawson

Partner • Snell & Wilmer • swlaw.com

Practice areas: Business litigation and internal investigations


Kimberly A. Demarchi

Partner • Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie • lrrc.com

Practice areas: Civil appeals, litigation of complex matters


William M. Demlong

Senior member • The Cavanagh Law Firm • cavanaghlaw.com

Practice areas: Litigation, insurance coverage, bad faith litigation, products liability, personal injury


Pat Derdenger

Partner • Steptoe & Johnson • steptoe.com

Practice areas: Federal, state and local tax


John E. DeWulf

Partner • Coppersmith Brockelman PLC • cblawyers.com

Practice areas: Commercial litigation


Karen Dickinson

Shareholder • Polsinelli • polsinelli.com

Practice areas: Technology, data privacy, intellectual property, international law


John Alan Doran

Member • Sherman & Howard • shermanhoward.com

Practice areas: Labor and employment, litigation, trials, appeals


Daniel G. Dowd

Partner and president • Cohen Dowd Quigley • cdqlaw.com

Practice areas: Business litigation


William W. Drury, Jr.

Senior shareholder Renaud Cook Drury Mesaros • rcdmlaw.com

Practice areas: Commercial and business litigation, medical malpractice and healthcare litigation, professional liability litigation


Paul F. Eckstein

Partner • Perkins Coie • perkinscoie.com

Practice areas: Litigation, appellate, antitrust and unfair competition litigation, political law


Booker T. Evans

Partner • Ballard Spahr • ballardspahr.com

Practice areas: Litigation, white collar defense/internal investigations, commercial litigation, political and election law


James A. Fassold

Shareholder • Tiffany & Bosco • tblaw.com

Practice areas: Probate and trust litigation, elder law, guardianship and conservatorships, estate administration


Patrick X. Fowler

Partner • Snell & Wilmer • swlaw.com

Practice areas: Product liability litigation


Leah S. Freed

Office managing shareholder • Ogletree, Deakins • ogletreedeakins.com

Practice areas: Employment law, litigation, healthcare, defense contracting industry


Susan M. Freeman

Partner • Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie • lrrlaw.com

Practice areas: Appeals, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, distressed real estate acquisition and management


Jonathan Frutkin

Principal • Radix Law • radixlaw.com

Practice areas: Business law, commercial litigation


Martin R. Galbut

Managing partner • Galbut & Galbutgalbutlaw.com

Practice areas: Commercial litigation, complex litigation, antitrust litigation, real rstate litigation, employment litigation


Garrick L. Gallagher

Owner and director • Sanders & Parks • sandersandparks.com

Practice areas: Complex civil litigation, insurance bad faith, insurance coverage, insurance coverage litigation


Yale F. Goldberg

Co-founding partner • Frazer Ryan Goldberg & Arnold • frgalaw.com

Practice areas: Tax controversy, employment taxes, tax litigation


Stacey F. Gottlieb

Of counsel • Cohen Dowd Quigley • cdqlaw.com

Practice areas: Complex commercial litigation, white collar criminal defense


Andrew F. Halaby

Partner • Snell & Wilmer • swlaw.com

Practice areas: Intellectual property and technology litigation


Diane M. Haller

Partner Quarles & Brady quarles.com

Practice areas: Real estate, highly complex transactions, land development deals, portfolio transactions


Michael J. Holden

Managing member • Holden Willits • holdenwillits.com

Practice areas: Construction law, construction litigation and commercial litigation


Timothy R. Hyland

Senior member • The Cavanagh Law Firm • cavanaghlaw.com

Practice areas: Appellate, insurance coverage, bad faith litigation


Donald G. Isaacson

Member • Isaacson & Walsh • iwlawfirm.com

Practice areas: Legislative representation and administrative law matter


Stephen E. Jackson

President • Warner Angle Hallam Jackson & Formanek warnerangle.com

Practice areas: Construction law, civil litigation, mediation, arbitration, real estate and business transactions


Carolyn J. Johnsen

Member • Dickinson Wright • dickinson-wright.com

Practice areas: Bankruptcy restructuring insolvency, bankruptcy litigation, commercial transactions, corporate, mergers and acquisitions


Michael Kennedy

Co-founding partner, shareholder • Gallagher & Kennedy • gknet.com

Practice areas: Civil litigation, sports law


Jay Kramer

Director  Fennemore Craig fclaw.com

Practice areas: Real estate transactions and finance, which includes acquisition, infrastructure financing, entitlements, development and sale, as well as loan workouts, restructuring and enforcement


Dana M. Levy

Member • Dickinson Wright • dickinson-wright.com

Practice areas: Family law, divorce, legal separation, paternity


Amy L. Lieberman

Executive director • Insight Employment Mediation and Insight Mediation Group • insightemployment.com

Practice areas: Alternative dispute resolution (mediation and arbitration)


John F. Lomax, Jr.

Partner • Snell & Wilmer • swlaw.com

Practice areas: Labor and employment


Patricio P. Lopez III

Senior partner • Rusing Lopez & Lizardi • rllaz.com

Practice areas: Contracts, business formation and corporate governance, acquisition and disposition, commercial property and real estate development, finance, real estate and construction litigation


Daniel M. Mahoney

Partner • Snell & Wilmer • swlaw.com

Practice areas: Corporate and securities


Jay M. Mann

Attorney • Jennings, Strouss & Salmon • jsslaw.com

Practice areas: Construction law, surety law, commercial litigation, arbitration and mediation


Andrea L. Marconi

Partner • Thorpe Shwer • thorpeshwer.com

Practice areas: Commercial litigation, business and personal injury tort defense, franchise litigation


Margaret T. McCarthy

Managing partner • Renaud Cook Drury Mesaros • rcdmlaw.com

Practice areas: Litigation, insurance, healthcare and medical malpractice


Mark A. McGinnis

Member • Salmon, Lewis & Weldon • slwplc.com

Practice areas: Water law, natural resources law, energy and public utility law, environmental litigation


Michael McGrath

Shareholder • Mesch Clark Rothschild • mcrazlaw.com

Practice areas: Bankruptcy law, debtor and creditor rights, commercial and real estate litigation and transactions


Patrick J. McGroder, III

Shareholder • Gallagher & Kennedy • gknet.com

Practice areas: Plaintiff’s personal injury and wrongful death, professional liability


Phoebe Moffatt

Attorney • Sacks Tierney • sackstierney.com

Practice areas: Estate planning, probate and trust administration, guardianship and conservatorship, beneficiary/heir representation, estate and gift tax returns


Mark Ogden

Shareholder Littler Mendelson littler.com

Practice areas: Wage and hour, class actions, discrimination and harassment, litigation and trials, performance management and termination


Pamela Overton Risoleo

Shareholder • Greenberg Traurig • gtlaw.com

Practice areas: Commercial litigation, class action defense, cyber and data breach litigation


Rodolfo Parga, Jr.

Shareholder • Ryley Carlock & Applewhite • rcalaw.com

Practice areas: Complex commercial litigation and employment litigation


Elizabeth A. Parsons

Partner • Farhang & Medcoff • fmazlaw.com

Practice areas: Corporate, finance, private placements, mergers & acquisitions, equity compensation, restructuring


Martha C. Patrick

Shareholder • Burch & Cracchiolo P.A. • bcattorneys.com

Practice areas: Taxation, state and local tax controversy, litigation


Steven Plitt

Senior member • The Cavanagh Law Firm • cavanaghlaw.com

Practice areas: Professional liability, litigation, insurance defense, insurance coverage, insurance bad faith


Stephanie Quincy

Partner • Quarles & Brady • quarles.com

Practice areas: Labor and employment, trade secrets and unfair competition, financial institutions litigation, trade secrets


Cathy L. Reece

Director • Fennemore Craig • fclaw.com

Practice areas: Bankruptcy, creditors’ rights and restructuring; aviation, aerospace and autonomous systems; business litigation, real estate finance and lending


Cynthia A. Ricketts

Co-founding partner Sacks Ricketts & Case • srclaw.com

Practice areas: Complex consumer and employment class action defense, complex commercial litigation matters, arbitration


Kristen B. Rosati

Partner • Coppersmith Brockelman • cblawyers.com

Practice areas: Health information privacy and security, including HIPAA compliance; health information exchange and data sharing for research and clinical integration initiatives; biobanking and genomic privacy


David B. Rosenbaum

Partner • Osborn Maledon • omlaw.com

Practice areas: Complex commercial litigation, securities litigation and intellectual property litigation


Lawrence J. Rosenfeld

Senior counsel • Squire Patton Boggs • squirepattonboggs.com

Practice areas: Employment law, litigation, health law and administrative law


Robert A. Royal

Shareholder • Tiffany & Bosco • tblaw.com

Practice areas: Business divorce, business solutions, civil and commercial litigation, director and officer liability, insurance law, intra-company disputes, product liability


Winn L. Sammons

Shareholder and director • Sanders & Parks • sandersparks.com

Practice areas: Alternative dispute resolution (mediation and arbitration)


Brian J. Schulman

Shareholder • Greenberg Traurig • gtlaw.com

Practice areas: Litigation, securities litigation and regulation, financial services litigation, financial regulatory and compliance, mediation


Wendi A. Sorensen

Shareholder Burch & Cracchiolo bcattorneys.com

Practice areas: Litigation, insurance, catastrophic injury


Nicole Stanton

Phoenix office managing partner • Quarles & Brady • quarles.com

Practice areas: Litigation and dispute resolution, franchise and distribution, professional malpractice, higher education, appellate


Christopher D. Thomas

Partner • Perkins Coie • perkinscoie.com

Practice areas: Environmental litigation and environmental counseling


David C. Tierney

Partner • Sacks Tierney • sackstierney.com

Practice areas: Civil litigation, construction law, arbitration and mediation


Jeffrey H. Verbin

Shareholder • Greenberg Traurig • gtlaw.com

Practice areas: Real estate, commercial lending and workouts, financial institutions, sports and entertainment


Debora L. Verdier

Partner • Manning & Kass, Ellrod, Ramirez, Trester • manningllp.com

Practice areas: Employment law, professional liability


E. Jeffrey Walsh

Shareholder • Greenberg Traurig • gtlaw.com

Practice areas: Commercial and business litigation. construction law


Paul M. Weiser

Shareholder • Buchalter Nemer • buchalter.com

Practice areas: Real estate purchases and sales, receiverships


Scott K. Weiss

Attorney • Weiss Brown • weissbrown.com

Practice areas: Corporate, securities, financing, mergers & acquisitions, venture capital, start-up and emerging businesses


Nancy L. White

Partner • Steptoe & Johnson • steptoe.com

Practice areas: Corporate, securities and finance, property


Lawrence Wilk

Shareholder • Jaburg & Wilk • jaburgwilk.com

Practice areas: Bankruptcy, creditos’ rights, workouts, financial fraud, in-house counsel program, real estate, foreclosure, administrative law


Donald Wilson, Jr. 

Shareholder • Broening Oberg Woods & Wilson • bowwlaw.com

Practice areas: Legal Malpractice defense and respondent’s disciplinary defense


Lori Winkelman

Partner • Quarles & Brady • quarles.com

Practice areas: Bankruptcy, restructuring and creditors’ rights; jet fuel consortiums; banking and financial institutions; tribal law


Susan M. Wissink

Director • Fennemore Craig • fclaw.com

Practice areas: Business and finance, emerging business and technologies, government procurement


Terrence P. Woods

Shareholder • Broening, Oberg, Woods & Wilson • bowwlaw.com

Practice areas: Insurance, healthcare, professional liability, appellate, alternative dispute resolution, personal injury


Mark G. Worischeck

Managing shareholder • Sanders & Parks • sandersandparks.com

Practice areas: Insurance coverage, aviation, personal injury


Kurt M. Zitzer

Partner • Meagher & Geer • meagher.com

Practice areas: Insurance coverage, commercial litigation, professional liability