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August 8, 2016

AZ Business Leaders

Susan Freeman named one of top US female litigators

Susan Freeman
Susan Freeman (Photo courtesy of Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP)

Susan Freeman of Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP was listed in the Top 250 Women in Litigation 2016 by Benchmark Litigation, a definitive guide to the leading female litigators in the United States.

This is the third time she has appeared in the national Top 250 Women in Litigation.

Freeman, whose practice focuses on business bankruptcy and civil appeals, has represented clients across Arizona and the United States, including before the U.S. Supreme Court. She was inducted into the Maricopa County Bar Association Hall of Fame in 2015.

“It is no surprise to see that Susan is once again being recognized for her accomplishments,” said Mike Plachy, leader of the Litigation practice group at Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie. “Susan’s client-centered emphasis in her work and service to the profession and community are truly outstanding.”

Benchmark Litigation’s extensive research process encompasses six months of investigation into individual litigators’ professional activities as well as client feedback surveys and individual interviews, resulting in the selection of the country’s most distinguished women in the world of litigation.

The publication documented that Freeman “focuses not only on distressed real-estate acquisition and management, but, as a bankruptcy law specialist certified by the Arizona State Bar Board of Legal Specialization, she also deals in all aspects of business bankruptcy. She has briefed more than 300 appeals and argued many of them, primarily in Arizona appellate courts and the Ninth Circuit US Court of Appeals.”

“These women have earned their place amongst the nation’s leading female litigators by participating in some of the most impactful litigation matters in recent history as well as by earning the hard-won respect of their peers and clients. Though they hail from widely different practice areas, they all share the distinction of being recognized as top players in their respective fields,” said the editors of Benchmark Litigation.

Freeman is one of only four attorneys in Arizona named in this year’s edition. Benchmark Litigation twice named her a “Local Litigation Star” and included her in the Top 250 Women in Litigation in 2012, 2014 and 2016.