Az Business and AZRE magazines announced the publications’ lists of the Most Influential Women in Arizona for 2019 in the July issues of the magazines. Each day, is profiling one of the Most Influential Women of 2019.

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Today’s spotlight: Frances Haynes

Title: Partner, Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie

Haynes is the chair of Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie’s Real Estate Industry Team. Her practice emphasizes providing focused, cost-effective legal advice to businesses, owners, and contractors on all facets of commercial law, development issues and risk avoidance. She is experienced in all phases of the construction process, including responding to RFPs and RFQs, negotiation and documentation of construction, architectural and engineering contracts in all iterations from inception to project completion. She has been rated an “AV/Preeminent Attorney” in Martindale-Hubbell for the last 25 years and was named among the Top 25 Female Attorneys in Arizona in Southwest Super Lawyers. She was also the first woman to serve as Chair of the Construction Law Section of the Arizona State Bar Association.

Source of pride:I am most proud of the long-standing, trusting relationships I have developed with my clients. My clientele is comprised of individuals and companies of varied sizes/business scopes. I am very privileged to have represented many of the same clients for over 20 years in which these relationships continue to be both personally and professionally rewarding.”

The personality trait that helped you succeed:The combination of innate curiosity and persistence results in a lawyer who digs deep and doesn’t give up. This combination has helped me succeed and it comes pretty naturally to me.”

The personality trait that got you into trouble:My sense of humor has gotten me into ‘minor’ trouble from time to time, but I manage to ‘escape’ unscathed.”

Best childhood memory:When our family moved from a large metropolitan area to a rural area which enabled me to enjoy the freedom of exploring the nearby creeks and riverbeds without much oversight or supervision. The love of nature has led to a life-long passion of hiking, climbing and canyoneering.”