Arizona Business Magazine used its own research, solicited input from legal experts, and referenced professional ratings and rankings to determine the legal professionals who made the 2012 Top Lawyers list.

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Real Estate
Environmental Law Securities and Corporate Finance
Estate and Trust Litigation Tax



Kevin J. Bonner ◆ Fennemore Craig PC
602-916-5379 ◆
Bonner has extensive experience in construction litigation, representing commercial owners, contractors, design professionals and homeowners in a variety of disputes involving both private and public contracts.

David J. Cantelme ◆ Cantelme & Brown PLC
602-200-0104 ◆
Cantelme focuses his practice in the areas of representation of government entities, construction law, government contracts and procurement, education law and commercial litigation.

Michael J. Holden ◆ Holden Willits PLC
602-508-6210 ◆
Holden has concentrated his practice for over 23 years in the areas of commercial litigation and construction law.

Brad Holm ◆ Holm Wright Hyde & Hays PLC
480-961-0040 ◆
Holm concentrates his practice in commercial litigation, with particular emphasis on construction, architect/engineer liability, and environmental matters.

Michael A. Ludwig ◆ Jones Skelton & Hochuli, PLC
602-263-7342 ◆
Ludwig concentrates his practice on construction law, personal injury defense, insurance coverage litigation and professional liability defense.

Matthew B. Meaker ◆ Andante Law Group
480-421-9449 ◆
Meaker currently serves on the Executive Council of the State Bar of Arizona Construction Law Section.

William Nebeker ◆ Koeller, Nebeker, Carlson & Haluck, LLP
602-256-0000 ◆
Nebeker practices in the area of insurance litigation defense with an emphasis on personal injury and construction defect litigation.

Randy Nussbaum ◆ Nussbaum Gillis & Dinner, P.C.
480-609-0011 ◆
Nussbaum’s practice concentrates in the areas of real estate, construction, and contracting law.

Robert F. Roos ◆ Lewis and Roca LLP
602-262-5779 ◆
Roos advises businesses on all facets of commercial, construction and environmental law and regularly represents clients in litigation, arbitration and administrative proceedings.

Sharon B. Shively ◆ Sacks Tierney
480-425-2625 ◆
Named to The Best Lawyers in America list for construction law and construction litigation from 2007-2012.


Joseph T. Clees ◆ Ogletree Deakins
602-778-3700 ◆
Clees represents employers throughout the United States in discrimination and wrongful discharge cases and labor relations.

John Alan Doran ◆ Sherman and Howard
602-240-3000 ◆
Doran has more than 20 years of experience representing clients primarily in the areas of labor and employment, appellate and litigation.

Carrie Francis ◆ Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP
602-212-8535 ◆
Francis has extensive trial experience representing clients in labor, employment and commercial disputes.

Paul R. Garry ◆ Meckler Bulger Tilson Marick & Pearson LLP
602-734-0862 ◆
Garry has practiced in the areas of labor and employment relations law for over 30 years representing various corporate clients, including insurance and manufacturing companies.

Amy J. Gittler ◆ Jackson Lewis LLP
602-714-7044 ◆
Gittler advises, counsels, and defends corporations and business professionals in all aspects of employment, including wrongful termination, sexual harassment, wage and hour, and employment discrimination.

Lawrence Allen Katz ◆ Steptoe & Johnson LLP
602-257-5211 ◆
Katz is head of his fi rm’s Labor Relations and Employment Law
Department and manages the 12 Phoenix attorneys who practice in that area.

Stanley Lubin ◆ Lubin & Enoch, P.C.
602-234-0008 ◆
Lubin’s practice concentrates in providing advice and representing labor unions, employees and employers in all facets of labor relations and employment law.

Jill Osborn ◆ Udall, Shumway & Lyons
480-461-5331 ◆
Osborne is a regular speaker at legal seminars and statewide conferences and frequently speaks before school administrators and employees on education and employment law issues.

Michael J. Petitti ◆ Gomez & Petitti PC
602-957-8686 ◆
Petitti focuses on labor and employment law, from contract disputes, discrimination and wrongful discharge, to wage and hour issues and matters under the auspices of the National Labor Relations Board.

David A. Selden ◆ The Cavanagh Law Firm
602-322-4009 ◆
Selden concentrates his practice on employment law matters, including discrimination, wrongful discharge and employment contracts, workplace torts, noncompetition, trade secrets, and human resources counseling.

Arizona Business Magazine has used its best efforts in assembling material for this list, but does not warrant that the information contained herein is a complete or exhaustive list of the top lawyers in Arizona, and hereby disclaims any liability to any person for any loss or damage caused by errors or omissions herein.

Arizona Business Magazine March/April 2012