What Our Mothers
Would Tell You

Our innate modesty and good manners prevent us from bragging too much about ourselves. Our mothers, however, have no such hesitation. They insist on telling you…

  • 6 of our lawyers are ranked by The Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers.
  • 9 lawyers are AV® Preeminent™ rated by Martindale-Hubbell.
  • 11 lawyers are listed in Best Lawyers® in America, and 6 have even claimed the top spot as “Lawyer of the Year” within their practice areas in the Phoenix area.
  • 14 have been recognized as Super Lawyers – 4 have been selected every year since 2007, 4 have been honored as “Southwest Rising Stars,” and 2 have been consistently voted by peers as one of the Top 50 Lawyers in Arizona.
  • 13 lawyers were on Law Review with three as editors-in-chief.
  • 9 lawyers served as judicial clerkships, 7 for judges on federal courts of appeals.

Our strengths can be traced to the diverse background of our team. Many of us worked in large firms. One is past-president of the American Health Lawyers Association. One was Counsel to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. One was a Foreign Service Officer for the U.S. Department of State and a Member of Congress. One was General Counsel to a national retail company and one of Arizona’s largest nonprofit organizations. And one of us once defended the deposition (and knows the identity) of the Phoenix Suns Gorilla.

But we’re not all work and no play. We take immense pride in our personal accomplishments:

  • One of our lawyers was a U.S. Olympic swimmer (most of the rest of us can swim).
  • One has climbed the highest peaks in the Andes, the Alps, and the Caucasus, and another climbed Mount Kilimanjaro (some of us drive by Camelback Mountain every morning).
  • One of us is a licensed acupuncturist (who, fortunately, also enjoys practicing law).
  • One of us led a trip of American lawyers to study the health care system in Cuba (just before President Obama restored diplomatic relations with Cuba, which may or may not be coincidental).
  • One was a member of an NCAA National Championship soccer team.
  • One has been attending the Telluride Film Festival for 30 years and (allegedly) spent one night on a bus with Jerry Garcia.
  • Several of us have run half/full/ultra-marathons, some have done triathlons (including an Ironman), while others are serious cyclists.
  • One of us drives an electric car, while more than one would like to play the electric guitar.
  • One of us won the limbo contest at our high school graduation.

Diverse though our experiences and attainments may be, we remain united by a shared commitment to a law firm with few rules so long as our lawyers are both good and good at what they do.  For us, it’s that simple.