2023 best law firms

Coppersmith Brockelman Ranked Among 2023 Best Law Firms by Best Lawyers® and U.S. News & World Report

Coppersmith Brockelman is included in the 2023 edition of Best Law Firms by Best Lawyers® and U.S. News & World Report. The firm is ranked nationally in four practice areas and locally in 18 practice areas. Attaining multiple Best Law Firms rankings reflects that the firm’s lawyers think creatively, find practical solutions, build community and provide excellent services. Firms recognized are known for professional excellence and consistently impressive ratings from clients and peers, who provide feedback on a variety of factors, including cost effectiveness, responsiveness and expertise. “Honors like Best Law Firms are a testament to the reputation Coppersmith Brockelman has built for providing outstanding legal counsel and delivering impressive results,” said Jill Chasson, chair of the firm’s governance committee. “Having peers and clients recognize our work...

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PHOENIX Magazine Recognizes 6 Coppersmith Brockelman Attorneys as Top Lawyers

Polling State Bar of Arizona members for their recommendations on the Valley’s most outstanding attorneys, PHOENIX Magazine selected Keith Beauchamp, Kent Brockelman, Jill Chasson, Andy Gordon, Kristen Rosati, and Melissa Soliz for its inaugural Top Lawyers list. Keith handles complex commercial litigation matters in Arizona and around the country. He has extensive experience defending legal malpractice claims and class actions and represents plaintiffs and defendants in all manner of business disputes. He has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America© since 2008 in the areas of Commercial Litigation, Legal Malpractice, and Securities Litigation.  He has been included in Southwest Super Lawyers in the categories of Business Litigation and Securities Litigation for more than 15 years and was recognized as one of “Arizona’s Top 50 Lawyers” in 2011...

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40 Under 40 Honoree Andy Gaona Shares Top Personal & Professional Insights with Phoenix Business Journal

After earning a spot on Phoenix Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 list highlighting the Valley’s most outstanding young executives, Andy Gaona sat down with the paper to discuss his career goals, personal interests and pro bono efforts. In his profile, Andy shared that his most important career goal is to know he made a difference in Arizona. His service with Arizona Center for Law in the Public Interest helps him do exactly that. A longtime board member and immediate Past President, he worked to expand the organization’s donor base, enabling better advocacy for vulnerable populations. His other pro bono efforts range from helping refugee farmers recover damages for destroyed crops to helping uncover the mismanagement of child abuse and neglect cases. Asked how he avoids burnout, Andy...

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Best Lawyers® Recognizes 17 Coppersmith Brockelman Attorneys and 2 Lawyers of the Year

Best Lawyers® has not only recognized 17 of our 21 attorneys for exceptional work in 19 categories, but also named Roopali Desai and Andy Gordon “Lawyer of the Year” in Civil Rights Law and Antitrust Law, respectively. The Lawyer of the Year designation is presented to only one individual in a given geographical region and practice area each year. Gordon previously won Lawyer of the Year five times, including in Antitrust Law in 2013 and 2018, Litigation – Antitrust Law in 2019, and Litigation – Healthcare in 2017 and 2021. Desai is a first-time Lawyer of the Year honoree and is the sixth attorney at the firm to have earned that recognition. Sixteen attorneys were honored as Best Lawyers in a wide range of practice areas. Additionally,...

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Coppersmith Brockelman Promotes Telemedicine Specialist Marki Stewart to Partner

Arizona Foundation for Legal Services & Education Honors Marki Stewart as a Top 50 Pro Bono Attorney

Marki Stewart’s longtime commitment to helping unaccompanied immigrant children find safety and security in the United States earned her recognition as one of the Arizona Foundation for Legal Services and Education’s 2022 Top 50 Pro Bono Attorneys. Nominated by the Florence Project for more than a decade of involvement with the organization’s Volunteer Lawyers Program, Marki provides pro bono representation, guidance, and support that has a lifelong impact on children under threat of deportation. Currently, Marki represents an 11-year-old orphan from Mexico who traveled to the United States with her older siblings in 2019. She won a Motion to Dismiss the immigration removal proceedings, then obtained a legal guardian for the girl, who is now eligible for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status and awaiting approval for Permanent Legal...

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Andy Gaona’s Involvement in High Profile Cases Lands Him on Phoenix Business Journal 40 Under 40

Defending democracy, practicing law at the highest level, and serving the community led to Andy Gaona being selected as one of Phoenix Business Journal’s 2022 40 Under 40. Selected among more than 350 applicants, Andy’s work in helping draft important legislation and fighting back against unprecedented efforts to disenfranchise Arizona voters in the wake of the 2020 election caught the judges’ attention. He has also argued multiple high-profile cases in the Arizona Supreme Court, a feat most lawyers don’t achieve in their lifetimes. Community involvement is another criterion for the award, and Andy’s volunteerism is impressive. As the youngest Board President of the Arizona Center for Law in the Public Interest, he helped expand the organization’s donor base, attracted diverse board members, established a social media presence...

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