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James A.Teilborg One of Three Newly Appointed Federal Judges From Arizona

James Teilborg

April 12, 2001

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James A. Teilborg One of Three Newly Appointed Federal Judges From Arizona

James A. Teilborg, founding partner of Teilborg, Sanders & Parks, P.C., Susan Ritchie Bolton, a judge on the Superior Court of Maricopa County since 1989, and Mary H. Murguia, Director of the Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys at the Department of Justice since 1999 and Arizona's first Latina federal judge, were nominated by President Clinton to the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona. Their nominations were confirmed by a full vote of the Senate on October 3.

Judge Teilborg began his legal career in 1967 as an associate with the firm of O'Connor Cavanagh. He quickly names Harry Cavanagh, the late John Killingsworth and John Westover as early mentors who strongly influenced and molded his career. "They taught me to be an aggressive litigator, to always maintain the highest ethical standards and at the same time to be a gentle person."

The firm of Teilborg, Sanders & Parks, P.C. traces its roots to February 1973 when he was joined by his former O'Connor, Cavanagh colleagues, Frank A. Parks and Richard Sanders. Since that time the firm has grown to include 45 active attorneys with offices located at 3030 North Third Street in Phoenix.

A man who others describe as having a very even-keel temperament in crisis situations, Judge Teilborg stresses the necessity of being able to distinguish between the urgent and the important, and of always maintaining a deep desire to find solutions that are fair. He insists, "We all have the same level of human dignity. I have tried to treat people the way I would expect to be treated in a similar situation, and without regard to ethnic background, gender or station in life."

In addition to the practice of law, he readily admits to having a 'passion for America', and for his personal '4 F's' -- faith, family, flying and fishing. His values include integrity, honesty, faithfulness and keeping promises.

He says in the final analysis, "My actions are all I have to speak for me. They are deeply rooted in values I learned from my family growing up on a farm in Eastern Colorado." He adds, "I have had the fortunate privilege to practice law, and play a part in helping Teilborg, Sanders & Parks grow. I am now looking forward to serving the people of Arizona as a judge on the U.S. District Court."

Sanders & Parks, P.C. currently has 45 active attorneys and the firm is located at 3030 North Third Street, Suite 1300. They serve a diverse client base in the areas of professional malpractice defense, health care law, public entity representation, product liability, toxic tort and environmental litigation, creditors'/debtors' rights, insurance and personal injury litigation, employment and labor law, real estate and construction, general business and commercial litigation.