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Jasmina Richter

Jasmina Richter

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Location:
Phoenix, Arizona
Phone:
602-532-5779
Fax:
602-230-5035
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Jasmina Richter practices in the areas of commercial litigation, professional liability defense, insurance coverage and bad faith litigation. 

As part of her insurance coverage and bad faith litigation, Jasmina represents insurers in complex insurance coverage actions. Jasmina analyzes coverage under a wide variety of policies including commercial general liability, commercial property, professional liability, director and officer liability, aviation liability, commercial auto, garage liability, educators' liability, managed care liability, homeowners and excess policies.

Jasmina is also regularly retained by insurers that are faced with an assignment of rights, covenant not to execute and resulting consent/stipulated judgments (referred to as Damron/Morris agreements in Arizona) and the unique legal issues that arise when defending against the enforceability of those agreements.  Jasmina’s extensive knowledge and experience with Arizona law on consent judgments, gives her a particular ability to counsel clients in these cases, which typically involve complex coverage issues, bad faith allegations, and issues relating to enforceability of the consent/stipulated judgments.  In the past few years alone, Jasmina has successfully litigated cases involving a $1.2M Damron agreement, $1.5M Damron agreement, $3.5M Morris agreement, $7.5M Morris agreement, $30M Damron agreement, as well as numerous threatened Damron/Morris agreements for multi-million dollar stipulated judgments, obtaining favorable results for the insurers in each. 

Jasmina is also regularly retained as monitoring/coverage counsel on complex claims involving excess insurance and large loss litigation throughout the southwest states.  She regularly serves as legal counsel in cases where consent judgments are anticipated to assist in navigating coverage issues and policy limit demands to resolve cases favorably and avoid a consent judgment altogether.  Jasmina is also retained by public entities and insurers to provide counsel on risk transfer strategies and to ensure that all available coverage and indemnity obligations are triggered in cases where there are complicated contractual and additional insured issues. 

Jasmina manages all aspects of her cases from depositions, to alternative dispute resolution, and on through trial.  She argues regularly before state trial and appellate courts as well as United States District Court. 

Jasmina received a Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry and molecular biology from Pennsylvania State University. She earned her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Connecticut School of Law where she graduated with Honors in 2005.

Jasmina was named to the Southwest Super Lawyers-Rising Stars List every year from 2012 to 2016. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Arizona Association of Defense Counsel ("AADC"), and is the Chair of its Professional Liability Committee. She is also on the board of directors for the Arizona chapter of CLM and is actively involved as a member of CLM’s Insurance Coverage, Extra-Contractual and Professional Liability Committees.  Jasmina is currently the author of CLM’s Insurance Coverage Wiki Project for Arizona, New Mexico and Nevada, which provide an overview of important insurance coverage topics in those states.  She is also the author of CLM’s Extra-Contractual Wiki Projects for Arizona, Utah, and Nevada, which provide an overview of important topics in bad faith litigation in those states. 

Areas of Practice

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Liability Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Public Entity Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • Damron/Morris litigation

Education

  • University of Connecticut School of Law, Hartford, Connecticut
    • Juris Doctor - 2005
    • Honors: Graduated with Honors
  • Pennsylvania State University, PA
    • Bachelor of Science
    • Major: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Published Works

  • Distinctly Deliniated Fictional Characters That Constitute The Story Being Told: Who Are They and Do They Deserve Separate Copyright Protection?, Vanderbilt's Journal of Entertainment and Technology Law, Spring, 2006
  • Limiting Stipulated Judgments Resulting from a Damron Agreement to Covered Claims When the Judgment Includes both Covered and Uncovered Claims, Common Defense AADC, Fall, 2014
  • Self Defense and Intentional Torts in Arizona, Common Defense Arizona Association of Defense Counsel, 2015

Classes/Seminars

  • Construction Defect Disputes and Litigation: Using Coverage, Case Law, and Indemnification to Shift Liability, National Business Institute (December 2014)
  • Arizona Damron/Morris Agreements, Arizona Association of Defense Counsel (March 2016)
  • Discovery in Bad Faith Litigation: Is the Attorney-Client Privilege in Jeopardy, CLM New York Insurance Bad Faith Conference, December 1, 2016 - Present
  • Construction Law: Advanced Issues and Answers, National Business Institute Phoenix, March 2, 2017 - Present
  • Construction Law: Advanced Issues and Answers, National Business Institute Flagstaff, March 6, 2017 - Present

Honors and Awards

  • Southwest Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2012 - 2016
  • Arizona’s Finest Lawyers, Sustaining Member

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Arizona Association of Defense Counsel, Board of Directors
  • Arizona Association of Defense Counsel, Chair of the Professional Liability Committee
  • PLUS, Member
  • Arizona Insurance Claims Association, Member
  • Claims & Litigation Management Alliance ("CLM"), Member
  • CLM Arizona Chapter, Board of Directors
  • CLM Member of Insurance Coverage Committee, Extra-Contractual Committee, and Professional Liability Committees
  • Author of CLM’s Insurance Coverage Wiki Project for Arizona, New Mexico and Nevada
  • Author of CLM’s Extra-Contractual Wiki Project for Arizona, Utah, and Nevada

Languages

  • Serbian
  • Bosnian
  • Croatian