John C. Quinn

John C. Quinn

Associate

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John C. Quinn is an associate at the firm, concentrates his practice on a broad range of tort litigation matters including personal injury, products liability law, insurance coverage and liability law, and public entity liability litigation.


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John C. Quinn is an associate at the firm, concentrates his practice on a broad range of tort litigation matters including personal injury, products liability law, insurance coverage and liability law, and public entity liability litigation.

While concentrating his practice on a broad range of tort litigation matters, Mr. Quinn routinely provides research on high-level legal issues with insights, implications, and recommendations that impact long-term litigation and competitive strategy. As a part of his complex civil litigation work, Mr. Quinn also has successfully represented parties at mediations, depositions, and appeals, before the trial and appellate courts at the federal and state court level.

Mr. Quinn graduated magna cum laude, earning his bachelor’s degree in History from the University of Arizona in 2011. He earned his Juris Doctor degree from Baylor Law School, where he was an editor for the Baylor Law Review. During his final semester of law school, Mr. Quinn participated in Baylor’s rigorous Practice Court program. After graduating law school, he returned to Arizona and received the highest score on the February 2015 Arizona Bar Examination.

Education

Baylor Law School, Waco, Texas
Juris Doctor – 2014

University of Arizona
B.A. – 2011
Major: History

Bar Admissions

  • Arizona, 2015
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 2015

Joined Firm

2018

Professional Associations

  • Arizona Association of Defense Counsel, Member
  • Arizona State Bar Association, Member

Languages

Spanish

Honors and Awards

Placed first on the February 2015 Arizona Uniform Bar Examination


Joe M. Cobb

Associate

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Joe Cobb is an associate at the firm, focusing primarily in the areas of commercial litigation and commercial transaction. Joe attended the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University.  Joe is currently admitted in the states of Arizona and Washington.


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Joe Cobb is an associate at the firm, focusing primarily in the areas of commercial litigation and commercial transaction. In addition to handling commercial matters, Joe has experience with sweepstakes and gambling law. Joe attended the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University. During law school, Joe participated in the externship program, allowing him the opportunity to extern for Judge Madeleine C. Wanslee of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Arizona. Prior to attending law school, Joe completed a year-long internship with Google and worked in ecommerce and marketing.

Education

Arizona State University, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Tempe, Arizona
Juris Doctor – 2018

Brigham Young University
B.A. – 2015
Major: Public Relations

Joined Firm

August 2018

Languages

  • Spanish

Bar Admissions

  • Arizona
  • Washington


Garrick L. Gallagher

Garrick L. Gallagher

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Mr. Gallagher concentrates his practice on complex civil litigation throughout Arizona, the United States, and abroad. He has been interviewed by Dateline NBC, local news networks, the Los Angeles Times, London Times, and Gentlemen’s Quarterly in connection with cases he has handled, and those matters have also been featured in The Wall Street Journal and The American Lawyer.


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Garrick Gallagher joined the firm in 1988, and is a Shareholder, Director and Past President (2000-2006) of the firm. Mr. Gallagher earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Arizona College of Law in 1984, and his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania in 1981.

Mr. Gallagher concentrates his practice on complex civil litigation, including insurance bad faith, insurance coverage, insurance coverage litigation, excess and surplus lines, directors and officers liability, personal injury, wrongful death, products liability, professional negligence, construction, and intellectual property litigation.

He regularly advises and represents parties in complex personal injury, insurance bad faith and primary/excess coverage matters. He is often hired to assist insurers with Arizona Damron and Morris Agreements involving stipulated judgments entered after denials of coverage or threatened to be entered when reservations of rights have been issued. Mr. Gallagher is frequently retained in high exposure cases and coverage disputes to manage risk and resolve difficult cases. His clients respect his ability to resolve matters efficiently.

He has received Martindale-Hubbell’s highest AV®, Preeminent™ rating, AVVO Rated 10 Superb, has been selected as one of Arizona’s Finest Lawyers, was selected to Best Lawyers in America for 2013-2019, including 2019 Lawyer of the Year – Litigation-Insurance, was recognized in the 2010-2019 editions of Southwest Super Lawyers, was named by Super Lawyers as one of Arizona’s Top 50 Lawyers from 2012-2019, was recognized as one of Arizona’s Top 100 Lawyers by the Arizona Business magazine, and has also been selected to the National Trial Lawyers Top 100.

Mr. Gallagher has substantial and innovative alternate dispute resolution experience as a neutral. He regularly serves as a mediator, arbitrator and settlement conference judge. Mr. Gallagher also serves as a Judge Pro Tempore for the Maricopa County Superior Court.

He is admitted to the State Bar of Arizona, the United States District Court, Districts of Arizona, Colorado and West Texas, the United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court.

He is a member of the State Bar of Arizona (member Board of Governors; President, Young Lawyers Division, 1991-1992); Maricopa County Bar Association; The Federal Bar Association; The Defense Research Institute; and the Arizona Association of Defense Counsel.

Education

University of Arizona College of Law, Tucson, Arizona
J.D. – 1984

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
B.A. – 1981
Major: Economics

Bar Admissions

  • Arizona
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court, District of Western Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Joined Firm

1988

Professional Associations

  • State Bar of Arizona, Member
  • State Bar of Arizona, Member, Board of Governors, 1991 – 1992
  • State Bar of Arizona, Young Lawyers Division, President, 1991 – 1992
  • Maricopa County Bar Association, Member
  • Federal Bar Association, Member
  • The Defense Research Institute, Member
  • Arizona Association of Defense Counsel, Member
  • Arizona Insurance Institute
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance

Significant Representations

Mr. Gallagher is regularly retained as monitoring counsel for insurers in high exposure matters, including mass tort and property damage claims around the country. He represented the insurers as monitoring counsel in the West, Texas litigation arising out of a fertilizer plant explosion resulting in claims for over $500,000,000 in damages. He is also monitoring counsel for insurers in connection with the claims arising from the tragic 2017 shootings in Las Vegas.

Mr. Gallagher regularly represents parties in complex insurance coverage and bad faith litigation matters. In Maricopa County Superior Court in Phoenix, Arizona, Mr. Gallagher recovered a $5,950,000 verdict on behalf of U.S. Fire Ins. Co. in a bad faith failure to settle action against the primary insurance carrier. Mr. Gallagher represented the Insurer in insurance coverage litigation arising out of 16 class action suits seeking damages related to organic milk allegedly produced in violation of organic standards. He also represented the Insurer in insurance coverage litigation arising out of claims for $500 million in damages from alleged infringed copyrights or trademarks and appropriation of intellectual property.

In the Larry L. Hillblom probate case in Saipan, one of the largest and most litigious probate cases in the world, Mr. Gallagher successfully represented one of the heir claimants in securing the client’s share of the $600,000,000 estate.

Mr. Gallagher has evaluated liability, damages and coverage issues involving directors and officers claims involving allegations of mismanagement of assets and breaches of fiduciary duties, including claims arising out of the billion dollar collapse of Mortgages, Ltd.

In addition to regularly defending clients against multi-million dollar claims, he has recovered more than $100 million on behalf of clients in various jurisdictions.

Presentation Speeches

“The Affordable Care Act: A Better Way to Argue an Alternative Damage Award?”, Claims & Litigation Management Alliance Annual Conference, March 30, 2017, Nashville, TN

Representative Clients

  • Great American Insurance Group
  • Chubb
  • Swiss Re
  • Sorenson Capital
  • Trek Bicycle Corporation
  • Overhead Door Corporation
  • City of Phoenix
  • State of Arizona

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J. Adam Tate

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Adam Tate represents individuals, corporations, institutions and insurance companies throughout the United States in a wide range of civil litigation matters, with a focus on insurance coverage, insurance bad faith, insurance defense, construction litigation, product liability, premises liability, personal injury, and commercial litigation.


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Adam Tate represents individuals, corporations, institutions and insurance companies throughout the United States in a wide range of civil litigation matters, with a focus on insurance coverage, insurance bad faith, insurance defense, construction litigation, product liability, premises liability, personal injury, and commercial litigation.

As part of his insurance practice, Mr. Tate routinely provides advice and counseling on a broad spectrum of insurance coverage issues, including Damron/Morris agreements and other unique aspects of Arizona insurance law.  He understands the challenges of the insurance industry and provides sound, practical advice to help insurers navigate a continuously changing legal landscape.  His representation of insurers has involved everything from appraisals and coverage evaluations to bad faith litigation.

Mr. Tate’s construction practice focuses on mitigating and transferring risk for general contractors and subcontractors and litigating claims when necessary.  He has a demonstrated record of obtaining favorable results for his construction clients in complex and high-exposure cases.

Mr. Tate’s practice also includes the defense of product liability claims involving a wide variety of electrical products, from small consumer items to large commercial products.

Mr. Tate earned his law degree from Texas Tech University School of Law in 2009 where he graduated summa cum laude and was elected a member of the Order of the Coif.  Prior to law school, he earned a Bachelor of Arts from Arizona State University.

Education

Texas Tech University School of Law, Lubbock, Texas
Juris Doctor summa cum laude – 2009

Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
Bachelor of Arts summa cum laude – 2004

Bar Admissions

  • New Mexico, 2009
  • Arizona, 2012

Professional Associations

  • Arizona Association of Defense Counsel
  • Maricopa County Bar Association
  • DRI
  • J. Rueben Clark Law Society


Dillon J. Steadman

Associate

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Dillon Steadman practices in the areas of products liability, professional liability, aviation liability, and insurance defense.


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Dillon Steadman is an associate at the firm, practicing primarily products liability, aviation liability, and professional liability.

Dillon earned his law degree from the James E. Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona, where he was on the Dean’s List and won the award for Outstanding Performance in Legal Writing.  Dillon was the Senior Articles Editor of the Arizona Journal of Environmental Law and Policy, which published his article on the purchase of homes proving to be former methamphetamine laboratories.

During law school, Dillon tried DUI cases before Tucson juries through the University’s prosecution clinic in partnership with the City of Tucson.  Dillon also provided volunteer legal services to clients in need of family law help through Southern Arizona Legal Aid’s domestic relations clinic.  Also during law school, Dillon helped startup businesses with their intellectual property needs through the IP clinic and worked for TechLaunch Arizona to evaluate patentability of inventions generated by University students and professors.

Before law school, Dillon earned a B.S. in Molecular and Cellular Biology and a B.A. in Spanish and Portuguese from the University of Arizona.  As an undergraduate, Dillon played several intramural sports, winning championships in volleyball and soccer, and studied embryonic development in the cellular biology laboratory.  Dillon is fluent in Spanish and conversant in French and Portuguese.

Education

University of Arizona College of Law, Tucson, Arizona
Honors: Dean’s List
Honors: Outstanding Performance in Legal Writing
Law Journal: Arizona Journal of Environmental Law and Policy, Senior Articles Editor

University of Arizona
B.S.: Molecular and Cellular Biology
B.A.: Spanish and Portuguese

Bar Admissions

  • Arizona
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit

Joined Firm

June 2018

Professional Associations

  • Arizona Association of Defense Counsel
  • Young Lawyers Division
  • DRI

Past Employment

  • Jones, Skelton & Hochuli
  • Fennemore Craig

Languages

  • Spanish
  • Portuguese
  • French


J. Steven Sparks

J. Steven Sparks

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Steve Sparks handles complex civil litigation matters with an emphasis on product liability, insurance coverage, insurance bad faith, personal injury, toxic tort (asbestos), professional liability, and liquor liability. Mr. Sparks joined Sanders & Parks in 1995 and he currently serves as the firm’s Vice President.


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Steve Sparks handles complex civil litigation matters with an emphasis on product liability, insurance coverage, insurance bad faith, personal injury, toxic tort (asbestos/benzene), professional liability, and liquor liability. Mr. Sparks joined Sanders & Parks in 1995 and he currently serves as the firm’s Vice President. He has previously served in other positions on Sanders & Parks’ Executive Committee and he is a shareholder and director of the firm.

Mr. Sparks has earned Martindale-Hubbell’s highest AV® PreeminentTM rating and has been honored by AVVO (a peer-reviewed professional organization) with its highest rating – Superb Rated Attorney. Mr. Sparks has also been awarded the Client’s Choice Award by AVVO. He is licensed to practice law in both Arizona and California and maintains an active practice in both jurisdictions.

Mr. Sparks is frequently called upon to handle complex insurance coverage and bad faith matters for insurance carriers. He has considerable experience providing coverage advice and litigating insurance law matters arising out of commercial, homeowners, automobile and workers’ compensation policies. He also represents insurers in connection with Damron and Morris Agreements under Arizona law. Mr. Sparks also routinely represents insurance agents and brokers in professional negligence claims. Since 2010, Mr. Sparks has been consistently recognized as one of Best’s Recommended Insurance Attorneys and one of the Valley’s Top Lawyers (Insurance). He has also been selected as among the Best Lawyers in America for Insurance Litigation.

For many years, Mr. Sparks has led a team of Sanders & Parks attorneys in defending complex asbestos litigation matters for a wide variety of national and international product manufacturers and suppliers, as well as premises owners and employers. He is regularly called upon to litigate claims arising out of alleged occupational and/or non-occupational exposures to asbestos-containing products and allegations of disease, including lung cancer and mesothelioma. Such claims involve a wide array of products, including brake linings and other friction material, valves, pumps, gaskets and household products.

Mr. Sparks is a seasoned trial attorney with a diverse practice involving matters of product liability (e.g., off-road vehicles, pharmaceuticals, electrical equipment, asbestos-containing products), personal injury and wrongful death, premises liability, public entity issues, and professional negligence, including lawyer, agent/broker and accountant/tax advisor malpractice. Mr. Sparks has defended accounting, legal and tax professionals in claims alleging nearly $100 million in damages stemming from the implementation of allegedly deficient tax advice.  He is currently very active in the opioid litigation on behalf of a major opioid drug manufacturer.

Mr. Sparks also serves as general counsel for a number of businesses throughout the State of Arizona and provides advice and representation on business-related issues including transactional matters, contract drafting/review and employment disputes.

Mr. Sparks is licensed to practice in the State of Arizona and the State of California. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California, U.S. District Court, Central District of California and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. He is a member of the State Bar of Arizona, the State Bar of California, the Maricopa County Bar Association, Defense Research Institute, Claims & Litigation Management Alliance and the Arizona Association of Defense Counsel.

For more than 15 years, Mr. Sparks has volunteered his time with the Arizona High School Mock Trial program and has served as the head coach of the highly successful Brophy College Preparatory Mock Trial Team.  Mr. Sparks has also been appointed as a Judge Pro Tempore for the Maricopa County Superior Court.

Education

McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, Sacramento, California
Juris Doctor – 1993

  • Honors: American Jurisprudence Award – Advanced Torts
  • Honors: With Distinction

Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration – 1989

  • Honors: With Distinction
  • Major: Finance

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1993
  • Arizona, 1994
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California, 1994
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California, 1994
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 1995
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit, 1998

Joined Firm

1995

Professional Associations

  • State Bar of Arizona
  • State Bar of California
  • Maricopa County Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Arizona Association of Defense Counsel
  • Arizona Insurance Claims Association
  • Claims & Litigation Management Alliance

Representative Clients

  • Admiral Insurance Company
  • Armed Forces Insurance Company
  • Burlington Insurance Company
  • Honeywell International
  • Stillwater Insurance Company
  • Tyco International

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America – Insurance Law
  • Martindale-Hubbell’s Highest AV® PreeminentTM Rating
  • AVVO (A Peer-Reviewed Professional Organization) With its Highest Rating – Superb Rated Attorney
  • Best’s Recommended Insurance Attorneys
  • AVVO Client’s Choice Award
  • Appointed as Judge Pro Tem by the Maricopa County Superior Court

Presentation Speeches

  • Presenter, “Liquor Liability: From Opening to Last Call” – live presentation to Claims & Litigation Management Alliance (CLM) Arizona
  • Presenter, “When the Dog Bites – An Overview of Liability and Coverage Issues” – live presentation to Arizona Insurance Claims Association
  • Presenter, “Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Coverage in Arizona” – live presentation to USAA Insurance Company
  • Presenter, “Unique Aspects of Arizona Coverage Law” – live presentation to Admiral Insurance Company
  • Presenter, “Insurance Coverage Basics in Arizona – Damron/Morris, Insurance Bad Faith and Reservation of Rights” – live presentation to Admiral Insurance Company
  • Presenter, “The Insurance Bad Faith Set-Up – A Primer” – live presentation to Stillwater Insurance Company
  • Presenter, “The Ins and Outs of the Employer Sanction Law in Arizona” – Healthcare Providers Conference
  • Presenter, “Trying the Wrongful Death Case” – live presentation to USAA Insurance Company
  • Presenter, “Coverage Issues in Homeowners Policies” – live presentation to USAA Insurance Company

Pro Bono

  • Arizona High School Mock Trial – Head Coach – Brophy College Preparatory
  • Volunteer High School Teaching Program

Fraternities / Sororities

Sigma Alpha Epsilon


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Jeffrey L. Smith

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Mr. Smith is a shareholder and director at Sanders & Parks Mr. Smith concentrates his practice on a broad range of tort litigation matters including personal and catastrophic injury, products liability law, marine and watercraft liability, warranty law, insurance coverage and liability law, public entity liability litigation, oil and gas law, liquor and dram shop liability law, and appeals. Mr. Smith regularly handles claims involving multiple of millions of dollars.


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Mr. Smith is a shareholder and director at Sanders & Parks Mr. Smith concentrates his practice on a broad range of tort litigation matters including personal and catastrophic injury, products liability law, marine and watercraft liability, warranty law, insurance coverage and liability law, public entity liability litigation, oil and gas law, liquor and dram shop liability law, and appeals.

While concentrating his practice on a broad range of tort litigation matters, Mr. Smith’s practice emphasizes defending product liability claims involving manufacturers accused of causing personal injury or property damage as a result of a manufacturing, design or warning defect in a product. This includes warranty and Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act litigation. Mr. Smith has defended numerous manufacturers over the years including vehicle manufacturers, appliance manufacturers, and manufacturers of component parts whose part is alleged to have caused the personal injury or property damage. Mr. Smith has represented manufacturers in nearly every significant manufacturing market including small and medium size manufacturing companies to fortune 500 manufacturing companies, and has successfully defended cases with damage claims in excess of seven figures.

Mr. Smith earned his Juris Doctor degree from Florida Coastal School of Law, where he was a member both of the Law Journal and the Moot Court Honor Board. As an undergraduate, Mr. Smith was captain of the University of Wyoming football team.

Mr. Smith is licensed to practice law in Arizona and Florida, and is an inactive member of the Georgia Bar. Mr. Smith is a member of the Arizona Association of Defense Counsel and the Defense Research Institute. He is also a member of the prestigious Claims & Litigation Management Alliance (“CLM”). Membership with CLM is by invitation only based on nominations from CLM Fellows.  Mr. Smith has been awarded Martindale-Hubbell’s highest AV® PreeminentTM rating.


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Ryan P. Sandstrom

Associate

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Ryan Sandstrom is a Senior Associate with the firm, practicing primarily in the areas of insurance litigation, insurance coverage, insurance bad faith, personal injury, business law, and civil litigation. In addition to Mr. Sandstrom’s insurance coverage, defense, and personal injury practice, he regularly acts as corporate counsel for large and small entities on various business transactions, internal operations and governance, and litigation matters. Mr. Sandstrom currently serves as the co-chair of the firm’s Commercial Practice Group.


Full Biography

Mr. Sandstrom earned his Juris Doctorate degree from Creighton University School of Law with honors, where he was the recipient of the Dean’s Academic Scholarship, the Werner-Robertson Scholarship, and the Lillis, William and Kathleen Scholarship.  During law school, Mr. Sandstrom was a member of the Creighton Law Review Board of Editors, as well as a member of the National Trial Team, National Arbitration Team, and National Moot Court Team.  He was the Champion of the Creighton Trial Competition, and a Regional Finalist in the Texas Young Lawyers National Trial Competition.

After law school, Mr. Sandstrom received the American Board of Trial Advocates Award in recognition of excellence in trial skills.  He also received the David A. Svoboda Award in recognition of outstanding oral advocacy and trial skills.  Mr. Sandstrom is an Associate Author and Editor of the Arizona Tort Law Handbook, and frequently publishes law review and trade journal articles on various aspects of insurance law.

As a former insurance salesman and in-house attorney with one of the largest insurance underwriters in the United States, Mr. Sandstrom has a unique and thorough understanding of insurance law.

Mr. Sandstrom is also a volunteer leader with his local church.  He is married with four children.  Mr. Sandstrom is also fluent in Russian.

Education

Creighton University School of Law, Omaha, Nebraska
J.D. cum laude – 2012
Law Review: Law Review Board, Research Editor, 2011 – 2012
Law Review: Law Review, Staff Editor, 2010 – 2011

Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
B.A. – 2009
Major: Russian
Minor: Business Management/Finance, and Music

Bar Admissions

  • Arizona, 2012
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 2013

Joined Firm

2015

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association Coverage Litigation Section
  • Arizona Association of Defense Counsel

Honors and Awards

  • Recipient, American Board of Trial Advocates Award, issued by Chief Judge William J. Riley
  • Recipient, David A. Svoboda Award, in recognition of excellence of oral advocacy and trials skills
  • Champion, Creighton University School of Law Trial Competition
  • Outstanding Oralist, Creighton University School of Law Moot Court Competition
  • Best Appellate Brief Nominee, Creighton University School of Law Moot Court Competition
  • Regional Finalist, Texas Young Lawyers National Trial Competition

Published Works

  • Evaluating The Relationship Between Independent Insurance Adjusters And Insureds: The Case Against Imposing An Independent Duty Of Care, 48 Creighton L. Rev. 245 , March, 2015
  • Arizona Tort Law Handbook, Associate Author and Editor

Pro Bono

  • Boy Scouts of America, Volunteer Leader, 2009 – Present

Past Employment

  • Rowley Chapman and Barney, Associate, 2012 – 2013
  • Kunz Plitt Hyland & Demlong, Associate, 2013 – 2015

Languages

  • Russian


Jasmina Richter

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Jasmina Richter practices in the areas of commercial litigation, professional liability defense, insurance coverage and bad faith litigation.


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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, public entity liability, 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.  Jasmina has successfully litigated cases involving numerous multi-million-dollar stipulated judgments resulting from Damron and Morris agreements, 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 2018. She served on the Board of Directors for the Arizona Association of Defense Counsel (“AADC”), and was the Chair of its Professional Liability Committee. She is also the Vice President 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.

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

Bar Admissions

  • Arizona
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona

Joined Firm

2005

Professional Associations

  • 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, Vice President
  • 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

Honors and Awards

  • Southwest Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2012 – 2018
  • Arizona’s Finest Lawyers, Sustaining Member

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 Coverage and Extra-Contractual Conference, December 1, 2016
  • Construction Law: Advanced Issues and Answers, National Business Institute Phoenix, March 2, 2017
  • The Contest of Consent: Challenging Consent Judgments, CLM Webinar Series, April 19, 2017
  • Was the Notice of Circumstance Sufficient to Preserve Coverage for a Future Claim?, CLM New York Insurance Coverage and Extra-Contractual Conference, November 30, 2017

Languages

  • Serbian
  • Bosnian
  • Croatian

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Vincent R. Miner

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Vincent Miner is an associate at the firm, focusing primarily in the area of insurance defense.  Vincent attended the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University.


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Vincent Miner is an associate at the firm, focusing primarily in the area of insurance defense.  Vincent attended the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University.  During law school, Vincent participated in the externship program, allowing him the opportunity to extern for Judge James A. Teilborg of the United States District Court for the District of Arizona, Judge John W. Thompson of the Arizona Court of Appeals, and Phoenix Children’s Hospital.  Vincent also received the CALI Award for academic excellence in his Writing for Law Practice class.  Vincent graduated magna cum laude and became a member of the Order of the Coif, recognizing academic excellence.  Vincent was also awarded the Justice Sandra Day O’Connor Award, recognizing his excellence in constitutional law studies.  Vincent was a managing editor of the Arizona State Law Journal, and was vice-president of the Health Law Society at ASU.  After graduating law school, Vincent clerked with Justice Ann A. Scott Timmer of the Arizona Supreme Court.

Education

Arizona State University, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Tempe, Arizona
Juris Doctor – 2016

University of California Santa Barbara
B.A. – 2012
Major: Political Science

Bar Admissions

  • Arizona, 2017

Joined Firm

September 2017

Professional Associations

  • Arizona Association of Defense Counsel, Member
  • Arizona State Bar Association, Member
  • Order of the Coif, Member

Past Employment

  • Law Clerk for Justice Timmer of the Arizona Supreme Court