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Twenty Two Lewis Roca Lawyers Recognized in Benchmark Litigation 2019

Honors & Recognitions

PHOENIX (October 18, 2018) – Benchmark Litigation has ranked Lewis Roca a “Highly Recommended” law firm in Arizona, Colorado and Nevada. The firm’s labor and employment practice also achieved “Recommended” status in these markets. Additionally, 22 Lewis Roca lawyers have been listed as “Star” litigators in the 2019 edition.

Lewis Roca Benchmark Litigation Stars 2019:


  • Robert Charles – Local Litigation Star

  • Carla Consoli – Local Litigation Star

  • Susan Freeman – Local Litigation Star

  • Dan Goldfine – Local Litigation Star

  • Robert McKirgan – Local Litigation Star

  • Randy Papetti – Local Litigation Star

  • Melanie Pate – Labor & Employment Star - West

  • Bruce Samuels – Local Litigation Star

  • Robert Schaffer – Future Star

  • Mary Ellen Simonson – Labor & Employment Star - West

  • Jeffrey Sklar – 40 & Under Hot List, Future Star

  • Jon Weiss – Local Litigation Star


  • Frederick Baumann – Local Litigation Star

  • Scott Browning – Local Litigation Star

  • Jessica Fuller – 40 & Under Hot List

  • Darren Lemieux – 40 & Under Hot List, Future Star

  • James Lyons – Local Litigation Star

  • Michael Plachy – Local Litigation Star


  • Howard Cole – Labor & Employment Star - West

  • David McElhinney – Labor & Employment Star - West

  • Dan Polsenberg – Local Litigation Star

Researchers conduct extensive interviews with litigators and clients to identify the leading litigators and litigation law firms. During these interviews, researchers examine recent casework handled by law firms and ask individual litigators to offer their professional opinions on peers.

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