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Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie Attorneys Named in ‘Best Lawyers'

Honors & Recognitions

PHOENIX (Aug. 15, 2016) – Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP announces that 83 of its lawyers are included in The Best Lawyers in America 2017. Eleven of the firm’s lawyers also are named Lawyer of the Year for 2017 in their respective markets and practice areas.

Best Lawyers lists are compiled by conducting peer-review surveys in which leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. Lawyer of the Year awards are presented yearly to a single outstanding lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area.

Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie Lawyers Named Lawyer of the Year include:


  • Jeffrey H. Albright - Environmental Law
  • Dennis Jontz - Litigation-Real Estate


  • Kristin Bronson - Litigation-Real Estate
  • James R. Walker - Litigation and Controversy-Tax

Las Vegas

  • Michael J. McCue - Trademark Law
  • Daniel F. Polsenberg - Appellate Practice


  • Bruce E. Samuels - Litigation-Intellectual Property
  • Jesse B. Simpson - Litigation-Securities
  • Jennifer Van Kirk - Copyright Law


  • Rob Charles - Litigation-Bankruptcy
  • John C. Hinderaker - Litigation-Land Use and Zoning

The complete list of Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie lawyers recognized by Best Lawyers for 2017 is as follows:


  • Jeffrey H. Albright - Administrative/Regulatory Law, Communications Law,  Environmental Law, Litigation-Environmental
  • Ross L. Crown  - Construction Law, Government Contracts
  • Dennis Jontz - Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law, Litigation-Real Estate, Real Estate Law

Colorado Springs

  • Edward A. Gleason - Commercial Litigation
  • Eric V. Hall - First Amendment Law
  • H. William Mahaffey - Tax Law
  • L. Martin Nussbaum -  Non-Profit/Charities Law


  • Frederick J. Baumann - Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Litigation-Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy), Litigation - Securities
  • Kristin Bronson - Litigation-Real Estate, Real Estate Law
  • Thomas J. Dougherty II - Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
  • Charles Goldberg - Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Litigation-First Amendment
  • Tennyson W. Grebenar - Banking and Finance Law, Financial Services Regulation Law
  • William P. Johnson - Litigation-Banking and Finance
  • Gregory B. Kanan - Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Litigation-Banking and Finance
  • Kevin M. Kelly - Banking and Finance Law
  • James M. Lyons - Arbitration, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Criminal Defense: White-Collar, Mediation
  • Roger M. Morris - Gaming Law
  • Ben M. Ochoa - Litigation-Real Estate
  • Franklin D. O'Loughlin - Insurance Law
  • James R. Walker - Litigation-Trusts and Estates, Litigation and Controversy-Tax, Non-Profit/Charities Law, Tax Law, Trusts and Estates

Las Vegas

  • Anthony N. Cabot - Gaming Law,  Information Technology Law
  • Howard E. Cole - Employment Law-Management, Labor Law-Management, Litigation-Labor and Employment
  • Von S. Heinz - Commercial Litigation, Litigation-ERISA, Litigation-Labor and Employment
  • Joel Henriod - Appellate Practice
  • Scott Y. MacTaggart - Corporate Law
  • Michael J. McCue - Copyright Law, Litigation-Intellectual Property, Litigation-Patent, Trademark Law
  • Daniel F. Polsenberg - Appellate Practice, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation
  • Karl F. Rutledge - Gaming Law
  • Dan R. Waite - Litigation-Banking and Finance

Los Angeles

  • John Carson - Trademark Law


  • Amy E. Altshuler - Real Estate Law
  • Ann-Martha Andrews - Insurance Law
  • Bryant D. Barber - Municipal Law, Public Finance Law
  • Edwin Barkel - Commercial Litigation, Litigation-Securities
  • Emily A. Bayton - Copyright Law
  • Stephen M. Bressler - Insurance Law, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions- Defendants, Product Liability Litigation-Defendants
  • Scott K. Brown - Appellate Practice, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Thomas H. Campbell - Administrative/Regulatory Law, Energy Law
  • Carla A. Consoli - Environmental Law, Litigation-Environmental
  • Dale A. Danneman - Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Litigation-Antitrust, Litigation-Intellectual Property, Litigation-Patent, Litigation-Securities
  • Kimberly Demarchi - Appellate Practice
  • Scott D. DeWald - Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law
  • Glenn D. Forcucci - Tax Law
  • Susan M. Freeman - Appellate Practice, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation-Bankruptcy
  • Richard N. Goldsmith – Arbitration, Mediation
  • Joshua Grabel - Construction Law, Litigation-Construction
  • Michael T. Hallam - Administrative /Regulatory Law, Communications Law
  • Gregory Y. Harris - Government Relations Practice
  • Stephen M. Hart - Gaming Law, Native American Law
  • Frances J. Haynes - Construction Law, Litigation-Construction
  • Steven J. Hulsman - Insurance Law, Personal Injury Litigation-Plaintiffs
  • Lawrence A. Kasten - Appellate Practice
  • Peter A. Larson - Native American Law
  • Robert H. McKirgan - Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Litigation-Bankruptcy, Litigation-Intellectual Property, Litigation-Real Estate
  • Linda M. Mitchell - Real Estate Law
  • Randall S. Papetti - Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Litigation- Antitrust, Litigation-Banking and Finance, Litigation-Real Estate, Litigation-Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
  • Craig W. Phillips - Commercial Litigation, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions-Defendants, Product Liability Litigation-Defendants
  • Foster Robberson - Product Liability Litigation-Defendants
  • Robert F. Roos - Construction Law, Litigation-Construction
  • Bruce E. Samuels - Commercial Litigation, Copyright Law, Litigation-Intellectual Property, Litigation-Real Estate, Trade Secrets Law, Trademark Law
  • Robert G. Schaffer - Antitrust Law, Appellate Practice, Litigation, Antitrust
  • Heidi Kimzey Short - Land Use and Zoning Law, Real Estate Law
  • Mary Ellen Simonson - Education Law
  • Jesse B. Simpson - Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Litigation-Regulatory Enforcement (SEC - Telecom - Energy), Litigation-Securities
  • Jennifer Van Kirk - Copyright Law, Trademark Law
  • Kenneth Van Winkle Jr. - Real Estate Law
  • John C. West - Commercial Litigation, Health Care Law
  • Jon Weiss - Commercial Litigation, Litigation-Real Estate


  • Michael G. Alonso - Gaming Law, Government Relations Practice
  • Sean M. McGuinness - Gaming Law
  • David L. Mousel - Gaming Law
  • E. Leif Reid - Commercial Litigation, Litigation-Real Estate
  • Richard M. Trachok II - Gaming Law


  • Rob Charles - Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation-Bankruptcy
  • John C. Hinderaker - Commercial Litigation, Litigation-Land Use and Zoning, Litigation-Real Estate
  • John N. Iurino - Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Litigation-Intellectual Property, Litigation-Mergers and Acquisitions, Litigation-Real Estate
  • Roy W. Kyle - Banking and Finance Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Linda C. McNulty – Litigation-Real Estate, Real Estate Law
  • Andrew D. Schorr - Real Estate Law
  • Lewis D. Schorr - Real Estate Law
  • S. L. Schorr - Land Use and Zoning Law, Litigation-Land Use and Zoning, Litigation-Real Estate, Real Estate Law
  • Matthew C. Sweger - Corporate Law
  • Pilar Thomas - Native American Law



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