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Arizona, New Mexico Lawyers Selected as Southwest Super Lawyers

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PHOENIX – Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP announces that 29 of the law firm’s attorneys are included in the 2016 Southwest Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists for Arizona and New Mexico.

Kimberly A. Demarchi and Susan M. Freeman are recognized among the Top 25 Arizona women lawyers, and Freeman and Robert M. Charles are named in the Top 50 Arizona lawyers.

Attorneys are selected for the annual lists using a multiphase process of peer nominations, evaluations and independent research. Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie’s 2016 Southwest Super Lawyers and their practice areas include:


Jeffrey H. Albright – Environmental


Dale A. Danneman – Business Litigation

Kimberly A. Demarchi – Appellate

Scott D. DeWald – Business/Corp

Susan M. Freeman – Bankruptcy: Business

Frances J. Haynes – Construction Litigation

Steve Hulsman – PI General: Plaintiff

Robert McKirgan – Business Litigation

Randy Papetti – Business Litigation

Craig W. Phillips – PI General: Defense

Bruce E. Samuels – Business Litigation

Robert G. Schaffer – Business Litigation

Mary Ellen Simonson – Employment & Labor

Kenneth Van Winkle Jr. – Real Estate

Jon D. Weiss – Professional Liability: Defense

John C. West – Health Care


Robert M. Charles – Bankruptcy: Business

John N. Iurino – Business Litigation

Lewis D. Schorr – Real Estate

2016 Phoenix Southwest Rising Stars

Emily A. Bayton – Intellectual Property

Samuel S. Chang – Real Estate

Ian Fischer – Civil Litigation: Defense

Kathleen Kahn – Civil Litigation: Defense

Frances R. Sjoberg – Native American Law

Jared Sutton – General Litigation

Cindy A. Villanueva – Intellectual Property Litigation

Peter R. Wand – Health Care

2016 Tucson Southwest Rising Stars

Mark D. Patton – Business/Corporate

Jeffrey L. Sklar – Business Litigation

Super Lawyers is a Thomson Reuters rating service, with only 5% of attorneys achieving recognition in each state. The Rising Stars list recognizes the top 2.5% of attorneys 40 years old or younger or in practice for 10 years or less in each state, according to the publishers. 

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