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Lawyers, Practices Earn Recognition in Chambers USA 2017

Honors & Recognitions

PHOENIX – The Chambers USA 2017 guide to leading lawyers in the United States has recognized 27 lawyers and several practice areas from Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP.

Chambers acknowledged the firm’s Arizona practices in Environment (including water rights), Healthcare, Labor & Employment, Litigation: General Commercial, Real Estate and Real Estate: Zoning and Land Use.

The firm was noted for its Litigation: General Commercial practice in Colorado, and in Nevada, the firm was recognized for its Gaming & Licensing and Litigation: General Commercial practice areas.

Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie received nationwide accolades for its Gaming & Licensing practice. All rankings in the guide are determined following interviews with clients and peers. Lawyers recognized in Chambers USA 2017 include:


  • Carla Consoli – Environment (including water rights)
  • Dale Danneman – Litigation: General Commercial
  • Scott DeWald – Corporate/M&A
  • Dan Goldfine – Litigation: White Collar Crime & Government Investigations
  • John Iurino – Litigation: General Commercial
  • Heidi Short – Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use
  • Robert McKirgan – Litigation: General Commercial
  • Randy Papetti – Litigation: General Commercial
  • Michael Phalen – Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use
  • Andrew Schorr – Real Estate
  • Mary Ellen Simonson – Labor & Employment
  • Matthew Sweger – Corporate/M&A
  • Kenneth Van Winkle Jr. – Real Estate
  • John West – Healthcare


  • Frederick Baumann – Litigation: General Commercial
  • Frederick Baumann – Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
  • Gregory Kanan – Litigation: General Commercial
  • James Lyons – Litigation: General Commercial
  • Ben Ochoa – Real Estate: Construction


  • Michael Alonso – Gaming & Licensing
  • Anthony Cabot – Gaming & Licensing
  • Howard Cole – Labor & Employment
  • Von Heinz – Litigation: General Commercial
  • Sean McGuinness – Gaming & Licensing
  • Dan Waite – Litigation: General Commercial

New Mexico

  • Jeffrey Albright – Environment, Natural Resources & Regulated Industries
  • Dennis Jontz – Corporate/Commercial


  • Anthony Cabot – Gaming & Licensing
  • L. Martin Nussbaum – First Amendment Litigation

Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business is published annually. Its rankings are the result of independent interviews with a law firm’s clients and peers. Firm and individual rankings reflect researchers’ findings on technical legal ability, client service, value, industry knowledge, professional conduct and other qualities.


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