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Lewis Roca Lawyers Recognized as 2023 Southwest Super Lawyers® and Southwest Rising Stars®

Honors & Recognitions

PHOENIX (April 6, 2023) – Lewis Roca announced 11 lawyers have been recognized as 2023 Southwest Super Lawyers® and nine lawyers have been named 2023 Southwest Rising Stars®.

Susan Freeman was named one of the Top 25 Arizona women and one of the Top 50 Arizona lawyers in the 2023 Southwest Super Lawyers® list.

Lewis Roca 2023 Southwest Super Lawyers®:


  • Amy E. Altshuler – Real Estate
  • Stephen M. Bressler – Insurance Coverage
  • Samuel Chang – Real Estate
  • Susan M. Freeman – Bankruptcy: Business
  • Steve Hulsman – PI General: Plaintiff
  • Robert M. Kort – Business Litigation
  • Laura A. Lo Bianco – Nonprofit Organizations
  • Michael J. Phalen – Real Estate
  • Jennifer A. Van Kirk – Intellectual Property
  • Kenneth Van Winkle, Jr. – Real Estate


  • Robert M. Charles, Jr. – Bankruptcy: Business

Lewis Roca 2023 Southwest Rising Stars®:


  • Nicholas Bauman – Business Litigation
  • Alexander R. LaCroix – Civil Litigation: Defense
  • Karen Jurichko Lowell – Tax
  • Rachel Nicholas – Intellectual Property
  • Laura Pasqualone – Employment Litigation: Defense
  • Douglas R. Schorr – Real Estate
  • Heather Stanton – Business Litigation
  • Amanda L. Thatcher – Business/Corporate
  • Andrew Vanell – Real Estate

Lawyers named as 2023 Southwest Super Lawyers® are selected based on peer nominations, evaluations and independent research. Selections are made on an annual, state-by-state basis.

About Lewis Roca LLP

Lewis Roca is an Am Law 200 law firm serving clients globally in complex litigation, intellectual property, business transactions, gaming, government relations, labor and employment and regulatory counseling. Its offices are located in Albuquerque, Colorado Springs, Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Reno, Silicon Valley and Tucson. To learn more about the firm, please visit us at our website at


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