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Lewis Roca Lawyers Recognized as 2021 Southwest Super Lawyers® and Southwest Rising Stars®

Honors & Recognitions

PHOENIX (April 8, 2021) – Lewis Roca announced 15 lawyers have been recognized as 2021 Southwest Super Lawyers® and 10 lawyers have been named 2021 Southwest Rising Stars®.

Susan Freeman was named one of the Top 25 Arizona women lawyers in 2021. Susan Freeman and Randy Papetti were also named two of the Top 50 Arizona lawyers in the 2021 Southwest Super Lawyers® list.  

Lewis Roca 2021 Southwest Super Lawyers®:


Sam Chang – Real Estate
Carla A. Consoli – Environmental
Pat Derdenger – Tax
Scott D. DeWald – Business/Corporate 
Susan M. Freeman – Bankruptcy: Business
Steven J. Hulsman – PI General: Plaintiff
Laura A. Lo Bianco – Nonprofit Organizations
Robert H. McKirgan – Business Litigation
Randy Papetti – Business Litigation
Michael J. Phalen – Real Estate
Bruce E. Samuels – Business Litigation
Mary Ellen Simonson – Employment & Labor
Ken Van Winkle, Jr. – Real Estate


Robert M. Charles, Jr. – Bankruptcy: Business
Lewis D. Schorr – Real Estate

Lewis Roca 2021 Southwest Rising Stars®:


Nicholas S. Bauman – Business Litigation
Jennifer Lee-Cota – Business Litigation
Karen Jurichko Lowell – Tax
Molly A. Magestro – Real Estate
Laura Pasqualone – Employment Litigation: Defense
Adam T. Reich – General Litigation
Frances R. Sjoberg – Native American Law
Jared L. Sutton – General Litigation
Amanda L. Thatcher – Business/Corporate
Peter R. Wand – Health Care

Lawyers named as 2021 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 

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 new website at

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