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Lewis Roca Lawyers Recognized as 2020 Southwest Super Lawyers® and Southwest Rising Stars®

Honors & Recognitions

PHOENIX (April 6, 2020) – Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie announced 17 lawyers have been recognized as 2020 Southwest Super Lawyers® and 11 lawyers have been named as 2020 Southwest Rising Stars®.

Additionally, Susan Freeman and Laura Lo Bianco were named among the Top 25 Arizona women lawyers. Susan Freeman was also recognized as one of the Top 50 Arizona lawyers in the 2020 Southwest Super Lawyers® list.

Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie 2020 Southwest Super Lawyers® are:


  • Carla A. Consoli – Environmental
  • Dale A. Danneman – Business Litigation
  • Pat Derdenger – Tax
  • Scott D. DeWald – Business/Corporate
  • Susan M. Freeman – Bankruptcy: Business
  • Frances J. Haynes – Construction Litigation
  • Steven J. Hulsman – PI General: Plaintiff
  • Robert M. Kort – Business Litigation
  • Laura A. Lo Bianco – Nonprofit Organizations
  • Robert H. McKirgan – Business Litigation
  • Randy Papetti – Business Litigation
  • Michael J. Phalen – Land Use/Zoning
  • Bruce E. Samuels – Business Litigation
  • Mary Ellen Simonson – Employment & Labor
  • Jon D. Weiss – Professional Liability: Defense


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

Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie 2020 Southwest Rising Stars® are:


  • Nicholas S. Bauman – Business Litigation
  • Tyler J. Carrell – Real Estate
  • Jennifer Lee-Cota – Business Litigation
  • Todd D. Erb – Insurance Coverage
  • 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


  • Jeffrey L. Sklar – Business Litigation

Lawyers named as 2020 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 Rothgerber Christie LLP

Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP is an Am Law 200 commercial law firm for handling complex matters in litigation, intellectual property, business transactions, gaming, government relations and other practice areas. Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie offices are located in Albuquerque, Colorado Springs, Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Reno, Silicon Valley and Tucson. For more information, visit


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