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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 attorneys have been recognized as 2020 Southwest Super Lawyers® and 11 attorneys 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

Attorneys 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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