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Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie Attorneys Recognized as 2018 Southwest Super Lawyers® and Southwest Rising Stars®


Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie announced 25 attorneys have been recognized as 2018 Southwest Super Lawyers® and 13 attorneys have been named as 2018 Southwest Rising Stars®.

Additionally, Susan Freeman was named among the Top 25 Arizona women lawyers as well as one of the Top 50 Arizona lawyers for 2018 Southwest Super Lawyers®. Robert M. Charles, Jr. was also recognized as one of the Top 50 Arizona lawyers in the 2018 Southwest Super Lawyers® listing.

Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie 2018 Southwest Super Lawyers® are:


Jeffrey H. Albright – Environmental


Stephen M. Bressler – Insurance Coverage

Carla A. Consoli – Environmental

Dale A. Danneman – Business Litigation

Scott D. DeWald – Business/Corporate 

Susan M. Freeman – Bankruptcy: Business

Frances J. Haynes – Construction Litigation

Steve Hulsman – PI General: Plaintiff

Lawrence A. Kasten – Appellate

Robert M. Kort – Business Litigation

Robert McKirgan – Business Litigation

Randy Papetti – Business Litigation

Michael J. Phalen – Land Use/Zoning

Craig W. Phillips – PI General: Defense

Robert F. Roos – Construction Litigation

Bruce E. Samuels – Business Litigation

Robert G. Schaffer – Business Litigation

Heidi Kimzey Short – Land Use/Zoning

Mary Ellen Simonson – Employment & Labor

Kenneth Van Winkle, Jr. – Real Estate

Jon D. Weiss – Professional Liability: Defense

John C. West – Health Care


Robert M. Charles, Jr. – Bankruptcy: Business

John N. Iurino – Business Litigation

Lewis D. Schorr – Real Estate

Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie 2018 Southwest Rising Stars® are:


Bobbie Collins – Real Estate


Todd D. Erb – Insurance Coverage

Ian Fischer – Civil Litigation: Defense

Justin Henderson – Bankruptcy: Business

Roy Herrera – Securities Litigation

Marla J. Hudgens – Business Litigation

Laura Pasqualone – Employment Litigation

Frances R. Sjoberg – Native American Law

Kirstin Story – Employment & Labor

Jared Sutton – General Litigation

Cindy A. Villanueva – Intellectual Property Litigation

Peter R. Wand – Health Care


Jeffrey L. Sklar – Business Litigation

Attorneys named as 2018 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, Irvine, Phoenix, Reno, Silicon Valley and Tucson. For more information, visit

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