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

Honors & Recognitions

Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie announced 25 lawyers have been recognized as 2018 Southwest Super Lawyers® and 13 lawyers 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

Lawyers 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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