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Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie Lawyers Recognized as 2019 Southwest Super Lawyers® and Southwest Rising Stars®

Honors & Recognitions

PHOENIX (April 15, 2019) – Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie announced 23 lawyers have been recognized as 2019 Southwest Super Lawyers® and 12 lawyers have been named as 2019 Southwest Rising Stars®.

Additionally, Susan Freeman and Laura Lo Bianco were named among the Top 25 Arizona women lawyers. Susan Freeman and Bruce Samuels were also named two of the Top 50 Arizona lawyers in the 2019 Southwest Super Lawyers® list.

Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie 2019 Southwest Super Lawyers® are:


Jeffrey H. Albright – Environmental

Ross L. Crown – Government Contracts

Dennis E. Jontz – Business Litigation


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

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

Craig W. Phillips – PI General: Defense

Robert F. Roos – Construction Litigation

Bruce E. Samuels – Business Litigation

Heidi K. Short – Land Use/Zoning

Jon D. Weiss – Professional Liability: Defense

John C. West – Health Care


Robert M. Charles, Jr. – Bankruptcy: Business

Lewis D. Schorr – Real Estate

Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie 2019 Southwest Rising Stars® are:


Bobbie J. Collins – Real Estate *(Following the submission of nominations for 2019 Southwest Super Lawyers®, Collins has relocated and currently practices in Colorado)


Tyler J. Carrell – Real Estate

Samuel S. Chang – Real Estate

Todd D. Erb – Insurance Coverage

Justin Henderson – Bankruptcy: Business

Laura Pasqualone – Employment Litigation: Defense

Adam T. Reich – General Litigation

Frances R. Sjoberg – Native American Law

Jared L. Sutton – General Litigation

Cindy A. Villanueva – Intellectual Property Litigation

Peter R. Wand – Health Care


Jeffrey L. Sklar – Business Litigation

Lawyers named as 2019 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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