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Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie Named Southwest Litigation Firm of the Year by Benchmark Litigation

Honors & Recognitions

NEW YORK (Feb. 15, 2018) - Benchmark Litigation, which exclusively covers the commercial litigation market in North America, named Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP as the Southwest Litigation Firm of the Year. The award was announced at a ceremony in New York with more than 500 lawyers in attendance. “We are proud that our firm has been recognized with such an important award,” shares Mike Plachy, Litigation Practice Group Leader, Partner. “It brings to light what our attorney teams, working together across the region, can accomplish on behalf of our clients. It also reinforces my confidence that our litigators can deliver the caliber of work I’d proudly compare to any other U.S. law firm. We consider this a great honor.”

Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie also previously earned Benchmark Litigation’s 2018 “Highly Recommended” ranking in Arizona, Colorado and Nevada, the only firm to achieve the ranking in all three states, according to the publication. Nineteen of the firm’s attorneys are listed as “Star” litigators in the 2018 edition.

Researchers conduct extensive interviews with litigators and clients to identify the leading litigators and firms. During these interviews, researchers examine recent casework handled by law firms and ask individual litigators to offer their professional opinions on peers.

Benchmark Litigation’s 2018 guide includes the following Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie attorneys:


  • Robert Charles – Local Litigation Star
  • Carla Consoli – Local Litigation Star
  • Susan Freeman – Local Litigation Star
  • Dan Goldfine – Local Litigation Star
  • John Iurino – Local Litigation Star
  • Robert McKirgan – Local Litigation Star
  • Randy Papetti – Local Litigation Star
  • Bruce Samuels – Local Litigation Star
  • Robert Schaffer – Future Star
  • Jesse Simpson – Local Litigation Star
  • Jeffrey Sklar – Future Star
  • Jon Weiss – Local Litigation Star


  • Frederick Baumann – Local Litigation Star
  • Scott Browning – Local Litigation Star
  • Jessica Fuller – Top Litigator Under 40
  • James Lyons – Local Litigation Star
  • Mike Plachy – Local Litigation Star


  • Dan Polsenberg – Local Litigation Star
  • Dan Waite – Local Litigation Star


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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