Randy Papetti Receives Tom Karas Criminal Justice Award
PHOENIX (December 9, 2020) – Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie announced that Randy Papetti, a litigation partner, has received the 2020 State Bar of Arizona Tom Karas Criminal Justice Award. This prestigious award recognizes lawyers who work to uphold the rule of law and the principles of criminal justice by representing clients and/or the public with exceptional integrity, fairness, tenacity, creativity, brilliance and most importantly, professionalism. Tom Karas was known for his devotion to the field of law, his integrity and defending the rights of the accused. Karas opened the first Federal Public Defender Office in the United States and thereafter was a partner with Lewis and Roca in the 1970s before becoming a sole practitioner.