Benchmark Litigation 2013 Edition Names Lewis and Roca as Top Litigation Firm in Arizona and Nevada

Lewis and Roca LLP has been recognized by Benchmark Litigation, an annual guide to America’s leading litigation firms and attorneys, in its 2013 guide as a recommended firm in both Arizona and Nevada. The guide also honored six attorneys as “Local Litigation Stars.”

The firms Arizona office received a “Highly Recommended Local Litigation” listing, as well as honoring Susan Freeman (Appellate and Bankruptcy), Robert McKirgan (Bankruptcy and General Commercial), Jesse Simpson (General Commercial) and Randy Papetti (Bankruptcy and General Commercial) as “Local Litigation Stars.”

From their research, Benchmark Litigation published information about the Arizona office provided from clients and industry peers, stating that Robert McKirgan is “distinguished among his peers for his work on state and federal commercial litigation cases” and Randy Papetti “has established himself as a major general commercial practitioner.” In addition, Dale Danneman “is respected by peers for his prowess in commercial litigation and client grand jury” and Susan Freeman “consistently earns praise for her strength in creditors’ rights matters.”

In Nevada, Von S. Heinz (General Commercial, Insurance and White Collar Crime) and Daniel Polsenberg (Antitrust) were listed as “Local Litigation Stars.” From the research collected from clients and peers in Nevada, they state that Lewis and Roca has “established itself as a well-respected commercial litigation and transactional firm, employing talented locally based attorneys.” Daniel Polsenberg was mentioned by his peers as being admired and unanimously stating that he is a “standout in the state for his appellate work.”

Lewis and Roca has approximately 100 litigators in six offices, seamlessly working to handle the full range of commercial disputes before state and federal trial and appellate courts and administrative tribunals. They have successfully handled complex matters involving multiple parties, multiple jurisdictions, substantial economic claims and the most challenging legal issues.


Benchmark is the only publication on the market to focus exclusively on litigation in the US. The guide’s results are the culmination of a 6-month research period that allows researchers to conduct extensive interviews with litigators and their clients. During these interviews, recent casework handled by the firms is examined and sources are asked to offer their professional opinions on litigators practicing within their state or national practice areas.

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