Jared L. Sutton

Jared L. Sutton

Partner
jsutton@lrrc.com vCard
602.262.0259
602.734.3924 fax
201 East Washington Street
Suite 1200
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Jared Sutton is a partner in the litigation group. Since joining the firm in 2012, Jared has developed a diverse practice litigating real estate, corporate, construction, franchise, general contract, and insurance disputes (including coverage issues, agent disputes, and class actions). Jared practices primarily in trial courts, but is also growing an appellate practice in which he has litigated numerous cases in state and federal appellate courts. Drawing on his experience before law school as a procurement clerk for the Department of Army, Jared also helps clients navigate the process for protesting and appealing state and federal procurement decisions. Due to his repeat experience with complex and high-document-volume commercial litigation, Jared has become a go-to member of the firm on issues related to eDiscovery and document management.

Personal Approach

Jared’s responsive and proactive approach to practice has helped him develop long-term relationships with his clients. He learns their businesses, their industries, and their cultures to deliver on our value-driven approach. Jared enjoys the daily challenges that come from practicing law and is motivated by the prospect of helping his clients solve their most complex problems. Jared sees the value in providing his clients with multiple options in light of applicable law and works around the clock to advance their objectives.

Jared dedicates his free time and summers to a pretty unique family tradition. Along with his three kids, he and his wife have started travelling across the United States visiting baseball stadiums, watching the games, and enjoying stadium food.

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Arizona State Bar, Practice and Procedure Committee, Member
  • Morris Institute of Justice, Board Member
  • Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP, Recruiting Committee, Member
  • Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP, Litigation Support & eDiscovery Team, Member

Representative Matters

  • Prevented wrongful foreclosure sale on summary judgment where property owner was prepared to pay off loan and lender refused to release lien on property if loan was paid in full. Successfully appealed enforceability of late fee against borrower, resulting in published Arizona Supreme Court opinion regarding the enforceability of percentage-based liquidated damages.
  • Successfully challenged on summary judgment purported reversionary interest that would have transferred title of client’s property back to seller upon annexation to a township. Result upheld on appeal.
  • Eliminated on appeal a $1,000,000 punitive damage award against insurer for lack of sufficient evidence.
  • Successfully appealed state agencies revocation of disability benefits for child with severe autism.
  • Won summary judgement on subcontractor's claim that it had been promised an $80 million subcontract on a large public-private infrastructure project.
  • Obtained summary judgement for physicians sued by former colleague for defamation and tortious interference.

Related News

04/23/2018
Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie Attorneys Recognized as 2018 Southwest Super Lawyers® and Southwest Rising Stars®
Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie announced 25 attorneys have been recognized as 2018 Southwest Super Lawyers® and 13 attorneys have been named as 2018 Southwest Rising Stars®.
04/04/2017
DeWald, Freeman share John P. Frank Pro Bono Attorney of the Year Award
59 attorneys earn recognition for providing more than 50 pro bono hours in 2016

Presentations

  • Moderator/Panelist, Using Forms and Checklists to Simplify Your ESI Review and Production, ASU-Arkfeld eDiscovery, Law, & Technology Conference, 2018

  • General Contract and Employment Law, Co-Presenter, NAWBO Phoenix Chapter Mentorship Program, 2016, 2017, and 2018

  • Panelist, Life After the Amendments: Have the Changes to the Federal Rules Meant Real Change in eDiscovery?, COALSP 10th Annual eDiscovery Summit, 2016 Panelist, Arizona State Law Journal Centennial Celebration CLE, February 2012

  • General Contract and Employment Law, Co-Presenter, NAWBO Phoenix Chapter Mentorship Program, March 2016 and April 2017

  • Panelist, Arizona State Law Journal Centennial Celebration CLE, February 2012

Publications

Distinctions

  • Best Lawyers in America - Commercial Litigation, 2020-2021
  • Southwest Super Lawyers Rising Star - General Litigation, 2016-2020
  • Philip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competition - Writer and of counsel on ASU’s team, 2011
  • Pedrick Scholar and Berch Scholar
  • John S. Armstrong Outstanding Graduate Award
  • ASU Civil Justice Clinic - Student attorney before Arizona Court of Appeals - Public policy matters and unemployment insurance
  • Arizona State Law Journal - Executive Managing Editor

Other Info

Education

J.D., Arizona State University - Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, 2011, summa cum laude
B. C. J., New Mexico State University, 2007
B.A., New Mexico State University, 2007

Bar Admissions

Arizona, 2011

Court Admissions

Arizona Supreme Court
U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
U.S. Court of Federal Claims

Clerkships

Arizona Supreme Court