Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie Attorneys Recognized as The Best Lawyers in America© 2021
08/20/2020

PHOENIX (August 20, 2020) – Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP announced that eight partners have been named “Lawyer of the Year” by The Best Lawyers in America© 2021 and 76 of the firm’s attorneys were recognized as The Best Lawyers in America© 2021. The firm also has 12 attorneys who have been named to the inaugural The Best Lawyers in America© Ones to Watch for 2021.

Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie attorneys named “Lawyer of the Year”:

Denver

  • Frederick J. Baumann – Bet-the-Company Litigation

  • James R. Walker – Litigation and Controversy - Tax

Las Vegas

  • Karl F. Rutledge – Gaming Law

  • Michael J. McCue – Litigation – Intellectual Property

Phoenix

  • Stephen M. Hart – Gaming Law

  • Bruce E. Samuels – Copyright Law

  • Jon D. Weiss – Litigation – Real Estate

Tucson

  • Lewis D. Schorr – Real Estate Law

Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie Best Lawyers 2021:

Albuquerque

  • Ross L. Crown – Construction Law, Government Contracts

Colorado Springs

  • H. William Mahaffey – Tax Law

Denver

  • Frederick J. Baumann – Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Litigation –Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy), Litigation – Securities

  • Scott M. Browning – Commercial Litigation

  • Thomas J. Dougherty II – Administrative/Regulatory Law, Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law

  • Jessica L. Fuller – Insurance Law

  • William P. Johnson – Litigation – Banking and Finance

  • Kevin M. Kelly – Banking and Finance Law

  • James M. Lyons – Arbitration, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Criminal Defense: White-Collar, Mediation

  • Ben M. Ochoa – Litigation – Real Estate

  • Franklin D. O'Loughlin – Insurance Law

  • Michael D. Plachy – Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants

  • Douglas B. Tumminello – Commercial Litigation, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants

  • James R. Walker – Litigation – Trusts and Estates, Litigation and Controversy – Tax, Nonprofit/Charities Law, Tax Law, Trusts and Estates

  • Karen L. Witt – Corporate Law

Las Vegas

  • Howard E. Cole – Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management, Litigation – Labor and Employment

  • Joel D. Henriod – Appellate Practice

  • Jennifer K. Hostetler – Employment Law – Management

  • Glenn J. Light – Gaming Law

  • Scott Y. MacTaggart – Corporate Law

  • Donald G. Martin – Real Estate Law

  • Michael J. McCue – Copyright Law, Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation – Patent, Trademark Law

  • Daniel F. Polsenberg – Appellate Practice, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation

  • Karl F. Rutledge – Gaming Law

  • Dan R. Waite – Litigation – Banking and Finance

Los Angeles

  • John Carson – Trademark Law

  • Art Hasan – Litigation – Intellectual Property

Phoenix

  • Amy E. Altshuler – Real Estate Law

  • Bryant D. Barber – Municipal Law, Public Finance Law

  • Edwin A. Barkel – Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Securities

  • Gary Bendinger – Commercial Litigation, Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants

  • Stephen M. Bressler – Insurance Law, Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants

  • Scott K. Brown – Appellate Practice, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law

  • Carla A. Consoli – Environmental Law, Litigation – Environmental

  • Dale A. Danneman – Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Antitrust, Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation – Patent, Litigation – Securities

  • Patrick Derdenger – Litigation and Controversy – Tax, Tax Law

  • Scott D. DeWald – Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law

  • Susan M. Freeman – Appellate Practice, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation – Bankruptcy

  • Kami Schvaneveldt Galvani – Corporate Law

  • Richard N. Goldsmith – Arbitration, Mediation

  • Michael T. Hallam – Administrative /Regulatory Law, Communications Law

  • Gregory Y. Harris – Administrative /Regulatory Law, Government Relations Practice, Health Care Law

  • Stephen M. Hart – Gaming Law, Native American Law

  • Frances J. Haynes – Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, Litigation – Construction, Real Estate Law

  • Justin Henderson – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law

  • Steven J. Hulsman – Insurance Law, Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs

  • Lawrence A. Kasten – Appellate Practice

  • Robert Kort – Commercial Litigation

  • Peter A. Larson – Native American Law

  • Laura A. Lo Bianco – Corporate Law, Nonprofit/Charities Law

  • Stanley B. Lutz – Environmental Law

  • Robert H. McKirgan – Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Bankruptcy, Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation – Real Estate

  • Linda M. Mitchell – Real Estate Law

  • Randall S. Papetti – Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Antitrust, Litigation – Banking and Finance, Litigation – Real Estate, Litigation – Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)

  • Melanie V. Pate – Litigation – Labor and Employment

  • Michael J. Phalen – Land Use and Zoning Law, Real Estate Law

  • Foster Robberson – Product Liability Litigation -– Defendants

  • Robert F. Roos – Construction Law, Litigation – Construction

  • Bruce E. Samuels – Commercial Litigation, Copyright Law, Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation – Real Estate, Trade Secrets Law, Trademark Law

  • Heidi K. Short – Land Use and Zoning Law, Real Estate Law

  • Mary Ellen Simonson – Education Law, Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management, Litigation – Labor and Employment

  • Jared L. Sutton – Commercial Litigation

  • Jennifer A. Van Kirk – Copyright Law, Trademark Law

  • Kenneth Van Winkle, Jr. – Real Estate Law

  • Jon D. Weiss – Commercial Litigation, Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants, Litigation – Real Estate

  • John C. West – Commercial Litigation, Health Care Law, Litigation – Health Care, Litigation – Insurance

  • Nancy L. White – Corporate Law

Reno

  • Paul A. Matteoni – Construction Law

  • E. Leif Reid – Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Real Estate

Tucson

  • Anne E. Aikman-Scalese – Trademark Law

  • Rob Charles – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation – Bankruptcy

  • Mark D. Patton – Real Estate Law

  • Andrew D. Schorr – Real Estate Law

  • Lewis D. Schorr – Real Estate Law

  • S.L. Schorr – Land Use and Zoning Law, Litigation – Land Use and Zoning, Litigation – Real Estate, Real Estate Law

  • Matthew C. Sweger – Corporate Law

Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie Best Lawyers Ones to Watch 2021:

Denver

  • Lindsey Herzog – Commercial Litigation

  • Dietrich C. Hoefner – Energy Law, Natural Resources Law

Las Vegas

  • Abraham G. Smith – Appellate Practice

Phoenix

  • Nicholas S. Bauman – Commercial Litigation

  • Rachel R. Felix – Native American Law

  • Jennifer Lee-Cota - Litigation - Labor and Employment

  • Karen Jurichko Lowell - Tax Law

  • Adam Reich - Commercial Litigation

  • Amanda L. Thatcher - Tax Law

  • Andrew Vanell - Real Estate Law

  • Eric G. Wanner - Real Estate Law

Reno

  • Casey J. Stiteler – Land Use and Zoning Law, Real Estate Law

Best Lawyers is compiled annually by conducting peer-review surveys in which leading attorneys confidentially evaluate their professional peers. “Lawyer of the Year” awards are presented to a single outstanding attorney in each practice area and designated metropolitan area.

About Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP

Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP is an Am Law 200 commercial law firm 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, Phoenix, Reno, Silicon Valley and Tucson. For more information, visit lrrc.com.

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