The Top 25 Attorneys of Arizona for 2024

Attorney Intel is pleased to announce The Top 25 Attorneys of Arizona for 2024. Arizona boasts a plethora of national monuments and iconic natural landmarks, such as the Grand Canyon and the sunniest city on the planet. However, what truly shines is the state's promising economic future. Over the past few decades, Arizona has experienced substantial diversification in its economic composition, with notable expansion in sectors like healthcare, transportation, and government – a trio that composes the largest contributors to the state's upward trajectory.

As a result of this consistent growth, in 2024, the Grand Canyon state's GDP surpassed $362 billion, propelling it into the ranks of the 20 fastest-growing states in the nation. The presence of major corporations like PetSmart and Circle K, with their headquarters based in Arizona, also contributes to a flourishing legal market within the state. The individuals recognized this year are engaged in a variety of professions, providing legal expertise in mergers and acquisitions, contract negotiation, adherence to laws and regulations, corporate governance, and more.

Among this year's recipients is Lori Metcalf, a Partner in the Scottsdale office of Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer. With more than 30 years of legal experience, Metcalf's career highlights include serving as a Judge for the City of Phoenix Municipal Court for over 14 years before retiring. An industry veteran, Richard Saldivar, Managing Partner at Teris US, formerly acted as the president of the largest privately held litigation support company in the U.S. We are also featuring Brian Lacorte, a Senior Partner at Ballard Spahr, who is widely acknowledged as a leading IP lawyer on a national scale. After a recent weeklong jury trial, he secured a complete defense verdict in a high-stakes patent infringement case involving hundreds of millions of dollars.

Please join us in celebrating the accomplishments of The Top 25 Attorneys of Arizona for 2024.


1. Tracy Miller
Shareholder and Attorney, Ogletree Deakins

Tracy Miller is a shareholder and attorney at Ogletree Deakins, one of the largest labor and employment law firms, representing management in all types of employment-related legal matters. The firm has a reputation for legal excellence and responsive client service. Ogletree Deakins'​ labor and employment practice is complemented and supported by related practice areas like business immigration, litigation, employee benefits, occupational safety and health, and construction law. Miller has 19 years of experience, having begun her career in 2005.

Miller represents management clients in wage and hour law, employment discrimination law, wrongful termination, executive employment contracts, trade secrets/noncompete agreements, sexual harassment, drug and alcohol testing, and personnel policies and manuals, to name a few. She also provides counseling to employers on litigation avoidance by concentrating on preventive measures and designing strategies to ensure compliance with state and federal laws. She additionally appears at hearings and trials in both state and federal trial and appellate courts and before government agencies. Miller graduated from Harvard Law School with a Juris Doctor and from American University with an undergraduate degree.


2. John Shadegg
Partner, Steptoe & Johnson

John Shadegg began his professional career 49 years ago. Today, he is a Partner at Steptoe & Johnson. In more than 100 years of practice, Steptoe has earned an international reputation for exceptional representation of clients before governmental agencies, successful advocacy in litigation and arbitration, and creative and practical advice in structuring business transactions. Notably, Steptoe has more than 500 lawyers and other professional staff across offices in Beijing, Brussels, Chicago, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, and Washington.

Shadegg started his career in 1975 as a law clerk for Chief Justice James Duke Cameron at the Arizona Supreme Court. From there, he went on to Treon, Warnicke and Roush, LLC, before eventually rising to United States congressman in the U.S. House of Representatives (AZ-3). Shadegg graduated from the University of Arizona with a Juris Doctor and with an undergraduate degree in political science, economics and speech.


3. Brian Lacorte
Senior Partner, Ballard Spahr

Brian Lacorte is a Senior Partner at Ballard Spahr, which is an AmLaw 100 law firm with more than 600 lawyers in 15 United States offices, serving clients across many industries in litigation, transactions, and regulatory compliance. They partner with clients—from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, governments, and non-profit organizations—to deliver the strategic counsel, powerful advocacy, and dynamic thinking that helps them overcome challenges, protect what’s important, and position themselves for future success. LaCorte leads the firm’s Intellectual Property Group in Phoenix.

Nationally recognized as a preeminent intellectual property lawyer, Lacorte handles bet-the-company patent litigation and high-profile infringement disputes with invaluable IP assets on the line. As lead trial counsel for GoDaddy, he recently secured a victory in Delaware following a weeklong jury trial, obtaining a complete defense verdict in a patent infringement case with hundreds of millions of dollars at stake. Lacorte graduated from George Washington University Law School with a Juris Doctor and from Arizona State University with an undergraduate degree.


4. Lori Metcalf
Partner, Quintairos Prieto Wood & Boyer

Lori Metcalf is a Partner in the Scottsdale office of Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer. Metcalf received her Juris Doctor from Arizona State University in 1991. Notably, she is licensed in Arizona and admitted to practice in federal court and the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Prior to joining QPWB, Metcalf served as a Judge for the City of Phoenix Municipal Court for over 14 years before retiring. Metcalf was also a trial attorney and in-house counsel for an international construction company, where she focused her practice in the areas of construction, surety law, government liability defense, medical malpractice defense, and employment.


5. Marc Currie
Partner, Snell & Wilmer

Marc Currie is a Partner at Snell & Wilmer. Founded in 1938, Snell & Wilmer is a full-service business law firm with more than 450 lawyers practicing in 16 locations throughout the United States and in Mexico. The firm represents clients ranging from large, publicly traded corporations to small businesses, individuals and entrepreneurs. Snell & Wilmer and its lawyers have been recognized by clients and peers for exceptional legal skills and ethical business practices with distinguished awards. Notably, Currie’s practice is concentrated in finance and real estate, including loan originations, restructuring and workout negotiations, deed-in-lieu transactions, and foreclosures.

Currie, who first joined the company in 2001, has extensive experience representing banks, institutional lenders and borrowers in commercial lending transactions, asset-based lending, and real estate secured lending. This includes: financing for hotels, restaurants, commercial projects, residential developments, and golf courses. Additionally, he regularly represents buyers and sellers in promissory note sales and loan portfolio acquisitions. Currie has also dealt with issues related to data security, privacy law, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection and the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Acts. Currie earned a Juris Doctor from the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School and an undergraduate degree in finance from the University of Arizona’s Eller College of Management.


6. Rosary Hernandez
Partner, Burch & Cracchiolo

Rosary Hernandez is a Partner at Burch & Cracchiolo. Now with 41 attorneys in its Phoenix office, Burch & Cracchiolo, P.A. is one of the Southwest's premier law firms. Founded 52 years ago by Haze Burch and Dan Cracchiolo, today the firm’s lawyers are among the most highly regarded and recognized leaders in the areas of business and corporate law, construction, insurance defense, personal injury, estate and wealth preservation planning, family law, finance, labor and employment, litigation, real estate and taxation. In practice for 29 years, Hernandez focuses on commercial and business litigation, professional liability defense, construction law, and tort defense including tortious interference and related claims. She is admitted to practice in Arizona, New Mexico, California and Texas.

Hernandez is a first generation Cuban-American and has spent her career representing clients in litigation and arbitrations across the Southwest region. She has expertise in managing complex matters ranging from professional malpractice claims to large commercial and construction- related disputes. For the last several years, Hernandez’s practice has focused on construction-related matters, assisting developers, builders and contractors in managing their risks through appropriate insurance and contractual risk transfer. She earned her Juris Doctor from the University of Notre Dame Law School in 1993 and her BA from the University of Texas at Austin in 1990. In addition, Hernandez attended the Concannon Programme of International Law in London, England.


7. Jessica Everett-Garcia
Partner, Perkins Coie

Jessica Everett-Garcia began her professional career 27 years ago. Today, she is a Partner at Perkins Coie, a leading international law firm that is known for providing high value, strategic solutions and extraordinary client service on matters vital to their clients' success. With more than 1,200 attorneys in offices across the United States and Asia, they provide a full array of corporate, commercial litigation, intellectual property, and regulatory legal advice to a broad range of clients. This includes many of the world's most innovative companies and industry leaders as well as public and not-for-profit organizations.

Everett-Garcia started her career in 1997 as an associate at Brown & Bain. She is experienced at handling a wide range of business disputes in both litigation and pre litigation, with particular emphasis on contract claims and business torts, including negligence, fraud, and fiduciary duty claims. Her experience extends to state and federal court matters, jury and non-jury trials, appeals, arbitrations, and government investigations. Everett-Garcia also often represents foreign companies in contract and business tort litigation brought in U.S. courts and arbitration proceedings. She graduated from BYU’s J. Reuben Clark Law School with a Juris Doctor and from BYU with an undergraduate degree in English.


8. William Mulholland
Partner, DLA Piper

William Mulholland is a Partner at DLA Piper, a global law firm capable of taking care of the most important legal needs of clients wherever they do business. With offices throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific, they represent more clients in a broader range of geographies and practice disciplines than virtually any other law firm in the world. Mulholland, who first joined the company in 2021, focuses on patent prosecution and counseling related to licensing, litigation and procurement.

Mulholland’s life sciences practice includes small molecule chemistry and biologic therapeutics, as well as diagnostics, drug discovery and drug delivery. His agribusiness practice similarly focuses on chemical and biologic-based active ingredients, as well as formulation and chemical process technologies. Mulholland received his Juris Doctor from the University of Southern California, Gould School of Law, his MA in molecular biology from Brown University and his BS in biochemistry from the University of Arizona.

William Mulholland Insight

“I am honored to receive the Top 25 Attorneys of Arizona Award for the second consecutive year, particularly amongst the distinguished list of co-award winners. My practice focuses on intellectual property within the life sciences industry, with an emphasis on patent strategy, freedom-to-operate analysis, investor and M&A due diligence, and strategic agreements. What distinguishes my approach is a 'heavy touch'—proactively engaging with clients to co-create pragmatic legal solutions based on a deep understanding of their business objectives. Frequently, I lead cross-functional teams, collaborating with scientists, corporate, litigation and regulatory attorneys, as well as government relations experts. My goal is to deliver efficient, tailored legal solutions that propel clients' businesses forward, emphasizing collaboration and strategic foresight.”


9. Christopher Lee
Partner, Dentons

Christopher Lee is a Partner in the Hotels and Resorts Practice Group at Dentons. Lee, notably, has more than 15 years of experience providing business-oriented counsel and guidance to hotel owners, investors, developers and operators in buying, selling, developing, structuring and operating hotels, resorts, branded residences, golf courses, ski lodges and various other mixed use projects with a hotel or residential component.

Lee’s clients include private equity companies, publicly-traded REITs, family offices and major branded hotel operators. In addition, his practice includes representing clients on international projects and transactions – throughout Mexico, the Caribbean and Latin America. He has spent his entire legal career at Dentons (and its predecessor firms). Lee graduated from the University of Arizona College of Law with a Juris Doctor. He also holds an undergraduate degree from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia.


10. Shawn McLeran
Partner, Ball Santin & McLeran

Shawn McLeran is a Partner at Ball Santin & McLeran, which was founded in 1987 with the goal of providing high quality legal representation at a reasonable cost. Today, they strive to maintain that original vision through precise use of technology, efficient allocation of personnel, and careful attention to costs in delivering results for their clients. McLeran has 37 years of experience, having begun his career in 1987. Before joining Ball Santin & McLeran, he previously worked with Snell & Wilmer as a partner.

McLeran’s practice is primarily concentrated in the areas of real estate and finance law, including transactions involving commercial purchases and sales, real estate development in both public and private, real estate finance, construction, commercial leasing, loan originations and workouts, loan acquisitions, licensing and permitting. McLeran graduated from the University of Iowa with a Juris Doctor and from Drake University with an undergraduate degree in accounting.

Shawn McLeran Insight

“My practice has given me a unique opportunity to meet and work with a variety of accomplished individuals. Building trust and relationships through personalized legal representation is what makes the transactional practice so rewarding. The friendships that have resulted have made me a better lawyer and person and more practical and creative in solving issues.”


11. Tia Cottey
Partner, Bryan Cave

Tia Cottey began her professional career 15 years ago. Today, she is a Partner at Bryan Cave, a law firm that connects the dots between client goals, market dynamics and the law. Their one-firm structure, international reach and collaborative culture ensure clients can access integrated, specialist advice wherever necessary. Notably, Cottey got her start in 2009 as a Partner at Bryan Cave. She graduated from Duke University School of Law with a Juris Doctor and from Duke University with an undergraduate degree in history and Spanish.

Cottey’s practices mostly in real estate finance and real estate capital markets. This includes: the representation of lenders, commercial mortgage loan servicers, special servicers, participants, and co-lenders in connection with loan modifications, assumptions, defeasances, and REMIC issues affecting securitized commercial mortgage loans, the representation of lenders and servicers in connection with loan workouts and foreclosures, and the representation of institutional lenders in connection with the origination and structuring of loans for sale in commercial mortgage-backed securitization transactions.


12. Richard Saldivar
Managing Partner, Teris USA

Richard Saldivar, a Managing Partner at Teris US, has over 28 years of substantial expertise in litigation and business, with a unique combination of experience and education in both the technology and business disciplines. Previously, he has led large, multi-disciplinary teams and transformed two companies within the electronic discovery services area and has experience in a variety of industries including technology, professional services, entrepreneurial business and manufacturing. Saldivar’s background in industrial engineering enables him to develop processes, procedures and designs that best benefit the unique needs of each client in every company he is a part of.

Earlier, Saldivar was president of the largest privately held litigation support company in the United States, RLS Legal Solutions. His background includes many years of management and cost containment experience, beginning with key management roles at United Parcel Service and IKON Office Solutions. During his tenure with UPS, he set many management and cost containment records and had the highest sales growth and volume growth in the company by bringing unique solutions to clients that included Dell Computer, GolfSmith and others. Saldivar graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with an undergraduate degree in pre-med and business.


13. Travis Leach
Partner, Dentons

Travis Leach began his professional career 21 years ago. Today, he is a Partner at Dentons. Across over 80 countries, Dentons focuses on what matters most to its clients. Furthermore, Leach is a member of Dentons Venture Technology and Emerging Growth Companies Group, where he uses his legal acumen and years of experience to serve as a trusted business partner to his clients. On top of that, he assists in the development and execution of his practice group’s strategic plan nationwide.

Leach got his start in 2001 as a law clerk for Hon. Earl H. Carroll at U.S District Court District of Arizona. From there, he went on to Snell & Wilmer, before eventually rising to partner at DLA Piper, his most recent position prior to joining Dentons. Leach graduated from the University of Miami School of Law with a Juris Doctor and from Arizona State University with an undergraduate degree in criminal justice and police science.


14. Julia Acken
Partner, Radix Law

Julia Acken is a Partner at Radix Law, the first multi-lawyer traditional law firm in the United States with a combination of lawyer and nonlawyer owners, more commonly known as an Alternative Business Structure. Notably, Acken focuses her practice on labor and employment law – as well as adoptions. She regularly advises and defends employers in matters involving a wide range of issues, including state and federal discrimination and wage and hour laws, wrongful termination, reasonable accommodations, and leave laws.

Acken previously was in-house counsel at a large, international company; and now acts as external general counsel for clients, including drafting employment and labor policies, supporting human resources personnel, responding to wage and hour and I-9 audits, providing compliance training, conducting workplace investigations, and drafting and negotiating contracts. Acken earned a Juris Doctor from Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law and an undergraduate degree in historical and political science from Indiana University Bloomington.


15. Shruti Gurudanti
Partner, Rose Law Group

Shruti Gurudanti is a Partner at Rose Law Group, a full-service real estate and business law firm practicing in land use, zoning, renewable energy, government relations and lobbying, administrative law, family law, transactional real estate, employment law, water law, Native American relations, ADA compliance, and infrastructure finance, among many other areas. Gurudanti, who has 14 years of experience, focuses her practice on corporate and transactional law, including Mergers & Acquisitions, joint ventures, private equity and venture capital. Originally from India, she holds a BA LLB (Hons) from the National Law Institute University, India and a JD from the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law.

Most recently, Gurudanti worked as a member of the Global Hotels & Leisure practice group in the Phoenix, AZ office of an international law firm, where she focused on representing hotel owners, investors and developers in all types of hospitality and leisure transactions. She represented clients in connection with the drafting and negotiation of hotel management agreements, hotel purchase and sale agreements, franchise agreements and other related agreements for hotels, resorts, condo-hotels and mixed-use projects with residential and retail components, spas, restaurants, golf courses and other hospitality-related facilities and amenities.


16. Charles Price
Partner, Dickinson Wright

Charles Price is a Partner at Dickinson Wright, a growing, full-service firm of experienced, creative, diverse and dedicated legal professionals. Their attorneys are respected by their peers, honored by industry endorsements and recognized through significant appointments to bar associations and the judiciary system. Across their 40 practice areas, their team of over 475 lawyers has an unwavering focus on providing unmatched client service and the highest quality legal advice. Notably, Price is a civil litigator and mediator, in the areas of intellectual property, securities fraud litigation (state and federal), contract, insurance, health care, and antitrust law, and professional malpractice (accounting and legal).

Price has also been a regular speaker and instructor in Continuing Legal Education seminars on civil procedure, trade secrets, antitrust, and life balance/wellness for attorneys. He teaches negotiation to graduate business students at the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University – and to lawyers and nonlawyers across the country through the Latz Negotiation Institute. Price graduated from the University of Chicago Law School with a Juris Doctor and from the University of California, Santa Barbara with an undergraduate degree.


17. Michelle Buckley
Attorney, Polsinelli

Michelle Buckley is a Partner at Polsinelli. As a commercial litigator, Buckley represents clients in a wide range of disputes in state and federal court, arbitration, and on appeal. Her experience includes complex contract disputes, construction, real estate, and product liability litigation.

Notably, Buckley is the former chair of the Construction Law Section of the Arizona State Bar. She is also currently a board member of Arizona School for the Arts. Buckley graduated from the University of Arizona College of Law with a Juris Doctor and Arizona State University with an undergraduate degree in orchestral performance.


18. Danielle Cattani
Attorney, onsemi

Danielle Cattani is an Attorney at onsemi, a company that is driving disruptive innovations to help build a better future. With a focus on automotive and industrial end-markets, the company is accelerating change in megatrends such as vehicle electrification and safety, sustainable energy grids, industrial automation, and 5G and cloud infrastructure.

Previously, Cattani was an attorney at Bergin, Frakes, Smalley & Oberholtzer, PLLC. Earlier in her career, she worked with ON Semiconductor as an attorney. Cattani earned a Juris Doctor from Arizona State University and an undergraduate degree in language, philosophy, and communication studies and an undergraduate degree in business law from Utah State University.

Danielle Cattani Insight

“As in-house counsel for an international company, I navigate the intricate and dynamic landscape of corporate law, to deliver comprehensive legal strategies that propel the business forward. My role goes beyond the traditional legal advisor; it involves being a strategic partner to the business units and executive team, offering insights for key business decisions. My expertise in various legal domains, including contract negotiations, communication review, and employment matters, has enabled the company to achieve its objectives while mitigating legal risks. I believe a commitment to fostering an ethical corporate culture and ensuring the highest standards of legal compliance is instrumental in guiding the company through complex legal challenges. This role has not only honed my legal acumen but also underscored the significance of proactive legal stewardship in driving business success in today's global marketplace.”


19. Nathan Askins
Attorney, Oath Law

Nathan Askins is an Attorney at Oath, a law firm that focuses exclusively on estate and financial planning. During his time at Oath, he has learned to not only help families and individuals plan for incapacity and death, but also to teach them about the process of estate planning.

Additionally, Askins has helped manage and mentor a team of attorneys nationwide for the firm. Before joining Oath, he was an attorney at Terry J. Fong Law Group, where he practiced family law. Askins graduated from the University of Idaho’s College of Law with a Juris Doctor. He also holds a BA in English from Arizona State University.


20. Jackie Pakula
Corporate Attorney, PXG

Jackie Pakula is the Corporate Attorney at Parsons Xtreme Golf, which was founded in September of 2013 by well-known businessman, philanthropist and golf nut Bob Parsons. The company was born out of Parsons’ desire to make the world’s best golf equipment. A shared passion for the greatest game ever played and equitable obsession with club technology led Parsons to partner with two highly respected golf club designers to develop the finest equipment on the planet.

Pakula has 5 years of experience, having begun her career in 2019. Before joining PXG, Pakshe was an attorney at Dana Whiting Law. Before that, she served as an associate editor at Corporate and Business Law Journal. Earlier in her career, she worked with W. P. Carey Executive Education as a research assistant. Pakula graduated from Arizona State University with a Juris Doctor, from Barrett, The Honors College with an undergraduate degree in supply chain management and from Arizona State University with an undergraduate degree in finance.


21. Jaime Daddona
Partner, Squire Patton Boggs

Jaime Daddona is a Partner at Squire Patton Boggs, a full service global law firm providing insight at the point where law, business and government meet. Daddona has 20 years of experience. She counsels public and privately held companies. She focuses her practice on business and finance transactions, including domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, private equity investment, corporate governance matters, stockholder relations matters, securities offerings and restructurings.

Daddona has a diverse transactional and corporate counseling practice. She represents clients in strategic transactions, working closely with boards of directors and senior managers on governance matters, managing debt and equity investments, and drafting and negotiating supply, distribution and other commercial agreements. Daddona's transactions regularly involve cross-border, multi-disciplinary teams that leverage the strengths of our worldwide platform. She graduated from Arizona State University College of Law with a Juris Doctor and from Arizona State University with an MPA in public affairs and with an undergraduate degree.


22. Joshua Offenhartz
Attorney, Koeller Nebeker Carlson & Haluck

Joshua Offenhartz is an Attorney with Koeller Nebeker Carlson Haluck, a dynamic law firm employing more than 90 attorneys and 200 employees across nine U.S. locations throughout the West, Southwest, and Southeast. Notably, Offenhartz is a litigator and business lawyer who is a trusted advisor to companies on legal issues affecting their operations. He represents clients in the agriculture, construction, e-commerce, finance, medical, real estate, and culinary industries. He also serves as outside counsel for several small, medium, and growing businesses that need day-to-day legal advice for their growing companies.

Offenhartz is detail-oriented and believes in providing his clients with a very thorough investigation and evaluation of their case to ensure an accurate assessment of risks and the best possible outcome. Furthermore, he also believes in giving back to the community. Offenhartz is a member of a local school board’s Financial Advisory Board and a board member of the Jewish National Fund. He supports the Phoenix Art Museum as a member of the Men’s Art Council. He also helps others by volunteering with Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Arizona, the Saint Mary’s Food Bank, and the Wounded Warrior Project.


23. Cory Smith
Partner, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

Cory Smith is a Partner at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner. Smith, who began his professional career 21 years ago, has handled many technology transactions. This includes: negotiating software acquisitions and licenses, handling intellectual property and software aspects of mergers, acquisitions, and other corporate transactions, and performing due diligence. Smith also has extensive experience handling open source software issues.

Additionally, Smith has handled various pro bono matters, including assisting nonprofits with intellectual property issues and representing low-income parents in severance and adoption proceedings. He graduated from the University of Arizona’s James E. Rogers College of Law with a Juris Doctor and from the University of Arizona with an undergraduate degree in computer engineering.


24. Joe Sarcinella
Attorney, Drummond Woodsum

Joe Sarcinella is a Partner at Drummond Woodsum and is the co-chair of its National Tribal Nations Service Group. He has served Indian Country as either an attorney, advocate, or in nonprofit management for over two decades. Additionally, he advises Tribal governments and entities, Native owned businesses, and entities looking to collaborate with Tribes. His practice includes: General Counsel services, strategic counsel, and national advocacy specific to Indian Country – primarily in the areas of economic development, renewable energy, financial services, government affairs, Tribal Nation building, and transportation, among many other areas.

Prior to Drummond Woodsum, Sarcinella spent ten years in Washington DC in a variety of roles specific Tribal Nations, including as an appointee under the Obama administration serving as the Senior Advisor & Liaison for Native American Affairs for the Office of the Secretary of Defense. Sarcinella graduated from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at ASU with a Juris Doctor and certification in Indian Law, the ASU Graduate College with an MS, and from Sacramento State Univ with a BS in International Business and Political Science.

Joe Sarcinella Inight

“I love my partners, friends, and colleagues at Drummond Woodsum. As a full-service firm of nearly 150 people, we operate without silos and draw off each other’s expertise to efficiently provide our clients with exemplary legal services. As a Native attorney with a deep personal connection to my work, the collective passion and dedication of the firm to our practice group’s work across Indian Country is a testament to the outstanding character of Drummond Woodsum.”


25. Andy Anderson
Partner, Spencer Fane

Andy Anderson is a Partner at Spencer Fane, a law firm that provides an unconventional approach to legal services geared toward protecting and advancing business and personal interests. Their clients are certain that their interests are their priority because they work with leaders – leaders who work decisively, execute with purpose, and understand the importance of flawless timing. Anderson first joined the company in 2018. He helps clients from negotiation to closing, in corporate transactions such as debt and equity financings and M&A, allowing them to execute with purpose and speed.

Anderson also regularly advises clients in joint ventures on issues pertaining to limited liability company and partnership law, having served on the subcommittee of the State Bar of Arizona that drafted the Arizona Limited Liability Company Act. Previously, Anderson was an attorney at Provident Law, PLLC. Before that, he served as a general counsel at Broadband Dynamics. Earlier in his career, he worked with Wilenchik & Bartness Law Office as an attorney. Anderson earned a Juris Doctor from the University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law and an undergraduate degree in finance from W. P. Carey School of Business – Arizona State University.