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  1. IP Litigation: 60%
  2. State and Local Tax: 20%
  3. Patent Infringement: 20%

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Ballard Spahr

1 East Washington Street
Suite 2300
Phoenix, AZ, 85004


AZActive 198805/22/2015

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Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Best Lawyers in America-- Intellectual PropertyBest Lawyers in America2009
Southwest Super Lawyers-- IP LitigationSouthwest Super Lawyers2008
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2005
Up-and-ComerBizAZ Magazine2003
Who's Who in America LawMarquis Who's Who in American Law1993
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Equity PartnerBallard Spahr2011 - Present
Judge, pro TemMaricopa County Superior Court2008 - Present
PartnerGallagher & Kennedy, P.A.2002 - 2011
PartnerJones, Skelton & Hochuli, P.L.C.1990 - 2002
Association NamePosition NameDuration
State Bar of ArizonaMemberN/A
Maricopa County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Intellectual Property Law AssociationMemberN/A
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMemberN/A
Arizona Association of Defense CounselMemberN/A
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
HRH v. CleinmanSuccessful defense verdict by sumary judgment
Stearns v. Arizona Department of RevenueSuccessful decision Arizona Court of Appeals
CNL Marriott Resort LLC v Maricopa CountySuccessful outcome in published case
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Publication NameTitleDate
Arizona AttorneyThe Great Race: Copyright and Online Third-Party Works2002
National Education Telecommunications Association National ConferenceEmerging Copyright Issues in the Internet2000
Arizona Bar JournalNew Federal and State Legislation Addresses Y2K Readiness1999
Arizona Bar JournalProtecting Trade Secrets Under Arizona's Trade Secret Statute1998
National Business InstituteProperty Tax Law in Arizona1995
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
George Washington University National Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1988
Arizona State UniversityN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1985
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Independent Insurance Association Staewide ConferenceStatewide Seminar on Trade Secrets and Non-Competition Covenants2007
National Education Telecommunications AssociationCopyright Issues2000
Western Association of State Tax AdministratorsProperty Tax Issues1999
Arizona State Bar ConventionIntellectual Property Issues, Speaker1999
Arizona State Tax ConferenceSeminar on Property Tax Litigation Issues, Featured Panelist1998