As an owner at Sanders & Parks, I focus my practice in commercial litigation, insurance defense, insurance coverage, products liability, employment litigation, professional liability, procurement law, and personal injury matters. In addition to my civil litigation work, I also routinely advise parties on commercial transactional matters related to technology, corporate, copyright, and entertainment law issues.
I am highly experienced in counseling and representing insurers in complex bad faith, construction defect, additional insured, personal injury and primary/excess coverage issues, including a focus on counseling, advising, and litigating cases where insurers that have been subjected to Arizona's Damron and Morris Agreements. My work in these areas includes negotiating favorable resolutions for insurers involving multi-million-dollar exposures arising from Damron and Morris Agreements.
I also routinely handle product liability claims, including successfully resolving commercial and personal injury claims arising out of industrial equipment, aircraft components, and concrete sealant, and employment law matters. I have successfully represented parties at mediations, arbitrations, depositions, appeals, and various hearings before the federal and state courts in Arizona, Colorado, and New Mexico.
I earned my Juris Doctor degree from the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University. As an avid musician, I participated in programs during law school such as the Volunteer Legal Assistance for the Arts designed to provide free legal services to artists and musicians. I was also a member of the Sports and Entertainment Law Students Association and the Intellectual Property Students Association.
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|KY||Authorized to practice law||2010||01/26/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Southwest Rising Stars||SuperLawyers||2016|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2015|
|Southwest Rising Stars||SuperLawyers||2015|
|Southwest Rising Stars||Super Lawyers||2014|
|Top Lawyers - Generation Next||Arizona Business Magazine||2014|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2014|
|Southwest Rising Stars||Super Lawyers||2013|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2013|
|Southwest Rising Stars||Super Lawyers||2012|
|Committee Member, Great Strides Scottsdale||Cystic Fibrosis Foundation||2008 - 2009|
|Summer Extern||United States District Court, District Of Arizona||2005 - 2005|
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|Defense Research Institute, Insurance Law Committee||Member||2016 - Present|
|Claims and Litigation Managment Alliance (CLM)||Member||2016 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||2013 - Present|
|Arizona Insurance Council||Member||2012 - Present|
|Arizona Association of Defense Counsel||Member||2007 - Present|
|Maricopa County Bar Association||Member||2007 - Present|
|State Bar of Arizona||Member||2007 - Present|
|Van Heeswyk v. Jabiru Aircraft Pty., Ltd., 229 Ariz. 412, 276 P.3d 46 (Ct. App. 2012)||Reversal and remand|
|Lee v. City of Kingman, 124 F. Supp. 3d 985 (D. Ariz. 2015)||Dismissal of all claims|
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|Common Defense, Arizona Association of Defense Counsel||Self Defense and Intentional Torts in Arizona||2015|
|Common Defense, Arizona Association of Defense Counsel||Limiting Stipulated Judgments Resulting from a Damron Agreement to Covered Claims When the Judgment includes both Covered and Uncovered Claims||2014|
|Arizona Insurance Council||Misrepresentation During The Sale Of A Home Does Not Trigger Coverage Under A Standard Homeowners Insurance Policy||2013|
|Arizona Insurance Council||The Proper Time to Enforce Loss Notification Time Limits||2012|
|Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2007|
|Arizona State University||Philosophy||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2001|
|State Bar of Arizona Convention||Construction Defect Disputes & Litigation||2015|
|National Business Institute Seminar||Construction Defect Disputes and Litigation: Using Coverage, Case Law, and Indemnification to Shift Liability||2014|
|In-House Insurance Corporation Presentation||Insurance Coverage Basics in Arizona - Damron/Morris, Insurance Bad Faith and Reservation of Rights||2014|