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I am a Partner in the firm of Rusing Lopez & Lizardi and I have practiced law in Tucson since 1985. I have extensive experience in all types of civil litigation including complex personal injury and commercial litigation. I have litigated in state and federal courts including Arizona appellant courts and the Ninth Circuit of the Court of Appeals. I have also litigated many cases before various state agencies and tried many cases before arbitration panels including AAA arbitrations and arbitrations before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) formerly known as the National Association of Securities Dealers. My areas of expertise include: stockbroker negligence/unsuitable investments; securities fraud; personal injury/wrongful death; medical and professional malpractice; dangerous products; breach of contract; insurance bad faith/wrongful denial of disability benefits; commercial litigation/transactions; and employment law


Practice areas


  1. Business: 20%
  2. Lawsuits & Disputes: 20%
  3. Ethics: 20%
  4. Personal Injury: 20%
  5. Litigation: 20%



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  • Gary J Cohen

    I have litigated with and against Mark. He is a top notch litigator; comfortable and fearless in the courtroom. His quiet demeanor outside the courtroom plays to his advantage, as opponents that have never litigated against him before never see it coming.


    Gary Cohen Appeals Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

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    I endorse this lawyer. I have known Mark for 30 years. He was opposing counsel on a number of my cases, including a full blown jury trial. He is smart, hardworking, and effective. He knows the law and he knows the courtroom. All around excellent lawyer and litigator.


    Brian Metcalf Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Rusing Lopez, & Lizardi PLLC

6363 N Swan Rd.
Ste. 151
Tucson, AZ, 85718


AZActive 198504/24/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2016
Arizona's Finest LawyersArizona's Finest Lawyers2016
Super LawyerSouthwest Super Lawyers2015
Outstanding Service AwardJames Rogers College of Law2014
Super Lawyer in Commercial Litigation DefenseSouthwest Super Lawyers2014
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerRusing Lopez & Lizardi PLLC2014 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorJames Rogers College of Law1995 - Present
ShareholderDeConcini McDonald Yetwin & Lacy, P.C.1989 - 2013
Deputy County AttorneyPima County Attorney's Office1985 - 1989
Association namePosition nameDuration
Huachuca 50Member2016 - Present
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMember2015 - Present
DM 50Member2015 - Present
Rotary ClubMember2013 - Present
Pima County Bar AssociationMember1980 - Present
Colorado Bar AssociationMember1987 - 1987
State Bar of ArizonaMember1985 - 1985
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Arizona College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1985
Adams State CollegeHistory and GovernmentMA - Masters1982
Adams State CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1980
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Arizona State Bar SeminarDissolution of a Busniess2014
Arizona State Bar ConventionSecurities Law2005
Business Law ClassBusiness Law1990
Arizona Law Enforcement AcademyEvidence1989