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Oct14

Don Wilson invited to speak at Arizona State Bar seminar titled “Avoiding Ethical Pitfalls.”

Don Wilson has been invited to present at a seminar on January 21, 2021 held by the Arizona State Bar.  The seminar is titled “Avoiding Ethical Pitfalls.”  Mr. Wilson, who defends lawyers in malpractice and discipline matters, will be talking about avoiding malpractice and defense to discipline complaints.  Other invited speakers include Justice Ann Scott Timmer, Vice Chief Justice of the Arizona Supreme Court, and Maret Vessella, Chief Bar Counsel for Lawyer Regulation.…

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Jun2

Kate Corcoran and Jessica Kokal recognized by Arizona State Bar for significant defense verdict

Kate Corcoran and Jessica Kokal were defense counsel in a Maricopa County Superior Court trial which has now been named as a Significant Defense Verdict in Arizona Attorney Magazine, a publication of the State Bar of Arizona.  Kate and Jessica obtained a unanimous defense verdict in a wrongful death medical malpractice lawsuit in which Plaintiff asked the jury to award Plaintiff $6 million in general damages before the matter of punitive damages was fully heard. …

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May11

Bobby Sullivan and Tyler Abrahams obtain $1.1M judgment and net recovery of $1.55M for client

Bobby Sullivan and Tyler Abrahams prevailed following a three day bench trial and several evidentiary hearings involving disputed commercial leases for construction equipment.  The firm’s client had alleged the defendant/lessor breached its contract and committed fraud by failing to pay rents and other charges owed under the lease, while the defendant/lessor contended its non-payment was consistent with the parties’ course of dealing and that payment had been waived.  The Court awarded the firm’s client in excess of $1.1 million, inclusive of damages, interest, attorneys’ fees and costs.  This award is in addition to $450,000 the firm recovered for the client …

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Jan28

Comment authored by Leanne Hay is published in Jurimetrics

Law clerk Leanne Hay currently serves as the Senior Note & Comment Editor on the Jurimetrics Editorial Board. Her recently published Comment discusses how claims arising out of the off-label use of medical devices may be preempted by the Medical Device Amendments to the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. In particular, Leanne argues that the circuit split over the parallel claims exception to the Supreme Court’s preemption jurisprudence should be resolved through an expansive view on the exception that will promote the off-label use of medical devices

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Oct19

Nick Scavio earns defense ruling at arbitration

Nick Scavio successfully defended a retail operation in a premises liability action at arbitration.  Plaintiff asserted the maximum damages at arbitration of $50,000.00.  Nick not only achieved a defense verdict for his clients, but also obtained an award of costs and expert fees for his client.…

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Aug29

Kate Corcoran and Jessica Kokal defense a $6 million medical malpractice suit

Following a nearly three-week trial, Kate Corcoran, Jessica Kokal, and Terrilee Prentiss received a unanimous defense verdict in the initial portion of a bifurcated wrongful death medical negligence case in which Plaintiffs had asked for $6 million in compensatory damages.  This success negated the need for the second portion of the trial regarding punitive damages and resulted in the possible award of both costs and offer of judgment sanctions for Defendants.…

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Aug15

Broening Oberg Woods & Wilson shareholders and firm recognized by The Best Lawyers in America for 2020

Broening Oberg Woods & Wilson proudly announces that the firm and five of its shareholders were recognized by The Best Lawyers in America for 2020, a prestigious distinction based entirely on peer review. The award is a recognition of the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical area and legal practice area.

Don Wilson was awarded Lawyer of the Year for Arizona, the highest honor conferred by the Best Lawyers in America, in the category for Professional Malpractice Defense. Mr. Wilson has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America since …

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