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BOWW sponsoring Judicial Intern Opportunity Program

The firm is proud to announce it has sponsored JIOP, the Judicial Intern Opportunity Program.  JIOP is an ABA section of the litigation program that, for over 20 years now, has been placing diverse students from around the country in judicial internships in participating states.  This program is highly-competitive, involving students at the top of their class from all over the country, many of whom have gone on to become federal judges themselves. Broening Oberg Woods & Wilson is proud to support these students as they gain invaluable experience at the start of their legal career.…

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Don Wilson accepted to the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel

The Firm is proud to announce that Don Wilson was nominated and accepted to the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel, the professional trade association of vetted and premier defense and corporate counsel and industry executives.  The mission of the FDCC is to advance and sustain an equitable civil justice system now, and for future generations, through a community of trusted, leading and innovative industry legal professional by advancing the principles of integrity, professionalism, fair civil justice, intellectual capital, and fostering the trust and value of fellowship.…

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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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Arizona Court of Appeals clarifies Rule 35 and the limits of recording an independent medical exam.

The Arizona Court of Appeals recently decided the limits a court may and may not place on recording an independent medical examination under Rule 35.  This decision has implications for a wide range of personal injury cases.

In Clayton v. Hon. Kenworthy et al, the plaintiff, a six-year-old with significant disabilities including hearing loss and cerebral palsy, through his mother, filed a medical malpractice action alleging they were negligent in delivering him at birth.  The defendants requested a Rule 35 neurospych exam to determine his current and future cognitive abilities.  The mother agreed to the examination on the condition that …

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Leah Schachar accepted into the Bar Leadership Institute

Leah Schachar was accepted into the Bar Leadership Institute (BLI) class of 2021.  The BLI is a competitive program that strives to train the next generation of Bar members and community leaders.  Participants receive ongoing training and education, networking opportunities, and other skills aimed at increasing awareness and advocacy of the diverse communities in which they work, live and serve.  Upon graduating from BLI, participants commit to one year of service in a State Bar section, professional association, or community organization.…

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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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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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Leanne Hay’s moot court team places first in Pacific Regionals

Law clerk Leanne Hay’s moot court team placed first in the pacific regional of the Jessup Moot Court Competition, which is widely considered the largest and most prestigious of the moot court competitions. She and her team from Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law went undefeated, picking up awards for the second, fourth, and eighth best speaker in the competition, as well as fourth best written memorial. This is the second year in a row they have placed first in the region.  They earned a spot at the highly competitive International Rounds, which was unfortunately cancelled due to the recent …

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