Jones, Skelton & Hochuli, P.L.C.

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40 N Central Ave
Suite 2700
Phoenix, Arizona 85004, United States
Phone: 602-263-1700
Fax: 602-651-7599
Areas of Practice
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Appellate Practice
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Construction Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Insurance
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Transportation
  • Worker’s Compensation
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Other U.S. Locations
  • Arizona
Number of Attorneys
50-100 Attorneys

The Expert Witness: A Seldom Used but Powerful Resource to Improve Your Mediation Success

In my experience, it is the rare mediation where a party invites its expert witness to participate in mediation. Is it something I would recommend in every case? Originally published in Arizona Attorney - March, 2018…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

Keep It Simple Stupid: Remembering The Basics In A Construction Defect Indemnity Case To Minimize Surprises Down The Road

There is an old saying: familiarity breeds contempt. Admittedly, residential construction defect cases can be repetitive. Originally published in FDCC Insights - December, 2017…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law

Taking an Eraser to the Blackboard: New Strategies for Combatting the Ever-Increasing Cost of Medical Care in Litigation

It is a common fact pattern in personal injury litigation: Plaintiff is injured and the Defendant is clearly at fault. The medical care received seems reasonable, and it appears to be a straightforward claim, but then the demand…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Personal Injury

2018 Changes in the Civil Procedure Rules – Practical Effects of the Changes

The Arizona Supreme Court adopted revisions to the Arizona Rules of Civil Procedure, effective July 1, 2018, to streamline the judicial process and hopefully provide better access to justice. The touchstone of the new rules is…more
 /  Civil Procedure

Arizona Supreme Court Clarifies Duty Standards for Negligence Claim

In a departure from its historical expansion of the concept of duty between parties, the Arizona Supreme Court has ruled that an employer did not owe a duty to protect its employee’s family from second-hand asbestos exposure. In…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law, Personal Injury, Toxic Torts

New Arizona Supreme Court Opinion Re: Default Judgment and Rule 60

Gonzalez v. Nguyen – JSH Attorneys Bill Caravetta, Kevin Broerman, and Justin Ackerman obtained a favorable Opinion from the Arizona Supreme Court in an important default judgment case, saving their client almost $1 million in…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Personal Injury

United States Supreme Court Reverses the Ninth Circuit’s Denial of Qualified Immunity

This week, the United States Supreme Court once again reversed the Ninth Circuit’s refusal to apply qualified immunity. The Supreme Court ruled that qualified immunity protected an officer who shot a non-compliant,…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law

Hospitals Cannot Enforce Liens Against AHCCCS Patients’ Third-Party Recoveries

The Court of Appeals today held that federal law prohibits hospitals contracting with the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) from enforcing balance bill liens against AHCCCS patients’ tort recoveries when the…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Government Contracting, Health

Arizona Supreme Court Accepts Review of Police Dog Bite Case

A driver approaching from the opposite lane nearly hit a Pima County Sheriffs’ deputy head on. The deputy activated his emergency lights and pursued the driver…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Personal Injury

JSH Reporter - Fall 2017

It has been over one year since our last issue, and we are pleased to share several resources with you, including important case summaries, law updates, attorney-authored articles, and firm news and events. Please see full…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Remedies, Civil Rights, Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law

Unanimous Defense Verdict for Home Healthcare Provider

Jones, Skelton & Hochuli, PLC is pleased to announce Partner Donn Alexander and Associate Cory Tyszka obtained a unanimous defense verdict in a home healthcare matter. This case involved allegations of abuse, neglect, and…more
 /  Health, Personal Injury

Damages Limited by Proximate Cause

Jones, Skelton & Hochuli partner Jay Rosenthal and associate John Lierman recently obtained a favorable verdict after a four-day jury trial in Maricopa County Superior Court. The client, a supplier of concrete and construction…more
 /  Civil Remedies, Construction Law, Personal Injury

District of Columbia v. Wesby

Yesterday, the United States Supreme Court reversed the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit holding that: (1) officers had probable cause to make arrests for unlawful entry and (2) even if the officers lacked…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law

Jones, Skelton & Hochuli Partners Sandy Gerber and Josh Snell Obtain Unanimous Defense Verdict

Plaintiffs Tyler Newton and Kalynn Palimsano insured their 2007 Chrysler Pacifica with our client, Defendant GEICO Automobile Insurance. On January 6, 2014, Plaintiff Kalynn Palmisano was driving the Pacifica when the engine…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Insurance, Products Liability

Michele Molinario and Justin Ackerman Obtain Summary Judgment On Roadway Design Case

On April 22, 2013, a traffic accident occurred at a rural Intersection in Yuma County, Arizona. The Intersection was equipped with STOP signs and flashing warning signs that controlled eastbound and westbound traffic along the…more
 /  Civil Remedies, Personal Injury
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