A Southwest Litigation and Business Law Firm
Jennings Haug Keleher McLeod provides a comprehensive range of litigation and business legal services to clients throughout the Southwest and the United States. Our attorneys offer an extensive trial, litigation management, dispute resolution and complex litigation experience. Having the trust of our clients is the cornerstone of our success. Our clients take comfort in knowing they will be working with a skilled and collaborative team of professionals who have the experience, business judgment and resources to handle their legal needs.
The firm’s tradition of excellence is distinguished, and our attorneys are widely respected throughout the Southwest and nationally.
Jennings Haug Keleher McLeod maintains a vast network of resources and brings a depth of experience and perspective in service of both current and new clients.
We believe that resolving our clients’ problems begins with understanding our clients and their objectives. One size does not fit all, and a legal strategy used in one case may not necessarily be effective in the next. Our attorneys adjust their approach according to each client’s goals, resources, operational requirements, and future needs. Whatever the size of the business or the complexity of the matter at hand, our attorneys are committed to developing a process and legal strategy that will produce results.
Q&A Lawyer Liability and Ethics: Litigation Privilege Provides Tort Immunity for False Statements to Court
This month’s column discusses a recent case out of Massachusetts, Bassichis v. Flores, 2022 WL 2379417, 2022 Mass. LEXIS 297 (Mass. Jul. 10, 2022), highlighting the breadth of the litigation privilege afforded to lawyers for statements made in connection with a judicial proceeding. The ruling is consistent with Arizona’s case law on litigation privilege, reasoning that vigorous representation of clients would be chilled considerably if lawyers feared being held liable for tortious conduct whenever their statements to litigation opponents could be characterized by those opponents as untrue. The litigation privilege, however, is not a green light for lawyers to make false or malicious statements.
JHKM Attorney T.J. Mitchell is Named Chair of the Greater Phoenix Chamber’s Valley Young Professionals Board of Directors
Jennings Haug Keleher McLeod is pleased to announce that Joe Brophy and Alana Porrazzo have been elected to serve on the State Bar of Arizona’s Construction Law Section’s Executive Council. Joe will serve as the Budget Officer for the 2022-2023 term and Alana will serve as a Member-at-Large from 2022–2024.
This month’s legal ethics column discusses the recent decision of a divided Supreme Court of Ohio in Cleveland Metro. Bar Ass’n. v. Morton, which illuminates the line between politically protected speech and the kind of “undignified and discourteous statements degrading a tribunal” that violate the Rules of Professional Conduct.