Bill Maledon is recognized as one of the leading commercial litigation and trial attorneys in Arizona and in the country. He has extensive experience in both federal and state courts in a wide variety of cases in Arizona and throughout the country, including antitrust and trade regulation, product liability, insurance coverage and insurance bad faith, class actions, securities, sports, and various other complex commercial cases. He also has extensive experience in handling appellate matters in both federal and state courts and he also has acted as mediator in numerous significant cases.
In Chambers -- Leading Lawyers for Business, he is listed as one of only five “top tier” business litigation attorneys in Arizona and has been consistently so recognized by Chambers for more than 15 years. He is also recognized by Chambers as one of a select group of distinguished and experienced “Nationwide” trial attorneys. Bill was named by one commentator as "quite likely the finest lawyer in Arizona." He often works on large-scale and complex commercial matters, with noted experience in areas such as antitrust, securities and sports-related matters. - Chambers USA 2017
In addition, he has been included in Best Lawyers® for more than 25 years and has been recognized on several occasions as “Lawyer of the Year” in various categories by Best Lawyers.
His experience at both the trial and appellate levels has resulted in his appointment to numerous distinguished committees, including the Arizona Supreme Court Committee to revise jury trial procedures in Arizona, the Federal Rules Standing Committee (to which he was twice appointed by the Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court), and the Ninth Circuit Advisory Committee.
- Long v. Napolitano, 203 Ariz. 247, 53 P.3d 172 (App. 2002)
- Toscano v. PGA TOUR, Inc., 201 F. Supp. 2d 1106 (E.D. Cal. 2002)
- Aerotec Int'l, Inc. v. Honeywell Int'l Inc., 4 F. Supp. 3d 1123 (D. Ariz. 2014), aff’d 836 F.3d 1171 (9th Cir. 2016)
(summary judgment in favor of defendant on all claims, including monopolization, exclusive dealing, tying, and price discrimination)