Osborn Maledon lawyers receive 38 awards in the 2023 Edition of the Best Lawyers in America®

August 18, 2022

The Best Lawyers in America ®, the oldest peer-review publication in the legal profession, recognized 35 Osborn Maledon (OM) lawyers with 38 awards in its 2023 edition, including “Lawyer of the Year” and “Ones to Watch.”

Three attorneys were named “Phoenix Lawyer of the Year” in their practice areas, an honor awarded to only a single lawyer in each practice area in a community. “Phoenix Lawyer of the Year” attorneys are:

Twenty-seven attorneys were named as “Best Lawyers” and the practice areas for which they are recognized are: 

  • Lynne Adams – Education Law 
  • Jonathan Ariano – Corporate Law 
  • Josh Bendor – Appellate Practice; Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law; Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants 
  • Colin Campbell – Arbitration; Commercial Litigation; Mediation 
  • Tom Curzon – Corporate Law; Mergers & Acquisitions Law 
  • Doug Dalton – Commercial Litigation 
  • Timothy Eckstein – Criminal Defense: White-Collar 
  • Eric M. Fraser – Appellate Practice; Intellectual Property Litigation 
  • William Furnish – Commercial Litigation 
  • David Garner – Education Law 
  • Meghan Grabel – Energy Law 
  • Bill Hardin – Corporate Law; Securities/Capital Markets Law 
  • Aaron Harmon – Corporate Law 
  • Thomas Hudson – Appellate Practice; “Bet-the-Company” Litigation; Commercial Litigation 
  • Andrew Kelly – Corporate Law; Gaming Law 
  • Thayne Lowe – Real Estate Law 
  • Bill Maledon – “Bet-the-Company” Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Entertainment Law (Motion Pictures and Television); Entertainment Law (Music); Antitrust Litigation; Sports Law 
  • Jeff Molinar – Commercial Litigation 
  • Mary O’Grady – Appellate Practice 
  • Colin Proksel – Commercial Litigation 
  • Scott Rodgers – “Bet-the-Company” Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Employment Law (Management); Labor and Employment Litigation 
  • David Rosenbaum – “Bet-the-Company” Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Construction Litigation; Intellectual Property Litigation; Mergers & Acquisitions Litigation; Securities Litigation 
  • Joe Roth – Appellate Practice; “Bet-the-Company” Litigation; Commercial Litigation 
  • Warren Stapleton – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Bankruptcy Litigation 
  • Geoffrey Sturr – “Bet-the-Company” Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law 
  • Andrew Western – Corporate Law 
  • Kristin Windtberg – Labor and Employment Litigation. 

Eight attorneys were named as “Ones to Watch” in their practice area, recognizing attorneys who have been in private practice less than 10 years, are: 

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become highly regarded as a guide to legal excellence.  Ratings are based on an extensive peer-review survey.