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

40 North Central Avenue, Suite 2700
Phoenix, AZ 85004
United States

Phone: (602) 263-1700
Fax: (602) 651-7599

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Primary Contact
Phillip H. Stanfield
  • Office: (602) 263-1745
  • Cell: (602) 329-7077
  • Fax: (602) 200-7877
Alternate Contact 1
Michael A. Ludwig
  • Office: (602) 263-7342
  • Cell: (602) 717-1130
  • Fax: (602) 200-7844
Alternate Contact 2
Clarice A. Spicker
  • Office: (602) 263-1706
  • Cell: (602) 509-3029
  • Fax: (602) 200-7810

About this Firm

Jones, Skelton & Hochuli, PLC is the largest and most experienced law firm of trial and appellate lawyers in Arizona practicing in the areas of insurance and insurance coverage defense. The firm’s 100+ attorneys defend insureds, self-insureds, government entities, corporations, and professional liability insureds throughout Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah.

Recognized as highly skilled, aggressive defenders of the legal and business communities, JSH lawyers have extensive trial and appellate experience in both state and federal courts. We present a vigorous defense in settlement negotiations and the deterrence of frivolous claims, as well as cost-effective arbitration and mediation services. With over 75 years of collective experience, our nationally-recognized in-house appellate team has handled over 800 appeals in state and federal courts.

Areas of Practice

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Appellate Law
  • Auto Liability
  • Aviation
  • Business Litigation and Class Actions
  • Civil Rights
  • Commercial and Business Contracts
  • Construction Law
  • Education
  • Environmental & Toxic/Mass Tort
  • Healthcare Law
  • IP and Technology
  • Insurance Law
  • Labor and Employment
  • Life, Health and Disability
  • Maritime Law/Admiralty
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Home/Assisted Living
  • Pharmaceutical and Medical Device
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Retail and Hospitality Law
  • SIU/Fraud/Arson
  • School Law
  • Transportation and Logistics
  • White Collar Defense

Representative Clients

We are pleased to represent a large number of insurance companies, self-insureds, and governmental entities. However, out of respect for their privacy and confidentiality, we do not list them in publications.

Primary USLAW Practice Group Contacts

Appellate Law

Eileen Dennis Gilbride

Jones, Skelton & Hochuli, P.L.C.
Phoenix, AZ
United States
Complex Tort and Product Liability

Jeremy C. Johnson

Jones, Skelton & Hochuli, P.L.C.
Phoenix, AZ
United States
Construction Law

Michael A. Ludwig

Jones, Skelton & Hochuli, P.L.C.
Phoenix, AZ
United States
Government Relations

Michele Molinario

Jones, Skelton & Hochuli, P.L.C.
Phoenix, AZ
United States
Healthcare Law

Douglas R. Cullins

Jones, Skelton & Hochuli, P.L.C.
Phoenix, AZ
United States
IP and Technology

Erik J. Stone

Jones, Skelton & Hochuli, P.L.C.
Phoenix, AZ
United States
Insurance Law

Daniel O. King

Jones, Skelton & Hochuli, P.L.C.
Phoenix, AZ
United States
Labor and Employment

Michele Molinario

Jones, Skelton & Hochuli, P.L.C.
Phoenix, AZ
United States
Mediation and Arbitration

Donald L. Myles, Jr.

Jones, Skelton & Hochuli, P.L.C.
Phoenix, AZ
United States
Medical Law

Donn C. Alexander

Jones, Skelton & Hochuli, P.L.C.
Phoenix, AZ
United States
Professional Liability

J. Gary Linder

Jones, Skelton & Hochuli, P.L.C.
Phoenix, AZ
United States
Retail and Hospitality Law

Brandi C. Blair

Jones, Skelton & Hochuli, P.L.C.
Phoenix, AZ
United States
Transportation and Logistics

Phillip H. Stanfield

Jones, Skelton & Hochuli, P.L.C.
Phoenix, AZ
United States

Resources & Articles

Women’s Connection leadership update

Women’s Connection leadership update

Posted October 20, 2022

We are pleased to announce the 2022-23 leadership for the USLAW NETWORK Women's Connection includes Moira Pietrowski, Brandi Blair, Holly Howanitz and Lisa Rolle. They collectively will help steer the direction of programming for the annual Women's Connection event (June 2023) plus create additional synergies among the members of this group… Continue Reading

Russ Skelton & Anne Holmgren obtain unanimous defense verdict in wrongful death case

Russ Skelton & Anne Holmgren obtain unanimous defense verdict in wrongful death case

Posted August 4, 2022

In May 2022, Jones, Skelton & Hochuli partners Russ Skelton and Anne Holmgren obtained a defense verdict in Keller v. Brownsberger, et al. – a wrongful death lawsuit. The decedent was a chronic pain patient who was referred by his primary care physician to the defendant pain management facility where… Continue Reading

Alexander, Mandt named to USLAW Medical Law Practice Group leadership

Alexander, Mandt named to USLAW Medical Law Practice Group leadership

Posted July 27, 2022

We are pleased to announce that Donn C. Alexander of Jones, Skelton & Hochuli, P.L.C. in Arizona and Heidi L. Mandt of Williams Kastner in Oregon have been named chair and vice chair, respectively, of the USLAW NETWORK Medical Law Practice Group. The USLAW Medical Law Practice Group is a… Continue Reading

Jones Skelton & Hochuli trial success

Jones Skelton & Hochuli trial success

Posted January 20, 2022

Supreme Court Punts on the Issue of Whether Agent’s Dismissal with Prejudice on Notice of Claim Grounds Precludes Vicarious Claim Banner v. Gordon| Arizona Supreme Court | JSH Attorney Eileen GilBride The Supreme Court avoided answering the questions posed in this case: does an involuntary dismissal with prejudice of an… Continue Reading

JSH attorneys win appeal nine years after defense verdict in Sloan v. Farmers Insurance Company of Arizona

JSH attorneys win appeal nine years after defense verdict in Sloan v. Farmers Insurance Company of Arizona

Posted September 28, 2021

Jones, Skelton & Hochuli attorneys Donald Myles, Lori Voepel, and Ashley Villaverde Halvorson have prevailed in three appeals on behalf of their client, Farmers Insurance Company of Arizona, affirming their 2012 defense verdict in a bad faith case. (Barbara Sloan v. Farmers Insurance Company of Arizona, Farmers Insurance Exchange, and… Continue Reading

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