- Employment Law
- Insurance Defense / Personal Injury Litigation
- Labor & Employment
- Discrimination Claims
- Professional Liability Litigation
- Employment Litigation
- Government/Public Entity Liability
- Insurance Bad Faith and Coverage Litigation
- Product Liability Litigation
|Mailing Address||P.O. Box 16882, Phoenix, AZ, 85011|
|University ||University of California at Santa Barbara, B.A., History, with honors, 1968 Dean's list|
|Law School||Arizona State University College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1972 Associate Editor, Arizona State Law Journal, Law and the Social Order|
|Admitted||1972, Arizona; United States Supreme Court; United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; United States District Court for the District of Arizona|
|Born||Oakland, California, May 15, 1946|
Joined Burch & Cracchiolo in 1974
Brian Kaven is the senior attorney among the firm's personal injury and tort defense attorneys and concentrates his practice in the areas of personal injury defense, discrimination and wrongful termination defense, defense of governmental entities, professional malpractice and general litigation. He has been listed in the last 4 editions of Southwest Super Lawyers and is included among Arizona's Finest Lawyers. Brian is a member of the Arizona Association of Defense Counsel and the Defense Research Institute. He is an AV® Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 peer review rated attorney in Martindale-Hubbell.
Brian is certified as an Injury and Wrongful Death Litigation Specialist by the State Bar of Arizona and has personally handled hundreds of litigated cases. He tries cases in state and federal court.
Prior to joining the firm, Brian was in private practice with a small Phoenix law firm and then received further trial experience working as a public defender.
Honors & Awards
Selected, Southwest Super Lawyers 2007-2012 - Personal Injury Defense: General
Selected, Arizona's Finest Lawyers 2011
Ranked AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5 in Martindale Hubbell Representative Engagements
Defended multi-national golf cart manufacturer in a products wrongful death case.
Defended major governmental entity and two of its agencies, and agency heads in contract and wrongful termination lawsuit.
Defended multi-state insurance carrier in agency and employment litigation.
Defended four-year college in Title IX litigation.
Defended hospital and surgeons in case involving alleged medical malpractice and resulting permanent paralysis.
Defended international charitable organization in a wrongful death case.
Defended religious body accused of maintaining unsafe daycare center.
Defended international resort accused of negligence in the death of an employee.
Defended assisted living facility accused of elder abuse.
Defended interstate trucking business in double wrongful death.
Defended food adulteration cases.
Defended premises security and death case.
Defended insurance carrier in bad faith litigation.
Former member, State Bar of Arizona Civil Practice and Procedures Committee
Member, Arizona Association of Defense Counsel
Member, Defense Research Institute
American Bar Association
Section on Litigation
Section on Tort and Insurance Practice
Section on Employment Law
American Bar Association
State Bar of Arizona
Maricopa County Bar Association
Defense Research Institute
Arizona Association of Defense Counsel
(Certified Specialist, Injury and Wrongful Death Litigation, Arizona Board of Legal Specialization)
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