Brian J. Foster

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  • Partner at Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. (433 Attorneys)
  • One Arizona Center, 400 East Van Buren Street, Suite 1900, Phoenix, AZ 85004
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Biography

Brian Foster's practice is concentrated in international law and commercial litigation with an emphasis on real estate and business litigation, partnership and shareholder disputes, merger and acquisition disputes, contract disputes, sale of business disputes and TCPA litigation.

Brian has tried numerous cases to verdict for both defendants and plaintiffs, including multiple cases where the amount in controversy was in the multi-millions.

Brian also has substantial experience in the payment processing industry having represented processors, ISOs and issuers in litigation matters.

Brian is a frequent legal commentator on FOX 10 News and has made over 150 local and national appearances on various media outlets (FOX News & CNN) covering, among numerous other top news stories, President Trump's Supreme Court nominations, the Jodi Arias trial, and Bill Cosby's criminal and civil cases.

Representative Presentations and Publications

•Frequent Legal Commentator, FOX News, CNN & FOX 10 News
•Video Clip - Bill Cosby charged with drugging, sexually assaulting woman
•Video Clip - Second jury to consider death penalty in Jodi Arias retrial
•Video Clip - Bridging the wage gap between men & women
•Video Clip - Bill Cosby sexual battery case
•Video Clip - Freeway shooting suspect of out jail
•Video Clip - Can former victims testify at Bill Cosby trial?
•Video Clip - Impact of President Trump's Supreme Court Pick
•Video Clip - Jury Selected in Bill Cosby Trial
•Video Clip - Bill Cosby Trial - Trial Gets Underway in Pennsylvania Today
•Video Clip - First Four Days of the Bill Cosby Trial
•Video Clip - Philip Brailsford Trial - Ex-Mesa Police Officer Charged with 2nd Degree Murder
•Video Clip - Jury Selection Underway in Bill Cosby Sexual Assault Retrial
•Video Clip - New Laws in Effect for 2019
•Video Clip - Kevin Spacey Accused of Sexual Assault
•Video Clip - Christine Mustafa Murder Trial - Prosecutor Seeks Conviction Without Body
•Video Clip - Steven Jones retrial begins following NAU murder mistrial
•Taiwanese American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Phoenix 2017 Lunar New Year Celebration Banquet, Keynote Speaker (February 11, 2017)

Professional Recognition and Awards

•The Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation (2013-2019)
•Southwest Super Lawyers, Business Litigation (2015-2018)

Community Involvement

•Phoenix Sister Cities
•Chair-Elect
•Executive Committee Member and Fund Development Chair
•Phoenix Aviation Advisory Board Member
•Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport Planning Advisory Committee
•Arizona Advisory Committee for U.S. Global Leadership Coalition
•Ahwatukee Foothills YMCA, Board Member
•Tapestry Canyon Homeowners Association, President
•Ahwatukee Foothills Village, Planning Committee (past member)
•Valley of the Sun YMCA, Board of Governors (past member)
•City of Phoenix Parks and Library Bond Committee (past member)
•Arizona Town Hall, Certified Scribe
•Volunteer Lawyers Program

Related News & Events

Nov 08
Snell & Wilmer Partner Brian J. Foster Appointed to Phoenix Aviation Advisory Board

Aug 15
139 Snell & Wilmer Lawyers Listed as Leaders in Their Fields by The Best Lawyers in America 2019 Eleven Snell & Wilmer attorneys recognized as a 2019 Lawyer of the Year

Apr 24
Southwest Super Lawyers Recognizes 69 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys in its 2018 Rankings

Aug 15
The Best Lawyers in America 2018 Lists 133 Snell & Wilmer Lawyers as Leaders in Their Field

Jun 27
Phoenix Sister Cities Elects Snell & Wilmer Partner Brian J. Foster as Board Chair-Elect

Apr 12
Southwest Super Lawyers 2017 Recognizes 69 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys

Feb 13
Taiwanese American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Phoenix Welcomes Snell & Wilmer Partner Brian J. Foster as Keynote Speaker

Aug 15
The Best Lawyers in America 2017 Lists 125 Snell & Wilmer Lawyers As Leaders In Their Field In addition, 15 Snell & Wilmer attorneys recognized as a 2017 “Lawyer of the Year”

Jun 27
Phoenix Sister Cities Board of Directors Elects Snell & Wilmer Partner Brian J. Foster to Executive Committee

Apr 11
Southwest Super Lawyers 2016 Recognizes 73 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys

Sep 03
Phoenix Sister Cities Appoints Snell & Wilmer Attorney Brian Foster to Board of Directors

Aug 17
The Best Lawyers in America 2016 Lists 128 Snell & Wilmer Lawyers as Leaders in their Field In addition, 19 Snell & Wilmer attorneys recognized as a 2016 “Lawyer of the Year”

Apr 10
Southwest Super Lawyers 2015 Recognizes 73 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys

Aug 18
The Best Lawyers in America 2015 Lists 123 Snell & Wilmer Lawyers as Leaders in Their Field

Aug 19
The Best Lawyers in America 2014 Recognizes 119 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys as Leaders in Their Field

Sep 04
The Best Lawyers in America 2013 Recognizes 114 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys as Leaders in Their Field

Jun 06
Snell & Wilmer Prevails at Trial in Land Development Case

Areas of Practice (2)

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Investigations, Government Enforcement and White Collar Protection

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
602.382.6242  Phone
www.swlaw.com
University Attended:
University of Iowa, B.A., Accounting, 1985
Law School Attended:
University of Iowa School of Law, J.D., high distinction, 1988
Year of First Admission:
1988
Admission:
United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; United States District Court, District of Arizona; 199th Judicial District Court of Collin County, Texas; United States District Court, District of Delaware; United States District Court, District of Iowa; United States District Court, Eastern District of Virginia; United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois; United States District Court, Northern District of Indiana; United States District Court, Southern District of Indiana; United States District Court, Southern District of Texas; Arizona; Supreme Court of Arizona; United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia; United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
Memberships:

Professional Memberships and Activities

•State Bar of Arizona
•International Law Section
•Alternative Dispute Resolution Section
•Maricopa County Bar Association
•American Bar Association
•American Trial Lawyers Association
•Arizona Association of Defense Counsel
•Arizona Asian American Bar Association
•National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
•Taiwanese American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Phoenix

Birth Information:
Dayton, Ohio, August 1, 1962
ISLN:
907326401

Peer Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

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