James R. Condo

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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

Jim Condo is a highly accomplished lawyer who has been recognized by his peers as one of the finest trial attorneys in Arizona. He focuses his practice on high-profile “bet-the-company” litigation in the professional liability, product liability, and business enterprise dispute arenas.

Jim is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and is listed in The Best Lawyers in America in four categories, including recognition as the Phoenix Lawyer of the Year, Legal Malpractice Law-Defendants (2018). In addition, Jim has been recognized in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, and has been ranked by Southwest Super Lawyers as one of the Top 50 (2017) Business Litigation lawyers in Arizona.

The breadth of Jim’s experience is represented by the diversity of his clients that have included most recently AmLaw 200 law firms and lawyers, a professional sports team, and a major medical device manufacturer.

Representative Presentations and Publications

• Innovative Trial Preparation and Presentation, American College of Trial Lawyers (April 22, 2016)
• Escape from the Briar Patch Between Discovery and Trial, American College of Trial Lawyers (May 15, 2015)

Professional Recognition and Awards

•The Best Lawyers in America, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Construction Litigation, Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants (2003-2019)
•Phoenix Lawyer of the Year, Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants (2018)
•Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Litigation: General Commercial (2003-2018)
•Benchmark Litigation, Local Litigation Star - Arizona, Product Liability, General Commercial (2013-2018)
•Top 100 Lawyers in Arizona, AZ Business Magazine (2018)
•Southwest Super Lawyers, Business Litigation (2007-2018)
•Top 50 in Arizona (2017)
•Product Liability Defense Lawyer of the Year in Arizona, Corporate Intl Magazine (2013)
•Ranking Arizona: The Best of Arizona Attorneys, Commercial Litigation (2010-2011)

Community Involvement

•Arizona Presenters Alliance, 21st Annual Conference, Discussion Leader (2017)
•The Nature Conservancy, Salt and Verde Rivers Water Fund Summit, Discussion Leader (2016)
• Visioning Scottsdale Town Hall, City of Scottsdale, Panel Chair (2013)
•Arizona Town Hall (1984-present)
•Board of Directors (1996-2000; 2005-2009)
•Chairman of the Board (2007-2009)
•National Leadership Council, Lehigh University (2005-2011)

Related News & Events

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

May 03
Chambers USA 2018 Recognizes Snell & Wilmer in Multiple Categories and Names 46 Attorneys as Leaders in Their Field

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

Mar 26
Five Snell & Wilmer Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in the 2018 Top 100 Lawyers in Arizona Publication by AZ Business Magazine

Oct 10
Snell & Wilmer and its Attorneys Recognized in the 2018 Benchmark Litigation Rankings

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

May 31
Chambers USA 2017 Recognizes Snell & Wilmer in Multiple Categories and Names 43 Attorneys

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

Oct 05
Benchmark Litigation Recognizes Multiple Snell & Wilmer Offices and Attorneys in 2017 Rankings

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”

May 27
Chambers USA 2016 Recognizes Snell & Wilmer in Multiple Categories and Names 42 Attorneys

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

Oct 12
Benchmark Litigation Recognizes Multiple Snell & Wilmer Offices and Attorneys in 2016 Rankings

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”

May 19
Chambers USA Recognizes Snell & Wilmer in Multiple Categories and Names 42 Attorneys as Leaders in Their Field

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

Mar 09
Snell & Wilmer Partner James Condo Admitted to American College of Trial Lawyers

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

May 23
Chambers USA Recognizes Snell & Wilmer in Multiple Categories and Names 38 Attorneys as 'Leaders in Their Field'

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

Aug 12
Super Lawyers 2013 Recognizes 96 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys Also Names 45 Firm Attorneys to the 2013 Rising Stars List

Jun 17
Eight Snell & Wilmer Attorneys Appointed Judge Pro Tempore for Superior Court in Maricopa County

May 31
Chambers USA Recognizes Snell & Wilmer in Multiple Categories and Names 37 Attorneys as 'Leaders in Their Field'

Apr 12
Benchmark Litigation Recognizes Multiple Snell & Wilmer Offices and Attorneys in 2013 Rankings

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

Jun 27
Super Lawyers 2012 Recognizes 80 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys

Jun 07
Chambers USA Recognizes Snell & Wilmer in Multiple Categories and Names 34 Attorneys as 'Leaders in Their Field'

Jan 18
Snell & Wilmer Partner James Condo Named fellow of Litigation Counsel of America

Sep 06
The Best Lawyers in America Recognizes 99 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys as Leaders in Their Field

Jul 29
Snell & Wilmer Congratulates its 99 Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2011

Related Publications

Oct 03
Forbes: Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. - Nationally Recognized for Commercial Litigation

Jun 15
Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business 2007

of Litigation Counsel of America

Sep 06 The Best Lawyers in America Recognizes 99 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys as Leaders in Their Field

Jul 29 Snell & Wilmer Congratulates its 99 Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2011

Jun 20 Super Lawyers 2011 Recognizes 74 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys Also Names 21 Firm Attorneys to the 2011 Rising Stars List

Jun 10 Chambers USA Recognizes Snell & Wilmer in Multiple Categories and Names 39 Attorneys as 'Leaders in Their Field'

Oct 21 Ninety-Nine Snell & Wilmer Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers in America 2011

Jun 22 Sixty-Seven Snell & Wilmer Attorneys Named as Super Lawyers 2010

Aug 01 Ninety-Eight Snell & Wilmer Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers in America 2010

Jul 10 Law & Politics Selects 75 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys as 2009 Super Lawyers

Jun 12 Chambers USA Ranks Thirty-Five Snell & Wilmer Attorneys as Leaders in Field

Related Publications

Oct 03 Forbes: Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. - Nationally Recognized for Commercial Litigation

Jun 15 Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business 2007 Member:

Professional Memberships & Activities

•Judge Pro Tempore, Superior Court, Maricopa County, Arizona

•Former Judge Pro Tempore, Arizona Court of Appeals

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Class Action Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Product Liability Litigation
  • Professional Liability Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
602.382.6353  Phone
www.swlaw.com
University Attended:
Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, B.S., Business and Economics, with honors, 1974
Law School Attended:
Boston College Law School, Newton, MA, J.D., cum laude, 1979; Managing Editor, Boston College Law Review, 1978-1979
Year of First Admission:
1979
Admission:
United States District Court, District of Arizona; United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; District of Columbia Court of Appeals; United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit; United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit; United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit; United States Supreme Court; Supreme Court of Arizona; Supreme Court of Colorado
Memberships:

Professional Memberships & Activities

•fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
•fellow, Litigation Counsel of America

Birth Information:
Somerville, New Jersey, March 2, 1952
Reported Cases:
Representative Experience: Professional Liability: Lead trial counsel for a major U.S. law firm on a 3+ week jury trial on claims by a corporate issuer of publicly traded stock arising from the rendering of certain legal opinions in connection with the stock; Lead trial counsel for a major U.S. law firm against claims brought by the bankruptcy trustee of a business services outsourcing company; Lead trial counsel for a major U.S. law firm against claims arising from the failure of a California-based savings & loan; Lead trial counsel for a major U.S. law firm against claims brought by the bankruptcy trustee of a national restaurant chain; Products Liability & Personal Injury: Co-counsel for a medical products device manufacturer on a 4-week jury trial on personal injury claims (2012 Significant Defense Verdict, Arizona Attorney, June 2013); Lead trial counsel for a domestic vehicle manufacturer through a 4-week trial on a wrongful death claim arising from inadvertent vehicle movement; Lead trial counsel for a pesticide company on a 2-week jury trial on personal injury claims alleging brain damage from exposure to the toxic by-products of combustion; Multiple representations of a domestic medium and heavy duty truck manufacturer against wrongful death and personal injury claims involving vehicle crashworthiness allegations, including post-collision fuel fed fires; Complex Commercial Litigation: Lead trial counsel for a professional sports team involving leasing and management of the public facility; Lead trial counsel for a major aerospace company on a 6-week trial involving claims over the commercialization of terrestrial and satellite technology; Represented a hotel franchisee in arbitration with a national hotel chain regarding participation in the chain's loyalty rewards program; Lead counsel for a national construction company during arbitration with a city arising from the construction of a public science facility
ISLN:
908251177

Peer Reviews

5.0/5.0 (7 reviews)
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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    5.0/5.0
  • Analytical Capability

    4.9/5.0
  • Judgment

    4.9/5.0
  • Communication

    4.9/5.0
  • Legal Experience

    5.0/5.0
  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Of Counsel on 02/28/12 in Commercial Litigation

    James Condo is an excellent attorney, knowledgable in his field. Additionally he is a consumate professional with outstanding judgment and ethics.

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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Partner on 04/05/10 in Litigation

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