Jill Ann Herman

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Jill Ann Herman is a litigator with over twenty-five years of extensive experience in complex litigation. Her innovative case handling has resulted in defense verdicts and awards, both at trial and arbitration. Jill Ann’s areas of concentration include product liability, personal injury, professional liability, general liability, construction law, construction defect, dram shop liability, transportation, and transactional matters. She has experience representing a wide array of clients from individuals to multi-national corporations in litigation through appeal, in both state and federal courts. Additionally, she performs risk management for several clients, focusing on transfer and elimination of risk. Jill Ann is known for her tenacity and aggressive claims handling, including early resolution and favorable settlement where appropriate, which she combines with thoughtful, effective strategy.

Awards & Accomplishments

AV Preeminent Lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell

International Advisory Experts Award: Complex Litigation Law Award Winner in Phoenix, 2018

Events, Seminars & Presentations

Class Actions, Right to Repair under Arizona’s Purchaser Dwelling Act, and Complex Litigation, Arizona Association of Defense Counsel, November 7, 2002

Class Certification, Arizona Maricopa County Superior Court Judge’s Roundtable, November 19, 2002

Emerging Legislative Trends in Arizona, Colorado, and Nevada; West Coast Casualty Construction Defect Seminar, May 8, 2003

Emerging Issues in Arizona and Nevada Construction Defect Law; West Coast Casualty Construction Defect Seminar, May 13, 2005

Current Survey of Top Appellant Cases, Legislative Developments and Litigation Trends; MC Consultants, Inc. Colorado Springs Seminar, June 3, 2005

Multi State Class Action Issues; MC Consultants, Inc. Colorado Springs Seminar, June 3, 2006

Trial & Appellate Results

Albano, et al. v. Shea Homes Limited Partnership, et al. 634 F.3d 524 (Ariz. 2011)

Albano, et al. v. Shea Homes Limited Partnership, et al. 227 Ariz. 121, 254 P.3d. 360 (Ariz. 2011)

Gawara v. U.S. Brass Corp., 63 Cal. App. 4th 1341 (1998)

Ranchwood Communities Limited Partnership v. Jim Beat Const. Co., 49 Cal. App. 4th 1397 (1996)

Areas of Practice (12)

  • Appellate
  • Commercial and Business Litigation
  • Construction
  • Environmental
  • General Liability and Casualty
  • Mass Torts and Class-Action Defense
  • Mold and Water Damage
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Property Management and Tenant Litigation
  • Toxic Tort and Occupational Exposure
  • Transportation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(602) 441-1336  Phone
University Attended:
Arizona State University, B.S., 1986
Law School Attended:
California Western School of Law, J.D., 1990
Year of First Admission:
1997, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; 1991, U.S. District Court, Southern District of California; 2000, U.S. District Court, District of Arizona; 1991, California; 2000, Arizona
State Bar of Arizona; State Bar of California;

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