John E. DeWulf

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  • Member at Coppersmith Brockelman PLC (19 Attorneys)
  • 2800 North Central Avenue, Suite 1900, Phoenix, AZ 85004
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John E. DeWulf has extensive experience with complex commercial litigation, including handling numerous trials, hearings and other matters before state and federal courts in the areas of contracts, business torts, trade secrets, real estate, securities, intellectual property, partnership and products. He has represented large multi-national clients, as well as regional and local businesses and individuals in a variety of business disputes.

In light of this diverse experience in litigating business issues, John has developed a practice in business counseling, aiding companies in overcoming challenges and leveraging opportunities to ultimately become more profitable and achieve business goals.

Classes & Seminars

Presenter: Conducting an Effective Cross-Examination, Lorman Education Services
Presenter: Business Litigation in Arizona: From Prefiling Concerns Through Closing Arguments at Trial, Sterling Education Services, LLC
Presenter: Ethics of Changing Firms, Arizona State Bar Convention
Chair/Presenter: Trial and Transactional Ethics, Arizona State Bar
Chair/Presenter: Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow: Litigating Against Former Employees, Arizona State Bar
Chair: Environmental Litigation, Arizona State Bar
Chair: Innovative Trial Techniques, Arizona State Bar Convention
Chair: Proving and Calculating Lost Profits, Arizona State Bar
Administrative & Criminal Prosecution of Securities Fraud Cases, Maricopa County Bar Association

Honors & Awards

Martindale-Hubbell AV Rating
The Best Lawyers in America: Commercial Litigation, Securities Litigation, 2007 – 2013
The Best Lawyers in America: Bet-the-Company Litigation, 2009 – 2013
Super Lawyers: Business Litigation, 2007 – 2013
Super Lawyers: Securities Litigation, Professional Liability: Defense, 2011 – 2013
Super Lawyers: The Top 50 in Arizona, 2011 – 2013
Arizona's Finest Lawyers: 2011 – 2013
Litigation Counsel of America, Fellow
Arizona Foundation for Legal Services & Education: Top Pro Bono Attorneys in Arizona, 2013

Education & Credentials

University Attended:
University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska, B.A., Economics, with honors, 1978
Law School Attended:
University of Arizona College of Law, Tucson, Arizona, J.D., Member, The Order of Barristers, 1981
Year of First Admission:
1981, U.S. District Court, District of Arizona; 2001, U.S. District Court, Central District of California; 1981, Arizona; 2000, U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit; 1981, U.S. Supreme Court
State Bar of Arizona, Trial Practice Section, Chairman, 1990 - 1991; Maricopa County Bar Association, American Bar Association (Member, Sections on: Litigation, Committee on Business Torts, Business Law, Committee on Corporate Counsel); Maricopa County Bar Association

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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Phoenix, Arizona

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