Robert F. Kethcart

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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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Robert Kethcart is a business attorney and litigator. He focuses his practice on insurance coverage, real estate and business litigation, and medical and dental liability defense.

In the insurance arena, Robert advises policyholders and carriers with a wide range of issues involving commercial insurance. He has extensive experience with commercial general liability (CGL), commercial auto, commercial property, directors & officers (D&O), errors & omissions (E&O), educators' liability, medical/dental professional liability, excess/umbrella liability, and reps & warranties insurance policies. He litigates coverage disputes and bad faith claims.

Robert represents businesses and individuals in complex business litigation involving real estate title and lending disputes, contract-based claims, and business torts such as fraud, misrepresentation and intentional interference with contract.

Robert has also represented healthcare providers in Arizona for more than a decade. He provides legal advice to dental and medical practices about the various issues that arise during the day-to-day operation of the businesses. He advises dentists in connection with selling and buying dental practices. He also represents healthcare providers in litigation and before state licensing boards.

Representative Presentations and Publications

• We have a Cyber Insurance Policy. What did we buy? Presenter, Lockton Law Day (February 2019)
• Emails, texts, and HIPAA: 7 rules every dentist needs to know, Author, DentistryIQ (June 29, 2017)
•“Insurance Coverage and Real Estate Projects,” Presenter (March 2016)
•“The Role of Insurance in Cyber Security Risk Management,” Co-Presenter (October 2014)
•“Recent Developments: Coverage for Responding to Government Investigational Subpoenas,” Presenter (March 2014)
•“Coverage under Indemnity and Insurance Clauses in Business Contracts,” Presenter (June 2013)
•“CMS Compliance and Open Payments/Sunshine Laws,” Co-Presenter, Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry, Annual Clinical Directors SIG Conference (Oct. 2014)
•“Medicare Mandatory Insurer Reporting,” Co-Presenter (May 2012)
•“Protected Health Information: Obtaining and Disclosing,” Presenter (June 2008)
•“Managing Risk Through Documentation and Planning,” Presenter, Mayo Clinic Hospital (Feb. 2008); Banner Thunderbird Medical Center (September 2007)
• Legal Ethics in the In-House Setting: How the Rules of Professional Conduct Translate,” Co-Presenter (June 2015)
• The Ethics of Attorney Use of Social Media, Presenter (June 2011)
• Ethical Issues in Internal Investigations, Co-Author (October 2010)
• The Ethics of Attorney Marketing, Presenter (June 2009)

Professional Recognition and Awards

•AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell
•Southwest Super Lawyers, Rising Stars Edition, Insurance (2016-2018), Business Litigation (2012-2015)
•Maricopa County Bar Association, Robert R. Mills Member of the Year (2018)
•Arizona's Finest Lawyers

Community Involvement

•Maricopa County Bar Foundation
•Board of Trustees (2012-present); Chair of the Board (2016-2018); Vice Chair (2015); Treasurer (2013-2014, 2019)
•ASU Diversity Legal Writing Intern Program
•Assigning Attorney (2012, 2013)
•Presenter, Legal Research and Writing (2009-2012)
•Volunteer Lawyers Program
•Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

Related News & Events

Sep 17
The Maricopa County Bar Association Recognizes Robert F. Kethcart as its 2018 Robert R. Mills Member of the Year

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

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

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

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

Dec 18
Snell & Wilmer Elects 15 New Partners

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

Jun 27
Super Lawyers 2012 Recognizes 80 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys

Related Publications

Sep 18
Health Law Checkup - New Arizona Physician Fingerprinting Requirements for Renewal and Initial License Applications

Aug 06
Health Law Checkup - FDA Draft Guidance: How Drug and Device Firms Can Correct Third-Party Misinformation Appearing on Social Media (Part II of II)

Jul 23
Health Law Checkup - FDA Draft Guidance Aims to Clarify Appropriate Character-Space-Limited Social Media Use by Drug and Device Firms (Part I of II)

Jul 01
Health Law Checkup - OIG Issues Special Fraud Alert About Laboratory Payments to Referring Physicians

May 22
Health Law Checkup - Future of Nevada’s Insurance Exchange Uncertain after Exchange Board Votes to Cut Ties with Xerox

May 12
Health Law Checkup - Integrated Health in Limbo After U.S. District Court Decision

Jan 02
Health Law Checkup - January 2013 Trends to Watch in 2013: Physician-Owned Distributors Trends to Watch in 2013: Physician-Owned Distributors

Sep 28
Health Law Checkup - September 2012 Government Warns Hospitals on Using Electronic Medical Records to Engage in Fraudulent Billing Government Warns Hospitals on Using Electronic Medical Records to Engage in Fraudulent Billing

Jul 31
Health Law Checkup - July 2012 Enforceability and Interpretation of Agreements Prohibiting Direct and Indirect Solicitation of Health Care Employees Enforceability and Interpretation of Agreements Prohibiting Direct and Indirect Solicitation of Health Care Employees

May 31
Health Law Checkup - May 2012 Physicians Required to Provide Interpretive Services to Non-English Speaking Patients Physicians Required to Provide Interpretive Services to Non-English Speaking Patients

Areas of Practice (8)

  • Class Action Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Cybersecurity, Data Protection, and Privacy
  • Healthcare
  • Insurance
  • Professional Licensure
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Special Litigation and Compliance

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
602.382.6533  Phone
University Attended:
University of Colorado, B.S., Business Administration, Management emphasis, 2001
Law School Attended:
University of Kansas School of Law, J.D., Order of the Coif, Kansas Law Review, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, 2005
Year of First Admission:
United States District Court, District of Arizona; Arizona; Supreme Court of Arizona

Professional Memberships and Activities

•Maricopa County Bar Association
•State Bar of Arizona
•American Bar Association
•Section of Litigation, Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee
•Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section


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