JSH Reporter Summer 2014 - Page 14

JSHFIRMANNOUNCEMENTS 014 William Jones, Jr. Selected as 2014 Lawyer of the Year for Medical Malpractice Best Lawyers has selected Bill Jones as the 2014 “Lawyer of the Year” for Medical Malpractice Law in Phoenix, Arizona. Being selected as “Lawyer of the Year” reflects the high level of respect a lawyer has earned among other leading lawyers in the same communities and practice areas for his abilities, professionalism, and integrity. Mr. Jones is one of the founding attorneys at Jones, Skelton & Hochuli, which was founded in 1983. Mr. Jones has been practicing law for 52 years and has tried over 250 civil jury cases in Arizona and other states. Although he currently concentrates his practice in the medical malpractice area, Mr. Jones is still involved in litigating and trying other types of civil and governmental liability cases. He has served as a Judge Pro Tem on both the Arizona Court of Appeals and the Maricopa County Superior Court. Mr. Jones has passed along the knowledge he has gained throughout his legal career by speaking as a guest lecturer at Harvard University, Arizona State University and the University of Arizona. He has been listed as one of the Top 50 Lawyers in Arizona since 2007 by Southwest Super Lawyers. JSH Ranked 5th Best ADR Firm in Arizona Jones, Skelton & Hochuli has been listed as the 5th best alternative dispute resolution law firm in Arizona by AZ Big Media. The rankings are based strictly on the opinions of voters who base their votes on quality, service and who they would recommend. So what exactly is ADR? ADR refers to alternative processes to the traditional jury trial to resolve disputes. The two most common forms of ADR are: 1) mediation, where mediators bring opposing parties together to work out a settlement agreement; and 2) arbitration, which is a simplified trial headed by an arbitral panel. Alternative Dispute Resolution can be a cost-effective way to reach a resolution. A number of JSH lawyers are nationally recognized in the field of ADR and are regularly asked to serve as Mediators, Arbitrators, Special Masters, Judges Pro Tem and Neutral Case Evaluators. Donald Myles Selected to Join The American College of Coverage and Extracontractual Counsel Kevin Broerman Joins the JSH Partnership We are pleased to announce that Kevin Broerman has joined the Partnership at JSH. Mr. Broerman started his legal career following graduation from Western State University College of Law in 1992. He has focused his practice on bad faith and extra-contractual liability, construction litigation and professional liability. Mr. Broerman joined Jones, Skelton & Hochuli as an Associate in 2008. Prior to his legal career, Mr. Broerman served as a Captain in the U.S. Army. Mr. Broerman serves on the Civil Jury Instructions Committee for the State Bar of Arizona. He is also a member of the Arizona Association of Defense Counsel, the Defense Research Institute and the American Association For Justice. The American College of Coverage and Extracontractual Counsel (ACCEC) has selected Don Myles to join its membership as a Fellow. To join the ACCEC as a Fellow, an attorney must be admitted to practice law in the highest court of their respective state and be substantially involved in the practice of insurance law for fifteen or more years. ACCEC aims to improve the quality of the practice of insurance law by bringing together preeminent lawyers who represent both insurers and policyholders. ACCEC was founded in 2012 and serves to educate all sectors involved in insurance disputes. Don Myles has been a partner at JSH since 1987 and has practiced insurance law for over 30 years. He has published articles concerning professional liability, insurance coverage and bad faith, as well as on trial practice and procedure. He also belongs to several professional associations including the American Board of Trial Advocates and the Federation of Defense