Brian’s law practice focuses on the area of general commercial litigation, with special emphasis on government litigation, class actions, bad faith, professional liability, and construction litigation. Brian has tried numerous cases to verdict in both state and federal courts. He also has diverse appellate and arbitration experience in complex civil cases. He was named one of Arizona’s Finest Lawyers in 2011.
Brian obtained his bachelor’s degree from Princeton University in 1987 and his law degree from Arizona State University in 1990. He is admitted to practice in Arizona state courts, the federal district court for the State of Arizona, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Brian is a fourth-generation Arizonan with strong sense of community service. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors for the East Valley Partnership, and Chairman of Arizona Laboratories for Security and Defense Research (“AzLabs”) – the City of Mesa’s initiative to convert the former Air Force Research Lab Mesa, closed as part of BRAC process, into National Research Laboratory.
Brian also has served as a director with such organizations as Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona, the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, the Heard Museum, and Princeton University’s National Committee on Schools. Brian also has served on several government boards and campaign executive committees like the Citizen Transportation Oversight Committee, the City of Mesa’s Economic Development Advisory Board, Yes on 400 – the 2004 campaign that won voter approval of the region’s $19 billion transportation plan, and Yes on 300 -- the 2009 campaign that won voter approval of the Mesa Proving Grounds Resort Core.
Brian lives with his wife, who also is an Arizona native, and their two children in Mesa. His family owns and operates one of Arizona’s largest equestrian facilities there.
Claudia’s practice focuses on all aspects of family law including divorce, custody, child support, third party and grandparent rights, same-sex family and unmarried cohabitant issues, guardianships, adoptions, assisted reproductive technologies (gestational carriers/surrogacy, IVF, AI, donation and embryo transfers), and contract disputes arising from personal relationships. She regularly serves as a Court appointed Best Interests Attorney in Family, civil and criminal court, and as a Court Appointed Advisor in family law cases.
Claudia obtained her bachelor’s degree in political science and French from the University of New Mexico in 1986 and obtained her law degree, cum laude, from UNM Law in 1992 (Go Lobos!). She is a native of the Southwest (raised in California, New Mexico and Arizona) and an avid connoisseur of Mexican food and green chile (with an “e”!).
Since moving to Arizona in 1997, she has invested in improving the legal community thorough her extensive service on committees and task forces for the Arizona State Bar Association, volunteer activities with the Children’s Law Center and Volunteer Lawyers Program, and frequent guest lectures in local and national continuing legal education seminars.
Active in the LGBT community, Claudia is a member of the National Family Law Advisory Council for the National Center for Lesbian Rights, member of the Arizona and National LGBT Bar Associations and a charter member of the National LGBT Bar’s Family Law Institute, has served on the Board of One-n- Ten, and has been instrumental in creating law to protect LGBT families.
Claudia lives in North Central Phoenix with her wife, Christelle, and two rescue dogs, Frankie and Auggie, who can sometimes be seen hanging out at the office.