Proven Results

  • $1.3 Million Attorneys’ Fee Award Obtained Against Plaintiff in Construction Defect Case
    Construction Litigation
    Rick Righi and Chris Begeman represented a New Mexico general contractor in a construction defect lawsuit. Recognizing that water intrusion into the building envelope was occurring at the project, Rick and Chris advised the general contractor to ...
  • Defense Verdict in Traumatic Brain Injury Case
    Personal Injury Defense
    Chris Begeman secured a defense verdict in a traumatic brain injury case. Plaintiff, who lives adjacent to a metal recycling facility, claimed that he was struck in the head by a metal object propelled from the recycling facility during the metal ...
  • $53 Million Professional Liability Claim Dismissed
    Professional Liability
    Rick Righi, Beth Fitch, and Benjamin Hodgson obtained a dismissal with prejudice for a law firm accused of RICO violations and fraudulent conduct. The State of Arizona claimed that the law firm conspired with its clients to defraud Arizona citizens ...
  • $18 Million Construction Defect/Commercial Fire Loss Claim Dismissed
    Construction Litigation
    Rick Righi and Benjamin Hodgson secured a dismissal with prejudice for their client, a general contractor, in response to an $18 million claim arising out of a commercial fire loss. No funds were exchanged for the dismissal. Plaintiffs claimed the ...
  • Defense Verdict in Personal Injury Case Where Plaintiff Asked the Jury to Award $1.75 Million
    Personal Injury Defense
    Rick Righi and Benjamin Hodgson obtained a defense verdict in a personal injury trial in Flagstaff, Arizona. Plaintiff claimed to have become permanently disabled following a ride in the client’s touring vehicle. Plaintiff was seeking over $450,000 ...
  • Legal Malpractice Claim Dismissed with Prejudice
    Professional Liability
    Beth Fitch and Benjamin Hodgson prevailed on a motion to dismiss in a legal malpractice action against a regional law firm that represented co-trustees in an underlying action brought by the beneficiaries to remove the co-trustees. After a settlement ...
  • Civil Rights, Employment Discrimination, and Defamation Claims Against Non-Profit Dismissed
    Employment Defense
    Beth Fitch and Michael Grubbs obtained a dismissal of a $2.6 million dollar lawsuit against a church and its pastors. The plaintiff was a former congregational member and recently divorced from one of the church volunteers. Because of his past ...
  • Innovative Use of Technological Evidence Results in Defense Verdict in Premises Case
    Personal Injury Defense
    Beth Fitch secured a defense verdict through her strategic use of surveillance video footage in a personal injury action. Plaintiff filed suit against an apartment complex owner after tripping in the community clubhouse. Plaintiff accused the owner ...
  • Fee Shifting Strategy Results in Plaintiff Walking Away from A $230,000 Verdict
    Construction Litigation
    Rick Righi and Melissa Lin secured a post-trial walk-away settlement for their client, despite a $230,000 jury verdict entered against their client. Rick and Melissa represented a general contractor that built a high-end home with a cantilevered lap ...
  • Defense Verdict on behalf of a Regional Commercial General Contractor
    Construction Litigation
    Rick Righi represented a general contractor accused of negligently diverting storm and flood waters in Sedona, Arizona. Plaintiff homeowner claimed that the general contractor improperly elevated the pad of her neighbor’s adjoining property when ...