RCDM earns “Highly Recommended Firm” distinction in Arizona from Benchmark Litigation; five shareholders named Local Litigation Stars

Renaud Cook Drury Mesaros, PA (RCDM) is pleased to have earned recognition as a “Highly Recommended Firm” in Arizona in Benchmark Litigation’s upcoming 2020 guide. Additionally, firm shareholders Noel Capps, Bill Drury, Jeff Hunter, Jack Klecan, and Ellen Levy were named as Local Litigation Stars.

Benchmark Litigation exclusively covers the litigation and disputes market in North America, with recognitions for the United States, Canada, and Mexico. It is considered the definitive guide to America’s leading litigation firms and attorneys. The selection process includes a firm submission and feedback from clients.

RCDM was one of just eight firms in Arizona to be named a Highly Recommended Firm. The publication’s analysis recognized the firm as “particularly renowned among the insurance, construction, healthcare, hospitality and transportation sectors.” Capps was described as “a well experienced litigator … often engaged in high-exposure cases,” while Drury was noted as having “built a successful reputation over his storied career.”

The other Local Litigation Stars were described in the following ways:

  • Hunter “is most well known in the product and professional liability litigation and medical malpractice spheres.”
  • Klecan “has earned many accolades for his work throughout the Southwest.”
  • Levy “leads the family law practice at the firm” with “extensive experience in many litigation practice areas.”

The full analysis can be read here.

About the Attorneys

Noel Capps is a trusted legal advisor who is routinely called upon to defend the insureds of many of the nation’s largest insurance companies in high-exposure matters. He is a proactive and creative litigator with a history of success in devising legal strategies on behalf of a diverse group of clients in multiple industries, including product manufacturers and premises and business owners facing catastrophic injury and wrongful death claims.

Bill Drury is known throughout Arizona and nationally as a first chair trial attorney who is called upon to defend difficult, high-profile cases, including catastrophic injury and wrongful death. He has been practicing for more than 35 years and has tried more than 150 jury cases, with a notable record of success in matters ranging from product liability, health care liability, transportation liability and commercial litigation.

Jeff Hunter’s practice focuses on defending clients in trial, and he not only adeptly handles clients’ most challenging legal matters but also helps companies craft strategies that contribute to their overall business goals. Jeff specializes in product and professional liability litigation and medical malpractice matters, and he has a depth of experience serving some of the nation’s largest insurance and healthcare companies.

Jack Klecan has built a reputation as one of the preeminent litigators in the Southwest, and businesses from a range of industries including insurance, healthcare and transportation turn to him for his extensive trial experience. He has served as lead counsel in more than 250 jury trials involving product liability, legal malpractice, medical malpractice, professional liability and personal injury cases. Currently, Jack is licensed and actively practicing in both Arizona and New Mexico.

Ellen Levy has spent almost 20 years representing carriers and clients in complex insurance litigation matters. In addition to her proven successful litigation skills, she understands the industry standards and needs of the insurance industry and its representatives because of her management and leadership position as Managing Attorney for one of the nation’s largest insurance companies. This experience affords her the unique capability of offering insightful legal advice to insurance carriers, commercial groups and individuals insured under any type of insurance policy.