Jeff Hunter’s practice focuses on defending clients in trial, and his record of successes in the courtroom has been recognized by clients and media alike. He not only adeptly handles clients’ most challenging legal matters, he also helps companies craft strategies that contribute to their overall business goals. Jeff specializes in product and professional liability litigation and medical malpractice matters. Jeff has a depth of experience serving some of the nation’s largest insurance and healthcare companies. He doesn’t hesitate to pursue all avenues, including trial, to secure positive outcomes for his clients. His defense verdict in the matter Timothy Daniels et al. v. Rio Vista Surgical Associates, P.C. and Abedon Saiz was named one of Arizona’s most significant defense verdicts in 2016.
During his nearly 25 years practicing law, Jeff has successfully defended clients in a variety of other areas, including personal injury claims and commercial transactions. Clients benefit from Jeff’s experience in developing policies and procedures that reduce their risk of litigation and further their business’ growth. When litigation cannot be avoided, he is a strong advocate for the firm’s clients and has tried dozens of jury and non-jury trials in his career. During his career, Jeff has tried cases in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia and Utah, and has litigated federal court multi-district litigation, state court group actions and international arbitrations.
Jeff earned a law degree from Syracuse University, a master’s degree from Kansas State University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan. He is active in several legal organizations, including the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance, the Defense Research Institute and the Commercial Law League of America.
Co-Author, “ALFA Insurance Law 50-State Compendium,” 2015
Contributor, “ALFA Insurance Law Compendium: Property & Casualty,” 2015
Contributor, “ALFA Insurance Law Compendium: Health, Accident, and Life,” 2015
Co-Author, “ALFA Insurance Law 50-State Compendium,” 2013
Contributor, “ALFA Insurance Law Compendium: Property & Casualty,” 2013
Contributor, “ALFA Insurance Law Compendium: Health, Accident, and Life,” 2013
“Loose Lips Sink Ships – Effective Use of Social Media,” Panel Discussion Moderator, ALFA Insurance Law Practice Group Roundtable, June 2015
“Ethical And Other Challenges Arising From An Insurer’s Assertion Of Coverage Defenses In Liability Policies,” March 2015
“Handling Claims and Litigation with Additional Insureds, Other Insureds, Insured Contracts and Other Carve-Outs or Exceptions to Exclusions,” March 2015
“Overview of Arizona Bad Faith Law,” RCDM Client Seminar, August 2013
“Assessing and Addressing Fraud in the Claims Environment,” CLM Live Training, August 2013
“Ethics and Best Practices for Handling and Resolving Litigation,” RCDM Client Seminar, June 2013
“The Current Status of the Indemnity Provision in Arizona,” MC Consultants Construction Defect Seminar, March 2012
HONORS AND AWARDS
Super Lawyers® Rising Stars, 2012-2015
Jeff’s defense verdict in Timothy Daniels et al. v. Rio Vista Surgical Associates, P.C. and Abedon Saiz named one of Arizona’s most significant defense verdicts in 2016. This award is Jeff’s second trial to be designated as one of Arizona’s most significant defense verdicts.