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Quarles & Brady LLP


Quarles & Brady LLP - Milwaukee
  • One South Church Avenue
  • Suite 1700
  • Tucson
  • Arizona
  • USA
  • AZ 85701-1621
  • Chair: Kimberly Leach Johnson
  • Managing Partner: Fredrick G Lautz
  • Number of partners: 293
  • Number of lawyers: 466

Firm Overview:
Quarles & Brady provides broad-based, multidisciplinary international services through a strong network of regional practices across the United States. In its distinguished 122-year history, Quarles has grown from a small, well-respected local Milwaukee law firm to achieve a place among the Am Law 200, building a national practice and earning a comparable reputation throughout the United States. The firm’s success is based on the strength of its client relationships, as Quarles places a commitment to help among its highest priorities. Effecting positive legal outcomes is merely the means to the firm’s primary end, which is to help clients fully achieve all objectives of which their legal needs are a part, in any way possible. As a result, in addition to its listings in Chambers USA, 162 of the firm’s partners have been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America in 2014, including 14 of whom were ranked as “Lawyers of the Year” in their respective practices. Quarles continuously seeks to add value through a variety of operational efficiencies and complimentary service offerings, defining “success” only according to each client’s specific criteria, and seeking to better represent all clients through a thorough understanding of their businesses, industries, and competitive environments.

Main Areas of Practice:
Quarles & Brady provides comprehensive legal services in the general practice areas of bankruptcy, commercial litigation, corporate services, environmental, health, intellectual property, labor and employment, product liability, public finance, real estate and land use, and trust and estates law. The firm has further developed distinguishing experience and knowledge in the areas of energy, financial services, franchising, health and life sciences, IP litigation, middle-market business services, public finance, and research institutions, employing attorneys, engineers, scientists, and other subjectmatter authorities in order to practice in these areas at a particularly high level. Diversity: Attracting and retaining a diverse workforce is integral to the way in which Quarles & Brady sees itself, and its partners and employees see one another. In the 2013 edition of the Vault Guide to the Top 100 Law Firms, Quarles was ranked No. 13 in “Best Law Firms for Diversity,” No. 8 in “Diversity for Women,” and No. 14 in “Diversity for Minorities.” In 2013, the firm was also named a Best Law Firm for Women by Working Mother and Flex-Time Lawyers; recognized in “Raising the Bar” by Equality Illinois, a yearly recognition of top LGBT-friendly law firms in Illinois; and selected in the ACQ Global Awards as the top firm in three US categories: Leading Overall Diversity Law Firm of the Year, Leading Diversity Law Firm of the Year - Minorities, and Leading Diversity Law Firm of the Year - Diversity for Women. The firm has further achieved Gold Standard Re-Certification from the Women in Law Enforcement Forum and has earned a 100% rating in both the 2010 and 2011 editions of the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index. Quarles as a firm, as well as its individual attorneys, has received numerous citations and awards from both clients and the legal industry.

Pro Bono & Community Service:
Quarles & Brady attorneys and staff are encouraged to support their neighborhood and professional communities; leadership and volunteer opportunities are available to employees at every level. Whether providing pro bono legal counsel to the indigent, mentoring children, leading through diversity, developing educational programs for industry groups, or supporting non-profit organizations through board service, the firm gives back to its communities with the same dedication devoted to its clients.

The firm’s clients include major national and multinational corporations, high-tech companies, educational and research institutions, municipalities and government agencies, charitable organizations, industry executives and high-net-worth individuals. They are industry leaders in high-tech, energy, financial services, health care, insurance, pharmaceuticals, real estate and manufacturing, to name just a few.


  • 411 East Wisconsin Avenue,
  • Suite 2350,
  • Milwaukee,
  • Wisconsin
  • USA
  • WI 53202-4426
  • Tel +1 414 277 5000
  • Fax +1 414 271 3552
  • Website : www.quarles.com
  • 33 East Main Street,
  • Suite 900,
  • Madison,
  • Wisconsin
  • USA
  • WI 53703-3095
  • Tel +1 608 251 5000
  • Fax +1 608 251 9166
  • One Renaissance Square,
  • Two North Central Avenue,
  • Phoenix,
  • Arizona
  • USA
  • AZ 85004-2391
  • Tel +1 602 229 5200
  • Fax +1 602 229 5690
  • One South Church Avenue,
  • Suite 1700,
  • Tucson,
  • Arizona
  • USA
  • AZ 85701-1621
  • Tel +1 520 770 8700
  • Fax +1 520 623 2418
  • 1700 K Street NW,
  • Suite 825,
  • Washington, DC,
  • District of Columbia
  • USA
  • 20006
  • Tel 202 372 9600
  • Fax 202 372 9599
  • 1395 Panther Lane,
  • Suite 300,
  • Naples,
  • Florida
  • USA
  • FL 34109-7874
  • Tel +1 239 262 5959
  • Fax +1 239 434 4999
  • 101 East Kennedy Blvd.,
  • Suite 3400,
  • Tampa,
  • Florida
  • USA
  • 33602-5179
  • Tel 813 387 0300
  • Fax 813 387 1800
  • 300 N. LaSalle Street,
  • Suite 4000,
  • Chicago,
  • Illinois
  • USA
  • IL 60654-3406
  • Tel +1 312 715 5000
  • Fax +1 312 715 5155
  • 135 N. Pennsylvania Street,
  • Indianapolis,
  • USA
  • Tel 317-957-5000
  • Fax 317-957-5010

Litigation - Arizona

What the team is known for Well-regarded business litigation practice advising midmarket clients on banking disputes, vicarious liability for franchise owners, legal malpractice and conflicts involving Native American law.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"They're easy to do business with and are high-integrity people, and they've got us great outcomes."

Work highlights Acted for Massage Envy on arbitration over the legality of the advertising structure of its business development model, winning a full award in the client's favor.

Successfully represented US Bank in a guaranty enforcement action against Swift Aviation, who defaulted on repayment of a $10 million industrial development authority bond.

Notable practitioners  

Seasoned litigator Don Martin impresses clients and peers with his capabilities as a trial lawyer. He has experience of handling legal malpractice and fraud allegations, and has expertise in securities-related class actions.

James Ryan advises on cases relating to civil racketeering, business tort and breach of contract allegations. Clients include Medical Security Card.

Significant clients Keg Franchise, Charter Practices International, Navajo Housing Authority, Pullman & Comley.