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law // BUSINESS & COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

A CINDY ALBRACHT-CROGAN Partner // Cohen Dowd Quigley // cdqlaw.com Albracht-Crogan has practiced business litigation at Cohen Dowd Quigley since she graduated from Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law in 2000. She has repeatedly been named as one of the top litigators in Arizona, including one of the state’s top 25 female litigators. Personal strengths: “Passion is a quality that I believe has helped me in my law practice, including having passion for my clients’ interests, for fairness and for the art of advocacy. I believe that passion — if sincere — always sells in every legal arena.” Prized possession: “I am a former dancer, but was terrible ballerina despite my love of the sport. I truly prize my torn-up pointe shoes. They remind me that there is great learning while enduring struggle, and that you don’t always have to be the best to be happy.”

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B BARBARA DAWSON Partner // Snell & Wilmer // swlaw.com Dawson serves as one of five elected Executive Committee members and one of two elected Compensation Committee members at Snell & Wilmer. For more than 25 years, she has helped companies navigate critical legal challenges and internal investigations arising from government action, shareholder, consumer and whistle-blower claims, and other circumstances involving conflict and crisis management. Professional advice: “Embrace change and build deep relationships. Opportunities come in times of change, and our legal industry is certainly undergoing a time of transformation as we work to meet the needs of clients with increasingly global reach. The best part of serving clients is truly understanding their needs and serving as trusted teammates which only comes with good strong relationships.”

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C WILLIAM DRURY Shareholder // Renaud Cook Drury Mesaros // rcdmlaw.com Drury is an experienced trial attorney who has successfully tried more than 150 jury cases throughout his 39-year career with a notable record of success in matters ranging from product liability, health care liability, catastrophic injury and transportation litigation, including cases that have been nationally and regionally recognized. Professional advice: “I encourage attorneys who want to be trial lawyers to join law firms that regularly take cases to verdict. Courtroom experience matters in litigation.” Industry outlook: “Technology and alternative dispute resolution continue to change the practice of law, but neither can replace the need for experienced litigation and trial attorneys. We must continue to utilize new resources available to us while maintaining our skill sets.”

D TINA EZZELL Shareholder // Tiffany & Bosco // tblaw.com Starting her practice of law in a smaller Arizona County (Mohave) bordering Clark County, Nevada (after judicial clerkship) resulted in a tremendous opportunity for Ezzell to try cases frequently from the beginning of her career. After 28 years of practice as a trial and sometimes appellate lawyer, her main areas of focus currently are automobile franchise litigation, automobile dealerrelated disputes and other contract based work. Personal strengths: “A mixture of tenacity and empathy. Even business clients are comprised of real people, who need counsel to understand them and then boldly pursue their legal success. Similarly, judges should feel genuine respect from attorneys practicing in their courts while those attorneys diligently, and sometimes doggedly, press forward.”

E CHARLES PRICE Member // Dickinson Wright // dickinsonwright.com Price is a civil litigator and mediator in the areas of intellectual property, securities fraud litigation, contract, insurance, healthcare and antitrust law, and corporate investigations. He has taught negotiation at the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, and currently teaches negotiation to lawyers and nonlawyers across the country through LATZ Negotiation. He is listed in the current editions of Best Lawyers in America and Southwest Super Lawyers. Industry outlook: “Financial pressures on lawyers are increasing. Successful lawyers will respond by reflecting on the importance of putting clients first; on the inherent satisfactions of a professional practice; and on the skills and mindset that lead to true professionalism and increased life satisfaction.” 96 ABL | Nominate at azBIGmedia.com

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