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Lewis and Roca LLP

Lewis and Roca LLP
Headquarters Phoenix, Arizona
No. of offices 6
No. of attorneys 214 (2007)
Major practice areas General practice
Key people Ken Van Winkle, managing partner[1]
Date founded 1950
Company type Limited liability partnership
Slogan Focus Forward.

Lewis and Roca LLP is a large U.S. law firm based in Phoenix, Arizona. In 2007, The National Law Journal ranked the firm the 198th largest in the United States and second-largest in the state of Arizona (behind Snell & Wilmer).


Lewis and Roca was founded in 1950. Since that time, the firm has been involved in a number of high-profile opinions.

In 1966, the firm represented Ernesto Miranda in the U.S. Supreme Court case of Miranda v. Arizona. In 1971, the firm also the petitioner in Baird v. State Bar of Arizona, in which the Supreme Court held that a State could not exclude a person from a profession solely because of membership in a political organization or because of her beliefs. About eight years after the Baird case, in 1977, John P. Frank would unsuccessfully represent the State Bar of Arizona against future Ninth Circuit Judge William Canby in Bates v. State Bar of Arizona, the case which effectively struck down most prohibitions on lawyer advertising.[2]

In 1991, future Arizona governor Janet Napolitano, then a partner in the firm, represented Anita Hill when she testified before the Senate during the confirmation hearings for Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.

Practice areas

The firm has practices in bankruptcy and creditor's rights, environmental law, intellectual property, gaming law, real estate and zoning, Native American law, labor & employment, and a number of other practice areas.[3]

Notable lawyers and alumni



External links

  • Lewis and Roca homepage
  • Chambers USA profile
  • profile
  • LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell
  • Organizational Profile from The National Law Review
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