Mick Rusing heads up the firm’s litigation section, covering virtually every area of civil litigation.

A Fellow of both the International Academy of Trial Lawyers and the American College of Trial Lawyers, Mick has been a lawyer for over 35 years. He has tried well over 100 cases in federal and state courts in such areas as breach of fiduciary duty, contract, intellectual property, ERISA, employment, environmental, insurance bad faith, insurance coverage, legal malpractice, medical malpractice, patent infringement, products liability, securities, trusts and estates, will contests, and wrongful death. He has argued cases before the Arizona Court of Appeals, the Arizona Supreme Court, the Nevada Supreme Court, the Bankruptcy Appellate Panels, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Mick maintains a significant part of his litigation practice in the injury area, including products liability and malpractice, but in recent years his focus has also been on significant business litigation involving the prosecution and defense of fraud actions, partnership disputes or other business entity litigation among principals, and matters involving real estate or construction.

Chambers USA Survey of America’s Leading Business Lawyers recognized Mick as a top Arizona litigator. According to the survey, “Rusing is no stranger to multi-million dollar disputes…” and peers acknowledge him as “one of the finest: he has all the right attributes you want in a lawyer.”  Mick has been listed by Best Lawyers in seven litigation categories:  Commercial, Banking/Finance, Real Estate, Regulatory Enforcement, Mass Tort/Class Actions, Personal Injury-Plaintiffs and Personal Injury-Defendants.