Patricia Waterkotte has over 15 years of experience litigating in Arizona and California.

Patricia practiced for many years with an international law firm in Los Angeles representing clients all over California and Arizona. She then joined Rusing Lopez & Lizardi as a Partner continuing her multi-state practice in these areas:

  • Education: represents school districts and universities.
  • Employment: disputes involving CEO, ownership and/or employee separation.
  • Financial: represents local and national banks, auto-title lenders and vehicle financers in commercial disputes, including FDCPA, FCRA, TILA and RESPA.
  • Insurance: defends insurance companies against bad faith, fraud and other tort claims.
  • Products & Warranty: focuses on defense of vehicle manufacturers but also manufacturers of machine parts, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, generators, etc., as well as toxic tort including asbestos and beryllium.
  • Real Estate: represents real estate agents, homeowners, HOAs, board members, developers, buyers/sellers in residential and commercial sales.