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Best's Insurance Professional Resources

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Best's Recommended Insurance Attorneys

General Defense


7955 South Priest Drive, Tempe, Arizona 85284-1050

Established: 1999

Practice Areas

  • Insurance Defense
  • Bad Faith
  • Coverage Analysis
  • Errors and Omissions
  • Discrimination
  • Motor Vehicle
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Property and Casualty
  • Fidelity and Surety
  • Business Law
  • Construction Defect
  • ERISA
  • Governmental Liability
  • Health Care
  • Homeowners
  • Labor and Employment
  • Securities
  • Transportation
  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Dram Shop
  • Liquor Liability
  • Premises Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Arbitration
  • Mediation
  • Coverage Litigation
  • Harassment
  • Automobile Accidents
  • Elder Abuse
  • Short Trials

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About Us

O'Connor & Dyet, an AV rated law firm, is located in Tempe, Arizona and provides services to clients in Arizona and throughout the United States. Our attorneys are energetic and experienced trial attorneys licensed in many states. We represent insurance companies, large corporations, small businesses and individuals in a diverse civil law practice with a focus on business advice and litigation.

We are dedicated to providing "Integrity in Everything" including service to our clients, our profession, our families, and our community.

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Client Information

Insurance Clients

Non-Insurance Clients

  • Ace Haulers, Inc.
  • Corporate Express Delivery Systems, Inc.
  • FedEx
  • Kohler Company
  • Los Abrigados Resort & Spa
  • Navajo Express, Inc.
  • Savers, Inc.
  • Wyndham International

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Personnel Information

Partners


Daniel J. O'Connor, Jr.

Tempe, AZ

Admitted
  • Arizona, 1985
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 1989
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
Additional Biographical Details:

Instructor, Mesa Community College, 1986; Judge Pro Tem, Maricopa County Superior Court, 1996-Present

Memberships:
  • American (Tort and Insurance Law Section) and Maricopa County Bar Associations
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Arizona Insurance Claims Association
  • Arizona Association of Defense Counsel
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • Illinois Benedictine College, B.A., 1978
  • The John Marshall Law School, J.D., 1984

Born: 1956


Shane P. Dyet

Tempe, AZ

Admitted
  • Arizona, 2006
  • Supreme Court of Arizona
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 2007
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
Memberships:
  • Arizona State Bar
Education:
  • Utah State University, B.S., 2001
  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law, J.D., 2005

Born: 1974


Karen J. Stillwell

Tempe, AZ

Admitted
  • Arizona, 2003
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 2015
Education:
  • Northern Arizona University, B.S., 2000
  • Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University, J.D., 2003

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Associates


Kristopher L. Smith

Tempe, AZ

Admitted
  • Arizona, 2014
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona
Memberships:
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Maricopa County Bar Association
  • J. Reuben Clark Law Society
  • Arizona Association of Defense Counsel
Education:
  • Park University, B.S. (with distinction), 2010
  • Arizona Summit Law School, J.D., 2013

Born: 1981


Matthew G. Hayes

Tempe, AZ

Admitted
  • Arizona, 2005
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona
Memberships:
  • Arizona Association of Defense Counsel
Education:
  • Brigham Young University, B.A., 2000
  • The University of Tulsa, J.D., 2005

Travis B. Hill

Tempe, AZ

Admitted
  • Arizona, 2001
Education:
  • Northern Arizona University, B.S.B.A., 1996
  • Gonzaga University, J.D., 2001

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Of Counsel


Jared M. Scarbrough

Tempe, AZ

Admitted
  • Arizona, 2002
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2009
Memberships:
  • Arizona Association of Defense Counsel
Education:
  • Brigham Young University, B.A., 1999
  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law, J.D. (cum laude), 2002

Born: 1974


William J. Schrank

Tempe, AZ

Admitted
  • Arizona, 1984
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona
Memberships:
  • Arizona Association of Defense Counsel
  • Trucking Industry Defense Association
Education:
  • Concordia College, B.A., 1979
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln, J.D., 1984

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