Best's Insurance Professionals and Claims Resource

Your Online Portal for Claims Industry Information

Best's Insurance Professionals and Claims Resource

Your Online Portal for Claims Industry Information



Best's Recommended Insurance Attorneys

General Defense


3030 North Third Street, Suite 1300, Phoenix, Arizona 85012

Established: 1973

Practice Areas

  • Accountants and Attorneys Liability
  • Administrative Law
  • Agent/Broker Liability
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Appellate Practice
  • Automobile Liability
  • Aviation
  • Bad Faith
  • Business Law
  • Casualty Defense
  • Civil Litigation
  • Civil Rights
  • Civil Trial Practice
  • Commercial General Liability
  • Commercial Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Litigation
  • Contracts
  • Corporate Law
  • Coverage Analysis
  • Declaratory Judgments
  • Directors and Officers Liability
  • Dram Shop
  • Employment Law
  • Environmental Law
  • ERISA
  • Errors and Omissions
  • Excess and Umbrella
  • Health Care
  • Hospital Malpractice
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Insurance Coverage Litigation
  • Insurance Defense
  • Insurance Litigation
  • Intellectual Property
  • Jail/Prison Defense
  • Litigation
  • Medical Devices
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Municipal Liability
  • Nursing Home Liability
  • Patent Infringement Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property and Casualty
  • Public Entities
  • Real Estate
  • School Law
  • Subrogation
  • Tort Litigation
  • Trademark Infringement
  • Trade Secrets
  • Trial and Appellate Practice
  • Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist
  • Wrongful Death
  • Architects and Engineers Liability
  • Class Action Defense
  • Copyright Law and Trademark Law

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About Us

For over four decades, the Phoenix-based law firm of Sanders & Parks P.C. has represented individuals and businesses throughout the United States. Through the years, our lawyers have maintained our dedication to quality service and personal attention while adapting to new ideas and incorporating fresh perspectives. We work toward efficient and practical solutions with our clients. We want our clients to know that we understand just how important value is.

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Client Information

Insurance Clients

Non-Insurance Clients

  • ADT
  • American Airlines, Inc.
  • Arizona Board of Regents
  • Aviage GE Avic Civil Avonics System Co.
  • Banner Health
  • CCMSI
  • City of Mesa
  • City of Phoenix
  • City of Scottsdale
  • Claims Resource Management, Inc.
  • Comtech EF Data Corporation
  • Dignity Health
  • EdKey Inc.
  • ESIS
  • Gallagher Bassett Services, Inc.
  • Hardison/Downey Construction Inc.
  • Honeywell International, Inc.
  • Innovative Risk Management, Inc.
  • The Keeney Manufacturing Company
  • Kitchell Contractors, Inc.
  • Lancer Claims Services, Inc.
  • Leo A. Daly Company
  • The Lincoln Electric Company
  • The Macerich Company
  • Macy's
  • Mansfield Plumbing
  • Maricopa County
  • Maricopa County Community College District
  • Maricopa County Self-Insured Risk Trust Fund
  • McGough Construction
  • MoneyGram International
  • Monitor Liability Managers, Inc.
  • Motorola, Inc.
  • National Mentor Health Care
  • Overhead Door Corporation
  • Phoenix Union High School District
  • Pinnacle Risk Management Services
  • Schneider Electric USA
  • State of Arizona
  • Tempe Union High School District
  • Trek Bicycle Corporation
  • TRISTAR Risk Management
  • Tyco International, Ltd.
  • Washington Elementary School District

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Personnel Information

Firm Members


Frank A. Parks — (Retired)

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Garrick L. Gallagher

Phoenix, AZ

Practice Areas
  • Complex Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Mediation
  • Insurance Law
  • Insurance Litigation
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Bad Faith
  • Personal Injury
  • Product Liability
  • Excess and Umbrella
  • Excess and Surplus Lines
  • Complex Civil Litigation
Admitted
  • Arizona, 1985
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
Additional Biographical Details:

Southwest Super Lawyer (2010-2019); Recognized by Super Lawyers as one of the Top 50 Attorneys in Arizona (2012-2019); Best Lawyers in America, Attorney of the Year 2019 Litigation - Insurance

Memberships:
  • Federal and Maricopa County Bar Associations
  • State Bar of Arizona (Board of Governors, 1991-1992; Young Lawyers Division, Executive Council, 1987-1992; President, 1991-1992)
  • Arizona Association of Defense Counsel
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
Education:
  • University of Pennsylvania, B.A., 1981
  • The University of Arizona, J.D., 1984

Born: 1959

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Mark G. Worischeck

Phoenix, AZ

Practice Areas
  • Aviation
  • Insurance Defense
  • Product Liability
  • Bad Faith
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Professional Liability (Non-Medical) Defense
Admitted
  • Arizona, 1986
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 1986
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia and Ninth Circuits, 1986
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1996
Additional Biographical Details:

Southwest Super Lawyers (2010-2019); Recognized by Super Lawyers as one of the Top 50 Attorneys in Arizona (2011-2019); Named by Best Lawyers as 2019 Phoenix - Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants "Lawyer of the Year" and 2016 Phoenix - Insurance "Lawyer of the Year"; Selected for Best Lawyers in America (2013-2019); Arizona Finest Lawyers - Sustaining Member

Memberships:
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Aviation Insurance Association
  • Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Arizona Association of Defense Counsel
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Arizona Insurance Institute
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
Education:
  • The University of Arizona, B.S. (with distinction), 1983
  • Washington University in St. Louis, J.D., 1986

Born: 1961

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Robin E. Burgess

Phoenix, AZ

Practice Areas
  • Health
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Professional Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Personal Injury
  • Civil Litigation
  • Municipal Liability
  • Employment Law
Admitted
  • Virginia, 1991
  • Arizona, 1993
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 1991
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 1993
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
Additional Biographical Details:

Southwest Super Lawyer since 2014; Recognized by Super Lawyers as one of the Top 25 Women (2014-2018), and Top 50 Attorneys (2016-2017)

Memberships:
  • State Bar of Arizona
Education:
  • Wellesley College, B.A. (cum laude), 1988
  • Georgetown University, J.D., 1991

Born: 1966

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J. Steven Sparks

Phoenix, AZ

Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Bad Faith
  • Public Entities
  • Trucking Law
  • Accident
  • Personal Injury
  • School Law
  • Product Liability
  • Accountants and Attorneys Liability
  • Insurance Agents
Admitted
  • California, 1993
  • Arizona, 1994
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California, 1993
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 1994
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 2004
Memberships:
  • State Bar of California
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Arizona Association of Defense Counsel
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
Education:
  • Northern Arizona University, B.S.B.A. (with honors), 1989
  • University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, J.D., 1993

Born: 1967

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J. Arthur Eaves

Phoenix, AZ

Practice Areas
  • Civil Litigation
  • Health Care
  • Insurance Litigation
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Municipal Liability
  • Personal Injury
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
Admitted
  • Arizona, 1999
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 2003
Education:
  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock, B.A., 1996
  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock, J.D., 1999

Born: 1973

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Jeffrey L. Smith

Phoenix, AZ

Practice Areas
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Liability Defense
  • Product Liability Defense
  • Dram Shop Liability
  • Marine Liability
Admitted
  • Florida, 2004
  • Arizona, 2005
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 2006
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia and Ninth Circuits, 2008
Additional Biographical Details:

AV Rated; Southwest Super Lawyers Rising Stars (2012-2014)

Memberships:
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Arizona Association of Defense Counsel
Education:
  • University of Wyoming, B.A., 1998
  • Florida Coastal School of Law, J.D., 2003

Born: 1976

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Jasmina Richter

Phoenix, AZ

Practice Areas
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Professional Liability (Non-Medical) Defense
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Insurance Bad Faith
Admitted
  • Arizona, 2006
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona
Education:
  • Penn State University, B.S. Biochemistry, 2002
  • University of Connecticut, J.D. (with honors), 2005
Language:
  • Serbian

Born: 1979

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Shanks Leonhardt

Phoenix, AZ

Practice Areas
  • Insurance
  • Professional Liability
  • Bad Faith
  • Commercial Litigation
Admitted
  • Arizona, 2007
  • Kentucky, 2010
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 2008
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado, 2012
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 2013
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas, 2016
Additional Biographical Details:

Martindale-Hubbell™ highest AV Preeminent Rating; Southwest Super Lawyers as an Arizona Rising Star, (2012-2018); Top Lawyers by AZ Business Magazine,"Generation Next", (2014-Present)

Memberships:
  • American Bar Association (Litigation Section)
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Maricopa County Bar Association
  • Arizona Association of Defense Counsel (Board Member)
  • Arizona Insurance Council
  • Claim Litigation Management
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
  • Arizona Association of Defense Counsel
Publications:
  • Author: "The Rule of Non-Liability of a Landowner for an Independant Contractor's Employee's Injuries on the Premises", Arizona Association of Defense Counsel, 2016
  • "Self Defense and Intentional Torts in Arizona", Common Defense, Arizona Association of Defense Counsel, 2015
  • "Limited Stipulated Judgments Resulting from a Damron Agreement to Covered Claims When the Judgment includes both Covered and Uncovered Claims", Common Defense, Arizona Association of Defense Counsel, 2014
  • "The Proper Time to Enforce Loss Notification Time Limits", Arizona Insurance Council, 2012
Education:
  • Arizona State University, B.A. (magna cum laude), 2001
  • Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University, J.D. (cum laude), 2007

Born: 1979

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Edward R. Glady Jr.

Phoenix, AZ

Practice Areas
  • Insurance
  • Personal Injury
  • Aviation
  • Patent and Trademark
  • Business Law
  • Employment
  • Environmental Law
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Construction Law
Admitted
  • Arizona, 1984
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal and Ninth Circuits
Additional Biographical Details:

Southwest Super Lawyer, 2008-2018

Memberships:
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Maricopa County Bar Association
  • Aviation Insurance Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Arizona Association of Defense Counsel
Publications:
  • Author: "Nanotechnology Liability: Do We Seer or Just Go Along for the Ride?" 52 Jurimetrics 3, Spring 2012
  • "Estoppel Effect of Stipulated Judgments:, DRI Article, May 2003
Reported Cases:
Luck v. Sundstrand Corp.,236 F.3d 1137 (9th Cir. 2001); Brown v. 3M, et al., 265 F.3d 1349 (Fed. Ct. 2001)
Education:
  • The University of Arizona, B.S. (with honors), 1980
  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D. (with honors), 1983

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