Jaburg Wilk


  • Arizona Court of Appeals Notes "Good Reasons to Suspect Arson"​ and Disregards Insured's Expert Affidavit in Bad Faith Case

    Epperson v. AAA Fire & CAs. Ins Co., WL 406144 (Ariz.App January 31, 2017)

    Memorandum Decision, an insurance bad faith case arising from a fire claim, the Arizona Court of Appeals affirmed the trial court’s grant of summary judgment to an Insurer, despite the Insurer paying the claim over 15 months after the fire occurred.

    The Insured’s argued the trial court erroneously ruled there was no bad … Read More

    Categories: Insurance Litigation, Blog

  • Appearances Don’t Matter, Never Assume!

    We all run into people who appear to be successful. It can be how they carry themselves, the car they drive, the clothes they wear or the words they say. Some are. Some aren't. Fake it till you make it, the saying goes.

    Of course, some of the most successful people won't look like how many of us picture success. How about Sam Walton driving a pickup truck his whole life despite starting what is one of the largest … Read More

    Categories: Other, Blog

  • Illusion of Insurance Coverage

    Many contracts or leases require one party to get insurance protection for the other party or landlord. Typically, they simply pass along the request for the insurance coverage to their insurance agent or broker and assume that their insurance will be updated to reflect the addition. To “prove” compliance with the contract requiring additional insurance coverage, the parties will often rely upon a & … Read More

    Categories: Insurance Litigation, Blog

  • Keep it Simple

    What do people remember? Think of a favorite song. What about it makes you listen? Probably a distinctive element like a catchy riff or lyric. It sticks in your head.

    Making your case to a judge or jury, a pitch to a potential client or that short time you have when making your elevator speech is the same.  The distinctive riff is an easy to remember sentence or phrase that sums up what you want people … Read More

    Categories: Other, Blog

  • Arizona Confirms Two "Claims"​ Against Two Drivers Arising From One Accident Does Not Allow Insured to Stack UIM Coverage

    Yeager v. State Farm Mut. Auto Ins. Co., 2017 WL 491121 (Ariz. App. February 7, 2017)

    Memorandum Decision, a declaratory judgment action, the Arizona Court of Appeals rejected an Insured’s argument that she could stack UIM coverage’s in separate policies issued by the same Insurer. The Insured was involved in a single accident, but argued she made “two” claims—one UIM claim … Read More

    Categories: Insurance Litigation, Blog

  • Jaburg Wilk Partner Maria Crimi Speth named to YWCA Board

    PHOENIX, Ariz. (06/1/2017) – Maria Speth was named to the Board of Directors of the YWCA Metropolitan Phoenix.   


    Speth, an IP attorney and shareholder at Jaburg Wilk said “The mission of YWCA – eliminating racism and empowering women – aligns with my values perfectly.   I am excited to join their board and help support … Read More

    Categories: Other, News Release

  • Stephanie Fierro joins Phoenix Law Firm Jaburg Wilk

    PHOENIX, Ariz. (06/1/2017) – The law firm of Jaburg Wilk announced that Stephanie Fierro joined the firm as a partner in their business law group. Stephanie assists clients with general business and corporate representation, employment law, business planning, estate planning and probate.

    Before joining Jaburg Wilk, Stephanie represented business clients at Radix Law as well as founded and managed her own … Read More

    Categories: Other, News Release

  • Stand for Something and Respect Opinions

    Have a viewpoint. Stand for something. If you don't, you stand for nothing at all. 

    We don't have to agree with others all of the time. But when you don't, be respectful. Agree to disagree. You learn more from dialogue with someone you don't agree with than with someone you agree with.  

    Plus, none of us are right all of the time. If someone says something that makes you potentially … Read More

    Categories: Other, Blog

  • Arizona Lien, Payment Bond, and Stop Notice Summary Guidelines

    Preliminary Lien Notices

    “Prelims” should always be given (usually necessary for perfecting lien, bond and stop notice claims) Send within twenty (20) days of first day materials/labor furnished (“20-day notices/prelims”). (A.R.S. § 33-992.01(C)) Must send to Owner [regardless of direct contract], construction lender, and “person with whom contracted” (A.R.S. § 33-992. … Read More

  • Why Current PTO Policies are Not Enough to Comply with Arizona Prop 206

    On May 23, 2017, the Arizona Industrial Commission issued a new FAQ concerning Arizona’s new paid sick time law (the Fair Wages and Healthy Families Act). The new FAQ attempts to address many of the issues that were not previously addressed in the Industrial Commission’s FAQ. We will explain the following Q&A and detail four key areas of concern if an Arizona employer does not create a separate PST … Read More

    Categories: Employment, Blog