Jones, Skelton & Hochuli Elects Five Partners in Phoenix Office

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PHOENIX, AZ—Jones, Skelton & Hochuli, PLC is pleased to announce Kristin W. Basha, Anne Holmgren, John Lierman, Ravi Patel, and Robert E. M. Smith have been elected to the firm’s partnership, effective May 1. Anne Holmgren works out of both the Phoenix and Albuquerque offices.

Meet each of the firm’s newest partners below.

Kristin W. Basha
Kristin is an attorney in the firm’s Medical Malpractice Trial Group with significant defense experience at Valley law firms where she handled matters involving medical malpractice defense, ski litigation, insurance defense, wrongful death and personal injury, premises liability, and professional liability.

Anne Holmgren
Anne focuses on claims involving alleged medical malpractice, wrongful death, medical negligence, and vicarious liability in state and federal court. She represents physicians, hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, and other healthcare professionals.

John Lierman
John focuses his practice in the areas of premises liability, personal injury and general civil litigation. He represents clients primarily in the retail and hospitality, light industry, insurance, and education fields. Prior to pursuing a legal career, John spent several years teaching in higher education at the University of Sioux Falls.

Ravi Patel
Ravi focuses his practice on defending clients in matters involving employment and civil rights issues, governmental liability, and education defense. Before moving from Texas to Arizona in 2013, Ravi worked at an insurance defense law firm where he represented corporations, municipalities and employers in civil rights and employment matters, including Title VII, FMLA, ADA, and wrongful termination.

Robert E. M. Smith (Phoenix)
Robert focuses his practice in the areas of civil litigation, insurance coverage and third-party liability, premises liability, product liability defense, professional liability, transportation, and wrongful death and personal injury defense. Before pursuing his undergraduate degree, Robert served as an active-duty non-commissioned officer in the U.S. Marine Corps for eight years.

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