Thorpe Shwer Attorneys Recognized as 2019 Best Lawyers in America

Thorpe Shwer, P.C., a leading litigation boutique firm in Phoenix, Arizona, announces that Bill Thorpe and Brad Shwer have been recognized by their peers as Best Lawyers in the 2019 edition of Best Lawyers in America®.  Their recognition is representative of the incredible work done by the entire Thorpe Shwer team in the fields of Commercial Litigation, Personal Injury Defense, and Railroad Law.

Thorpe Shwer Obtains Complete Victory for Client in Commercial Contract Suit, Including 100% of Its Attorney’s Fees

On June 19, 2018,Thorpe Shwer attorneys Brad Shwer, Adam Reich, and Bill Thorpe finalized a two-year effort to obtain relief on behalf of one of its regional building and construction supply clients. The client retained Thorpe Shwer after two of its employees were injured in an accident caused by a brake failure while the employees were driving down a significant downgrade south of Payson, Arizona.

Thorpe Shwer Obtains Favorable Jury Verdict for Railroad Client

Thorpe Shwer attorneys Bill Thorpe and Adam Reich recently obtained a favorable verdict on behalf of a major Class I interstate railroad following a three-week jury trial in the Superior Court of Maricopa County, Arizona. The case was brought under the Federal Employers’ Liability Act by a former conductor who alleged that he injured his right ankle and knee while dismounting a locomotive at the defendant’s yard. At trial, the plaintiff alleged that he was unable to return to work as a conductor and that he would require additional treatment for his right knee in the future. Plaintiff requested over $6 million in lost wages and pain and suffering damages. Bill and Adam presented evidence that the plaintiff’s liability theory lacked merit, his claimed injuries were inconsistent with his description of the event, and he failed to mitigate his damages by abandoning two separate positions given to him by the …

Brad Shwer Founding Member of Raceway Charities Winner’s Circle

Thorpe Shwer attorney, Brad Shwer, has become a founding Board member of Raceway Charities Winner’s Circle, a charitable organization that provides financial assistance to a variety of other worthwhile charities across Arizona, choosing a charity each year that is in particular need of financial help. In addition, Raceway Winner’s Circle works with ISM Raceway to provide scholarships to students at Arizona State University who are focused on motorsports communication and marketing. Thorpe Shwer is proud to partner with ISM Raceway and Raceway Charities Winner’s Circle, as well as other Phoenix-area community organizations.

Brad Shwer is a 2018 Sun Devil 100 Honoree

Thorpe Shwer attorney, Brad Shwer, has been selected as a 2018 Sun Devil 100 honoree by Arizona State University.  Sun Devil 100 celebrates the achievements of Arizona State University alumni who own or lead successful, innovative businesses across the globe. Spanning industries and locations, ASU entrepreneurs possess a history of enterprise, vision and leadership. This special awards program was instituted to invite these innovative leaders back to campus for a celebration in their honor. The Sun Devil 100 Class of 2018 is an elite group of talented business leaders who exemplify the spirit of ASU as the New American University.    

Thorpe Shwer Celebrates the 20th Anniversary of the John J. Rhodes Lecture

Thorpe Shwer attorney, Adam Reich, helped organize the 20th Anniversary John J. Rhodes Lecture in Public Policy and American Institutions, presented by the Barrett Honors College of Arizona State University. This year’s lecture entitled: “Arizona Politics: The Past, Present, and Future,” held on March 28, 2018, featured Arizona Senator Jeff Flake and Retired Arizona Senator Jon Kyl. The John J. Rhodes Chair in Public Policy and American Institutions in Barrett, The Honors College at Arizona State University, celebrates the career of public service of one of Arizona’s and the nation’s most distinguished leaders. The Rhodes Chair is dedicated to deepening theoretical and practical understanding of the many voices and forces that influence public policy. The Chair honors the values of personal integrity, fiscal responsibility, respect for persons, and international farsightedness exemplified in the Honorable John J. Rhodes’ career.

Thorpe Shwer Goes to the Dogs

On March 25, 2018, Thorpe Shwer attorneys including AHS Board Member, Andrea Marconi, helped the Arizona Humane Society celebrate and raise money for Valley pets at the 20th Annual Compassion With Fashion event. Thanks to the generosity of over 1,200 donors and animal lovers in attendance, the Arizona Humane Society raised a remarkable $1.1 million to support our pet paramedics, trauma hospital, and other lifesaving programs and services. That’s enough to help save the lives of more than 1,200 homeless pets in our community! Thorpe Shwer is proud to support the Arizona Humane Society and many other Phoenix-area community organizations.