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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.

Trevor Cox Joins Thorpe Shwer

Thorpe Shwer is proud to announce the addition of Trevor D. Cox as a litigation associate. Trevor practices in the areas of complex civil, commercial, business, personal tort, and franchise litigation. Trevor is an experienced trial lawyer having represented large corporations as well as individuals in high stakes litigation and trial in state and federal courts around the country.

Phoenix Children’s Hospital “Off the Record” Event

Thorpe Shwer attorney Brad Shwer helped organize the “Off The Record” event benefiting Phoenix Children’s Hospital on November 11, 2017 that featured live music from emerging country star Chris Janson. Brad is a Founding Member and current President-Elect of the PCH50, also known as “The Fifty,” which has a mission to harness the energy, enthusiasm and experience of 50 driven community leaders as the next generation supporters of Phoenix Children’s Hospital through financial fundraising, volunteer efforts, and awareness building. Thorpe Shwer is proud to support Phoenix Children’s Hospital and other community organizations in the Phoenix area.

Thorpe Shwer Obtains Stipulated Dismissal in Vicarious Liability Action Against Public Official

Attorneys Andrea Marconi, André Merrett, and Kristin Paiva obtained a stipulated dismissal for a public official in a high-profile case stemming from allegations of sexual misconduct committed by a university assistant coach. The complaint alleged that Thorpe Shwer’s client was liable for actions or omissions allegedly taken during the investigation of Plaintiff’s claims. After filing a motion for summary judgment on the basis of qualified immunity, Plaintiff agreed to a stipulated dismissal of the client.

Thorpe Shwer Obtains Stipulated Dismissal in Franchisor Liability Action

Thorpe Shwer attorneys Brad Shwer, Kristin Paiva, and Tyler Grim obtained a stipulated dismissal for one of the nation’s largest franchisors in a matter in Arizona superior court. The complaint alleged counts of negligence, vicarious liability, and negligent hiring, training, and supervision. After Thorpe Shwer filed a motion to dismiss on behalf of the franchisor, the plaintiff agreed to a stipulated dismissal with prejudice.


In June, Thorpe Shwer attorney, Tyler Grim, participated in a panel presentation at the 2017 State Bar Convention entitled “The Ethical Pitfalls of Social Media.” The presentation focused on several unique ethical issues that arise when attorneys use both personal and professional social media platforms (i.e. LinkedIn, Avvo, Facebook, etc.) including improper solicitation and advertising, conflicts of interest, the inadvertent formation of an attorney-client relationship, and the inappropriate practice of law across state lines.   


Thorpe Shwer attorney, Tyler Grim, recently moderated a panel featuring several prominent Phoenix bankruptcy practitioners and the Honorable Edward P. Ballinger, which discussed significant developments in 9th Circuit bankruptcy jurisprudence in 2016. The panel analyzed and discussed several decisions rendered by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals and 9th Circuit Bankruptcy Court of Appeals, which altered the landscape of Chapter 11, Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 practice,

Thorpe Shwer Attorneys Recognized as Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Thorpe Shwer, P.C., a leading litigation boutique firm in Phoenix, Arizona, announces that William Thorpe, Bradley Shwer, Andrea Marconi, Kristin Paiva, Jamie Gill Santos, and Adam Reich have been named in Super Lawyers 2017. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding attorneys who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The research team at Super Lawyers, which is a service of the Thompson Reuters-Legal Division, makes the selections after conducting a rigorous process that includes a statewide survey of attorneys, independent evaluation of candidates, and peer review. Each year, no more than 5 percent of lawyers in Arizona receive this honor. Mr. Thorpe was named as a Super Lawyer in Civil Litigation: Defense, Mr. Shwer in Personal Injury General: Defense, and Ms. Marconi in Business Litigation. Ms. Paiva, Ms. Gill Santos, and Mr. Reich were all named as Rising Stars.

Bill Thorpe Named a Top 50 Lawyer in Arizona

Thorpe Shwer is proud to announce that founding partner William Thorpe was named one of the top 50 lawyers in the State of Arizona by Super Lawyers in the 2017 rankings. Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters organization, is a research-driven, peer influenced rating service of lawyers.

Thorpe Shwer Prevails on Motion to Dismiss in Franchisor Liability Action

Thorpe Shwer attorneys Brad Shwer, Kristin Paiva, and Jamie Gill Santos successfully defended one of the nation’s largest franchisors in a matter in Florida state court. The complaint alleged various allegations of negligence. Following briefing and oral argument, the court granted the franchisor’s motion to dismiss on 3 separate, but related, cases, thereby dismissing all claims against the client.