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Paul F. Eckstein

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Paul Eckstein's practice is focused on civil litigation (including appellate matters) involving commercial, legal malpractice, constitutional, Indian law and political law issues.  He also frequently serves as a mediator and arbitrator.

Professional Recognition

  • Named the Best Lawyers’ Phoenix "Bet-the-Company Litigation Lawyer of the Year," 2012, 2014; "Phoenix Appellate Practice Lawyer of the Year," 2010, 2013
  • Listed in Benchmark Litigation’s Guide to America’s Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys as a "Local Litigation Star" in Antitrust and Commercial Litigation
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals "John P. Frank Award," 2011
  • Arizona Advocacy Network "Defender of Democracy Award," 2011
  • American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow, 2010  
  • Maricopa County Bar of Association "Hall of Fame," 2009
  • "Burton Award for Legal Writing," 2008
  • American Jewish Committee "Judge Learned Hand Award," 2007
  • Arizona Foundation for Legal Services and Education "Walter E. Craig Distinguished Service Award," 2004
  • Arizona Center for Law in the Public Interest "Public Interest Law Award," 1989
  • "Jewish National Fund Tree of Life Award," 1986
  • "Arizona Civil Liberties Union Libertarian of the Year Award," 1985
  • "Arizona Press Club Distinguished Service Award," 1984
  • Ranked by Chambers USA, as “America’s Leading Commercial Litigation Lawyers," 2003 - 2014
  • Listed in The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers, 2005 - 2009
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America 1983 - Present: Appellate Practice; Arbitration; Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law; Gaming Law; Litigation - Antitrust; Litigation - First Amendment; Litigation - Intellectual Property; Media Law; Mediation; Native American Law
  • Listed in Southwest Super Lawyers, 2007 - 2014 
  • Selected by Southwest Super Lawyers as one of the "Top 50 in Arizona," 2014
  • Peer Review Rated AV in Martindale-Hubbell 
    (AV®, BV® and CV® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.)

Professional Leadership

  • American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow
  • Arizona Town Hall, Member, Board of Directors, 2002 - 2006
  • The Morrison Institute for Public Policy, Member, Board of Advisors, 2001 - 2005
  • National Board of Directors, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Member, 2000 - present
  • Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Chair, 1996 - 1997; Board of Directors, 1983 - 2005
  • Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference, Lawyer Representative, 2000 - 2002
  • Rhodes Scholarships, Arizona Selection Committee, Chair, 1989 - 1995; Member 1998 - 2002; Region VIII Selection Committee, Chair, 1996 - 1997
  • Pomona College, Board of Trustees, 1983 - present; Chair, Presidential Search Committee, 1990 - 1991 and 2002 - 2003
  • Arizona State University, Law Society, Board of Directors, 1978 - present; President, 1991 - 1992
  • Arizona Center for Law in the Public Interest, Board of Directors, 1974 - 1983; President, 1980 - 1982

Education

  • Harvard Law School, LL.B., 1965
  • Pomona College, B.A., cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1962

Bar Admissions

  • Arizona

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

Highlights

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