Professional Biography

Jodi Knobel Feuerhelm Partner

  • Phoenix

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    2901 N. Central Avenue, Suite 2000

    Phoenix, AZ 85012-2788




Jodi Knobel Feuerhelm has over 30 years of experience in the areas of construction counseling and litigation, product liability, contract, real estate and other complex commercial disputes. In recent years, Jodi has applied her decades of litigation experience to serving as an arbitrator and mediator of commercial and construction disputes. Her legal practice is now limited to serving as an arbitrator and mediator. Jodi is a member of the American Arbitration Association’s Panel of Commercial and Construction Neutrals. She frequently serves as a sole arbitrator and on 3-member arbitrator panels, handling construction-related disputes arising out of commercial and residential projects, as well as a variety of commercial and consumer disputes. Jodi also serves on the American Arbitration Association’s Roster of Mediators.

Before becoming a full-time arbitrator and mediator, Jodi had a busy construction and commercial litigation practice in which she represented clients in trial, mediation and arbitration proceedings throughout Arizona and California. Jodi’s construction litigation practice covered a wide range of projects and issues, including construction defect claims, lien and payment disputes, insurance coverage issues, contract and warranty claims, and materials failures, with projects ranging from residential complexes to schools, pipelines, hotels, resorts and other commercial buildings. Her commercial litigation experience includes a wide variety of tort and contract disputes arising out of real estate, financial, and business transactions.

In 2016, Jodi received the State Bar of Arizona’s “Member of the Year” Award. She is listed in Best Lawyers in America© in Commercial and Construction Litigation (2016 - present) and has been selected as a Southwest Super Lawyer® in Business and Construction Litigation (2014 - present). Jodi is a member and current Chair of the Bar’s Civil Practice and Procedure Committee and is a past Chair of the Ethics Committee of the State Bar of Arizona. Jodi served on the Arizona Supreme Court’s Task Force on the Rules of Civil Procedure, which proposed significant amendments to Arizona’s Rules of Civil Procedure that took effect in 2017, and on the Arizona Supreme Court’s Civil Justice Reform Committee, which proposed important case management and discovery reforms that took effect in July 2018.

Professional Recognition

  • State Bar of Arizona “Member of the Year,” 2016 (co-recipient)
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America: Commercial and Construction Litigation, 2016 - 2021
  • Listed in AZ Business Magazine on "AB’s Top Lawyers List," for Construction, 2014 - 2015
  • Selected as a Southwest Super Lawyer® in Business and Construction Litigation, 2014 - 2018
  • Listed in Arizona’s Finest Lawyers, 2014 - present
  • Peer Review Rated AV Preeminent 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 Arbitration Association: Member, Panel of Commercial and Construction Neutrals; Roster of Mediators
  • State Bar of Arizona, Civil Practice and Procedure Committee, Chair, 2018 - present; Vice-Chair, 2016 - 2018; Member, 2009 - present
  • State Bar of Arizona, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section, Member and Executive Council, 2017 - 2019
  • American Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Arizona Supreme Court Civil Justice Reform Committee, Member and Workgroup Chair, 2016 - 2017
  • Arizona Supreme Court Task Force on the Arizona Rules of Civil Procedure, Member and Workgroup Chair, 2014 - 2016
  • Arizona Supreme Court Committee on the Review of Rules Governing Professional Conduct and the Practice of Law, Member, 2014 - 2015
  • Editorial Board Chair and Contributing Author, Arizona Legal Ethics Handbook (Third Edition June 2015)
  • State Bar of Arizona, Rules of Professional Conduct Committee, Chair, 2011 - 2013; Vice-Chair, 2009 - 2011; Member, 2005 - 2017
  • State Bar of Arizona, Leadership Institute, Advisory Board/Selection Committee, 2007 - 2010; Program Session on “Improving Your Legal Practice,” Co-Chair, 2007 - 2011 ABA Forum on Construction, Member
  • Firm management:
    • Commercial Litigation Lead, Phoenix Office, 2009 - 2012
    • Management Committee, Phoenix Office, 2005 - 2013
    • Diversity Subcommittee Chair, Phoenix Office, 2004 - 2008
    • Strategic Diversity Committee, 2005 - 2008
  • Kellogg School of Management Executive Leadership Program, Northwestern University, 2012

Community Involvement

  • Whispering Hope Ranch Foundation, Member; Board of Directors, 2012 - 2018
  • 103rd Arizona Town Hall on Early Education, Participant, November 2013
  • Raising Special Kids, Member; Board of Directors, 2003 - 2009; Vice President, 2004 - 2006; President, 2006 - 2008
  • Arizona Center for Disability Law, Member, Board of Directors, 2004 - 2010; Executive Committee, 2004 - 2009





Bar and Court Admissions

  • Arizona
  • California
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Utah


  • The University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law, J.D., Order of the Coif, 1985, Executive Editor, Utah Law Review
  • Florida State University, B.S., summa cum laude, 1981