Joe Mais is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers who has served as lead counsel in many trials and arbitrations as well as numerous other matters that were successfully resolved before trial. These matters include multiple securities, intellectual property and consumer actions, as well as contract, business tort, and real estate litigation.
Joe is currently ranked by Chambers USA as an Arizona Band One litigator and described as a "top-flight litigator much admired for the ‘clarity of his thinking.’" He is currently listed by Best Lawyers in America in Bet-the-Company commercial and securities litigation. One reviewer said: "Joe is great at reading the overall situation... putting forward the most compelling arguments and knowing what to leave aside." He is also currently recognized by Benchmark Litigation as a "Local Litigation Star."
For more than twenty years, Joe served in law firm leadership roles while maintaining an active litigation practice. He served as managing partner of Brown & Bain P.A. (1995 – 2004), where he led the successful merger of the firm with Perkins Coie. He then served as a member of Perkins Coie’s Management Committee (2004 – 2008), Executive Committee (2004 – 2016) and as Chair of the firm’s Commercial Litigation national practice group (2008 – 2016).