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Phone: 602-263-1700
Fax: 602-651-7599

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Eileen Dennis GilBride
TEL: 602-263-4430
FAX: 602-200-7827


Cornell Law School
Ithaca, New York
J.D., 1983

Sarah Lawrence College
Bronxville, New York
B.A., Liberal Arts, 1980

Bar Admissions

United States Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth, Ninth, Tenth, Federal and D.C. Circuits
U.S. District Court,
District of Arizona


Eileen Dennis GilBride

Ms. GilBride is a Partner in the firm’s Appellate Department. Her practice focuses on federal and state appellate matters and dispositive motions. She also counsels and assists trial lawyers in the substantive areas of their practices, from the answer stage through the post-trial motion stage. Eileen has handled more than 400 appeals at every level of the state and federal courts, in Arizona and other states, which have resulted in over 80 published decisions.

Substantive areas of her appeals have included constitutional, contracts, torts, insurance coverage and defense, employment, municipal and school defense, civil rights, prisoner cases, professional malpractice, Indian law, legislative, administrative, personal injury, wrongful death, divorce, child custody and support, property rights and trusts.

Eileen has spoken at many seminars, is a former Judge Pro Tempore, is a past Chair of the State Bar Appellate Practice Section, a past Chair of the Arizona Supreme Court Committee on Examinations and is recognized as one of The Best Lawyers in America® in the area of appellate law.

Representative Cases

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Maricopa County Superior Court (Judge Pro Tem, 1993 to 2006)
  • Arizona Court of Appeals (Judge Pro Tem, 1994, 1996)
  • Maricopa County Superior Court (Commissioner Pro Tem, 1990 to 1991)
  • Arizona State Bar Appellate Practice Section (Chair, 1996 to 1997)
  • Arizona Appellate Practice Institute (Faculty Member)
  • Supreme Court Committee on Examinations (Chair, 1998 to 2000) (Member, 1993 to 2000 and 2001-2003) (Grader, 1990 to 1993)
  • Supreme Court Advisory Committee for the Admission on Motion Course on Arizona Law
  • Arizona Women Lawyers Association (Member)

Professional Recognitions & Awards

  • Listed, Southwest Super Lawyers, 2014 - Present
  • Listed, Best Lawyers in America®, Appellate Practice, 2009 - 2018
  • Listed, Arizona's Finest Lawyers, 2010
  • Corporate Counsel's "Top Lawyers" for Appellate Law, 2009 to present
  • Best Arizona Attorneys, 2012
  • AV® Preeminentâ„¢ Rated on Martindale Hubbell

Presentations & Publications

  • Eileen is a frequent speaker on the subjects of appellate practice, legal writing, the art of persuasion, and governmental liability issues.