Two Renaissance Square

40 North Central Avenue
Suite 2700
Phoenix, Arizona 85004

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

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J. Russell Skelton
TEL: 602-263-1716
FAX: 602-200-7802


University of Arizona
J.D., 1969

University of Arizona
B.S., 1966

Indiana University,
Bloomington, Indiana

Bar Admissions

Arizona, 1969


J. Russell Skelton

Mr. Skelton has been a Partner with Jones, Skelton & Hochuli since its inception in 1983. He concentrates his practice on medical malpractice and workers' compensation defense. Mr. Skelton received his law degree from the University of Arizona College of Law in 1969, and his Bachelor of Science degree in 1966. He is a member of the International Association of Defense Counsel, the Arizona Association of Defense Counsel and the Arizona Compensation Defense Counsel.

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • American Board of Trial Advocates (Member)
  • American College of Trial Lawyers (Fellow)
  • Arizona Association of Defense Counsel (Member)
  • Defense Research Institute (Member)
  • Arizona State Bar (Member; Committee on Character & Fitness)
  • International Association of Defense Counsel (Past Member)

Professional Recognitions & Awards

  • Listed, Best Lawyers in America®, Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants and Workers’ Compensation Law - Employers, 1995 - 2018
  • Listed, Top 100 Lawyers in Arizona, Arizona Business Magazine, 2016
  • Listed, Southwest Super Lawyers, 2007 - Present
  • AV® Preeminent™ Rated on Martindale Hubbell