Two Renaissance Square

40 North Central Avenue
Suite 2700
Phoenix, Arizona 85004

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

Location Information

John M. DiCaro
TEL: 602-263-1777
FAX: 602-200-7828


The John Marshall Law School
Chicago, Illinois
J.D., 1986

DePaul University
Chicago, Illinois
B.S., Commerce - Management and Marketing, 1983

Bar Admissions

Arizona, 1997 
Illinois (Inactive), 1986
U.S. District Court,
District of Arizona, 1997
U.S. Court of Appeals,
9th Circuit, 1996

John M. DiCaro

Mr. DiCaro joined Jones, Skelton & Hochuli in 1997, and has been a Partner since 2003. He practices in governmental liability, personal injury, civil rights, and insurance defense. Mr. DiCaro has tried cases for the City of Phoenix, Mesa, several insurance carriers and a number of private clients. In 2007 he was recognized as having obtained one of Arizona’s top 10 defense verdicts while defending the Billet Bar in a Dram Shop action. He is a faculty member of the Arizona Trial College.

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Arizona College of Trial Advocacy (Co-Chair, 2012-2016)
  • State Bar of Arizona (Member)
  • State Bar of Illinois (Member)

Teaching Experience

  • Arizona Trial College (2010 - 2017)

Professional Recognitions & Awards

  • Listed, Southwest Super Lawyers, 2017
  • Listed, Arizona's Finest Lawyers
  • Peer Review Rating of 5.0 out of 5.0 by Martindale Hubbell

Presentations & Publications

  • “Is Perception Reality OR Is Reality Truly Perceived? Media Coverage and Police Brutality Cases.,” Co - Presenter, 2017 Prima Annual Conference, June 2017
  • “Curve Ahead! How to Minimize Risk and Defend a Road Design Lawsuit,” Co - Presenter, 2017 Roads and Streets Conference, April 2017
  • "Navigating Damron/Morris Agreements," Presenter, Current Issues in Governmental Liability Seminar, November 2015
  • "Litigation with Emphasis on Governmental Liability Institute," Co-Presenter, 2015 National Association of Legal Assistants Convention and Exhibition, July 2015
  • “Shining A Light On The Public's "Right To Know": An Update On Public Records Law,” Presenter, 2014 JSH Annual Seminar: Current Issues in Governmental Liability, November 2014
  • "Keys to Being an Effective Trial Lawyer," Moderator in a Judge's Panel Discussion, August 2014
  • “A Paralegal’s Guide To Preparing For A Civil Trial,” Presenter, March 2014
  • "Navigating the Treacherous Waters of Insurance Coverage in Arizona including Damron and Morris Agreements," Presenter, Arizona Paralegal Association Learn at Lunch Seminar, 2013
  • “Judges Panel,” Moderator, Arizona College of Trial Advocacy, August 2013
  • “Faculty Member,” Arizona College of Trial Advocacy, July 2013, 2012, 2011 & 2010
  • “Overview of Insurance Defense - Premises, Products and Auto,” Co-Presenter, Insurance Defense Institute, July 2013
  • “Overview of Insurance Defense - Coverage and Bad Faith Practice,” Co-Presenter, Insurance Defense Institute, July 2013
  • “Ethics for Insurance Defense Counsel and Effective Negotiation and Settlement Techniques,” Co-Presenter, Insurance Defense Institute, July 2013
  • “Practical Considerations of Everyday Case Handling,” Co-Presenter, Insurance Defense Institute, July 2013
  • “Background Checks: The Employer’s Double-Edged Sword,” Presenter, Public Risk Management Association Annual Conference, Florida, June 2013
  • "Managing the Maze, The Interplay Between ADA, FMLA and Workers Compensation," Co-Presenter, Corvel's Educational Spring Seminar, April 2013
  • "Navigating the Potholes of the Recreational Use Statute," Presenter, AZ Public Risk Management Association (PRIMA) Chapter Meeting, April 2013
  • "Background Checks - Helping Employers Navigate the Battle Between Negligent Hiring and Discriminatory Hiring Practices," Co-Author, Public Risk Magazine published by Public Risk Management Association, Nov/Dec 2012
  • “Responding to Medical Marijuana in the Workplace,” Co-Presenter, JSH Current Issues in Government Liability Seminar, November 2012
  • "Seminar Handling Complex Auto Insurance Coverage Disputes," Faculty Member/Presenter, October 2012
  • "Judge's Panel - A View from the Bench: Trends in the Courtroom During an Economic Downturn," Moderator, Arizona Public Risk Management Association's 5th Annual Summer Educational Series, August 2012
  • "Damron/Morris Agreements and Indemnification Issues, Who is Primary?," Presenter, Arizona Counties Insurance Pool and the Arizona Civil Attorneys Legal Seminar, May 2012
  • "Trial II: Pretrial Filings", Presenter, June 2010
  • "Indemnity Agreements", Presenter, June 2009
  • "Good Faith and Fair Dealing", Presenter, June 2009
  • "Arizona Construction Issues", Presenter, June 2009
  • "The Care and Feeding of Paralegals", Presenter, May 2009
  • "Tips for Discussing a Settlement Release With an Unrepresented Claimant", Presenter, May 2009
  • "Sandy Van v. French Trucking, Inc.", Presenter, March 2009
  • "Cundiff v. State Farm Mutual Insurance Company", Presenter, January 2008
  • "Webb v. Girrlen", Presenter, January 2008
  • "Navigating the Treacherous Waters of Insurance Coverage in Arizona", Presenter, 2007