Two Renaissance Square

40 North Central Avenue
Suite 2700
Phoenix, Arizona 85004

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

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John T. Masterson
TEL: 602-263-7330
FAX: 602-200-7846


University of Arizona
J.D., 1981

Arizona State University
B.S., with Distinction, 1977

Arizona State University
B.S., 1976

Bar Admissions

Arizona, 1982
U.S. Court of Appeals,
9th Circuit, 1982
U.S. District Court,
District of Arizona, 1982
U.S. Supreme Court, 1996


John T. Masterson

Mr. Masterson has been with Jones, Skelton & Hochuli since 1989, and a Partner since 1995. He practices in the areas of civil rights law, government and constitutional law, police defense, prison matters, insurance defense, wrongful death and personal injury law, general civil litigation and appeals. Mr. Masterson is licensed to practice in the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona, and all other Arizona courts. He is a member of the State Bar of Arizona, the Federal Bar Association and has been awarded an AV rating in Martindale-Hubbell. Mr. Masterson has been included in The Best Lawyers in America® since 2003.

Representative Cases

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference (Lawyer Representative, 2006 to 2009)
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (Member)
  • Defense Research Institute (Member)
  • Arizona Association of Defense Counsel (Member)
  • Federal Bar Association (Member)
  • State Bar of Arizona (Section on Litigation; Member)

Professional Recognitions & Awards

  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America®, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, 2003 - 2018
  • Listed, Southwest Super Lawyers, 2007
  • AV® Preeminent™ Rated on Martindale Hubbell

Presentations & Publications

  • "Anatomy Of A Lawsuit" Co-Presenter, 2016 PRIMA Summer Education Series, July 2016
  • "A.R.S. 12-821.01, anything new under the sun?" Co-Presenter, Current Issues in Governmental Liability Seminar, November 2015
  • “2015 Case Law Update,” Presenter, 2015 PRIMA Summer Education Series, July 2015
  • “Taking The Bite Out Of Damages: Recoverability, Legal Defenses, and Current Trends,” Presenter, 2014 JSH Annual Seminar: It’s All Fun and Games Until Someone Gets Hurt, November 2014
  • “You Think You Know What Juries Are Thinking?....Think Again,” Presenter, 2014 JSH Annual Seminar: Current Issues in Governmental Liability, November 2014
  • "Early Claims Investigation and Evaluation," Presenter, JSH Seminar, October 2013
  • "1983 Claims: Judgment Call or Judgment Day?" Co-Presenter, Arizona Public Risk Association's Summer Educational Series, Flagstaff, September 2013
  • "1983 Claims: Judgment Call or Judgment Day,” Co-Presenter, Arizona Counties Insurance Pool's Sixteenth Annual Public Practice Legal Seminar, Prescott, May 2013
  • “Excessive Force: Judgment Call or Judgment Day,” Co-Presenter, JSH Current Issues in Government Liability Seminar, November 2012
  • "Notice of Claims and Other Hot Topics," Presenter, Arizona Counties Insurance Pool and the Arizona Civil Attorneys Legal Seminar, May 2012