Two Renaissance Square

40 North Central Avenue
Suite 2700
Phoenix, Arizona 85004

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

Location Information

Kathleen S. Elder
TEL: 602-235-7118
FAX: 602-200-7889


Arizona College of Trial Advocacy, 2009

University of Arizona,
James E. Rogers College of Law
J.D., Dean's List, 2002

Arizona State University
B.S., Justice Studies,
summa cum laude, 1998

Glendale Community College
AA, Nursing

Bar Admissions

Arizona, 2002
U.S. District Court, District of Arizona

Kathleen S. Elder

Kathleen Elder joined Jones, Skelton & Hochuli in 2002 and became a Partner in 2009. She practices in medical malpractice defense, wrongful death and personal injury defense, physician and nursing representation at administrative hearings, and general insurance defense matters. In addition, Ms. Elder serves as Co-Chair of the JSH Recruiting Committee and Summer Clerk Program and is responsible for interviewing and hiring of summer clerks and associates. 

Prior to attending law school, Ms. Elder practiced as a registered nurse at Banner Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center, practicing primarily in the areas of kidney failure and transplant patients and in the operating rooms.

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • State Bar of Arizona (Member)
  • Arizona Association of Defense Counsel (Member)
  • Arizona Women Lawyers Association (Member)

Civic/Community Associations

  • Judge for First Round Oplinger Closing Argument Competitions at ASU, 2009 to present

Presentations & Publications

  • “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
  • "The Quarterly Education Program: Case Law and Legislative Updates," Co-Presenter, Arizona Society for Health Care Risk Management, February 2012
  • "Arizona Medical Malpractice," Co-Author, JSH Proprietary Materials, February 2012
  • "Arizona High Courts Weigh in on Expert Witnesses in Medical Malpractice Cases," Author, JSH Reporter, Spring 2009
  • "Medical Malpractice," Co-Presenter, Phoenix, November 2009
  • "Courts' Interpretation and Application of A.R.S. Section 12-2603," Author, JSH Reporter, Summer 2007