2901 N. Central Ave.
Suite 800
Phoenix, Arizona 85012

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

Location Information


Lori L. Voepel
Partner


lvoepel@jshfirm.com
TEL: 602-263-7312
FAX: 602-200-7807

Education

University of Arizona College of Law
J.D., magna cum laude, 1993
Order of the Coif; Order of the Barristers;
Moot Court Team and Board

Northern Arizona University
B.S., summa cum laude, 1990


Bar Admissions

Arizona
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth, Sixth, Ninth, and D.C. Circuits
U.S. District Court,
District of Arizona


Lori L. Voepel


Lori Voepel joined Jones, Skelton & Hochuli in 2005 and is a partner in the appellate department. Since 1996, Ms. Voepel has handled federal and state appeals in over 200 cases in virtually every area of the law, including governmental liability, medical and legal malpractice, employment law, civil rights, insurance defense and bad faith, school law, prison liability, administrative law, commercial law, construction law, airline liability, criminal law, workers compensation and family law. She also assists with critical motions and provides appellate guidance to trial attorneys from the pleading stage through the trial and post-trial stages.

Ms. Voepel is admitted to practice in Arizona state and federal district courts, the United States Supreme Court, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth, Sixth, Ninth and D.C. Circuits. Before joining Jones Skelton, Ms. Voepel's practice concentrated on criminal appeals and trials for nine years at Kimerer & Derrick, PLC.  Immediately following graduation from University of Arizona College of Law in 1993, Ms. Voepel served as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Thomas A. Zlaket on the Arizona Supreme Court and for the Honorable Cecil B. Patterson on the Arizona Court of Appeals, Division One.

Ms. Voepel is a member of the State Bar Appellate Practice Section, has served since 2003 on the Maricopa Chapter Steering Committee for the Arizona Women Lawyers Association, and is a longtime Board Member for A New Leaf Organization. Ms. Voepel has presented at numerous seminars on appellate advocacy and has served as the Editor for the JS&H Reporter since 2007. She is AV® rated in the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory and is recognized as one of Arizona's Finest Lawyers.


Representative Cases

  • Milke v. Ryan, 711 F.3d 998 (9th Cir. 2013) (obtained reversal of capital conviction where state failed to disclose Brady evidence concerning a police detective's record of misconduct and dishonesty).
  • Santee v. Mesa Airlines, 270 P.3d 915 (Ariz. App. 2012) (won dismissal of appeal as premature where notice filed while Rule 68(g) motion was pending)
  • Ariz. Indep. Redistricting Comm'n v. Brewer, 275 P.3d 1267 (Ariz. 2012) (represented state senate in supreme court challenge to removal of redistricting commission chair)
  • The Best Choice Fund, LLC v. Low & Childers, 269 P.3d 678 (Ariz. App. 2011) (won on appeal regarding accrual of legal malpractice claim)
  • Phoenix Children's Hospital v. Grant, 265 P.3d 417 (Ariz. App. 2011) (amicus counsel in case upholding a defendant hospital and counsel’s right to speak informally with treating physician employed by hospital) 
  • Bank One Corp. v. Indus. Comm'n of Arizona, 244 P.3d 571 (Ariz. App. 2010) (won in workers compensation case involving supportive care benefits outlined in terms of settlement agreement)
  • State v. City of Kingman, 176 P.3d 53 (Ariz. App. 2009) (won on issue involving joint control of a roadway by ADOT & the City)
  • Alvarado v. Cajun Operating Co., 588 F.3d 1261(9th Cir. 2009) (won case of first impression, making punitive & compensatory damages unavailable for ADEA retaliation claims)

List of Additional Opinions/Decisions

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • AADC Ladder Down Program (Member, 2013)
  • State Bar of Arizona (Appellate Practice Section, Member)
  • Arizona Women Lawyers Association (Steering Committee)
  • Horace Rumpole Inn of Court (Member)
  • Defense Research Institute (Member)
  • Arizona Supreme Court (Criminal Rules Committee, 2001 to 2003)

Civic/Community Associations

  • A New Leaf (formerly PREHAB), (Government Affairs Committee, Board of Directors)

Presentations & Publications

  • "JSH Reporter Summer 2014 Issue," Editor, Summer 2014
  • “Arizona Appellate Update,” Co-Presenter, ACIC’s General Counsel Seminar, July 2013
  • "Current Issues/Case Law Update," Co-Presenter, Arizona Counties Insurance Pool's Sixteenth Annual Public Practice Legal Seminar, Prescott, May 2013
  • "Appellate Practice," Co-Presenter with Judge Patricia Orozco, Arizona Counties Insurance Pool's Sixteenth Annual Public Practice Legal Seminar, Prescott, May 2013
  • "Current Issues/Case Law Update," 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
  • "The Importance of Preserving the Record During Motions, Oral Argument and Trial," Presenter, AADC Litigation Basics II Seminar, April 2012
  • JS&H Reporter  (Editor 2007 to present)