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40 North Central Avenue
Suite 2700
Phoenix, Arizona 85004

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

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Lori L. Voepel
TEL: 602-263-7312
FAX: 602-200-7807


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

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

Ms. Voepel is a Partner and Chair of the Appellate Department at Jones, Skelton & Hochuli, P.L.C. Since 1996, Ms. Voepel has handled federal and state appeals in nearly 300 cases in virtually every area of the law, including governmental liability, medical and legal malpractice, employment law, civil rights, insurance defense and bad faith, product liability, 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 was 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

  • Soto v. Sacco, __ P.3d __, 2017 WL 2979764 (Ariz. July 13, 2017) (clarifying standard for granting remittitur or additur and extending specificity requirement applicable to orders granting new trial to orders granting remittitur or additur)
  • Fid. Nat. Title Ins. Co. v. Centerpoint Mech. Lien Claims, LLC, 357 P.3d 170 (Ariz. App. 2015), as amended (Dec. 30, 2016) (won reversal of $38 million “Morris” Judgment against title company, which fell outside the permitted parameters of Morris, and did not represent an arm’s length settlement because it was entered by parties whose interests were wholly aligned)
  • Watts v. Medicis, 365 P.2d 944 (Ariz. 2016) (case of first impression adopting learned intermediary doctrine and rejecting direct to consumer marketing exception)
  • Milke v. Mroz, 339 P.3d 659 (Ariz. App. 2014), review denied. (dismissal of capital case on double jeopardy grounds)
  • 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 2000 - 2013)

Professional Recognitions & Awards

  • Listed, Best Lawyers in America®Appellate Practice, 2018
  • Listed, Southwest Super Lawyers, 2015 - present
  • Listed, Arizona's Finest Lawyers
  • AV® Preeminent™ Rated on Martindale Hubbell

Presentations & Publications

  • Since 2007, Ms. Voepel has been the Editor of our Firm's publication, the JSH Reporter.  To view current and past issues visit
  • “Judgment Day: Tips for Terminating Trial Court Proceedings and Shaping the Issues on Appeal,” Co-Presenter, 2017 AADC Annual Meeting, June 2017
  • "Anatomy Of A Lawsuit" Co-Presenter, 2016 PRIMA Summer Education Series, July 2016
  • “You Have the Right to Remain Silent, Exploring the 50th Anniversary of Miranda v. Arizona,” Co-Presenter, State Bar of Arizona Convention, June 2016
  • “Appellate Advocacy,” Presenter, AADC Advocacy Luncheon, May 2016
  • "Case Law Update," Co-Presenter, West Valley Cities, March 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
  • “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