Two Renaissance Square

40 North Central Avenue
Suite 2700
Phoenix, Arizona 85004

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

Location Information

Michael A. Ludwig
TEL: 602-263-7342
FAX: 602-200-7844


Southwestern University
School of Law
J.D., 1993
Loyola Marymount University
M.A., English Literature, 1990

Loyola Marymount University
B.A., English Literature, 1988

Bar Admissions

Arizona, 1996
California (Inactive), 1993
U.S. District Court, District of Arizona

Michael A. Ludwig

Mr. Ludwig joined Jones, Skelton & Hochuli in 1996, and has been a Partner since 2001. He concentrates his practice on construction law, personal injury defense and professional liability defense. Mr. Ludwig is a past-president of the Arizona Association of Defense Counsel. He also served on the Construction Law Steering Committee for the Defense Research Institute and is a past chair of the Construction Practice Group of USLAW Network. Mr. Ludwig co-authored the Arizona Construction Practice Manual published by the Arizona State Bar and was a member of the Executive Council for the State Bar's Construction Section. He has been elected by his peers to the prestigious Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel (FDCC) and has been selected as a member of Arizona's Finest Lawyers, Best Lawyers, and Southwest Super Lawyers for construction litigation. 

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Arizona Association of Defense Counsel (Past President; Board of Directors, 2005 to 2014)
  • State Bar of Arizona (Construction Section Executive Council, 2007 to 2010; Trial Practice Section Executive Committee, 2006 to 2007)
  • Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel (Member)
  • USLAW Network (Construction Practice Group Board Member, 2007 to 2010)
  • Arizona Builders Alliance (Member)
  • Defense Research Institute (Member; Construction Law Steering Committee, 2005 to 2008, 2010 to 2011, 2013 to 2014, State Representative, 2014)
  • Maricopa County Bar Association (Construction Section Board of Directors, 2004 to 2005)
  • Claims and Litigation Management (Member)

Civic/Community Associations

  • National Eagle Scout Association (Member)

Professional Recognitions & Awards

  • Listed, Best Lawyers in America®, Construction Law, 2014 - 2018
  • Listed, Arizona's Finest Lawyers, 2010 - Present
  • Listed, Southwest Super Lawyers, 2007, 2010 - Present
  • AV® Preeminent™ Rated on Martindale Hubbell

Presentations & Publications

  • “Slow and Steady Wins The Race,” Speaker/Facilitator, USLAW Construction Exchange, October 2017
  • Indecent Exposure: New Decision Confirms Subcontractors’ Liability to CD Damages is Expansive,” Author, JSH Reporter,  Fall 2017 
  • Indecent Exposure: New Decision Confirms Subcontractors Liability To CD Damages Is Expansive," Author, JSH Website, March 2017
  • "State of Arizona Construction Compendium," Author, USLAW Network, 2017
  • "Arizona Construction Law Practice Manual, 3rd Ed. 2016," Co-Author, Published by the State Bar of Arizona, 2016
  • When Bears Attack: Your Defense Attorney’s Tips to Prepare for Lawsuits,” Co-Presenter, Capitol Indemnity Company’s General Agents Underwriting Workshop, June 2016
  • "The Different Warranties Covering A Contractor's Work," Author, JSH Reporter, Summer 2015
  • "Hot Topics in Construction Law," Moderator, 2015 USLAW Spring Client Conference, April 2015
  • "Jobsite Accident & Injury Claims:  Countering the Crisis," Presenter, Arizona Builders' Alliance Webinar, December 2014
  • “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
  • "Liability Issues," Subcontractor Discussion Leader and Speaker, 2014 USLAW Construction Exchange, October 2014
  • “Hold Up Issues: Construction Defect, Toxic & Mass Torts, and Minor’s Claims,” IAIR 2014 Insurance Insolvency Workshop, Speaker, January 2014
  • "The 10 Minute Construction Law Drill" Panelist, Associated General Contractor's Annual Convention, March 7, 2013
  • "Construction Defect Tenders and Related Topics," Presenter, Arizona Insurance Claims Association, October 2012
  • "Arizona Coverage and Current Construction Trends," Speaker, 2011 West Region Construction Defect and Insurance Coverage Conference, September 2011
  • "Examining Emerging Construction Trends Over the Past 10 Years," Speaker, Arizona State Bar Construction Seminar, February 2010
  • "Claims Management On A Construction Project Gone Bad," Speaker, Construction Financial Management Association, August 2008
  • "Insurance and Indemnity Issues in Construction," Speaker, Arizona Builders Alliance Legal Roundtable, May 2008
  • "Reinforcing the Foundation: Emerging Issues For Construction Lawyers," Speaker, State Bar of Arizona, February 2008
  • "Indemnity Issues," Arizona Builders' Alliance Legal Roundtable, Speaker, June 2007
  • "Latest Issues in Construction Litigation," Speaker, Home Builders Association of Central Arizona, February 2007
  • "Construction Defect Litigation: An Overview and Discussion of Insurance and Indemnity Issues in Arizona," Speaker, Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of Arizona's Construction Defect Issues Seminar, October 2006
  • "Indemnification and Problems Facing the Construction Industry," Speaker, Arizona Builders' Alliance Legal Roundtable, June 2006
  • "Litigating the Multi-Party Construction Case," Speaker, State Bar of Arizona, February 2006
  • "Economic Damages In Personal Injury Cases," Speaker, Arizona Insurance Claims Association Education Conference, June 2005
  • Arizona Builders Alliance Legal Roundtable, Panel Speaker, June 2004 & 2005
  • "Expert Retention," Speaker, Arizona Insurance Claims Association Education Conference, June 2004
  • "Arizona Construction Defect Update," Speaker, Arizona Association of Defense Counsel, Spring Retreat, April 2004
  • Arizona Construction Practice Manual, Co-Author, Published by the State Bar of Arizona, 2003
  • "Construction Defects and Insurance Coverage in Arizona," Speaker, sponsored by Lorman, October 17, 2003
  • "What Every Business Lawyer Should Know About Business Insurance," Speaker, CLE By The Sea session, July 2003
  • "What Every Business Lawyer Should Know About Insurance," Co-Chairman, State Bar of Arizona Seminar, December 2001
  • Arizona Journal, Columnist, 1999 to 2001