Two Renaissance Square

40 North Central Avenue
Suite 2700
Phoenix, Arizona 85004

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

Location Information

R. Christopher Pierce
TEL: 602-263-1707
FAX: 602-200-7819


University of Arizona
College of Law
J.D., 2009

University of Arizona
B.S., Aerospace Engineering, 2006

Bar Admissions

Arizona, 2009
U.S. District Court,
District of Arizona, 2011

R. Christopher Pierce

Mr. Pierce is an Associate at Jones, Skelton & Hochuli, and concentrates his practice on civil defense litigation, construction litigation, products liability, commercial litigation, and other injury litigation. Prior to joining Jones, Skelton & Hochuli, Mr. Pierce gained experience with another Phoenix firm where he concentrated on construction litigation, general liability, and bad faith litigation.

Mr. Pierce has served on the Board of Directors for the State Bar of Arizona Young Lawyers Division and is a past President of the Arizona Association of Defense Counsel Young Lawyers Division. He received his law degree from the University of Arizona, and is admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in Arizona.

Representative Cases

  • Yanni v. Tucker Plumbing, 233 Ariz. 364, 312 P.3d 1130 (Ariz. App. 2013) (affirmed summary judgment in favor of client and held that homeowners may not sue subcontractors directly for breach of implied warranty of workmanship and habitability absent privity of contract).

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Arizona Association of Defense Counsel (YLD Past President)
  • State Bar of Arizona (YLD Board Member)
  • Maricopa County Bar Association (Member)
  • Defense Research Institute (Member)

Professional Recognitions & Awards

  • Listed, Southwest Rising Stars, 2013 - Present
  • AV® Preeminent™ Rated on Martindale Hubbell

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
  • "Indemnity Contract Basics", Presenter, Association of Corporate Counsel, August 2012