Two Renaissance Square

40 North Central Avenue
Suite 2700
Phoenix, Arizona 85004

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

Location Information


Robert R. Berk
Partner


rberk@jshfirm.com
TEL: 602-263-1781
FAX: 602-200-7818

Education

Arizona State University
College of Law
J.D., 1985

Arizona State University
B.S., magna cum laude, 1982

Bar Admissions

Arizona, 1985
U.S. District Court,
District of Arizona
U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit


Robert R. Berk


Mr. Berk joined Jones, Skelton & Hochuli in 1989, and has been a Partner since 1996. His practices in commercial/contract litigation, professional liability defense and coverage litigation. In 30+ years of practice, Mr. Berk has litigated almost every variety of commercial dispute, from basic collection actions to complex corporate matters. He has tried several commercial cases including, but not limited to, breach of contract, replevin contract, commercial defamation, real property, landlord-tenant, and construction cases. Mr. Berk has been recognized as a Best Lawyer in America for Product Liability Litigation and is AV Rated by Martindale Hubbell.


Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Professional Liability Attorney Network (Past Member)
  • USLAW Network (Member)
  • American Bar Association (Legal Malpractice Subcommittee)
  • Arizona Superior Court, Maricopa County (Judge Pro Tem, 2004 to Present)
  • Arizona State Bar (Fee Arbitration Committee; Board Member, 1993 to 2000)

Teaching Experience

  • Arizona State Bar Professional Responsibility Course (Instructor, 2005 to 2009)

Professional Recognitions & Awards

  • Listed, Best Lawyers in America®, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants, 2014 - 2018
  • AV® Preeminent™ Rated on Martindale Hubbell

Presentations & Publications

  • "Legal Malpractice Strategies (And A Little Music Trivia)," Presenter, AADC CLE Retreat, June 2016
  • “How To Avoid The Hot Seat: Good Claims Handling In Arizona,” Presenter, 2014 JSH Annual Seminar: It’s All Fun and Games Until Someone Gets Hurt, November 2014
  • "Arizona Court of Appeals Expands, Then Narrows, Anti-Deficiency Protection," Author, JSH Reporter, Fall 2014
  • "Advice For New Associates From a Partner’s Perspective," Speaker, AADC YLD, April 2014
  • "Rapid Fire Drill  - AZ Case Law Updates," Presenter, JSH Seminar, October 2013
  • Presenter: various conferences and seminars, including 2009 State Bar Convention (Real Estate Section); 2006 to 2009 USLAW Conferences; 2007 to 2009 PLAN Conferences; State Bar Construction Law Section