William Schrank 2017-12-28T20:49:38+00:00

William Schrank

PARTNER

    

wschrank@jshfirm.com
TEL: 602.263.1766
FAX: 602.200.7853

Legal Assistant: Raquel Auriemma
602.263.1766
rauriemma@jshfirm.com

Bill Schrank’s practice is devoted to defending corporations, businesses and other entities in tort litigation. His areas of practice include defense of commercial transportation, trucking and motor coach/bus accidents; liquor and dram shop liability; premise liability and security incidents; wrongful death torts; “Special Event” injuries; and food, beverage and other product defects. Throughout his 30-year career, Bill has served as sole or lead counsel in numerous jury trials, and has been involved in hundreds of arbitrations and mediations.

Outside of the firm, Bill enjoys staying active. For several years he coached youth ice hockey and he is a past member of the Board of Directors for the Foothills Gymnastics Association. Other interests include practically every type of competitive sport, travel and photography. Since 2014, Bill has been the official photographer of the firm’s publication, The JSH Reporter. Click here to view current issue.

Franklin v. Clemett et al., June 2015

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA), Member, 1994-Present; Board of Directors, 2010-Present; General Counsel, 2013-Present 
  • Arizona Association of Defense Counsel, Member 
  • American Bar Association, Member 
  • State Bar of Arizona, Member 

Professional Recognitions & Awards

  • Selected, Top Attorney in Insurance Law by ALM, 2014 
  • Listed, Arizona’s Finest Lawyers 
  • AV® Preeminent™ Rated in Martindale Hubbell 

Presentations & Publications

In addition to his law practice, Bill is a frequent guest speaker for a variety of organizations. His presentations and publications include: 

  • “Getting to the Sobering Truth of a Dram Shop Claim in Arizona,” Co-Author, JSH Reporter, Fall 2017 
  • “Be Careful What You Ask For: Effective Use of Daubert and Expert Witness Challenges,” Presenter, Arkansas Trucking Seminar, September 2015 
  • “Enhancing Your Skills: Resolving Cases Outside the Courtroom,” Presenter, Arizona State Bar CLE by the Sea, July 2015 
  • “Taking The Bite Out Of Damages: Recoverability, Legal Defenses, and Current Trends,” Presenter, JSH Annual Seminar: It’s All Fun and Games Until Someone Gets Hurt, November 2014 
  • “Trends and Tactics in U.S. Litigation,” Issues in the Mine Field of Civil Litigation Involving a Commercial Motor Carrier, 2014
  • “Arizona Law:  Tell Me Something I Didn’t Know,” JSH Webinar, January 2013 
  • “Guarding Against the Pitfalls in U.S. Litigation,” Issues in the Mine Field of Civil Litigation Involving a Commercial Motor Carrier, 2012 
  • “10 Things You Need to Know About Arizona Law,” 2009 
  • “Written Discovery With a Purpose,” September 2008 
  • “Handling Tough Deposition Questions: Preparation Prevents Perspiration,” 2007 
  • “Hotel Alcohol Liability Issues: ‘The Buck Stops Here,’” 2006 
  • “Settlement Negotiations: Strategy and Tactics,” 2004 

Education

University of Nebraska College of Law, J.D., with Distinction, 1984
Order of the Coif Order of the Barrister Allen Moot Court Board
Phi Delta Phi Nebraska Law Review

Concordia College, B.A., Biology, summa cum laude, 1979

Bar Admissions

Arizona, 1984 
U.S. Federal District Court, 1984