Jones, Skelton & Hochuli, PLC is pleased to officially welcome four law clerks to the firm as associate attorneys. The four new associate attorneys are Anthony Julian, Zak Kuchler, Brenden Leader, and Sara Selvaraj.

Anthony Julian joins the firm’s General Liability Trial Group, where he will be focusing on wrongful death, premises liability, personal injury defense, defamation, and general civil litigation and other insurance defense matters. He served as the Submissions Chair for the ASU Sports and Entertainment Law Journal while studying for his JD at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law. While at ASU, Anthony also earned his certificate in Trial Advocacy. He was a Legal Intern for the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office, Capital Litigation Bureau, and a legal extern for the Arizona Attorney General’s Office, where he performed a variety of duties such as research, creating trial notebooks, observing depositions, hearings, and trials. Additionally, Anthony completed Rule 39 Certified Limited Practice Work. He was also a Summer Associate at JSH last summer in 2021. Anthony earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Arizona, receiving a BA of Arts in Film and Television and a BA of Arts in Law.

Zak Kuchler joins the firm’s Municipal and Employment Trial Group, where he will represent the State, counties, municipalities, water districts, and educational institutions, as well as private sector clients in all areas of employment-related legal matters. While attending the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, he served as a research aide and a graduate writing assistant, as well as the Executive Director of External Affairs for the Sports Law and Business Organization. As a legal intern for the Arizona Coyotes Hockey Club and for U-Haul International, Zak gained experience working on employment litigation, intellectual property, corporate governance, ADR, and other matters. Prior to going to law school, he served as an Auxiliary Officer in the Calgary Police Service, where he had the opportunity to participate in investigations, testify in court, and train in de-escalation tactics. Zak’s undergraduate degree is in Justice Studies from Royal Roads University in Victoria, British Columbia.

Brenden Leader joins the firm’s Automotive Trial Group, where he will be working on matters related to automobile liability and general liability. He attended Arizona State University, where he earned both his BSE, magna cum laude, in Engineering Management and his Juris Doctor degrees. Brenden was the winner of Moot Court Competition at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law. His professional experience includes reviewing non-disclosure agreements and practicing patent and trademark prosecution with limited recognition to practice before the USPTO and serving as a Judicial Extern with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Brenden is also a U.S.A. Certified Boxing Coach.

Sara Selvaraj joins the firm’s Healthcare Trial Group, where she will be integrating her undergraduate studies in biology with her legal work.

During her time at Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, she served as the Note & Comment Editor for Jurimetrics and as a student practitioner at the Lisa Foundation Patent Clinic.She was Secretary for the Diverse Students Coalition, a representative for the Health Law Society, and a participant in the National Health Law Moot Court Competition. Sara’s undergraduate degree is from the University of California, Riverside.