Jones, Skelton & Hochuli is pleased to welcome associate attorneys Amelia A. Esber and Camilla B. Porter.
Amelia Esber primarily practices in the areas of automobile and commercial trucking defense. Her practice also includes the defense of other personal injury claims such as those involving premises liability, product defects, dram shop liquor liability and wrongful death. Amelia previously worked in the Phoenix office of a large national law firm in the labor and employment practice group. There, she developed her occupational safety and health defense practice. Her experience in this area includes counseling and defending employers grappling with workplace safety and health issues, including Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) investigations, contesting alleged safety and health violations in administrative hearings, and appealing administrative decisions to higher appellate courts. She is a graduate of Ladder Down, a leadership, business development and mentoring program for women lawyers. She is recognized by The Best Lawyers in America®: Ones to Watch for Commercial Litigation in 2021. Amelia earned her law degree, cum laude from the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law in 2014 and her undergraduate degree in Psychology, cum laude, from The Ohio State University in 2011.
Camilla Porter brings over 14 years of experience defending large hospital networks in medical negligence and general liability actions. She previously worked at other insurance defense and medical malpractice defense firms, gaining experience in litigation strategy, mediation and settlement negotiations. In addition, she has extensive experience representing physicians and other health care professionals before the Arizona Medical Board, Arizona State Board of Nursing and Arizona State Board of Pharmacy. Before pursuing her law degree, Camilla worked for five years as an emergency room nurse. Camilla maintains her R.N. license today and utilizes her practical experience to best defend healthcare providers against medical malpractice claims. Camilla’s commercial litigation experience includes the defense of insurance agencies, higher education institutions, manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies, and other businesses. She is the Founder of Kids for Kindness, a nonprofit organization that encourages young children to engage in community service. Camilla earned her law degree, cum laude, from the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law in 2006 and her nursing degree, magna cum laude, from the Arizona State University College of Nursing in 2002.