Jones, Skelton & Hochuli, PLC is pleased to announce the addition of two new associate attorneys at its Phoenix office: MacKenzie Hill and Mercedes LaPorchia.

Meet each of the firm’s newest associates below.

MacKenzie Hill

MacKenzie focuses her practice on civil litigation, defending clients in the transportation and manufacturing industries against a wide range of liability claims.

A member of the firm’s Transportation, Auto, Products & General Liability Defense Trial Group, MacKenzie earned her law degree from the University of North Dakota School of Law; a master’s degree in dispute resolution from Pepperdine University, Caruso School of Law, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution; and a Bachelor of Science degree in business management with a minor in psychology from Southern Oregon University.

Mercedes LaPorchia

With a unique ability to identify issues and solve problems, Mercedes assists clients in the construction and manufacturing industries in a variety of civil and commercial litigation cases, including insurance defense, general liability, construction defect and personal injury cases.

Mercedes has previous experience with two Phoenix-area law firms, where she managed a busy practice focused on construction defect, property damage and personal injury claims from inception through arbitration, on both the defense and prosecution side. Mercedes, who also has experience from working at the Office of the Primary Public Defender’s Office in San Diego, attended Whittier Law School.