Josh Snell


TEL: 602.263.1790
FAX: 602.200.7815
Legal Assistant: Rachel Barajas

Josh Snell concentrates his practice on insurance coverage and bad faith, commercial litigation, personal injury defense and retail law.

Case Results:

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel, Member
  • Arizona Association of Defense Counsel, Board of Directors, 2013-2017; Young Lawyers Division, Board of Directors, 2009-2010
  • Defense Research Institute, Vice-Chair, Substantive Liaison for Workers’ Compensation Committee, 2009-2013; State Legislative Liaison, 2009-2011; Young Lawyers Steering Committee Member, 2010-2011

Civic & Community Associations

  • Communities in Schools of Arizona, Board of Directors, 2005-2013
  • Salvation Army, Board of Directors

Professional Recognition & Awards

  • Chambers USA, Band 2 Ranking – Insurance Defense, 2021
  • Southwest Super Lawyers, Civil Litigation, 2015-2020, 2023-2024
  • Best Lawyers in America®, Litigation – Insurance, 2020-2024; Insurance Law, 2021-2024; Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants; 2021-2024
  • Peer review rating of 5.0 out of 5.0 by Martindale-Hubbell

Presentations & Publications

  • “Overview of Arizona Law: Liability & Risk Transfer for Contractors,” a private training for a specialty property, casualty insurance and surety bond company, September 2021
  • “Lessons Learned Post-COVID From Insurer & Defense Counsel Perspective,” Co-Presenter, EC Defense Network, Webinar, April 2021
  • Best Practices for a Successful Deposition: Mastering Communications with the Insured,” Co-Presenter, EC Defense Network Webinar Series, June 2020
  • “Fire Science Litigation,” Presenter, Arizona Paralegal Association, October 2018
  • “Employee Dishonesty: Navigating the Unknown,” Co-Presenter, PLRB Claims Conference & Insurance Service Expo, April 2018
  • “Adjusting Bodily Injury and Wrongful Death Claims,” Co-Presenter, PLRB Claims Conference & Insurance Service Expo, April 2018
  • “Adjusting Bodily Injury and Wrongful Death Claims,” Co-Presenter, 2017 PLRB Claims Conference, March 2017
  • “Ethical Issues for Insurance Adjusters,” Co-Presenter, Rimkus’ Sixth Annual Arizona CE Seminar, September 2016
  • “Adjusting Bodily Injury and Wrongful Death Claims,” Presenter, Property and Liability Resource Bureau Claims Conference and Insurance Service Expo, April 2016
  • “Wrongful Death,” Co-Presenter, Property and Liability Resource Bureau, January 2016
  • “Best Practices to Avoid Extra Contractual Exposure,” Co-Presenter, Central Claim Executives Association, May 2015
  • “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
  • “Your Claims Questions Answered by Our Panel of Legal Experts!” Panel Member, Arizona Insurance Claims Association, July 2014
  • “Advice for New Associates From a Partner’s Perspective,” Presenter, AADC YLD, April 2014
  • “Retail, Restaurant and Hospitality Guide to Arizona Premises Liability,” Co-Author, USLAW Compendium, February 2014
  • “The Perfect Claims File,” Presenter, Arizona Security Directors Association, December 2013
  • “Reservation of Rights, Time Limits Demand and Damron and Morris,” Presenter, JSH Seminar, October 2013
  • Reservation of Rights,” Co-Author, Arizona DRI Compendium, 2013
  • “The Role of a Law Firm Partner and How That Role Is Evolving,” Presenter, ABA Law Student Division 15th Circuit Meeting at ASU, March 2, 2013
  • “Arizona Law: Tell Me Something I Didn’t Know” JSH Webinar, January 2013 – Click here to view recording
  • “Coveting Thy Neighbor’s Employee Could Prove Very Costly,” Author, JSH Reporter, Winter 2008
  • “Arizona Supreme Court Denies Bar Admission to Convicted Murderer,” Author, JSH Reporter, Winter 2005


Baylor University School of Law, J.D., 2001
Grand Canyon University, B.A., magna cum laude, 1996


Arizona, 2002
Texas (Inactive), 2001
U.S. District Court, District of Arizona