Robert Berk

TEL: 602.263.1781
FAX: 602.200.7818
Legal Assistant: Kathy Kleinschmidt

Bob Berk’s practice focuses on commercial and contract litigation, and professional liability defense and insurance coverage litigation. During his 30-plus-year career, Bob has litigated almost every type of commercial dispute, from basic collection actions to complex corporate matters. He has tried several commercial cases, including breach of contract, replevin contract, commercial defamation, real property, landlord-tenant and construction cases. Bob has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America for product liability litigation and is AV® Preeminent™ Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Member
  • USLAW Network, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member, Legal Malpractice Subcommittee
  • Arizona Superior Court, Maricopa County, Judge Pro Tem, 2004-Present
  • Professional Liability Attorney Network, Member
  • Arizona State Bar, Board Member, Fee Arbitration Committee, 1993-2000

Professional Recognition & Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America®, Insurance Law, Litigation – Insurance; Product Liability Litigation – Defendants, 2014-2021; Commercial Litigation, 2021
  • AV® Preeminent™ Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Presentations & Publications

Bob frequently speaks at conferences and seminars, including the 2009 State Bar Convention (Real Estate Section), USLAW Conferences from 2006-2009, PLAN Conferences from 2007-2009 and the State Bar Construction Law Section. Additional presentations and publications include:

  • Living Through Change: How the New Civil Practice Rules Are Working, and How They Will Affect You,” Co-Presenter, State Bar of Arizona Convention, June 2019
  • “Current Issues In Professional Liability,” Co-Presenter, February 2019
  • “Mediation Options and Strategies,” PLAN CLE Workshop, May 2018
  • “Legal Malpractice Strategies (And A Little Music Trivia),” Presenter, AADC CLE Retreat, June 2016
  • “How to Avoid the Hot Seat: Good Claims Handling in Arizona,” Presenter, JSH Annual Seminar: It’s All Fun and Games Until Someone Gets Hurt, November 2014
  • Arizona Court of Appeals Expands, Then Narrows, Anti-Deficiency Protection,” Author, JSH Reporter, Fall 2014
  • “Advice For New Associates From a Partner’s Perspective,” Presenter, AADC YLD, April 2014
  • “Rapid Fire Drill: AZ Case Law Updates,” Presenter, JSH Seminar, October 2013

Teaching Experience

  • Arizona State Bar Professional Responsibility Course, Instructor, 2005-2009


Arizona State University, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, J.D., 1985
Arizona State University, B.S., magna cum laude, 1982

Bar Admissions

Arizona, 1985
U.S. District Court, District of Arizona
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit