Jones, Skelton & Hochuli, PLC is pleased to announce that three of the firm’s associates, Diana Elston, Chelsey Golightly, and Patrick Gorman, have joined the firm’s partnership.

Diana Elston represents client in the areas of general civil litigation and insurance defense, personal injury, premises liability, homeowners association defense, and tribal law. She is admitted to five Tribal Courts in Arizona and handles a wide variety of issues for Indian tribes throughout the Southwest. Her tribal defense practice includes representing tribes and their enterprises (including casinos) in premises liability, conservatorships, and wrongful death and personal injury claims. Before joining the firm, Diana practiced for three years at a Flagstaff law firm, focusing in the areas of general civil litigation and bankruptcy. A Valley native, Diana was raised in Tempe and taught elementary music in the area for two years before earning her J.D., summa cum laude, at Thomas Jefferson School of Law.

Chelsey Golightly began her legal career at JSH in 2012. She practices in the areas of general civil litigation and insurance defense, focusing on defending clients in cases involving wrongful death and catastrophic personal injury, premises liability, products liability, and social host liability.  She has represented clients in complex litigation cases and has successfully taken cases to trial.  She has also negotiated complicated settlements and obtained dismissals for many of her clients through motion practice. Chelsey is one of the firm’s hiring partners and oversees the summer associate program.  She is also a member of the firm’s diversity and investment committees. Chelsey earned her J.D. from ASU’s College of Law.

Patrick Gorman began his legal career at JSH in 2011. He concentrates his practice in the areas of bad faith and extra-contractual liability, insurance coverage, professional liability and other general civil litigation matters. He represents large insurers in bad faith and breach of contract claims, often with allegations of punitive damages, through all phases of litigation in state and federal court. Patrick also represents attorneys, insurance brokers, and accountants in professional malpractice claims. Prior to joining the firm, Patrick served as a law clerk for a United States Senator on the Judiciary Committee, legal extern for the Honorable Paul G. Rosenblatt at the United States District Court for the District of Arizona, and law clerk for the Goodhue County Attorney’s Office in Red Wing, Minnesota. Patrick earned his J.D., cum laude, from ASU’s College of Law.

About Jones, Skelton & Hochuli:

With more than 85 lawyers, Jones, Skelton & Hochuli, P.L.C. (JSH) is the largest and most experienced trial defense law firm in Arizona focusing in insurance and insurance coverage. Our lawyers focus their practice in the defense of corporations, self-insureds, government entities, insurance carriers and medical malpractice carriers. For additional information, please visit jshfirm.com or call 602.263.1700.