JSH Reporter JSH Reporter - Fall 2017 - Page 26

NEW PARTNERS 026 CONGRATULATIONS TO BRANDI BLAIR, DANIEL KING, ASHLEY VILLAVERDE HALVORSON AND DAVID STOUT FOR JOINING THE JSH PARTNERSHIP Brandi C. Blair focuses her practice in the areas of Section 1983 defense, professional liability, wrongful death and personal injury defense. Brandi is an active member of firm leadership, serving on the Charity Committee and Recruiting Committee, where she also mentors new associates. Since 2013, she has been recognized by Southwest Super Lawyers as a Rising Star. Before pursuing her J.D. from the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, Brandi served as an Aerial Intelligence Specialist in the United States Army. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in both English Literature and Creative Writing, summa cum laude, with Honors, from the University of Arizona. Daniel O. King is a third-generation Phoenician who practices in the areas of transportation law, bad faith, insurance coverage and general civil litigation. Dan is a member of the firm’s Recruiting Committee and the Transportation Group’s Rapid Response Team, a dedicated group of attorneys on-call to assist clients whenever there is a trucking/transportation accident or our clients require immediate counsel. Since 2013, he has been recognized by Southwest Super Lawyers as a Rising Star. Dan earned his J.D. from Santa Clara University and his B.S., cum laude, from St. Louis University. In 2013, Dan was accepted into and graduated from the Trial College, the flagship program of the Trial Practice Section of the Arizona College of Trial Advocacy. Ashley Villaverde Halvorson practices in the areas of insurance coverage and bad faith, and wrongful death and personal injury defense. Ashley serves on the firm’s Diversity Committee and manages the Diversity Legal Writing Program, an internship providing diverse law students the opportunity to gain experience in large firms. She is the Vice President of Los Abogados, Arizona’s Hispanic Bar Association, and was honored as a 2017 Hispanic National Bar Association Top Lawyer Under 40. Ashley joined JSH immediately after earning her J.D. from the Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law. She also earned her B.A., cum laude, from Arizona State University. David L. Stout, Jr. focuses his practice in the areas of commercial litigation, general civil litigation, wrongful death and personal injury defense, and trucking and transportation defense. In cases set for arbitration, Dave evaluates and conducts effective discovery, represents clients through the arbitration hearing, and navigates post-hearing issues. He is an active member of the Arizona Association of Defense Counsel and previously served on the Board of Directors for the Young Lawyers Division. Since 2013, Dave has been recognized by Southwest Super Lawyers as a Rising Star and he has earned a Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating of 5.0 out of 5.0. He earned his J.D. from Southwestern University School of Law and his B.S. from the University of Arizona. Stay up to date at jshfirm.com