NEW ATTORNEYS 035 JSH Hires Six New Attorneys Sarah E. Epperson is an associate in our General Liability and Professional Liability, Bad Faith, and Complex Litigation Trial Groups. She practices in the areas of bad faith and extra-contractual liability, general civil litigation and insurance defense, premises liability, and automobile liability defense. As a true Wildcat fan, she received both her undergraduate degree, graduating summa cum laude, and law degree from the University of Arizona. Following law school, she served as a Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable Virginia C. Kelly of the Arizona Court Of Appeals, Division II. Timothy D. Butterfield is an associate in the Professional Liability, Bad Faith and Complex Litigation Trial Group. During the summer between his second and third year of law school, Tim worked as a summer associate at JSH and prior to that, was a liability claims adjuster for GEICO. He also served as a Judicial Extern for the Honorable David C. Bury, United States District Court, District of Arizona in Tucson, AZ. Tim earned his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Arizona and his B.A. in economics and political science from the University of Montana. Ravi V. Patel began his legal career in Texas where he practiced primarily in employment law for 10 years. Since joining JSH, he has focused his practice on employment law, governmental liability, insurance defense, wrongful death and personal injury law and general civil litigation. He is experienced representing client before the NLRB and in cases involving Title VII, FMLA, FLSA, ADA, and wrongful termination. Ravi earned his J.D. from Southern Methodist University’s Dedman School of Law and his B.A. in Political Science from Rice University. Laura A. Van Buren is an associate in the Professional Liability, Bad Faith and Complex Litigation Trial Group, practicing in the areas of bad faith and extra-contractual liability, commercial and business litigation, insurance coverage and fraud, and professional liability. Laura earned her J.D., cum laude, from the Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law and her B.A. in History from Rice University. While in law school, she served as a judicial extern to the Hon. Mary H. Murguia on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and she was a research assistant with the Civil Justice Clinic, where she co- authored several papers with the Public Health Law Research Cluster. Ryan D. Pont is an associate in the Professional Liability and Bad Faith Trial Group. Before joining JSH, he was a Judicial Clerk for the Hon. James P. Beene, Arizona Court of Appeals, and a law clerk for the Pima County Attorney’s Office. While in law school, Ryan volunteered his time as a law clerk at Southern Arizona Legal Aid, served as a constituent service representative to Congressman Ron Barber, and worked as an office assistant to Congresswomen Gabrielle Giffords. Ryan earned both his B.A. and his J.D. from the University of Arizona. Alexix G. Terríquez is an associate in the Transportation, Auto and General Liability Trial Group, focusing his practice in civil litigation and insurance defense. He is experienced in alternative dispute resolution, including mediation, arbitration and negotiation settlements. He earned his J.D. from Boston University School of Law and his B.A. from the University of California at Santa Barbara. During law school, Alexix interned at the Office of the Legal Advisor for the Boston Police Department and at Bank of America in the Global Wealth Investment Management Legal Department. He is a native Spanish speaker and fluent in French.