Brian R. Booker, Partner

Biography

Brian Booker focuses his practice on commercial litigation with emphasis in commercial and professional liability, real estate, securities fraud, and products liability. His experience includes

  • Defense of product manufacturers in the context of property damage and catastrophic injury, including automotive products, towing/trailers, and fire litigation.
  • Defense of commercial and residential mortgage brokers in regulatory/administrative contexts.
  • Representation of various entities in minority shareholder oppression action.
  • Representation of various entities in guaranty enforcement actions.
  • Representation of corporations and individuals in defamation suits.
  • Defense of commercial real estate brokerage in an intentional interference with contract action.
  • Defense of a resort operator in numerous wrongful death actions.
  • Defense of a real estate brokerage in alleged fraud/misrepresentation.
  • Representation of financial institutions and consumer financial services companies in wire fraud actions and in FCRA, FDCPA, and state law claims.

Legal Services

Education and Honors

  • University of Virginia School of Law (J.D., 1994)
  • Stanford University (B.A., 1991)
    • Major: Political Science
    • departmental honors

Bar Admissions

  • Arizona

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit, 2000
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 1994

Professional and Civic Activities

  • The Wellness Community (Board of Directors)
  • Arizona Black Bar (Member)
  • Maricopa County Bar Association (Member)
  • Defense Research Institute (Member)
  • National Bar Association (Member)
  • The Thunderbirds (Member)
  • Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Central Arizona (Member)

Professional Recognition

  • Named Fellow of Litigation Counsel of America (LCA)
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Peer Review Rated
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® (2013–present: Commercial Litigation)
  • Selected for inclusion in the 2012–2014 Southwest Super Lawyers® lists (Business Litigation)
  • 2003 Business Journal "Forty under 40" award
  • 2003 American Jewish Committee Judge Learned Hand Award for Emerging Leadership
  • Valley Leadership Class XXIII