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About Edward

Business-minded, strategic and practical litigation counsel

Edward Salanga represents businesses in complex, high-stakes litigation. With a talent for managing risk through counseling and early case evaluation, he advises clients in several areas, including:

  • Commercial litigation, including class actions, antitrust, RICO and securities matters
  • Construction law counseling and disputes
  • Product liability and warranty disputes

Ed works to evaluate business and legal problems strategically. Lauded by clients for his super-responsive, business-minded and practical approach, he develops legal solutions tailored to each client’s business goals.

Ed was the national chair of the firm’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution Group and also led the firm’s Real Estate and Construction Litigation team.

Experience in Action

  • Representing contractors and owners in construction contract negotiations, contract performance and payment claims, scheduling and delay claims, construction defect disputes, and mechanics’ lien, stop notice and bonding issues.
  • Providing counsel to real estate developers in construction defect litigation relating to luxury condominiums and condominium conversion projects in Phoenix.
  • Representing direct sales companies and senior independent distributors in RICO and consumer fraud class action lawsuits, and FTC and state attorneys general investigations.
  • Defending manufacturers in class action, product liability and breach of warranty disputes.
  • Counseling companies on dispute resolution procedures, including arbitration, mediation and class action waiver policies.


  • Represented one of the nation's largest public power utilities in a breach of warranty and contract dispute involving power plant and transmission equipment valued at tens of millions of dollars.
  • Represented one of the largest contractors in the nation in various construction and contracting-related matters in Arizona, including a multi-million-dollar dispute brought by a school district over a wastewater treatment plant, which resulted in a dismissal of all claims.
  • Represented an international insurance broker in various proceedings arising out of the collapse of a casino parking garage that was part of a multi-million-dollar construction project.
  • Represented a manufacturer of consumer water treatment systems in a nationwide class action that resulted in the early dismissal of all claims.
  • Obtained early dismissal of Arizona Securities Act class action alleged against directors and officers of the publisher of an in-flight catalog.
  • Represented a direct sales company in a high-profile FTC enforcement action filed in the District of Arizona alleging pyramid scheme and income misrepresentation claims under Section 5 of the FTC Act.
  • Represented a prominent Tucson resort in an Arizona antitrust lawsuit that resulted in summary judgment in our client's favor at the trial court, which was affirmed by the Arizona Court of Appeals.

Professional Recognitions

  • Chambers USA® (2021-present: Litigation: General Commercial)
  • Phoenix Business Journal "Most Admired Leader" (2017)
  • Best Lawyers in America® (20130present: Litigation - Construction; 2014-present: Commercial Litigation)
  • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, Fellows program (class of 2011)
  • Arizona Foundation for Legal Services and Education "Top Pro Bono Attorney" (2005)
  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV Peer Review Rated

Professional & Civic Activities

  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section, Expert Witness Committee and the Real Estate Litigation Committee, former co-chair; Content Management Committee, member
  • Chandler Industrial Development Authority, director and former president
  • ABA Forum on the Construction Industry, member
  • Arizona State Bar, Construction Law Section, member
  • Construct!, quarterly publication of the ABA Section of Litigation's Construction Committee, former co-editor
  • American Lung Association of the Southwest, Northern Arizona Advisory Board, former director
  • Quarles DEI Committee

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