Our firm’s lawyers have an unwavering, and recognized, commitment to professional excellence and community service.
Public Service. Likewise, Lewis and Roca is proud to have made partners women leaders who now contribute their efforts in the public sector, including the current Secretary of Homeland Security and past Governor of Arizona, Janet Napolitano; the immediate past Chief Judge of the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, Mary Schroeder; and judges on the Arizona Court of Appeals (Patricia Norris), Maricopa County Superior Court (Cathy Holt and Dawn Bergin), Pima County Superior Court (Sally Simmons) and Washoe County Second Judicial District Court (Bridget Robb Peck).
Recognition. Our diverse lawyers have a remarkable record of community recognition for their efforts. Many have won awards for public service and pro bono efforts or been recognized as emerging and established leaders of the professional and business communities, such as Mary Ellen Simonson, who was the recipient of the “2005 Businesswoman of the Year Athena Award” from the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce, and Caryn Tijsseling, recognized with the 2008 Woman of Achievement Award by the Nevada Women’s Fund.