• vcard
D 602.650.2016
F 602.264.7033
  • Education
    • J.D., University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, 2004, Dean's List
    • B.S., Arizona State University, 1998, Dean's List
      ·  School of Public Programs, Justice Studies

Brian Flaherty is an experienced trial lawyer who believes in the ethical yet aggressive representation of clients.

He focuses his practice on construction and insurance coverage matters and commonly represents general contractors in disputes with both private owners and the government. He has successfully represented contractors in disputes over prompt payment, change orders, delay damages and termination.

In addition to being a capable trial lawyer, Brian is often able to successfully resolve disputes without resorting to litigation. But when necessary, he has obtained positive results for clients in arbitrations and trials.

Brian’s insurance coverage practice involves counseling and litigation on behalf of corporate policy holders with respect to designing insurance coverage strategies, advising on policy implications resulting from lawsuits, and breach of contract and bad faith litigation. Additionally, Brian handles litigation for transportation companies, real estate developers, health care providers and other businesses.

  • Successfully obtained summary judgment against property owner on behalf of general contractor for violation of Arizona's Prompt Payment Statute.
  • Negotiated resolution to a dispute without litigation on behalf of a commercial general contractor in a matter involving final payment of construction contract against a regional bank.
  • Obtained arbitration ruling in commercial dispute in which the firm’s client, a national truck and trailer rental company, was the defendant in the arbitration and awarded damages.
  • Obtained summary judgment for Arizona agribusiness client accused of spraying defoliant on plaintiff's cotton crop.
  • Represented national security company and national grocery retailer in a case involving a security guard who was involved in an altercation with a shoplifter who suffered serious injuries outside of supermarket.
  • Represented national automotive retailer in suit seeking millions in damages. Jury awarded plaintiffs a nominal amount.
Publications & Presentations
Arizona Construction Law Practice Manual, Second Edition
Co-editor of the second edition and author of chapters on spoliation, contractor licensing and construction risk management through insurance
2011
Publications & Presentations
The Owner's Duties and Responsibilities in a Construction Project in Arizona
January 2008