Maria Fernanda Hubbard
Areas of Focus
summa cum laude
, University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law
, Order of the Coif
, University of Arizona
, Mathematics, Dean's List
U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 2016
Maria Hubbard works closely with clients to determine the most effective legal strategies based on the client’s specific matter goals and overall business objectives. As an Associate in the Insurance Recovery practice, she focuses on developing creative and cost-effective solutions designed to minimize long-term costs and the risk of protracted litigation.
Maria collaborates with seasoned attorneys to proactively help clients respond to insurance issues in a manner that removes burden from their business and prepares them for the most common and complex issues they could face, including the following:
Representation on property and casualty lines
Toxic and mass torts
Environmental and natural resources liabilities
Errors and omissions policies
Captive insurance issues
Prior to working at Polsinelli, Maria clerked for the Honorable Ann A. Scott Timmer on the Arizona Supreme Court. Her experience working for a state appellate court, combined with her experience as an extern for the Honorable David C. Bury on the United States District Court for the District of Arizona, provides her with a high-level understanding of every stage of litigation, as well as valuable insight into the reasoning and thought processes that go into judicial decisions.
Selected for inclusion, "Top 50 Pro Bono Attorneys in the State of Arizona," by the Arizona Foundation for Legal Services & Education, 2018
Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Ann A. Scott Timmer
Extern for the Honorable David C. Bury
Outstanding Performance in Legal Writing Award
CALI Excellence for the Future Awards
Veteran’s Advocacy Law Clinic
Arizona Supreme Court Attorney Regulation Advisory Committee
State Bar of Arizona
Arizona Women Lawyers Association
Los Abogados Hispanic Bar Association
Hispanic National Bar Association
Latina Mentoring Project
Assisted the team in formulating the arguments for coverage under an environmental clean-up policy after insurance carrier denied coverage for the accidental release of a hazardous material, resulting in a recovery to the client in excess of $1.5 million.
Assisted the team in representing insured client in bad faith litigation after surplus lines insurance carrier denied coverage under site pollution liability policy for a pipeline release of hydrofracturing exploration and production wastewater from a pipeline failure, resulting in a $750,000 settlement with the insurance carrier.
Assisted the team in formulating arguments for coverage under a commercial general liability policy, resulting in the insurance carrier fully funding client’s settlement of underlying lawsuit with landlord for damage caused by leaking water pipes and sauna.
Second-chaired AAA arbitration for a software company involving claims of breach of contract and copyright infringement.
Drafted successful motion to dismiss, which ended spurious lawsuit against mental health clinic client.
Publications & Presentations
An Honorable Discharge 48 Years in the Making
Quoted, The University of Arizona News
November 8, 2018
Publications & Presentations
Polsinelli Closes Out Fiscal Year 2018 with Significant Outcomes in Pro Bono Cases
St. Louis Business Journal
October 15, 2018
Polsinelli Wins Jury Verdict for U-Haul in Traumatic Brain Injury Case
November 9, 2018
Polsinelli’s Melissa Ho and Maria Fernanda Hubbard Honored as Top 50 Pro Bono Attorneys in Arizona
July 13, 2018
Polsinelli’s Maria Fernanda Hubbard Appointed to Serve on Arizona Supreme Court Attorney Regulation Advisory Committee
June 29, 2018
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