Nationally Recognized Attorneys

Marshall Humphrey III

Marshall Humphrey III

Marshall Humphrey III has practiced insurance defense litigation in Tucson for nearly forty years. He has successfully tried numerous civil jury trials in state and federal courts involving personal injury, product liability, wrongful death, municipal claims, medical and professional malpractice and insurance bad faith. Marshall is a member of the American College of Trial Lawyers. 

Marshall has testified as an expert witness in personal injury evaluation and insurance coverage litigation in state and federal courts. He is well known as a lecturer on insurance law, having presented a number of seminars to attorneys, insurance companies and adjusters. He has participated in numerous mediations and served as an arbitrator.  

Marshall earned his law degree from the University of Arizona, where he also received his undergraduate degree. He was admitted to the Arizona State Bar in 1977, and is a member of the Pima County Bar Association, Defense Research Institute, Arizona Association of Defense Counsel, and the Tucson Defense Bar. He is a past member of the Board of Directors for the Tucson Defense Bar and served as its president in 1997 and 1998. He served as a board member for the Arizona Association of Defense Counsel from 1993-2003 and was its President for the 2001-2002 term. He is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell.


Andrew J. Petersen

Andrew J. Petersen

Andrew’s practice emphasizes civil defense litigation, primarily in the areas of insurance, municipal and civil rights defense, professional malpractice, contracts and indemnification, and appellate litigation. He has represented both insurers and insureds at trial in significant bad faith cases. He has also represented clients in significant appellate court cases in both the state and federal courts, including the United States Supreme Court.

Andrew has published several articles on legal issues including an annotation on constitutional tort claims. He served on the Board of Directors for the Arizona Association of Defense Counsel from 2003 to 2010, serving as President and receiving the Defense Research Institute Exceptional Performance Citation in 2009. Additionally, he has authored and appeared as amicus counsel for the AADC and the Tucson Defense Bar in important cases pending before the Arizona Supreme Court. He is the recipient of a Special Recognition Award from the AADC for contributions to the amicus brief program. 

Andrew earned his law degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1995, and graduated summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from the University of Arizona with a degree in English and Political Science in 1992.  He is a member of legal and nonlegal organizations including the Soren Kierkegaard Institute. 

Andrew is admitted to the Arizona State and Federal Bars, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.  He has been AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell since 2005.  He is a member of Arizona’s Finest Lawyers.


Ryan S. Andrus

Ryan S. Andrus

Prior to joining the firm in August 2001, Ryan clerked for Pima County Superior Court Judge Ted B. Borek. He was admitted to the Arizona State Bar in October 2000, and is a member of the the Pima County Bar Association, the Defense Research Institute, and the Tucson Defense Bar.  He served as President of the Tucson Defense Bar in 2014.

 Ryan received his law degree, cum laude, from the University of Arizona in 2000. He was the winner of the Best Brief, First Year Moot Court Competition. He was selected for Arizona Law Review and received the Arizona Law Review award for the Outstanding Second-Year Writer. While on law review he published, Note: The Concealed Handgun Debate and the Need for State-to State Concealed Handgun Permit Reciprocity, 42 Ariz. L. Rev. 129 (2000).

Ryan received his undergraduate degree in 1997 from the University of Arizona graduating summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, with a degree in English Literature and Composition. Ryan is also fluent in Spanish.