James M. Stipe
Shareholder— Joined Burch & Cracchiolo in 1992
James Stipe is an AV rated AV® Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 peer review rated attorney in Martindale-Hubbell who joined Burch & Cracchiolo, P.A. in 1992. Jim practices in the areas of Commercial Litigation, Insurance Defense/Personal Injury Litigation and Indian Gaming Law. He has represented clients in cases involving a wide diversity of claims including breach of contract, fraud, wrongful death, ambulance CON statutes, medical malpractice, and insurance bad faith, which gives him a broad base of experience. In the gaming arena, Jim represents regulators in litigation and negotiations relating to Tribal/State Gaming compacts, and has counseled gaming vendors and tribal governments. Jim is the past Chair of the Indian Law Section of the State Bar or Arizona.
Judge Pro Tem, Maricopa County, Superior Court 2003-2008
Past Chair, Indian Gaming Law Section, State Bar of Arizona
Honors & Awards
Selected, Phoenix Magazine, Top Lawyers, Tribal Law, 2022, 2023
Ranked AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5* by Martindale Hubbell
*AV® Preeminent ™ and BV® Distinguished™ are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.
State Bar of Arizona
- Indian Gaming Law Section
Colorado Bar Association
J.D., University of Southern California, 1992
B.A., with honors, Northern Arizona University, 1988
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
United States District Court for the District of Arizona
Board Member, Arizona Hockey Association
State Council President, Trout Unlimited
Member, Western Conservation Foundation
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