Steven J. Lippman

Steven J. Lippman

Shareholder— Joined Burch & Cracchiolo in 1993

Steve Lippman is an AV® Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 peer review rated attorney in Martindale-Hubbell. Steve's practice focuses on business litigation, as well as real estate and personal injury litigation.

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Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent – Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence
Super Lawyers - 2024
Best Lawyers - 2024
Phoenix Magazine Top Lawyer - 2023


Steve represents and advises small and medium-sized businesses in all areas of law arising out of their businesses. He has represented clients in cases involving a wide variety of claims, including breach of contract, professional malpractice, personal injury, insurance bad faith, and debt and judgment collection actions.

Prior to attending law school, Steve obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Entrepreneurial Studies and Business Administration from the Karl Eller School of Entrepreneurial Studies, University of Arizona.

Other Relevant Employment

Law clerk for the in-house legal department of hi-tech corporation doing business internationally and based in Tucson, Arizona

Legal extern to the Honorable Richard M. Bilby of the Federal District Court, District of Arizona

Honors & Awards

Selected, Best Lawyers in America, 2019-2024
Selected, Southwest Super Lawyers, 2020-2024
Selected, Phoenix Magazine, Top Lawyers, Civil Law Transactional, 2023
Selected, Phoenix Magazine, Top Lawyers, Civil Litigation, 2022
Selected, Phoenix Magazine, Top Lawyers, Corporate Counsel, 2022, 2023
Selected, Phoenix Magazine, Top Lawyers, Labor & Employment, 2022

Ranked AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5* in 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.

Professional Affiliations

Arizona Association of Defense Counsel
Arizona College of Trial Advocacy
State Bar of Arizona


J.D. University of Arizona, 1993

  • Order of Barristers
  • Moot Court Board
  • American Jurisprudence Award, Remedies
  • Outstanding Appellate Brief Award

B.S.B.A. University of Arizona (Finance & General Business), 1990

  • The Karl Eller Entrepreneurial Studies Program
  • Member of the Bobcats Senior Honorary

National Institute of Trial Advocacy, 2000

Admitted In

United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
United States District Court for the District of Arizona


5 stars
McCartney Darrell:

Steven Lippman at Burch and Cracchiolo is a world class lawyer. He is extremely thorough when dealing with his clients and I feel he continues to go out of his way to ensure we are able to get the best results from our business legal matters. He operates with integrity and it is clear that he is passionate about finding solutions that benefit us as clients. Steven has impeccable follow up practices as well as researches every possible serial surrounding his clients legal matters. I would highly suggest retaining and trusting Steven Lippman with any of your legal issues. I was referred by an associate who had used Burch and Cracchiolo for over 20 years and highly suggests the entire firm especially Steven Lippman.

Not only is he an extremely intelligent lawyer he is a truly good person. He has made it easier to get through stressful business legal matters