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Robert F. Kethcart

Robert F. Kethcart

Partner| Phoenix


Robert Kethcart is a business attorney and litigator who focuses his practice on insurance coverage, real estate and business litigation, and medical and dental liability defense.

In the insurance arena, Robert advises carriers and corporate policyholders with a wide range of issues, including policy development, policy interpretation and coverage analyses, and compliance, and he litigates coverage disputes and bad faith claims.

Robert represents businesses and individuals in complex business litigation involving real estate title and lending disputes, contract-based claims, and business torts such as fraud, misrepresentation and intentional interference with contract.

In his healthcare practice, Robert serves as outside general counsel to medical and dental practices, providing legal advice about various isues that arise during the day-to-day operation of the businesses. He advises dentists in connection with the sale and purchase of dental practices. He also represents healthcare providers in litigation and before state licensing boards.

  • University of Kansas School of Law (J.D., 2005)
    • Order of the Coif
    • Kansas Law Review
    • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
  • University of Colorado (B.S., Business Administration, Management emphasis, 2001)
  • Maricopa County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Arizona Association of Defense Counsel
  • "Emails, texts, and HIPAA: 7 rules every dentist needs to know," Author, DentistryIQ (June 29, 2017)
  • “Insurance Coverage and Real Estate Projects,” Presenter (March 2016)
  • “The Role of Insurance in Cyber Security Risk Management,” Co-Presenter (October 2014)
  • “Recent Developments: Coverage for Responding to Government Investigational Subpoenas,” Presenter (March 2014)
  • “Coverage under Indemnity and Insurance Clauses in Business Contracts,” Presenter (June 2013)
  • “CMS Compliance and Open Payments/Sunshine Laws,” Co-Presenter, Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry, Annual Clinical Directors SIG Conference (Oct. 2014)
  • “Medicare Mandatory Insurer Reporting,” Co-Presenter (May 2012)
  • “Protected Health Information: Obtaining and Disclosing,” Presenter (June 2008)
  • “Managing Risk Through Documentation and Planning,” Presenter, Mayo Clinic Hospital (Feb. 2008); Banner Thunderbird Medical Center (September 2007)
  • "Legal Ethics in the In-House Setting: How the Rules of Professional Conduct Translate,” Co-Presenter (June 2015)
  • "The Ethics of Attorney Use of Social Media," Presenter (June 23, 2011)
  • "Ethical Issues in Internal Investigations," Co-Author (October 2010)
  • "The Ethics of Attorney Marketing," Presenter (June 29, 2009)
  • Southwest Super Lawyers®, Rising Stars Edition, Insurance (2016-2018), Business Litigation (2012-2015)
  • Arizona's Finest Lawyers
  • Maricopa County Bar Foundation
    • Board of Trustees (2012-present); President and Chair of the Board (2016-present); Vice‑President (2015); Treasurer (2013-2014)
  • ASU Diversity Legal Writing Intern Program
    • Assigning Attorney (2012, 2013)
    • Presenter, Legal Research and Writing (2009-2012)
  • Volunteer Lawyers Program
  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
  • Arizona
  • Supreme Court of Arizona
  • United States District Court, District of Arizona