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Joel P. Hoxie

Joel P. Hoxie

Partner| Phoenix


Joel P. Hoxie is a senior partner in Snell & Wilmer's Phoenix office and co-chair of the firm's Commercial Litigation Practice Group. He maintains a broad commercial litigation and arbitration practice, with a particular emphasis on securities and financial services institution litigation in both federal and state courts and arbitration before SRO, AAA, and other tribunals.

Joel has represented many financial services institutions, including retail and investment banks, commercial lenders, insurance companies, underwriters, broker-dealers, and venture capital firms in disputes, including class actions, involving federal and state securities, civil racketeering and consumer protection statutes, and various common law contract and tort, including lender liability, claims. He has defended numerous broker-dealers, registered representatives, and investment advisers against claims involving alleged breach of fiduciary duty, negligence, unauthorized trading, churning, unsuitability, selling away, and failure to supervise. Joel also has represented other corporate and individual clients on a wide variety of litigation and arbitration matters, including breach of contract claims, SEC and stock exchange inquiries and investigations, merger and acquisition and director and officer claims, internal corporate investigations, privately held corporation and partnership disputes, and predatory raiding and hiring, trade secret, and non-competition issues.

In addition to his membership in national, state, and local bar associations, Joel is a member of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association Compliance and Legal Division, The International Association of Defense Counsel, and the Arizona Association of Defense Counsel. He has served as a faculty member and author on numerous national, state, and local continuing legal education programs.

  • University of Iowa College of Law (J.D., with high distinction, 1978)
    • Order of the Coif
  • Princeton University (A.B., Politics, cum laude, 1971)
  • American Bar Association
  • Maricopa County Bar Association
  • Arizona Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Arizona Association of Defense Counsel
  • Securities Industry Association, Compliance and Legal Division
  • International Association of Defense Counsel
  • Southwest Super Lawyers, Business Litigation (2007-2017)
  • Benchmark Litigation, Local Litigation Star – Arizona, Energy and Natural Resources, General Commercial, Securities (2013-2018)
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Commercial Litigation, Banking & Finance Litigation, Mergers & Acquisitions Litigation, Securities Litigation (2006-2018), Banking Law (2006-2011)
    • Phoenix Lawyer of the Year, Banking & Finance Litigation (2014, 2018)
    • Phoenix Lawyer of the Year, Securities Litigation (2012)
  • Arizona's Finest Lawyers
  • Ranking Arizona: The Best of Arizona Attorneys, Commercial Litigation (2010-2011)
  • Arizona's Top Lawyers, Arizona Business Magazine (2010)
  • Heard Museum
    • Life Trustee (2005)
    • Board of Trustees (1989-2005), President (1995-1997)
  • Phoenix Country Club
    • Board of Directors (2000-2008), President (2007)
  • Faculty member and author on national, state, and local continuing legal education programs.
  • United States Navy, Commissioned, Surface Warfare Officer (1971-1975)
  • Arizona
  • Supreme Court of Arizona
  • United States District Court, District of Arizona
  • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit