Trish Refo is the Immediate Past President of the American Bar Association. Her practice is concentrated in complex commercial litigation and internal investigations, with extensive experience in professional malpractice defense, commercial and business torts, financial institutions litigation, class actions and trade secret litigation. She chairs the firm's Professional Liability Litigation group. Trish is a sought-after speaker at international, national, state and local continuing legal education conferences. A thought leader on litigation and trial issues, Trish has been named one of the most influential women lawyers in the country. She has served as Chair of the ABA House of Delegates and the ABA Section of Litigation. Trish served on the Arizona Supreme Court's Advisory Committee on the Rules of Evidence, and is a former member of the Advisory Committee on the Federal Rules of Evidence of the United States Judicial Conference.
Obtained defense verdict for "Am Law 200" law firm on malpractice and breach of fiduciary duty claims
Obtained summary judgment for "Am Law 100" law firm on malpractice and related claims
Defended major accounting firm in arbitration
Represented numerous clients in securities and consumer fraud class actions
Obtained dismissal of breach of fiduciary duty claims against large foundation and defended dismissal on appeal