Women's Initiative

Meet Some of Our Women Attorneys


Videos


Q&A

Bahar A. Schippel

Partner|Phoenix, AZ

Joined Snell & Wilmer: 2000
Practice Areas: Tax-General Federal, Tax-State and Local, and Tax Controversy and Litigation.

Who is one of your female heroes and why?

"Perhaps its cliché to say my mother, but I cannot think of a woman who inspires me more. Her ability to persevere in the face of great adversity without compromising her principles is a high standard that I strive to in my professional and personal life. My mother's life was extremely difficult by any standard, but this life did not harden her. She is the most loving, giving and selfless person I have ever met."

What does it mean to be a woman lawyer at Snell & Wilmer?

"I have never felt that gender has played a role in any material way in my practice. I have had great male and female role models at Snell & Wilmer and have received meaningful opportunities for advancement just the same as my male colleagues. I truly believe that at Snell & Wilmer one’s career is not defined by one’s gender, but rather by one’s commitment to the firm and its clients."


Leeza Evensen

Partner|Salt Lake City, UT

Joined Snell & Wilmer: 2000
Practice Areas: Construction, Government Relations, Real Estate, Zoning and Land Use, plus more.

What is one of your personal goals within the next 5 years?

"I want to take my first parachute jump."

What does it mean to be a woman lawyer at Snell & Wilmer?

"I joined Snell & Wilmer in 2000, right after graduating from law school . Snell is where I learned all of the legal “ropes” and progressed from an entry-level associate to an equity partner and a leader in the local real estate industry. I attribute my professional success to the great mentorship program that Snell has. My mentor helped me navigate the real challenges that women have to deal with in the legal profession."


Jennifer Hadley Catero

Partner|Phoenix, AZ

Joined Snell & Wilmer: 2000
Practice Areas: Class Action Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Data Centers, plus more.

Who is one of your female heroes and why?

"My mother. As a single mother raising four girls she taught me the value of education and perseverance. She insisted we all get an education and be self-sufficient. The most important lesson I learned simply from watching her - and that was how to get back up whenever you get knocked down."

What is one of your personal goals within the next 5 years?

"Achieve contentment."


Jacey Prupas

Partner|Reno, NV

Joined Snell & Wilmer: 2012
Practice Areas: Commercial Litigation, Insurance & Personal Injury.

Who is one of your female heroes and why?

"Definitely my mother. She taught me from a very early age that girls can do anything. She was a great role model – she raised 3 independent children, was a supportive spouse, worked full time, cared for the less fortunate, and even went back to school to get her PhD."

What does it mean to be a woman lawyer at Snell & Wilmer?

"To be a woman lawyer at Snell & Wilmer means you work hard, care about your clients, and respect and enjoy your colleagues."