Andrew M. (Andy) Federhar

Of Counsel
P 602.333.5427 | F 602.333.5431


Andy Federhar is a litigator, focusing his practice on complex litigation involving real estate, pharmaceuticals, government, telecommunications, procurement, and insurance bad faith. An active member of Arizona’s legal community, Andy chaired the committee that created the complex litigation rules for state court, served as the chair of the lawyer delegates to the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference, and served on the committee that established Arizona’s commercial court rules.

He is highly involved in the community, having served on the Arizona Board of Regents, chaired the State Transportation Board, and served as special assistant to former Arizona Governor Bruce Babbitt. He also served as the founding chair of the Men’s Anti-violence Network.



  • University of Arizona (J.D.)
  • University of Arizona (B.A.), with honors and distinctions

Bar Admissions

  • Arizona

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

  • Represented the city of Phoenix in further defining the constitutional limits on governmental economic development. Turken v. Gordon, 223 Ariz. 342, 224 P.3d 158, 2010.
  • Successfully represented document producers in a state-wide class action. ChartOne v. Bernini, 207 Ariz. 162, 83 P.·3d 1103, App. 2004.
  • Served as co-counsel in the largest collected judgement in Arizona history. Bard Peripheral Vascular, Inc. v. W.L. Gore, 586 F. Supp2d 1083, D. Ariz. 2008.
  • Successfully represented pharmaceutical companies in multiple multi-district litigation matters.
  • Served as plaintiff’s counsel in a matter resulting in collections of more than $1.4 billion.
  • Cornman Tweedy 560 L.L.C. v City of Casa Grande, 213, Ariz. 1, 137 P.3d 309, App. 2006.
  • T-Mobile West Corp., v. Crow, 2009 WL 5128562, D. Ariz. 2009.
  • Kobar v. Novartis Corp., 378 F. Supp 2d 1166, D. Ariz. 2005.
  • Manistee Town Center v. City of Glendale, 227 F.3d 1090, 9th Cir. 2000.

  • Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Intellectual Property; Litigation – Land Use and Zoning; Litigation – Municipal; Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants; Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs; Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants; Product Liability Litigation – Defendants, 2007-2024
  • Best Lawyers in America, Lawyer of the Year, Litigation – Land Use and Zoning, 2016, 2019-2021
  • Southwest Super Lawyers, General Litigation, 2007-2022
  • Chambers USA, Leading Lawyers for Business, 2004-2018, 2020-2022
  • Arizona’s Best Lawyers, Commercial Litigation, 2011
  • Benchmark Litigation, Local Litigation Star, 2012-2017, 2022-2023
  • Benchmark Litigation, Future Star, 2011
  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent, Peer-Review Rated

  • Superior Court of Arizona, Business Court Advisory Committee
  • Citizens’ Committee on the Future of Phoenix Transportation
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Arizona Supreme Court Committee on Complex Civil Litigation, Chairman
  • Arizona State Bar, Legislative Committee, Former Chair
  • Judicial Performance Review Committee, Former Member
  • Arizona State Bar, Legislative Committee, Former Chair
  • State Board of Transportation, Past Chairman
  • Arizona Board of Regents, Former Member
  • President’s Nuclear Safety Oversight Committee, Former Special Assistant of the Chairman

  • “Revisiting Attorney Client Privilege,” Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Arizona Chapter Meeting, 2022
  • “Changes to the Rules of Civil Procedure,” Arizona District Court Conference, 2016
  • “Addressing Willful Patent Infringement in a Post C.R. Bard World,” American Bar Association Intellectual Property Roundtable, 2013