John Wittwer practices in the areas of insurance coverage/bad faith and employment law. He has handled a wide range of complex insurance matters involving commercial general liability, professional liability, auto, life, homeowners, directors and officers, and excess coverages. He has particular expertise in property coverage, commercial indemnity agreements, and workers' compensation bad faith. In bad faith cases, Mr. Wittwer has extensive experience in defending attempts to obtain improper or overbroad discovery, such as "McKinsey documents," attorney-client communications and/or work product, claims manuals, training materials, reserves, and the like, challenging such attempts on special action/interlocutory appeal as necessary.
Mr. Wittwer's practice also includes the investigation and litigation of complex employment law matters, including claims brought under Title VII, Arizona's Civil Rights Act, Arizona's Employment Protection Act, The American's with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and the Family and Medical Leave Act. He frequently advises management and human resource personnel on how to avoid claims of discrimination, wrongful termination, sexual harassment, and retaliation.
Mr. Wittwer also speaks and writes frequently on insurance and employment law topics. He assisted in the revision of the nationally-recognized Couch on Insurance treatise, and he is a contributing author to the Arizona Tort Law Handbook. Over the years, Mr. Wittwer has participated in a number of community organizations and activities, including service as a board member of the Arizona Association of Defense Counsel, Young Lawyers Division and member of the Phoenix Chamber of Commerce.