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JOHN K. WITTWER

(602) 331-4600
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PRACTICE DESCRIPTION:

Mr. Wittwer's primary practice areas include analysis and litigation of complex insurance coverage issues and claims of bad faith. Mr. Wittwer handles issues dealing with both personal and commercial lines. His practice also includes complex tort litigation.

ADMISSIONS:

  • Arizona
  • United States District Court for the District of Arizona

EDUCATION AND SCHOLASTIC ACTIVITIES:

Arizona State University College of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2006)

  • Associate Managing Editor, Arizona State Law Journal
  • Pedrick Scholar
  • Student Editor, Advanced Insurance Research class (supervised research of four law students)
  • Graduated with Pro Bono Distinction
  • Law Journal Symposium Committee
  • Criminal Defense Mentor and Pro Bono Program
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award: Construction Law (Spring 2006), Scientific Evidence (Spring 2006), and Constitutional Liberties Seminar (Fall 2005)

Brigham Young University (B.A., Economics, magna cum laude, 1997)

  • Full Tuition Scholarship
  • Teaching Assistant: Intermediate Microeconomics, Public Finance

INTERNSHIPS:

  • Legal Extern, Arizona Corporation Commission, Securities Division (Fall 2004)
  • Couch Fellow (Summer 2004) (assisted in revision of Couch on Insurance treatise)

PUBLICATIONS:

  • Daubert and the Insurance Bad Faith Expert, with Steve Plitt (forthcoming)
  • Mr. Wittwer is co-authoring the chapter on negligence for the soon-to-be-published Arizona Tort Law Handbook

Academic Journals And Law Reviews 

  • Colossus Under Attack. Ins. Lit. Rptr., Vol. 29 No. 8 (May 2007)

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES:

  • Government Relations Committee, Arizona Foundation for Legal Services & Education
  • Local Musician (piano, guitar, bass guitar)

PAST EMPLOYMENT POSITIONS:

  • Summer Associate, Kunz Plitt Hyland Demlong & Kleifield (Summer 2005)
  • Software Developer, contracted to American Express, Intuit, Allied Signal (1999-2003)
  • Actuarial Assistant, William M. Mercer Inc. (1998-99)

AREAS OF PRACTICE:

  • Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Litigation

 

Kunz, Plitt, Hyland, Demlong & Kleifield is widely known as a trial law firm that has achieved outstanding results for its clients while maintaining the highest ethical standards.

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