Our Practice Areas


Slattery Petersen is a firm of trial lawyers, not litigators. We have tried cases from coast-to-coast and the Virgin Islands. In doing so, we have performed every role including lead counsel, second chair, additional trial counsel, advanced motion and appellate counsel, and local counsel. Every role is important to a successful outcome. We have tried cases that we worked up from inception. We also have stepped in as lead or additional trial counsel mid-stream and even after discovery was complete, just before trial. Through this experience we have learned that trying cases effectively is a skill that few litigators enjoy and even fewer do well. We love trying cases and stand ready to do so anytime, anywhere. Because we are trial lawyers, we approach pretrial activities as a means of creating the themes that will tell a convincing story at trial and not on activities that merely build up hours and fees or are unlikely to have a significant effect on the trial outcome.

Product Liability Defense

Slattery Petersen has a significant product liability defense practice. We have experience representing manufacturers of pharmaceuticals, medical devices, automobiles, boats, consumer products, and asbestos-containing products. We have successfully defended wrongful death, catastrophic injury, and significant property damage claims.

Healthcare and Medical Malpractice Litigation

Slattery Petersen has a significant healthcare and medical malpractice litigation practice. We have experience representing healthcare providers, including hospitals, physicians, and staffing agencies. We have successfully defended wrongful death and catastrophic injury cases. We have assisted healthcare providers when facing disciplinary actions or investigations, including the Arizona Medical Board, Arizona Osteopathic Board, Arizona Dental Board, Arizona Occupational Therapy Board, Arizona Nursing Board, and Arizona Physical Therapy Board. We also represent individual healthcare providers in preparation for trial or deposition testimony.In addition, we have experience advising healthcare providers on HIPAA compliance including drafting HIPAA policies and procedures, providing HIPAA training, and conducting risk assessments. Finally, we provide advice on healthcare liens including Medicare Advantage plan reimbursement issues.

Personal Injury

Slattery Petersen has an active personal injury practice. Primarily, we have a defense practice, which in addition to product liability and healthcare litigation includes representing a number of travel agencies and tour operators. Occasionally, we also represent injured plaintiffs.

Commercial Litigation

Slattery Petersen has a commercial litigation practice. Our experience includes representing financial institutions, insurance companies, and other businesses in class action, contract dispute, intellectual property, breach of warranty, dram shop, premises liability, commercial trucking, bad faith, construction, and wrongful foreclosure litigation, and matters arising under consumer fraud statutes, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), Truth in Lending Act (TILA), Home Ownership Equity Protection Act (HOEPA), Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA), Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), Uniform Commercial Code (UCC), Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) and Electronic Fund Transfer Act (EFTA).

Employment Litigation

Slattery Petersen has an employment litigation practice. We have experience representing employers in both federal and state courts involving allegations of employment discrimination, retaliation, wrongful termination, and other employment-related torts. We also have appeared on behalf of employers before various administrative agencies including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Arizona Civil Rights Division, and the Arizona Department of Economic Security.

Local Counsel

Slattery Petersen has experience serving as local counsel to law firms and attorneys who represent their clients on a national, regional, or program level. Because we often work with local counsel, we understand the need to associate counsel who know the laws of the jurisdiction, understand local practice and custom, are part of the community, and are team players, both loyal and invested.