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As your attorneys in civil litigation, the attorneys of Bade Baskin Richards draw on more than 20 years of experience of litigating cases throughout the southwestern United States, including Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico and Colorado. Our law office is in the Phoenix suburb of Tempe.

We understand that any sort of litigation must take into account the success of your businesses. Litigation can be a costly solution to a business problem, and we believe that every case should be settled if the parties are reasonable. However, if you cannot resolve it, our attorneys are committed to mastering the facts and bringing your case all the way through trial.

Attorney Alan Baskin’s extensive trial experience as both a securities regulator and an Assistant Attorney General in the Organized Crime and Fraud Section of the Arizona Attorney General’s Office has proven readily adaptable to civil cases. In two of the cases we defended, the plaintiffs who sued our clients were not only denied any recovery, but were forced to file bankruptcy after we prevailed in court. We just concluded the successful defense of yet a third matter (an arbitration) where the claimants may face the prospect of a bankruptcy.

Bade Baskin Richards has recently added as a member Bill Richards, who was Senior Litigation Counsel for the Civil Division of the Arizona Attorney General’s Office from December 2004-2010. During his tenure, Bill worked on some of the largest, most complex and high profile cases in which the State of Arizona, its agencies and its officers and employees were parties, including matters where hundreds of millions of dollars were at issue.

Bill is not only a litigator; he also serves as a mediator, having spent six years conducting settlement conferences as a judge pro tempore for the Maricopa County Superior Court.

Our attorneys handle a broad range of civil litigation cases, including:

  • Alleged┬áviolations of securities laws
  • Real estate disputes
  • Breach of contract claims
  • Business torts and unfair competition claims
  • Shareholder, partnership and business dissolution disputes
  • Noncompetition and trade secret claims
  • Employment litigation
  • Civil rights litigation
  • General business, franchise and customer disputes

In addition to litigation, our attorneys represent clients in private arbitrations before such bodies as the American Arbitration Association, as well as mediations. Our goal is to provide aggressive representation, while also producing cost-effective results.