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Jay R. Graif
Jay R. Graif
602.257.7678
jgraif@gustlaw.com
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PRACTICE AREAS
Insurance Bad Faith
Insurance Coverage
Commercial Litigation
Construction Law
Real Estate Law

Martindale  Super Lawyers 
Jay R. Graif
Jay Graif focuses his practice on insurance coverage analysis, bad faith and commercial litigation. He has over 20 years of experience litigating complex commercial cases, with particular emphasis on the trial and appeal of insurance coverage disputes, including breach of contract, declaratory judgment and bad faith actions.

He has handled to resolution complex insurance matters in virtually every western state. In addition, he advises many local construction and real estate businesses on risk management and other areas of the law. He is an active member in many national and local organizations, including Claims and Litigation Management Alliance and Defense Research Institute.

Jay has been regularly included in the Southwest Super Lawyers® list, and is AV® Preeminent™ rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, representing the highest rating in legal ability and ethical standards.

EDUCATION
Pepperdine University School of Law (J.D., 1992)
Pepperdine University School of Business & Management (M.B.A., 1992)
College of St. Thomas (B.A., 1988)

ADMISSIONS
California (1992)
Arizona (1996)
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit (1992)
U.S. District Court, Southern District of California(1992)
U.S. District Court, Northern District of California (1996)
U.S. District Court, District of Arizona (1996)

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
American Bar Association
State Bar of California
State Bar of Arizona
Orange County Bar Association
Maricopa County Bar Association
Association of Southern California Defense Counsel
Arizona Association of Defense Counsel
Claims And Litigation Management Alliance
Defense Research Institute

REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS
Cullen v. Auto Owners Insurance Company, 189 P. 3d 344 (Ariz. 2008)
Leflet, et. al. v. Redwood Fire and Casualty Ins. Co., 247 P. 3d (Ariz. App. 2011)
Maycock v. Asilomar Development, Inc., 88 P. 3d 565 (Ariz. App. 2004)
American Family Mut. Ins. Co. v. National Fire & Marine Ins. Co., United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit (2010)
Steadfast Insurance Company v. National Fire & Marine Ins. Co., United States District Court (Ariz. 2013)
American Family Mut. Ins. Co. v. American Safety Indemnity Co., et. al., United States District Court (Ariz. 2009)

PRESENTATIONS AND PUBLICATIONS
Moderator, "Ethical Duties in Construction Defect Litigation", Perrin Conferences (November 2018)
Presenter, "Construction Defect Trends in Arizona" MC Consultants, Inc. (September 2013)
Presenter, "Arizona Construction Defect Insurance Coverage" Lorman Education Services (July 2007)
Presenter, "Construction Defect Insurance Coverage" State Bar of Arizona (January 2006)
Presenter, Mealey's Insurance Coverage Disputes Concerning Construction Defects Conference (October 2003)
Prompt Pay Legislation, Arizona Legislature (2000)
Presenter, Arizona Construction Defect Seminar, Home Builders Association of Central Arizona (1997)

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
Valley Partnership
Home Builders Association of Central Arizona
Little League Baseball