Trish Stuhan’s practice includes public law, civil litigation, employment law, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, and alternative dispute resolution. Her clients, which include municipalities, credit unions and student loan creditors, often face multi-faceted problems that involve several areas of law.
Trish represents clients in diverse litigation matters, including breach of contract, quiet title, condemnation, election disputes, and wrongful termination and discrimination claims. Her creditors’ rights practice includes student loan workouts, creditor and debtor relations, bankruptcy, restructuring, and creditors' rights litigation.
Trish is also experienced in alternative dispute resolution where she brings diverse stakeholders to the table and helps parties find common goals and creative ways to resolve conflicts. She serves as a mediator in commercial disputes involving businesses, individuals, and public entities. She also represents clients in mediation and arbitration, focusing on the defense of creditors.
Trish prepares contracts and employee handbooks for public entities and businesses. She trains employees on addressing sexual harassment claims, allegations of discrimination, compliance with the open meeting law, public records law, election law, and conflicts of interest law.
Trish is a graduate of the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, where she graduated with a J.D. degree and a certificate in law, science and technology.
Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University (J.D., cum laude, 2009)
University of Utah (M.S. Communication, 2005)
Northern Arizona University (B.S. Speech Communication, 2002)
U.S. District Court, District of Arizona (2009)
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit (2015)
Arizona City Attorneys Association
Maricopa County Bar Association, Public Lawyers Division
Board Member, Ladder Down, Federation of Defense & Corporate Council (2017-2020)
Coach, ASU New York City Bar Moot Court Competition (2017-2018)
Pro Bono Attorney, Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project (2019-2020)
Southwest Super Lawyers® Rising Stars (State, Local, Municipal) 2018-2019