Trish Stuhan’s practice includes public law, civil litigation, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, employment law, and alternative dispute resolution. Her clients, which include municipalities, title insurance companies and student loan creditors, often face multi-faceted problems that involve several areas of law.
Her creditors’ rights practice includes working with credit unions to handle student loan workouts, creditor and debtor relations, commercial bankruptcy, restructuring, creditors' rights issues and related litigation. She represents clients in diverse litigation matters, including breach of contract, quiet title, condemnation, and wrongful termination and discrimination claims.
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 Association of Defense Counsel, Ladder Down Program, 2016 Selected Participant
Arizona City Attorneys Association
Arizona Women Lawyers Association (AWLA)
Maricopa County Bar Association, Public Lawyers Division
Board Member, Ladder Down, Federation of Defense & Corporate Council (2017)
Volunteer Mock Trial Coach, Brophy College Preparatory (2016-2017)
Coach, ASU New York City Bar Moot Court Competition (2017-2018)
Southwest Super Lawyers® Rising Stars (State, Local, Municipal) 2018-2019