Lincoln Combs and Paul Stoller Appointed to the State Bar of Arizona’s Civil Practice and Procedure Committee

For Immediate Release


PHOENIX, Ariz. (June 16, 2014) – The law firm of Gallagher & Kennedy announced today that shareholders Lincoln Combs and Paul L. Stoller have been appointed to serve on the Civil Practice and Procedure Committee for the State Bar of Arizona.

The Civil Practice and Procedure Committee studies and makes recommendations on proposals and issues involving a diversity of rules impacting civil practices, which are submitted by the State Bar of Arizona or third parties.  Members of the Committee also prepare petitions seeking amendments and comments to third party petitions as needed.  “Paul and I are excited to be joining the committee and look forward to participating in the evolution of civil practices within our Bar,” says Mr. Combs.

Mr. Combs practices in the areas of catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death litigation, focusing on products liability, aviation disasters, general accident and negligence actions, elder abuse, motor vehicle and trucking accidents, professional malpractice, mass torts and insurance bad faith litigation.  He also practices in the area of appellate law.  Earlier this year, he was recognized as a 2014 Rising Star by Southwest Super Lawyers.  Mr. Combs earned his J.D., magna cum laude, in 2006 from Arizona State University where he served as editor for the Law Journal.  Following graduation from law school, he served as a law clerk for the Honorable Andrew D. Hurwitz on the Arizona Supreme Court. He earned his M.S.A. in 1997 from Ohio University and his B.A. in 1994 from the University of California, San Diego.

Mr. Stoller represents plaintiffs and defendants in virtually all types of commercial litigation matters, including professional liability, contracts, insurance, securities fraud, officer and director liability, racketeering, intellectual property and antitrust cases.  A significant portion of his practice is in the area of class actions.  Mr. Stoller has served as Judge Pro Tempore of the Maricopa County Superior Court since 2006 and is a member of the State Bar Committee on Class Actions and Derivative Suits and the State Bar Fee Arbitration Committee.  Mr. Stoller earned his J.D., summa cum laude, in 1995 from the University of Arizona where he was Order of the Coif and his B.A., cum laude, in 1992 from the University of Notre Dame.