Brian Kaven, Esq.
Brian Kaven is the senior attorney among the firm’s personal injury and tort defense attorneys and concentrates his practice in the areas of personal injury defense, discrimination and wrongful termination defense, defense of governmental entities, professional malpractice and general litigation. He has been listed in the last 4 editions of Southwest Super Lawyers and is included among Arizona’s Finest Lawyers. Brian is a member of the Arizona Association of Defense Counsel and the Defense Research Institute. He is an AV® Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 peer review rated attorney in Martindale-Hubbell.
Brian is certified as an Injury and Wrongful Death Litigation Specialist by the State Bar of Arizona and has personally handled hundreds of litigated cases. He tries cases in state and federal court.
Prior to joining the firm, Brian was in private practice with a small Phoenix law firm and then received further trial experience working as a public defender.
Insurance Defense / Personal Injury Litigation
Labor & Employment
J.D. cum laude, Arizona State University College of Law, 1972
• Associate Editor, Arizona State Law Journal, Law and the Social Order
B.A. with honors, University of California at Santa Barbara, History, 1968
• Dean’s list
United States Supreme Court
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
United States District Court for the District of Arizona
Areas of Concentration
Government/Public Entity Liability
Insurance Bad Faith and Coverage Litigation
Product Liability Litigation
Professional Liability Litigation
Honors & Awards
• Personal Injury Defense: General
Selected, Arizona’s Finest Lawyers 2011
Ranked AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5* in Martindale Hubbell
Former member, State Bar of Arizona Civil Practice and Procedures Committee
Member, Arizona Association of Defense Counsel
Member, Defense Research Institute
American Bar Association
• Section on Litigation
• Section on Tort and Insurance Practice
• Section on Employment Law