International Society of Primerus Law Firms

Phoenix Attorney
James M. Stipe

Phone: 602.274.7611


Languages: English

James Stipe is an AV rated AV® Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 peer review rated attorney in Martindale-Hubbell who joined Burch & Cracchiolo, P.A. in 1992. Jim practices in the areas of Commercial Litigation, Insurance Defense/Personal Injury Litigation and Indian Gaming Law.   He has represented clients in cases involving a wide diversity of claims including breach of contract, fraud, wrongful death, medical malpractice, and insurance bad faith, which gives him a broad base of experience.  In the gaming arena, Jim represents regulators in litigation and negotiations relating to Tribal/State Gaming compacts, and has counseled gaming vendors and tribal governments. Jim is the past Chair of the Indian Law Section of the State Bar or Arizona.

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation
Insurance Defense / Personal Injury Litigation


J.D., University of Southern California
B.A., with honors, Northern Arizona University

Admitted In

United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
United States District Court for the District of Arizona

Areas of Concentration

Business Litigation
Indian Gaming Law
Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Litigation

Honors & Awards

Ranked AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5* by Martindale Hubbell
*AV® Preeminent ™ and BV® Distinguished™ are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.

Professional Leadership

Judge Pro Tem, Maricopa County, Superior Court 2003-2008
Past Chair, Indian Gaming Law Section, State Bar of Arizona

Professional Affiliations

State Bar of Arizona

  • Indian Gaming Law Section

American Bar Association
Colorado Bar Association
Maricopa County Bar Association

Community Involvement

Board Member, Arizona Hockey Association
State Council President, Trout Unlimited
Member, Western Conservation Foundation

Contact This Firm

Burch & Cracchiolo, P.A.

1850 North Central Avenue
Suite 1700
Phoenix, AZ 85004
United States

Law Firm Contact: David M. Villadolid

Tel: 602.274.7611

Fax: 602.234.0341



Member Since: 2009

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