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A native of Arizona, Ed Fleming began working with Burch & Cracchiolo as a law clerk while still in law school and, through nearly 30 years with the firm, Ed has proven to be one of the top trial lawyers and business minds in Arizona.  Ed is a peer review rated AV® Preeminent 5.0 out of 5* attorney by Martindale-Hubbell and is listed in the 2014 edition of Southwest Super Lawyers.  He currently serves on the Firm's Executive Committee.
Ed’s undergraduate degree in Business Administration, with an emphasis in finance and economics, along with his active management role in a family business, allows him to relate to his business clients’ needs and concerns.  He is a trusted advisor to a host of business clients who turn to him for advice and counsel on matters from day-to-day transactions to dispute resolution.  While Ed is a believer in conflict resolution through methods other than costly trials, he is known to be a relentless advocate for his clients in situations where trial is necessary or inevitable.
As a litigator, Ed represents clients in complicated commercial disputes.  He has successfully prosecuted and defended professionals, including lawyers and accountants, in dozens of cases and represented multiple clients in cases involving financial fraud and securities issues.  His diverse experience includes shareholder derivative actions, civil employment litigation, and state and federal racketeering claims.

Ed has extensive experience in real estate litigation matters, including claims brought by bank and lending institutions against real estate developers and contractors, as well as claims made by and against general contractors and subcontractors.


  • J.D., cum laude, Arizona State University College of Law, 1984
  • B.S., University of Arizona, 1981, Business Administration, Finance and Economics


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

Practice Areas

  • Business & Corporate Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Real Estate

Areas of Concentration

  • Business Litigation
  • Commercial Finance
  • Emerging Companies and Entity Formation
  • Financial Services Litigation
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Real Estate Development
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Securities and Corporate Governance Litigation

Honors & Awards

  • Selected. Best Lawyers in America, 2015
  • Selected, AZ Finest Lawyers 2014
  • Selected, Arizona Business Magazine Top Lawyers 2012
  • Selected, Southwest Super Lawyers, 2011-2014
  • Ranked AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5*
  • Arizona Top Rated Lawyer in Real Estate Law as selected by The American Lawyer, Corporate Counsel and The National Law Journal, 2013

Professional Leadership

  • Judge Pro Tem, Maricopa County for 6 years
  • Profit Sharing Plan Trustee, Burch & Cracchiolo
  • State Bar of Arizona, Fee Resolution Committee
  • State Bar of Arizona, Volunteer Lawyers

Professional Affiliations

  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Maricopa County Bar Association
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Arizona Trial Lawyers Association

Community Involvement

  • Chairman, Board of Directors, and Honorary Board Member, Esperanza, 2001 to present

Presentations and Publications

  • Lecturer, Professional Liability, Arizona Society of CPAs
  • Lecturer, Professional Liability and Professionalism, Phoenix Tax Workshop
  • Lecturer, Professionalism Seminars, State Bar of Arizona

Attorney News & Announcements

Representative Engagements

  • Business and Corporate Law
    Representing businesses in mergers and acquisitions, real estate matters, general business matters and transactions.
  • Business Litigation
    Representing businesses and individuals in contract, partnership and shareholder claims, lender liability, business torts, construction, employment, financial fraud, distribution and franchise disputes and other litigation.
  • Real Estate Litigation
    Representing developers, purchasers, contractors, sellers and lenders in litigation arising out of real estate transactions.  Representation of landlords and major tenants in commercial lease disputes. General real estate issues, including contract and commission disputes and broker errors and omissions.