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Cynthia A. Ricketts, Esq.

Cynthia A. Ricketts, Esq. Credentials

Cindy also has versions of her resume specifically for mediation and arbitration.

Current Employer-Title          

Ricketts Law Office, P.C. – Owner


Attorney, Educator, Arbitrator, Mediator; Recognized NITA trial and deposition skills instructor. Adjunct professor at Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, “Technology in the Courtroom”

Work History

Founding Partner, Ricketts Case, LLP (2013-2022) (fka Sacks, Ricketts & Case LLP); Partner (2007-2013), DLA Piper LLP (US), 2007 – 2013; Partner (1998-2007) and Accociate (1990-1998), Squire, Sanders & Dempsey (nka Squire Patton Boggs); Associate (1989) and Summer Associate (1987-1989), McCabe Polese & Pietzsch, 1989 – 1990.


Over 30 years of trial, arbitration, injunctive relief, and mediation experience as lead and co-lead counsel in complex litigation involving the following issues:

BUSINESS DISPUTES:  claims involving breach of contract; implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing; warranty; intentional interference with contract and business expectancies; director/officer liability; shareholder dilution; business valuation; enforceability of liquidated damages, arbitration, choice of law and tolling agreements.

FRANCHISE:  franchisor/franchisee disputes; joint control/joint employer issues; franchise agreement terminations; consumer claims against franchisors including franchisor’s liability for franchisee’s membership sales after closure, expired but unused monthly membership services, false and deceptive advertisements and franchisee’s membership price increases paid to franchisees.

CONSUMER:  claims arising from violation of cancellation provisions and other terms in membership and service agreements; enforceability of consumer terms of use, privacy agreements, membership agreements, Terms of Use and Privacy Agreements; claims under various federal consumer statutes including the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, Electronic Fund Transfer Act, Federal Credit Reporting Act, and various states’ automatic renewal statutes and consumer protection/deceptive trade practice statutes; liability to consumers from violation of consent decrees with government agency and for failure to provide advertised services. See also above Franchise experience.

RESTRICTIVE COVENANTS:  misappropriation of trade secrets. breach of non-compete/anti-solicitation agreements and unfair competition claims.

SPORTS:  national sports teams and arena use and management agreement disputes; violation of CCR’s and golf club usage agreements; liability arising from the termination and replacement of a lead auctioneer.

FRAUD/FALSE ADVERTISING:  claims for negligent misrepresentation; fraud; racketeering; securities fraud; false advertising; claims under various states’ consumer protection/deceptive trade practice statutes.

DEFAMATION:  defamation and libel claims and liability arising from postings, including anonymous postings, on social media sites.

EMPLOYMENT:  employment class actions involving discrimination, misclassification, failure to provide meal periods and rest breaks, pay overtime, minimum wage, vacation time, and time off, and reimburse for business expenses, failure to maintain accurate records and furnish accurate itemized wage statements; wrongful termination for sexual harassment and retaliation claims; claims under California’s Private Attorneys General Act; executive compensation claims; wrongful termination for false statements in an employment application; sexual harassment and retaliation in violation of the whistleblower provisions of the Todd-Frank Act and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act; cases involving multiple lawsuits asserted by different counsel, representing different parties, filed in different jurisdictions, government agencies, the Federal Enclave Doctrine and Collective Bargaining Agreements.

ALTERNATIVE ENERGY:  claims arising from agreement to lease municipal property and construct mixed-waste processing facility to sort, process, and market residual recyclables, and converting municipal solid waste into energy through a gasification process.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY:  copyright infringement, trademark infringement and Lanham Act claims.

CONSTRUCTION/REAL ESTATE:  construction defect, cost overage, delay, cost overruns and change orders; disputes with developers; homeowner association claims.

TECHNOLOGY/E-COMMERCE:  breach of terms of service and use and privacy agreements involving companies in the e-commerce, internet technology, identity theft, and internet security protection industries.

Alternative Dispute Resolution Experience          

Significant arbitration and mediation experience as a litigator in cases involving business disputes, consumer claims against companies with mandatory arbitration provisions, and contingent attorney fee agreement valuation in a multi-billion dollar settlement.  Acted as a court-appointed arbitrator and mediator in cases involving contract disputes, personal injury on municipal property, consumer debt, consumer fraud, dog attacks, landlord-tenant and insurance coverage.  Drafted mediation and arbitration agreements in contracts and consumer terms of use agreements.  Litigated the scope of arbitration rulings and whether rulings preclude future court claims.

Alternative Dispute Resolution Training                

Pepperdine Caruso School of Law, Mediating the Litigated Case (2021); Arizona Superior Court Mediation Training (2022); American Arbitration Association, Arbitration & Best Practices (2022); American Arbitration Association, Award Writing (2022).

Professional Licenses           

Arizona Supreme Court (October 1989); United States District Court (Arizona) (November 1989); United States Court of Appeals (9th Circuit) (December 1989); United States Court of Appeals (10th Circuit) (January 1998); United States Court of Appeals (11th Circuit) (October 18, 2000); United States Supreme Court (October 15, 2001); United States Court of Appeals (3rd Circuit) (August 3, 2004); United States Court of Appeals (7th Circuit) (July 28, 2017).

Professional Associations   

State Bar of Arizona.


Smith College, B.A., 1986; Arizona State University, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, J.D., 1989.

Awards and Honors               

Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America, The Trial Lawyer Honorary Society – 2021-2022; Best Lawyers in America – Best Lawyers® – 2021-2022; AZ Business Leaders – Business & Commercial Litigation – 2021-2022; Chambers and Partners Recognized Practitioners – Litigation: General Commercial – Arizona – Band 3 – 2019-2022; Arizona Business Magazine – Top 100 Lawyers in Arizona – 2015-2022; Southwest Super Lawyer – 2007, 2011–2022; Southwest Super Lawyer, Arizona Top 25 Women – 2014-2022; Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5 – 2006-2022.

Locations Where Parties Will Not be Charged for Travel Expenses                     

Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming


United States of America




Phoenix, Arizona, United States of America

Cindy’s Rates

Hearing/Mediation:  $550/Hr

Study:  $500/Hr


Cancellation:  $4,000/Day

Cancellation Period:  45 Days

Comment:  Cancellation fee applied only to “long-cause” matters (3 or more days reserved for arbitration hearing) with a cancellation fee cap at $12,000 when notice is received within the 45-day window. Study rate applies only to time spent reviewing briefs and related materials and does not apply to award/order writing or deliberations.

Outside of Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming reserves the right to charge for air travel to and from the hearing venue at coach fare rate and to charge for reasonable hotel accommodations.

Contact Cindy

For any questions, additional information or to set up a consultation, please email or call Cindy or her assistant Kathy.

Cindy Ricketts:
Phone: (602) 920-7071

Kathy Sieckman:
Phone: (602) 616-7254

Leaving Big Law for Collaboration & Diversity

By Vicki Hogue-Davies

When it comes to law firms, bigger isn’t necessarily better. Three female partners from big law recognized this and collaborated to fulfill their mutual dream of opening a woman-owned

firm that practiced at the highest level while being family-friendly; encouraged women to stay in the profession; and could off er clients flexible rates. Attorneys Lu Sacks, Cindy Ricketts and Hope Case started talking about the idea of starting their own firm in March of this year and by June, their idea became a reality. Sacks, Ricketts & Case specializes in consumer and employment class actions, employment counseling and commercial litigation.

“Although the three of us were in geographically distinct offices at our prior firm, DLA Piper, we worked together on a variety of cases,” Sacks says. “Hope is our employment specialist, I am our class action guru, and Cindy is our veteran trial advocate. That is how we were segmented at DLA, but we worked together across each of those areas. So, aft er long careers of practicing at very large law firms, and most recently the largest firm in the world, we decided to break out on our own.”

“We wanted to provide superlative service to sophisticated clients by creating teams that included fabulous attorneys with whom we had worked over many years, but we wanted to achieve that in a different environment,” she continues. “We wanted a culture that was more conducive to keeping women in the profession. We planned a firm that could be nimble in responding to client needs, with attractive rate structures and fl exible staffing. We wanted to do it all better, frankly. We had seen what succeeded and what didn’t.”

In addition to their legal expertise, all the women had the extensive leadership experience that would help them be successful going out on their own. Ricketts, a longtime resident of Phoenix, co-founded DLA Piper’s office in the city in 2007 and served as the office’s pro bono coordinator and hiring partner. Sacks had headed DLA’s litigation practice in its Northern California offices and co-chaired its nationwide class action practice group. Case led DLA’s Northern California employment practice group and was the hiring partner at its Palo Alto,
Calif. office.

Although the three left DLA, and several partners, associates and staff followed them, the relationship with their former firm remains strong.

“We have close personal and professional relationships with many of our former colleagues at DLA with whom we continue to work on shared client matters,” Sacks says. “We go to them for assistance when appropriate and refer engagements that are outside of our practice areas and vice versa—they also refer matters to us.”


To achieve the goals for their new firm, the three partners knew that focusing on diversity and collaboration would be the foundation of their success. In fact, they emphasize that “diversity is in our DNA.”

“We are each committed to diversity and in particular to keeping women in the profession. For us, the best way to achieve that shared commitment was to combine forces and focus on the collaborative aspects of our respective practices that had worked so well for the three of us while at DLA,” Sacks says. “So far it has been an incredibly successful business model.”

“At many firms, diversity may be part of the mission statement, but here, it truly is fundamental to the firm’s existence,” she continues. “Twelve of our 13 attorneys are diverse, by gender, sexual orientation or ethnic background.”

“The diversity of our attorneys and their different backgrounds and experiences allows us to provide better services to clients,” Case says. Ricketts adds that “The collaborative process—teaming together instead of working in silos—is really a driving force not only for superior client service, but also for building a more flexible environment for the training of more junior lawyers. Providing them with opportunities they wouldn’t otherwise have to develop their own practice and clients in a supportive environment is very important to us.”

Ricketts points out that “Since we opened in June, some of the junior lawyers who joined us have already succeeded in developing their own clients, which they would have been constrained from doing at a big law firm. We have a very collegial environment for people to create their own visions for what they want their careers to be. We want to empower people to be as successful as they can be.”

As the Sacks, Ricketts & Case founders were approached by other attorneys who wanted to join the firm, they worked out the hours commitments and salaries for each new lawyer. With the lower overhead costs of a smaller firm, the founders believed that they could provide excellent client service without taking a cookie-cutter or lock-step approach to staffing. This approach allows attorneys with children and other family commitments more flexibility in their schedules. It also enables them to work with smaller clients whom they think can be developed into large ones.

“It is a hallmark of big law firms these days that management tells you what you should do, which clients you should work for, and at what rates you should provide your services,” Sacks says. “We want people to be much more entrepreneurial at an earlier stage. We treat professionals like adults; we don’t assume that we know best when it comes to structuring each attorney’s career.”

Supporting the firm’s attorneys are “great paralegals and administrative staff , some of whom we have worked with for decades,” Sacks says. The entire team collaborates from offices located in Phoenix, San Francisco and Palo Alto, along with a new office in San Diego. Ricketts manages the Phoenix office and Sacks oversees the California locations. Case is resident in the Palo Alto office and supervises personnel across all offices.

The founders note that even though they work across multiple offices, all major firm decisions are made jointly. Also, the varied physical locations work to the benefit of clients.

“We make sure we staff cases with the most qualified attorneys and support personnel, rather than staffing based on where people reside,” Sacks says. “We will oft en have teams on a litigation matter that consist of people from both the California and Phoenix offices. Clients will not see any charges associated with that, whether it is travel time or travel costs. From the client’s perspective, we are acting as one office of one firm and that allows us to be much more responsive and to react more quickly. And fortunately we have the technology that allows us to do it.”

In just a few months since its opening, Sacks, Ricketts & Case has a roster of more than 40 active clients. Some of them came with the attorneys when they founded their new firm, including Sony, Monster Cable, Go Daddy, Massage Envy, LifeLock and Il Fornaio. The founders credit Phoenix firm Coppersmith, Schermer & Brockelman, from whom they sublease space, with assisting in their accelerated startup.

“The lawyers at CSB were in our shoes a number of years ago and they and their staff have been incredibly supportive in helping us jump start our firm,” Ricketts notes.

About 80 percent of the cases the firm is handling are consumer and employment class action lawsuits. The firm’s other active matters include commercial litigation, data privacy and other business disputes, along with employment counseling and efforts to help clients stay out of litigation by reviewing warranties, advertising and online agreements.

“That is one of the really rewarding aspects of the business,” Case says. “We work not just with large companies, but with small ones that are learning to be employers so they don’t wind up being one of the class actions. We help them with their handbooks and having best practices in place to minimize risk, as well as counseling concerning potential terminations. If they do get into litigation or arbitration, we naturally defend them in that, aft er which we consider how the company might benefit from revising policies, better documentation or manager training. The point is, we are not there just to defend the litigation, but for the whole life cycle.”

“The level of lawyering we provide is based on what each of our clients wants because different clients have different levels of sophistication and needs,” she says. “We act as in-house counsel for some clients. Others have very sophisticated in-house counsel and we work with them. We provide whatever clients need in terms of the level of lawyering they want. We are business partners, counselors, people who are going to provide solutions for them—not just somebody who is going to tell them what the law is.”


“What you have with our firm is essentially the best aspects of a large firm and a smaller firm melded together,” Case says. “We have a very high expectation of quality of work, but our environment is extremely collegial. We all know, trust, respect and support each other. We have an environment where the team members are committed

to taking care of clients and really the clients come first. The reason we are all here is to help our clients. We try not to be too corporate. And we don’t want to distract people from what they are here to do, which is to be good lawyers and good coworkers. We all click very well, I believe.”

A guiding philosophy behind the firm’s culture is transparency. “I think this is oft en lacking in large law firms,” Sacks says. “Partners are unsure and anxious about how their compensation is set in relation to their peers. They wonder where money is going in the firm, not to mention where firm revenues are coming from.”

“One of the best ways I can explain how we work is through this example,” Sacks continues. “Recently, I sat down to chat with an attorney about joining us. I literally turned my computer around on the desk and opened a spreadsheet of our revenues and projections and walked through it with him. I talked about how rates play out in our revenue stream and we discussed how to set a rate for him that would enable him to build a successful practice. We do this because we don’t think anyone should be wondering about the firm’s cash fl ow or about revenue distribution. I think that is a tremendously important attribute of our firm.”

Promoting the attributes and values of the firm and expanding its reach are never far from the minds of Sacks, Ricketts and Case. They currently have a few things in the works toward that end. They are pursuing certification as a woman-owned business with the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council. Certification validates that businesses are at least 51 percent woman-owned, controlled, operated and managed.

“The certification will allow us to be on lists for corporations that want to encourage diversity in the vendors they hire,” Ricketts says. “Being on this list also helps us to promote diversity as a firm.”

“We just recently expanded our San Francisco presence by doubling our office space to accommodate a total of 11 attorneys,” Sacks adds. “If I have my druthers, we will be close to the 20 attorney mark a year from now. And we just opened our first Southern California office in late September.”


Other areas that the three women work in related to law, but not their day-to-day jobs, include classroom teaching and speaking at seminars.

Ricketts is an adjunct professor at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, where she teaches a “Technology in the Courtroom” course. The course is part of a litigation experience certificate program designed to help students get more practical knowledge, she says. She also speaks periodically at professional seminars and engagements.

Sacks speaks nationally and internationally about class action and unfair competition issues. She especially enjoys discussing ethics in class actions, she says. “It is one of my favorite areas of writing and speaking.” She has presented to the International Organization of Privacy Professionals, the British Institute of International and Comparative Law and other organizations. Sacks has also chaired various law conferences and programs.

“From time to time, I have been a guest speaker at various classes,” Case says. “I’ve spoken to business law and human resources students to help them understand the intricacies of California employment law.” She also gives seminars and provides training about sexual harassment in the workplace, employer best practices and other employment law areas.

“One of my side hobbies is watching figure skating because my kids are both figure skaters,” Case continues. “I am on the U.S. Figure Skating Association grievance committee, which administers the association’s grievance and hearing processes for athletes and people in the U.S. figure skating world. One aspect is addressing discipline issues arising from violations of the rules. Remember Nancy Kerrigan and Tonya Harding 20 years ago? It usually isn’t that dramatic, but athletes devote an incredible amount of time, effort, passion and resources to their sport and need an avenue to air issues that impact their careers.”

Ricketts is heavily involved with the American Diabetes Association in Phoenix. She chaired the organization’s leadership board for two years and its Father of the Year awards event. She is presently the chairperson for the association’s legal advocacy committee.

“The committee provides legal advice for children when schools don’t want them to participate in field trips and sports program because the schools don’t want to address the issues related to a diabetic child participating in these events,” Ricketts says. “I feel very passionate about this work because diabetes runs in my family—my dad and grandmother had it—so it is something very personal to me.”

She also serves on a committee of the nonprofit Arizona Women’s Education and Employment organization, which provides new beginnings and support particularly for women in transition, but also for men, she says. “The organization helps provide them with motivation and education for returning to or being introduced to the workforce,” she says.

Sacks is also interested in the firm helping facilitate political campaigns for strong women candidates at local, state and federal levels. “I have been an active behind-the-scenes fundraiser for various campaigns in the past, including working on the last two presidential campaigns.”


The joy and passion that the three attorneys bring to their work is testified to by their long list of accomplishments and involvements. What do they each enjoy most about the practice of law and owning their own firm? For Sacks, it is that she still feels the excitement of going to the office every day, even aft er an almost 30-year career in the profession.

“When I get up in the morning I’m really excited to go to the office,” Sacks says. “I really enjoy the people I work with and I think that is an amazing thing to say in the legal industry, and particularly the opportunity to practice with so many amazing women. You don’t see many women practicing full time in their mid-fifties. To do it with the level of satisfaction and enjoyment that I have is due in great part to our wonderful clients. And, the reason we started this firm is because the three of us realized that the times we were most enjoying our practices is when we were working together. So, I am thrilled that we were able to make it a ‘formal work together’ so to speak.”

Ricketts concurs that enjoying what she does in her career is due to the people she does it with. “I most enjoy the collaborative process of working with people whom I respect, consider my friends, and continue to learn from each and every day,” she says.

“I think that is very important and the most important thing to me.”

The three women are indeed friends outside of the office. They all like to travel and Sacks and Ricketts are golfers who are working to interest Case in the sport. “We made sure our Palo Alto office was located across the street from the driving range,” Sacks jokes.

They are also avid baseball fans and enjoy getting together to watch their respective teams battle it out against each other and have attended World Series games together. Perhaps fittingly because of their geographic locations, Ricketts is an Arizona Diamondbacks fan, Sacks follows the San Francisco Giants, and Case is an Oakland A’s supporter.

“It is not surprising that Lu is in Phoenix this week,” Ricketts laughs, alluding to Sacks scheduling a trip that coincided with a series between the Giants and the Diamondbacks.

“I sound a little like a broken record, but it is the people I work with that really leads to my enjoyment,” Case says. “I have great coworkers and great clients. What makes me so proud is the work we do and the caliber of people we work with. I take a lot of pride in my work and that of the firm. The area we are in is so vibrant … it is constantly changing and presenting new challenges, giving you the opportunity to be creative and to keep up with new ideas to help clients. I am never bored. Before in my life I would spend six months on something and then be ready to move on. In this area, I am never bored and really look forward to the next challenges.”

The firm’s name of Sacks, Ricketts & Case, which is abbreviated as SRC, stands for more than just the first initials of the cofounders’ last names. It is also the firm’s brand. “It stands for ‘smart, resourceful and committed,’” Case says. “We put that on our business cards because it so succinctly described the firm.”

“And what’s best” Sacks laughs. “We didn’t pay a consultant to conceive it—we developed our SRC brand ourselves.”


Women from DLA Launch Big-Law Alternative

by Julia Love
The Recorder – Law.Com

SAN FRANCISCO — Three women, all partners at DLA Piper, have broken out of Big Law to found a firm of their own.

Litigators Luanne Sacks and Cynthia Ricketts and employment partner Hope Case struck out about two weeks ago to launch Sacks, Ricketts & Case. With offices in San Francisco, Palo Alto and Phoenix, the firm will focus on consumer and employment class actions, employment counseling and commercial litigation. The firm counts eight lawyers, seven of whom came straight from DLA Piper, and expects to add another partner in mid-July.

Collaborating across the San Francisco, Silicon Valley and Phoenix offices of DLA Piper on a series of matters this year, Sacks, Ricketts and Case realized that they had something in common, Sacks said.

“Starting a woman-owned firm has been a longtime dream of mine,” Sacks said. “As it turns, that was the case for all three of us.”

In March the women began to discuss the prospect of founding a firm, Sacks said. They strove to devise a law firm model that would help women stay in the profession, accommodate families and give clients flexible rates — three counts on which they feel Big Law sometimes falls short.

The women have come together at a time when some Am Law 100 firms are starting to question whether their billable-hour commitments are driving away talent, legal recruiter Avis Caravello said.

“They’re definitely responding to some of the major issues that are being faced in Big Law today,” she said. “I think it’s an absolute recipe for success.”

Sacks, Ricketts and Case are the firm’s three equity partners. The firm expects to add more equity partners over time but is committed to maintaining a majority of woman owners, Sacks said.

Sacks will manage the firm’s Bay Area offices and Ricketts will head up the Phoenix outpost, but the equity partners will need to agree on any major firm decisions, Sacks said. That level of consensus is unusual in Big Law, Ricketts noted.

“We’re just in more of a collaborative process,” said Ricketts, who was the only woman partner in DLA Piper’s Phoenix office. “There aren’t as many egos involved.”

Attorney compensation will also be determined collaboratively. Rather than creating a lockstep system, each lawyer will work with firm leadership to determine how much they want to make and how much they should work to meet that goal, Ricketts said. Attorneys will be at liberty to set their own hours. The aim is to empower each lawyer to be the “master of their own career,” Sacks said.

“Whether you’ve got to pick your kids up from school or want to work with a small client that you think is going to develop into a much larger client, we want to let people decide what’s best for their practices,” Sacks said. “We treat professionals as adults, which unfortunately I don’t think a lot of large law firms do these days.”

Their billings will also look different outside of the framework of Big Law. The firm’s rates range from $250 to $650. The partners are charging about 25 percent less than they did at DLA Piper, Sacks said.

“Setting up their own firm allows them to capture clients at a more competitive rate than at almost any Am Law firm,” legal recruiter Sabina Lippman said.

Companies including Sony, Monster Cable, Go Daddy and Il Fornaio have followed the team from DLA Piper to their new firm, Sacks said.

Richard Scudellari, co-managing partner of DLA Piper’s Silicon Valley office, said he was sorry to see the lawyers go.

“I think they really were looking to do something different than what we can do at a Big Law firm,” he said.

Reprinted with permission from the June 28, 2013 edition of THE RECORDER © 2013 ALM Media Properties, LLC. All rights reserved. Further duplication without permission is prohibited. For information, contact 877- 257-3382 or # 501-07-13-04

News About Cindy

11-8-2022 – Ricketts Case Wins Summary Judgment for the City of Glendale, Obtains $4.3 Million Judgment in the City’s Favor

Ricketts Case won summary judgment on the City of Glendale’s behalf in its dispute with the owner and operator of a waste-to-energy facility located at the City’s landfill. The facility was initially designed to remove unsorted recyclables from the City’s municipal waste stream and, in a planned second phase, to generate energy from the waste stream. When the facility failed to properly process yard waste (comprising approximately one- third of the City’s waste stream), the owner closed the facility, claimed that the City was responsible for removing the yard waste from its waste stream, and filed a notice of claim against the City for more than $280 million in damages. In response, the City sought declaratory judgment on the parties’ respective contractual obligations and damages. After more than four years of litigation, the Court adopted the City’s interpretation of the parties’ agreement and, on August 10, 2018, entered judgment in the City’s favor awarding the City more than $554,000 in compensatory damages and pre-judgment interest and more than $3.8 million in attorneys’ fees, costs, and expenses. The Ricketts Case team was led by Cindy Ricketts with Nate Kunz providing invaluable assistance.

8-18-2022 – The Best Lawyers in America© 2023 Recognition – Ricketts Case, LLP

Ricketts Case is proud to announce that five of our attorneys have been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© 2023. Please join us in congratulating Cindy Ricketts, Mark Boxer, Michele Floyd, and Merrili Escue for being recognized as one of The Best Lawyers in America (2023 Edition) News and Adrianna Rubino for being recognized as one of The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch (2023 Edition).

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become regarded as a guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. More than 116,000 industry-leading lawyers are eligible to vote (from around the world). Best Lawyers has received over 17 million evaluations on the legal abilities of other lawyers based on their specific practice areas around the world resulting in recognition of only 5.3% of lawyers in the United States, and for the 2023 Edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America©, more than 1.6 million evaluations of lawyers earlier in their careers were analyzed resulting in fewer than 20,000 lawyers being selected by their peers to be included and commended for their outstanding legal talent.

4-29-2022 – Cindy Ricketts Named One of the 2022 Top 25 Women – Arizona by Super Lawyers – Ricketts Case, LLP

Ricketts Case, LLP is proud to announce that Super Lawyers named Cindy Ricketts, one of the firm’s founders, one of the Top 25 Women – Arizona for 2022. Cindy has been named a Top 25 Woman – Arizona by Super Lawyers every year since 2014. Congratulations, Cindy!

1-10-2022 – Cindy Ricketts Named One of The 2022 Top 100 Lawyers in Arizona

Congratulations to Ricketts Case founder Cindy Ricketts, who was named one of the Top 100 Lawyers in Arizona for 2022! ( This group is chosen by AZ Business magazine’s editorial team in collaboration with industry experts from a pool of more than 1,000 of Arizona’s most talented and successful attorneys. Selections are based on each lawyer’s professional success and ratings, impact on Arizona’s legal profession, and impact on the communities they serve. This marks Cindy’s seventh year on this prestigious list.

9-3-2021 – The Best Lawyers in America© 2022 Recognition

Ricketts Case is proud to announce that four of our attorneys have been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© 2022. Please join us in congratulating Cindy Ricketts, Michele Floyd, Merrili Escue, and Nathan Kunz for being recognized as one of The Best Lawyers in America (2022 Edition).

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become regarded as a guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. More than 113,000 industry-leading lawyers are eligible to vote (from around the world). Best Lawyers has received over 15 million evaluations on the legal abilities of other lawyers based on their specific practice areas around the world, and for the 2022 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, more than 10.8 million votes were analyzed.

5-20-2021 – Ricketts Case Founder Cindy Ricketts Ranked In Chambers USA 2021

Ricketts Case is proud to announce that founder Cindy Ricketts has been ranked for the third year in a row in Chambers USA 2021 for Litigation: General Commercial – Arizona. The Chambers review says:

Cynthia Ricketts is a deeply experienced litigator, routinely providing counsel to clients on class and collective actions, as well as institutional disputes. Her practice includes product liability, construction and IP litigation. “An accomplished lawyer.” “She is a pioneer.”

1-12-2021 – Cindy Ricketts Named One of The 2021 Top 100 Lawyers

Congratulations to Ricketts Case founder Cindy Ricketts, who was named one of the Top 100 Lawyers in Arizona for 2021! ( This group is chosen by AZ Business magazine’s editorial team in collaboration with industry experts from a pool of more than 2,000 of Arizona’s most talented and successful attorneys. Selections are based on each lawyer’s professional success and ratings, impact on their law firm, impact on the communities they serve, and impact on the legal profession. This marks Cindy’s sixth year on this prestigious list.

8-28-2020 – The Best Lawyers in America© 2021 Recognition

Ricketts Case is proud to announce that three of our attorneys have been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© 2021. Please join us in congratulating Cindy Ricketts, Michele Floyd, and Merrili Escue for this prestigious honor.

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become regarded as a guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. Almost 108,000 industry leading lawyers are eligible to vote (from around the world). Best Lawyers has received over 13 million evaluations on the legal abilities of other lawyers based on their specific practice areas around the world, and for the 2021 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, 9.4 million votes were analyzed.

5-19-2020 – Cindy Ricketts Ranked by Chambers and Partners

With great pleasure, Ricketts Case announces that Chambers and Partners ranked Cindy Ricketts, one of the firm’s founding partners, for Litigation: General Commercial. Chambers ranks individual lawyers from across the United States for “their legal knowledge and experience, their ability, their effectiveness and their client- service” based on rigorous vetting through “interviews with those active in the market – mainly clients and other lawyers with whom they work” and assessing the lawyer’s “recent work done.” Congratulations, Cindy!

4-21-2020 – Cindy Ricketts Named One of Top 25 Arizona Women Lawyers

Ricketts Case is proud to announce that founder Cindy Ricketts was named one of Arizona’s Top 25 Arizona Women Lawyers in the 2020 Southwest Super Lawyers and was featured in the cover article in the 2020 Southwest Super Lawyers annual magazine, which is available here. This is the seventh consecutive year Cindy has been named to that list. Congratulations, Cindy!

4-20-2020 – Ricketts Case 2020 San Diego and Phoenix SuperLawyers and Rising Stars!

Ricketts Case is proud to announce our SuperLawyers and Rising Stars for 2020 in our San Diego and Phoenix offices! SuperLawyers for 2020 are Merrili Escue (San Diego), Cindy Ricketts (Phoenix), and Erik Johnson (San Diego). The SuperLawyers list for Northern California will be announced in July and we’re confident it will include more of our Ricketts Case San Francisco superstars!

4-9-2020 – Cindy Ricketts Named One of the Top 100 Lawyers in Arizona

For the fifth consecutive year, Ricketts Case founding partner Cindy Ricketts has been named one of the Top 100 Lawyers in Arizona by AZ Business Magazine. The attorneys on the list were selected from a pool of nearly 2,000 of the state’s most talented and successful attorneys. Selections are based on each lawyer’s professional success and ratings, impact on his or her law firm, impact on the communities she/he serves, and impact on the legal profession.

2-4-2020 – Cindy Ricketts Pays It Forward

Ricketts Case is proud of founder Cindy Ricketts for paying it forward by giving back to the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University. See why she does it and her advice for law students here.

4-30-2018 – 2018 Ricketts Case SuperLawyers and Rising Stars

Congratulations to our Ricketts Case superstar SuperLawyers and Rising Stars for 2018! Rising Star Nathan Kunz (Phoenix) and SuperLawyers are Merrili Escue (San Diego), Michele Floyd (San Francisco), and Cindy Ricketts (Phoenix).

3-22-2018 – Cindy Ricketts Named One Of The Top 100 Lawyers In Arizona For 2018

Ricketts Case founding partner Cindy Ricketts has been named one of the Top 100 Lawyers in Arizona by AZ Business Magazine. The attorneys on the list were selected from a pool of nearly 2,000 of the state’s most talented and successful attorneys. Selections are based on each lawyer’s professional success and ratings, impact on his or her law firm, impact on the communities she/he serves, and impact on the legal profession. This is Cindy’s third year on that list. See the original article here.

7-13-2016 – Cindy Ricketts Named One Of The Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

Ricketts Case Founding Partner Cindy Ricketts was named as one of the Most Influential Women in Arizona Business for 2016 by AZ Business Magazine.

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