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Catching up with Jones, Skelton & Hochuli, P.L.C.

With almost 90 lawyers, Jones, Skelton & Hochuli, P.L.C. is the largest and most experienced law firm of trial and appellate lawyers in Arizona practicing in the areas of insurance and insurance coverage defense. Founded in 1983, JSH began primarily as an insurance defense firm. The firm has since expanded its practice to meet the growing needs of its clients, which include insureds, self-insureds, government entities, corporations, and professional liability insureds.

JSH has been a member of PLAN since 2010. Our primary contact attorneys – Bob Berk, Charlie Callahan, Gordon Lewis, Gary Linder and Don Myles – share how they’ve been spending their time at home over the past two months.

ROBERT “BOB” BERK - rberk@jshfirm.com  

Years as a PLAN Member: 9 Years

Primary Practice Areas: Professional Liability Defense, Commercial Litigation

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA  |  Arizona Resident Since 1974

#WFH Photo Caption: “Other than the fact that I REALLY need a haircut, working remotely has been great! It has allowed me to reconnect with old college buddies, like my former BFF, C. Morgan. It took a few days to adjust to starting Happy Hour at 2 p.m. every day (I have to start working by 4 a.m.), but I’m there now! Still kicking a** and taking names on behalf of the professionals I represent (albeit in between levels of Wordscapes and episodes of Last Dance and Tiger King).”

Favorite Quote:  “I didn’t have time to write a short letter, so I wrote a long one instead” -- Mark Twain

Post Quarantine Plans: Watch the NY Yankees win the World Series!

Quarantine Lesson Learned:  Don’t downsize right before your kids move back home.

 

CHARLES “CHARLIE” CALLAHANccallahan@jshfirm.com 

Years as a PLAN Member: 3 Years

Primary Practice Areas: Professional Liability Defense, Insurance Bad Faith & Coverage, and Commercial Litigation

Hometown: Greeley, Nebraska, pop. 580 (yes, you read that correctly)  |  Arizona Resident Since 1990

#WFH Photo Caption: “Quarantine is the perfect time for a new puppy (Moose!), but with a Labrador puppy and three kids at home finishing the school year online, “WFH” has a different meaning, as it does for most people these days …”

Post-Quarantine Goal: Actually dine IN my favorite Mexican restaurant….or Italian restaurant – heck, ANY restaurant.

First Vacation Plans Post-Quarantine: The beach!

New Skill: 5th Grade Math

 

GORDON LEWISglewis@jshfirm.com  

Primary Practice Areas: Employment Law Defense, Educational Institutions Defense

Years as a PLAN Member: 3 Years

Primary Practice Areas: Employment Law Defense

Hometown: Las Vegas, NV  |  Arizona Resident Since 1994

#WFH Photo Caption: “My home office is not much different from my JSH office, albeit a bit more relaxed. My wife Kara, a physician at Phoenix Children’s Hospital, continues to work [almost] as usual, and two of our three children are finishing their studies online.”

 

GARY LINDERglinder@jshfirm.com 

Years as a PLAN Member: 6 Years

Primary Practice Areas: Professional Liability Defense

Hometown: Columbia, Missouri  |  Arizona Resident Since 1999

#WFH Photo Caption: “Working from home at my house means three Linder kids under the age of 20 – my son Chase is home from UofA, and two teenaged daughters Andrea and Lola – plus my wife Alisha and our Yorkshire Terrier Charleston. With five of us in one house again and sharing the same WiFi, WFH is a family activity best done pool side!”

First Vacation Plans Post-Quarantine: Australia

 

DONALD “DON” MYLES - dmyles@jshfirm.com 

PLAN Member: Since 2010

Primary Practice Areas: Professional Liability and Bad Faith

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA  |  Arizona Resident Since 1982

#WFH Photo Caption: "As the quarantine continues, it has made all of us look for ways to do more with less. Enjoying nightly bicycle rides and walks. Noticing people in the neighborhood whom you had no time for in the past. And driving north to Sedona to explore the red rocks and natural springs (pictured). We are all learning more about ourselves that will make us better at what we do."

First Vacation Plans Post-Quarantine: Looking forward to heading to Telluride, Colorado to hike again