Jones, Skelton & Hochuli Attorneys Promoted to Partner

Jones, Skelton & Hochuli PLC is pleased to announce that two of the firm’s associates, R. Christopher Pierce and Erik Stone, have joined the firm’s partnership. Both attorneys began their legal careers at JSH and have been practicing for the past eight years.

Pierce focuses his practice in the areas of construction defect litigation and general civil liability defense including products liability, premises liability and personal injury litigation. He is committed to providing clients with prompt and thorough case evaluations, delivering effective litigation defense strategies, and posturing cases for early resolution opportunities. Pierce is activity involved in the Arizona Association of Defense Counsel. Pierce earned an AV-Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell and has been recognized by Southwest Super Lawyers as a Rising Star since 2013. He earned both his J.D. and a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Arizona.

Stone is experienced handling a variety of general civil litigation matters, including commercial litigation, intellectual property, professional liability, wrongful death and personal injury claims, employment and discrimination, and construction defect. In addition, Stone has represented clients in tribal law matters, including tribes, casinos, and gaming enterprises. He represents clients in industries such as financial services, software and technology, health care, legal, manufacturing, real estate, construction, restaurant and hospitality, sales, and retail. Since 2014, Stone has been recognized by Southwest Super Lawyers as a Rising Star. He earned his J.D. from Boston University School of Law and his B.A. from Arizona State University.

About Jones, Skelton & Hochuli

With more than 80 lawyers, Jones, Skelton & Hochuli P.L.C. (JSH) is the largest and most experienced trial defense law firm in Arizona specializing in insurance and insurance coverage. Their lawyers focus their practice in the defense of corporations, self-insureds, government entities, insurance carriers and medical malpractice carriers. For additional information please visit or call 602.263.1700.