Maledon, William J.

  Phoenix, Arizona, USA
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Bill Maledon is recognized as one of the leading commercial litigation and trial attorneys in Arizona. In fact, in the 2004 edition of Chambers USA -- Leading Lawyers for Business, he was identified as one of the top three business litigation attorneys in Arizona. He has extensive experience in both federal and state courts in a wide variety of cases, including antitrust and trade regulations cases, product liability cases, insurance coverage and insurance bad faith cases, class actions, securities cases, sports cases, and various other complex commercial cases. He also has extensive experience in handling appellate matters in both federal and state courts. His experience at both the trial and appellate levels has resulted in his appointment to numerous important committees (such as an Arizona Supreme Court Committee to revise jury trial procedures in Arizona) and his appointment on numerous occasions as a judge pro tem for the Arizona Court of Appeals.

J.D., summa cum laude, University of Notre Dame, 1972; Notre Dame Law Review, Editor-in-Chief, 1971-72; O'Meara Award

B.S., Loyola University of Chicago, 1969
U.S. Supreme Court, Justice William J. Brennan, Jr., 1972-73
Professional Recognitions And Awards
Judge Pro Tempore, Arizona Court of Appeals, State of Arizona, 1986, 1992-93, 1996-98, 2000

Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Litigation: General Commercial, 2003-2009

The Best Lawyers in America®, Antitrust Law, Commercial Litigation, Entertainment Law, editions 1995-2010

Best of the Bar, Business Journal, Litigation, 2003-2004
Practice Areas
Antitrust and Trade Regulation
Antitrust and Trade Regulation
Securities Litigation
Sports Law
Bar Admissions
Arizona, 1974
Court Admissions
U.S. Supreme Court, 1978

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, 1999

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 1975

U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 1974

Arizona Supreme Court, 1974
Professional Activities
Member of Federal Judicial Conference Standing Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure, 2005-

American Bar Foundation, Elected Fellow, 1996

Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference, Delegate, 1995-98

United States District Court (Arizona) Magistrate Selection Committee, 1996-2000

Arizona Supreme Court Committee on More Effective Use of Juries, 1993-96

Arizona Supreme Court Committee on Complex Litigation, 2001-

State Bar of Arizona: Arizona Civil Practice and Procedure Committee, 1990-93, Antitrust Section, Chair, 1982-83

Arizona Inns of Court, 1990-97

Phoenix Association of Defense Council, Board of Directors, 1989-92

Arizona Center for Law in the Public Interest, Board of Directors, 1977-83

Arizona Bar Foundation, Founding Fellow
Community Activities
Arizona State University, Adjunct Professor of Law, Sports Law, 1994-