Brian M. Mueller
Brian M. Mueller

Member

Phone: 480.624.2716

Fax: 480.624.2029

bmueller@shermanhoward.com

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Legal Secretary

LoriAnn Hinkel
602.240.3005

Areas of Emphasis

Litigation, Trials and Appeals

Real Estate

Estate and Tax Planning

Education

  • Juris Doctor, cum laude, University of Notre Dame Law School, 1983
    • Associate Editor, Notre Dame Law Review
  • Bachelor of Science in Sociology, magna cum laude, Arizona State University, 1974

Brian Mueller has over 30 years of experience handling litigation matters for a variety of clients ranging from individuals and small businesses to multi-million dollar corporations throughout Arizona, and the United States. He counsels clients on litigation matters regarding contract disputes, real estate and valuations, estate planning and probate; banking and financial services, corporate control and shareholder rights, construction, intellectual property, commercial torts, professional liability, transaction privilege and use tax, and telecommunications matters. In addition, Brian has extensive experience representing various Arizona municipalities, and has served as a Judge Pro Tem for the Maricopa County Superior Court for ten years. He has been named a “Top Arizona Attorney” and “Southwest Super Lawyer” for the last three years.

Representative Matters
  • Provides litigation counsel regarding contract disputes, banking and financial services, corporate control and shareholder rights, civil RICO, construction, insurance, intellectual property, real estate matters, media and first amendment, municipal, torts, product and professional liability, transaction privilege and use tax, FTC, trade and consumer, and telecommunications matters
  • Represents business ranging from grass roots organizations to multi-million dollar corporations
  • Written briefs and argued cases in front of the Arizona Court of Appeals, the Arizona Supreme Court, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Represented the Seneca-Cayuga Nation of Oklahoma in the first and only Indian land claim ever to go to trial
  • Wrote a portion of a brief that was submitted to and argued before the U.S. Supreme Court – Cayuga Indian Nation of New York v. Pataki
Professional Activities
  • Admitted Arizona, 1983
  • Admitted to practice before the United States District Court District of Arizona, United States Court of Appeals Second, Ninth and Tenth Circuits
  • Member, State Bar of Arizona, Maricopa County Bar Association and the American Bar Association
  • Faculty Member, State Bar of Arizona Professionalism Course
  • Certified Agent, MLBPA, NHLPA and the PHPA
Honors and Awards
  • Recognized in Southwest Super Lawyers in Business Litigation, General Litigation, Estate & Trust Litigation
  • Top Lawyers in Arizona, Arizona Business Magazine
  • AZ Business Magazine “Top 100 Lawyers in Arizona” in Litigation, Trials and Appeals; Real Estate; Estate and Tax Planning