Brian M. Mueller

Member

Scottsdale, Arizona

Phone: 480.624.2716

Fax: 480.624.2029

bmueller@shermanhoward.com

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 has more than 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.

Brian Mueller 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.

Experience

  • Provides litigation counsel regarding contract disputes, banking and financial services, corporate control and shareholder rights, civil Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), construction, insurance, intellectual property, real estate matters, media and first amendment, municipal, torts, product and professional liability, transaction privilege and use tax, Federal Trade Commission (FTC), trade and consumer, and telecommunications matters.
  • Represents business ranging from grassroots 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

  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Maricopa County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Faculty Member, State Bar of Arizona Professionalism Course
  • Certified Agent, MLBPA, NHLPA and the PHPA

Highlights

  • Super Lawyers, Business Litigation, General Litigation, Estate & Trust Litigation (2012-2019)
  • Arizona Business Magazine, “Top Lawyers in Arizona”
  • AZ Business Magazine “Top 100 Lawyers in Arizona” in Litigation, Trials and Appeals; Real Estate; Estate and Tax Planning