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The Cavanagh Law Firm, PA

About The Cavanagh Law Firm, PA

Founded just before the turn of the millennium, The Cavanagh Law Firm has been serving clients in Arizona and nationwide since 1999. At about 30 attorneys strong, the firm provides legal services in dozens of practice areas.

Small but Star-Studded

The Cavanagh Law Firm takes pride in maintaining the same principles upon which it was founded more than 20 years ago: hard work, quality, integrity, and superior client service. Another aspect that hasn’t changed since day one is the firm’s size. While it has kept its roster small, the firm’s attorney line-up is far from weak. Lawyers here are experts in their fields, and many have garnered an impressive list of accolades from the likes of Best Lawyers in America, Chambers, and Martindale Hubbell.

“Insuring” Excellence

Whether clients are caught up in a dispute, need guidance through a transaction, or seek legal advice, The Cavanagh Law Firm is ready to serve. The firm has expertise in a wide variety of practice areas, such as commercial litigation, alternative dispute resolution, labor and employment law, health care, insurance defense, family law, tax law, government contracts, personal injury, professional liability, and much more. And the industries it serves are just as wide-ranging, with clients hailing from the retail, government, education, media, and energy sectors—and then some.

The firm is well regarded for its top-notch insurance law practice, which Chambers ranks as Band 1 in the state of Arizona. Attorneys in the group work with insurers nationwide on all kinds of matters, ranging from coverage and appraisal disputes to fraudulent claims and bad faith litigation and more. Another marquee area is the firm’s Family Law group, which specializes in divorce, pre- and post-marital agreements, and child custody disputes. Attorneys in the group have frequently been recognized by such publications as Best Lawyers in America, which recently named senior partner Phil C. Gerard the family law “Lawyer of the Year.”

Out and About

Attorneys at The Cavanagh Law Firm take pride in their roles as subject-matter experts—and this includes beyond the walls of the firm. When they aren’t working on client matters, attorneys are often found collaborating and sharing their expertise with the broader community. From appearing on local news channels to hosting educational seminars to discussing best practices with other legal professionals, Cavanagh attorneys are constantly finding ways to engage with others to share and expand their know-how.

COVID-19 Update

The Cavanagh Law Firm has made significant changes to our hiring practices to ensure the safety of our current employees and potential candidates. The firm has transitioned to virtual recruiting and interviewing, which is more convenient and tends to speed up the hiring process. We have learned to be agile and flexible to accommodate new COVID-19 expectations and restrictions. The firm offers flexible schedules to attorneys, allowing for the attorneys to work from home one to two days a week. 

During the height of the pandemic, no Cavanagh employee was laid off nor did any Cavanagh employee receive a cut in pay. Cavanagh is committed to our employees and the culture at the firm is a direct reflection of this commitment.

The Cavanagh Law Firm, PA

1850 North Central Ave.
Suite 2400
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Phone: (602) 322-4000

Firm Stats

Chair: Helen R. Davis
Executive Director: Holly Latham
Total No. Attorneys (2021):
1 - 50
No. of Partners Named 2021:
Billable-Hour Requirement:
1,850 hours

Base Salary

1st year: $90,000
2nd year: $92,500
3rd year: $95,000
4th year: $97,500
5th year: $100,000
Summer Associate: $5,000/month

Employment Contact

Holly Latham
Executive Director
(602) 322-4000

No. of U.S. Offices: 2

No. of International Offices: 0

Major Office Locations

Phoenix, AZ
Sun City, AZ

Major Departments

Insurance Defense
Family Law
Labor and Employment
*See firm website for complete list of practice areas and industries.