Trish Stuhan Biography

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Trish is a Partner at Pierce Coleman PLLC. Trish’s practice includes public law, civil litigation, employment law, and alternative dispute resolution. Her clients often face multi-faceted problems that involve several areas of law. In her transactional practice, Trish prepares ordinances, resolutions, employee handbooks, and other legal documents for public entities. She provides training on compliance with the open meeting law, public records law, election law, conflicts of interest law, and addressing sexual harassment claims and allegations of discrimination.

Trish represents clients in diverse litigation matters, including breach of contract, condemnation, election disputes, and procurement challenges. She handles employee terminations and appeal hearings, advocating for employers throughout the process.

Trish’s practice focuses on general and special counsel services to public entities. Whether preparing a contract or defending against claims, Trish brings focused, effective representation.

Trish earned a Master’s Degree in Communication with a focus on organizational communication, diversity in the workplace, and dispute resolution techniques. Her advanced education, training, and experience has cultivated a solution-focused practice.

• Northern Arizona University (B.S. Speech Communication, 2002)
• University of Utah (M.S. Communication, 2005)
• Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University (J.D., cum laude, 2009), with a certificate in Law, Science & Technology

Professional Background & Professional Associations:
• Arizona City Attorneys Association
• Maricopa County Bar Association (member, Public Lawyers Division)
• Board Member, Ladder Down, Federation of Defense & Corporate Council (2017-2021)
• Coach, ASU New York City Bar Moot Court Competition (2017-2021)
• Pro Bono Attorney, Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project (2019-2021)
• Southwest Super Lawyers® Rising Stars (State, Local, Municipal) 2018-2019