Sean P. Healy

Partner

  • location icon Phoenix, AZ
    2929 North Central Avenue
    Suite 1700
    Phoenix, AZ 85012

Sean Healy is the administrative partner in the Phoenix and Tucson offices. With more than 18 years of experience as a litigator, he has tried 45 jury trials and in excess of 130 bench trials and arbitrations combined. He is a member of ABOTA.

Mr. Healy has litigated complex commercial disputes and cases that include wrongful death, automobile accidents, police procedures, products liability and premises liability.

He has also litigated director and officer and professional liability matters. Sample director and officer cases include claims against directors and officers for fraud, failure to go public, and fraudulent issuance of securities. Sample professional liability cases include claims against securities brokers, financial advisors, insurance agents, real estate agents, technology professionals and companies (i.e., “tech E&O claims”), accountants, and lawyers. In addition to defending professionals in civil actions, he also represents them in regulatory board proceedings.

He began his career as a prosecutor in 1997 and has been in civil practice since 1999.

In total, Mr. Healy has taken in excess of 170 cases to trial (jury and bench trials) or arbitration, 45 of which were jury trials where he first chaired all but 6.

Publications

  • Contributor to “The Lawyer’s Guide to Lead Paint, Asbestos and Chinese Drywall,” published by the American Bar Association (2010), written by Alan Kaminsky and Karen Campbell of Lewis Brisbois
  • “Who Wants to Marry a Tort? Pre-Marital Negligence and Post-Marriage Claims,” Author, Arizona Association of Defense Counsel Newsletter (Spring 2002)

Professional Presentations

  • “Pre-litigation Settlement Strategies,” Seminar for Institutional Client – Speaker, Oct. 2014
  • “Products Liability Claims Handling (Parts I & II),” Seminar for Institutional Client – Speaker, July & Oct. 2014
  • "Ethics for Adjusters," Third Annual Arizona Continuing Education Seminar for Claims Analysts - Speaker, May 2013, 2011
  • “Liability 101,” Seminar for risk managers from several of Arizona’s top 100 largest companies - Speaker, Jan. 2013
  • “The Role of the Director: Defining Their Responsibilities,” National Telecommunications Cooperative Association (NTCA) event attended by telecom industry directors, officers and counsel - Speaker, Nov. 2012
  • Products Liability Webinar to large institutional client - Speaker, April 2012
  • ”Summary of Arizona Law on Directors and Officers,” Corporate Counsel Division, Maricopa County Bar Association - Speaker, October 2009
  • Mock Trial Presentation to the National Association of Independent Insurance Adjusters (NAIIA) - Author & Presenter, 2009
  • “Insurance Claims Jeopardy,” - Speaker to Institutional Client and Attorneys, 2009, 2007, 2005
  • National Business Institute, Institute for Paralegal Education, “Analyzing Records for the Arizona Paralegal” - Ethical Considerations - Speaker, 2004
  • Lorman Education Services, Premises Liability in Arizona - Speaker, 2002
  • “Subrogation in Arizona” - Speaker to Institutional Client, 2002
  • Lorman Education Services, Products Liability in Arizona - Speaker, 2002
  • “The Truth, The Whole Truth, and Nothing But the Truth...Ethical Issues for Testimony That Straddles the Line of Truthfulness” - Presenter, 2000
  • “Access to the Media...Can You Try Your Case Before Trial?” - Ethical Issues In Cases Receiving Media Coverage - Discussion Moderator,1999

Admissions

Arizona State and Federal Court

Associations

  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), Admitted 2015
  • Arizona Association of Defense Counsel, Member of Board of Directors, 2004-2007
  • Arizona Association of Defense Counsel, Young Lawyers Division, President, 2003-2004, Board Member, 2002-2003
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Member, 1998-2003
  • Arizona Trial Lawyers Association, Member, 1998-2001
  • Inn of Court, 1999-2001
  • Lawyers for Literacy, 1998-2000

Awards & Honors

Super Lawyer - Listed in 2015, 2016

Education

University of San Diego School of Law

Juris Doctor, 1997

Colgate University

Bachelor of Arts, 1993

University of Arizona

Honors Program, 1989-1990

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