Angela Cooner Receives Prestigious ASA State Advocate Award
Phoenix, Ariz. (March 8, 2021) - Phoenix Partner Angela L. Cooner recently received the American Subcontractors Association, Inc. (ASA) 2020 State Advocate award during ASA’s Virtual Awards Presentation, which took place on February 25. ASA selected Ms. Cooner as the recipient of this honor based upon the significant time that she spent and value she added to subcontractor advocacy in Arizona over the last year.
In nominating Ms. Cooner for this award, ASA of Arizona stated, “Angie’s dedication and track record are second to none. However, it is her leadership in managing the recent merger between the Arizona State Contractors’ Coalition (AZSCC) and Arizonans for Fair Contracting (AFC) where she has distinguished herself most notably.” Moreover, ASA explained that Ms. Cooner’s dedication “has allowed ASA of Arizona to renegotiate a new contract with a government affairs firm that helped secure victory on a critical proportional liability bill and begin the upcoming legislative session on the right foot.” According to ASA, Ms. Cooner has donated the equivalent of $120,000 in billable hours to the organization through her work for AFC and as legal counsel for ASA of Arizona’s Board of Directors.
“I am thrilled to receive this award from an organization that does such important work," said Ms. Cooner. "I look forward to continuing to advocate on behalf of subcontractors and others in the industry, and to working with my colleagues at ASA of Arizona and throughout the country."
Ms. Cooner is a member of Lewis Brisbois' General Liability Practice. She has experience in a wide variety of matters including construction defect, professional liability, product liability, personal injury, wrongful death, community association law, and appellate law. She also has experience in regulatory matters, lobbying efforts, and testifying in front of Arizona’s House and Senate.
The ASA promotes the rights of subcontractors, specialty contractors, and suppliers by advocating on behalf of these individuals before all branches and levels of government. The organization also builds strength in community through education, networking, and professional growth.
Please join us in congratulating Ms. Cooner on this recognition.