Haley Harrigan

Associate

Haley.Harrigan@lewisbrisbois.com

Haley Harrigan is an associate of the Phoenix office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the General Liability Practice. Her current practice includes representing individuals, contractors, and businesses in tort and commercial litigation, primarily in the areas of premises liability, personal and catastrophic injury, wrongful death, product liability, dram shop, medical malpractice, breach of contract, and consumer fraud.

While in law school, Ms. Harrigan clerked for the Honorable Bruce Cohen in Maricopa County Superior Court, where she gained a wide variety of experience in criminal law and post-conviction appeals. Ms. Harrigan also served as Teaching Assistant for business and contract courses. Additionally, she was elected Student Scholarship Editor of Law Review. During her tenure on Law Review, Ms. Harrigan had her legal articles published on four separate occasions, including publications in University of Michigan Journal of Law & Reform and DRI's For the Defense Magazine. Ms. Harrigan received a CALI Award for Civil Procedure and the Raul Castro Scholarship for Academic Excellence. After law school, Ms. Harrigan worked at various reputable local civil litigation firms, where she focused on insurance defense, personal injury, bad faith, and construction defect litigation. 

Prior to beginning her legal career, Ms. Harrigan worked for a Fortune 100 company where she analyzed complex transactional and customer data, and drafted Suspicious Activity Reports for the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) related to the detection of money laundering, terrorist financing, structuring, and other white-collar crimes.

Ms. Harrigan is an Arizona native and has strong ties to businesses in the community. In her leisure time, she enjoys traveling, spending time outdoors, skiing, volunteering at local nursing homes, and attending any Arizona sporting event. 

Primary Area(s) of Practice

  • General Liability

Additional Experience

Admissions

Arizona

Supreme Court of Arizona

United States District Court for the District of Arizona

Associations

  • Arizona Association of Defense Counsel
  • Maricopa County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Arizona State Bar Young Lawyers Division
  • Maricopa County Bar Young Lawyers Division

Awards & Honors

  • Raul Castro Scholarship for Academic Excellence
  • CALI Award, Civil Procedure II

Publications

  • Haley Harrigan, et al., Are We There Yet: The Uniform Limited Liability Company Act and the Unmet Nonprofit Need, Univ. Michigan J.L. & Reform
  • Haley Harrigan, et al., Whose Claim and Defense is it Anyway: A Review of Current Claims Against and Best Defenses for Subcontractors, DRI For the Defense
  • Haley Harrigan, Comment, H.B. 2517: Arizona's Attempt to Fight Domestic Violence Claims With Non-Mandatory Arrests
  • Haley Harrigan, Article, A Prescription for A Dignified Death: Why Legalizing Physician Assisted Suicide For the Terminally Ill is No Longer a Medicine for Disaster

Pro Bono & Philanthropy

  • Wills for Heroes
  • Feed My Starving Children

Trial Verdicts

Ms. Harrigan obtained a defense verdict following a five-day jury trial in Maricopa County, Arizona, involving a chain reaction rear-end motor vehicle collision. The plaintiff demanded over $200,000 in damages, alleging our client negligently operated her vehicle by stopping abruptly, which caused the accident and her injuries. On cross-examination at trial, the plaintiff admitted that our client’s action of stopping her vehicle for traffic observed ahead would have been reasonable under the circumstances and would not have constituted negligence. Ms. Harrigan also obtained partial summary judgment as a matter of law on the plaintiff’s claims for permanent disfigurement, permanent disability, wage loss, loss of earning capacity, and past medical expenses, further reducing the amount the plaintiff could request from the jury. The jury deliberated for less than two hours and unanimously rendered a complete defense verdict.