Carl Mariano

Managing Partner

Carl Mariano is the managing partner in the Phoenix office of Lewis Brisbois and a vice-chair of the General Liability Practice.

He has been lead counsel in over 50 jury trials. He has tried to verdict cases involving wrongful death, traumatic brain injury and catastrophic injuries. He has tried to verdict premises liability, product liability, transportation, large property damage, automobile accident, racketeering, breach of contract, insurance coverage and insurance bad faith cases.

Primary Area(s) of Practice

  • General Liability
  • Healthcare
  • Medical Malpractice
  • National Trial Practice

Additional Experience




  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
  • Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel
  • Arizona Association of Defense Counsel, former Member of the Board of Directors
  • American Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute

Awards & Honors

  • Top Rated Litigator, ALM Legal Leaders, 2022
  • Chambers USA – Band 1, Arizona Insurance, 2019–2022
  • AV Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Southwest Super Lawyers (Civil Litigation Defense) 

Professional Presentations

Lectured on various topics, including a presentation on bad faith in Arizona at the American Conference Institute seminar


Arizona State University College of Law

Juris Doctor, cum laude, 1986

  • Law Review 

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Bachelor of Science with high distinction,1981


Insurance Coverage in Sexual Misconduct Cases, Federation of Insurance Counsel Quarterly, Vol. 42, No. 2, Winter 1992