Jim Stuehringer started at Waterfall Economidis on July 1, 1983, and was made a shareholder shortly thereafter. His areas of practice have been criminal defense and civil litigation from that day forward.
Mr. Stuehringer’s criminal defense practice has included high profile murder cases with a successful verdict in the “Pizza Hut” triple murder case in 2006. His criminal defense work has included defending people from all walks of life, to include physicians, professional athletes, the clergy, local business owners and young adults. Mr. Stuehringer has successfully defended persons accused of vehicular homicide, child abuse, white collar crime, all categories of violent crime and driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Criminal defense work requires an attorney who has compassion for his client, good rapport with the prosecutor and the zeal of a tested advocate in the courtroom. Mr. Stuehringer’s listing in the 2015 edition of Best Lawyers in America (criminal defense: non-white collar and white-collar) shows that opposing counsel and his peers recognize he has these skills. Representative reported decisions successfully handled by Mr. Stuehringer include State v. Corrales, 138 Ariz. 583 (1983); Franzi v. Koedyker, 157 Ariz. 401 (App. 1985); Pima Sav. And Loan Assn. v. Ramello, 168 Ariz. 297 (App. 1991); and Gretzler v. Stewart, 112 F.3d 992 (9th Cir. 1997).
Mr. Stuehringer’s civil litigation practice includes representation of injury victims against wrongdoers covering the full range of personal injury, wrongful death and medical practice cases. A wrongful death case he successfully handled involved the death of a ten-year-old boy and resulted in the highest-ever verdict for a minor in Pima County, Arizona, at the time.