Stephen E. Richman - Dickinson Wright PLLC
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Stephen E. Richman

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2003
Phone: 602-285-5017

Client Comments

"Steve does not hesitate to give advice on what he feels is the best legal course of action, irrespective of how those thoughts will be perceived. He keeps our best interests at heart."

"Steve is one of the best construction attorneys in the state. He understands our business and quickly grasps the details of construction-related issues. He has helped us sort through and resolve some extremely complex issues quickly and efficiently."

-Raymond Nitti
Nitti Brothers Construction, LLC

"I have worked with Steve for over 10 years. He is a respected professional and expert in the construction industry. I consider Steve a partner with Johnson Carlier. The one word that comes to mind is "service." I can count on Steve's quick response, whether a matter is very small or significant. He understands our culture and how we conduct business. I trust Steve to provide direction that is in our best interest. "

-Carol Warner
Johnson Carlier, Inc

"To be effective, legal counsel must know your business, know your company, and know how to be a partner with ownership to make solid business decisions. Steve provides our company with all of these elements; offering the ability to connect with our field and management personnel to not only handle issues needing a legal focus, but offer preventative procedures to stay out of the courthouse! His long-term experience within the construction industry, coupled with his business awareness, provides our company a resource critical to our success. Steve is active within industry associations, providing a "return" to Arizona construction and keeping a close pulse on our dynamic and ever-evolving industry. "

-David James
FNF Construction, Inc.

"It is without hesitation that I comment on Stephen Richman who, I believe, is definitely one of the best lawyers in America. My high regard for Stephen is due to my level of respect for his experience, his commitment to representing our firm to the best of his abilities, and his communication skills. As a person who has been in the construction field for over 30 years - day in and day out - I am amazed at the level of understanding Stephen can have as a person who has not lived the construction game like I have. He has obviously committed himself to being as knowledgeable as possible to construction means and methods, thereby allowing him to intelligently represent his construction clients. Stephen has always been at our "beck and call" - I have never wondered about his commitment to us. I have talked to him nights and weekends while he has been at the office or on vacation. He always makes himself available to us - no matter what. Stephen's commitment to CORE Construction is as strong a commitment as any employee we have working directly for us. I believe that communication is the most important skill in life. Although we have never discussed this, Stephen must also believe this. Stephen understands that he must first listen - and he does - always. Stephen has a unique talent for analyzing and then informing us of options, risks, etc. that has always helped us in making the best decision possible. Stephen Richman, in my opinion, is definitely one of the best lawyers in America. We are lucky to have him. "

-Jim Jacobs
CORE Construction Services of Arizona

"Steve has the perfect combination of responsiveness, proactive communication, economic efficiencies, and understanding of his clients needs. Steve has the ability to think outside of the box, which is needed. When Steve is handling a matter, I have the comfort level and confidence that the file is being tended to properly and is being effectively staffed. Working with Steve is a pleasure."

Office Location

1850 North Central Avenue, Suite 1400
Phoenix, AZ 85004
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2012 Lawyer of the Year in Construction Law of the Phoenix Metro Area
Stephen E. Richman has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2012!

Practice Areas

Construction Law (Commercial Litigation)
Litigation - Construction