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The Best Lawyers in America© is the longest-running peer-review publication in the legal profession.  Every year, Best Lawyers conducts comprehensive surveys of tens of thousands of lawyers who confidentially evaluate their professional peers.  Based on the results of these surveys, the publication designates the year’s leading lawyers in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.  

The Milligan Lawless attorneys recognized in the 2023 edition are:

2023 Best Lawyers

  • Bryan S. Bailey: Health Care Law
  • John A. Conley: Administrative/Regulatory Law; Employment Law – Management; Health Care Law; Litigation – Health Care; and Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • Robert J. Itri: Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Intellectual Property; and Trademark Law
  • Steven T. Lawrence: Corporate Law and Health Care Law
  • Thomas A. Maraz: Commercial Litigation; Construction Law; and Litigation – Construction
  • Robert J. Milligan: Health Care Law
  • James R. Taylor: Health Care Law

2023 Best Lawyers: Ones To Watch

  • Miranda Preston: Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) and Health Care Law
  • Lauren A. Crawford: Appellate Practice; Commercial Litigation; and Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants 

We are pleased to announce today that Chambers USA ranked Milligan Lawless, P.C. and 3 of our attorneys among the best in Arizona for 2022.  Among Arizona law firms, Milligan Lawless achieved a Band 1 ranking, Chambers USA’s highest recognition, in the Healthcare practice area.

The firm received the following “Leading Individual” rankings for Phoenix attorneys:

Bryan S. Bailey – Healthcare, Band 2
Steven T. Lawrence – Corporate/M&A, Band 3
Robert J. Milligan – Healthcare, Band 1

Chambers USA is an annual ranking that assesses each law firm and attorney on technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial awareness/astuteness, diligence, commitment and other qualities most valued by their clients. Additionally, independent interviews with clients and confidential submissions of law firms are part of the Chambers research and evaluation process.

The Best Lawyers in America© is the longest-running, peer-review publication in the legal profession.  Every year, Best Lawyers conducts comprehensive surveys of tens of thousands of lawyers who confidentially evaluate their professional peers.  Based on the results of these surveys, the publication designates the year’s leading lawyers in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

The Milligan Lawless attorneys recognized in the 2021 edition are:

2021 Best Lawyers

  • Bryan S. Bailey: Health Care Law
  • John A. Conley: Administrative/Regulatory Law
  • Robert J. Itri: Commercial Litigation; Copyright Law; Litigation – Intellectual Property; and Trademark Law
  • Steven T. Lawrence: Corporate Law
  • Thomas A. Maraz: Construction Law
  • Robert J. Milligan: Health Care Law
  • James R. Taylor: Health Care Law


2021 Best Lawyers: Ones To Watch

  • Lauren A. Crawford: Commercial Litigation
  • Kylie E. Mote: Health Care Law
  • Miranda Preston: Health Care Law

We are pleased to announce today that Chambers USA ranked Milligan Lawless, P.C. and 3 of our attorneys among the best in Arizona for 2020.  Among Arizona law firms, Milligan Lawless achieved a Band 1 ranking, Chambers USA’s highest recognition, in the Healthcare practice area.

The firm received the following “Leading Individual” rankings for Phoenix attorneys:

  • Bryan S. Bailey – Healthcare, Band 2
  • Steven T. Lawrence – Corporate/M&A, Band 3
  • Robert J. Milligan – Healthcare, Band 1

Chambers USA is an annual ranking that assesses each law firm and attorney on technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial awareness/astuteness, diligence, commitment and other qualities most valued by their clients. Additionally, independent interviews with clients and confidential submissions of law firms are part of the Chambers research and evaluation process.

Bryan S. Bailey
Bryan S. Bailey
Robert J. Milligan
Robert J. Milligan
Steven T. Lawrence
Steven T. Lawrence

Arizona has recently passed new law[1], and issued new regulations[2], governing physician duties and requirements in prescribing opioid analgesics or benzodiazepines.

The law mandates that, beginning October 1, 2017, physicians must consult a prescription monitoring program (PMP) prior to prescribing an opioid analgesics or benzodiazepine in schedules II-IV.

Under the new regulations, Arizona health care institutions must establish and implement more comprehensive plans and procedures for prescribing or ordering an opioid or administering an opioid.

Physicians who prescribe opioids, and health care institutions licensed by Arizona’s Department of Health Services, should be aware of this new law, and new rule. If you have any questions regarding these new laws, or would like assistance with updating your policies and procedures to conform to these requirements, please feel free to contact Milligan Lawless.

[1] SB 1283 (2016), signed by Arizona Governor Doug Ducey in 2016 amended A. R. S. § 36-2606.

[2] 9 AZ Adc. Ch.10, Ariz. Admin. Code R9-10-120.

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