Thomas A. Maraz

Practice Areas

  • Appellate Litigation
  • Civil/Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Licensing and Enforcement
  • Construction Litigation
  • Construction Transactions
  • Real Estate
  • Products Liability/Mass Torts


University of Arizona

J.D., 1986

Arizona State University

B.A., 1980

Bar and Court Admissions

Arizona, 1986

U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 1986

U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 1990

Thomas A. Maraz


Professional Bio Experience

For more than 30 years Tom has handled a wide array of complex civil litigation matters, including:   commercial, business, construction, lien, condemnation, real estate, trust, professional liability, tort, and mass tort, litigation.  He has represented clients in numerous mediations and trials in both state and federal court; and, has argued before both divisions of the Arizona Court of Appeals, the Arizona Supreme Court,  and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.   Tom is, and has been for numerous years, the National Coordinating Counsel in nationwide products liability cases for a Fortune 200 company.  In 2015, Best Lawyers in America recognized Tom as the “Phoenix Lawyer of the Year – Construction Law.”  Arizona Business Leaders Magazine recognized Tom as a leader in construction law for 2019.

Professional Recognition

  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating, Martindale-Hubbell
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Construction Law, 2015-2022 [Best Lawyers, Phoenix Lawyer of the Year, Construction Law, 2015]
  • Arizona Business Leaders Magazine, AzBusiness Leaders – Construction, 2019;
  • ALM Media Legal Leaders, Top Rated Litigator, 2018

Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Arizona, Member;
  • State Bar of Arizona, Construction Law Section, Member;
  • State Bar of Arizona, Litigation Section, Member;
  • Arizona Special Olympics, Numerous Years on Board of Directors and Committees [including, Past Vice-Chair];
  • Arizona State University, College of Law, Past Adjunct Faculty

Representative Cases

  • BT Capital, LLC v. TD Service Co. of Arizona, 5/4/2012, 228 Ariz. 188
  • Neeme Systems Solutions, Inc. v. Spectrum Aeronautical, LLC, 3/24/2011, 226 Ariz 577
  • Cachet Residential Builders, Inc. v. Gemini Ins. Co., 3/17/2009, 2009 WL 692324, 2009 U.S. Dist. Lexis 21507
  • In re Turner-Dunn Homes, Inc., 9/30/2008, 2008 WL 5046698
  • Doe v. Miles, 190 Ariz. 173 2/18/1997
  • Burns v. Jaquays Min. Corp., 11/15/1989, 162 Ariz. 186
  • Villareal v. State, Dept. of Transp., 4/20/1989, 160 Ariz. 474
  • Nikolous v. Superior Court In and For Maricopa County, 6/21/1988, 157 Ariz 256
  • Cothrun v. Schwartz, 3/29/1988, 156 Ariz. 459 Burns v. Jaquays Min. Corp., 12/10/1987, 156 Ariz. 375