Jill Ann Herman


Office: 602.792.1736

Email: jherman@cdslawfirm.com

Jill Ann Herman

Jill Ann Herman is a litigator with over 25 years of extensive experience in complex litigation. Her innovative case handling has resulted in defense verdicts and awards, both at trial and arbitration. Jill Ann’s areas of concentration include product liability, personal injury, professional liability, sexual abuse claims, general liability, construction law, construction defect, dram shop liability, transportation, and transactional matters. She has experience representing a wide array of clients from individuals to multi-national corporations in litigation through appeal, in both state and federal courts. Additionally, she performs risk management for several clients, focusing on transfer and elimination of risk. Jill Ann is known for her tenacity and aggressive claims handling, including early resolution and favorable settlement where appropriate, which she combines with thoughtful, effective strategy

Practice Areas
  • Appellate
  • Commercial and Business Litigation
  • Construction
  • Environmental
  • Complex Tort and Casualty
  • Mass Torts and Class-Action Defense
  • Mold and Water Damage
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Property Management and Tenant Litigation
  • Toxic Tort and Occupational Exposure
  • Transportation
Bar and Court Admissions
  • Arizona, 1991
  • California, 1991
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
Honors & Awards
  • AV-Preeminent® Peer Review Rating™ by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, 2021-present
  • International Advisory Experts Award: Complex Litigation Law Award Winner in Phoenix, 2018
  • California Western School of Law (J.D., 1990)
  • Arizona State University (B.S., 1986)
Professional Associations
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM)
  • State Bar of Arizona
    • Construction Defect Law Advisory Commission, 2022-2025
  • State Bar of California
Published Decisions
  • Albano, et al. v. Shea Homes Limited Partnership, et al. 634 F.3d 524 (Ariz. 2011)
  • Albano, et al. v. Shea Homes Limited Partnership, et al. 227 Ariz. 121, 254 P.3d. 360 (Ariz. 2011)
  • Gawara v. U.S. Brass Corp., 63 Cal. App. 4th 1341 (1998)
  • Ranchwood Communities Limited Partnership v. Jim Beat Const. Co., 49 Cal. App. 4th 1397 (1996)
Articles / Lectures
  • “Residential Revolution,” Construction Claims Magazine, Fall 2019, Issue 3, Volume 4
  • “Class Actions,” “Right to Repair Under Arizona’s Purchaser Dwelling Act” and “ Complex Litigation,” Arizona Association of Defense Counsel
  • “Class Certification,” Arizona Maricopa County Superior Court Judge’s Roundtable
  • “Emerging Legislative Trends in Arizona, Colorado, and Nevada,” West Coast Casualty Construction Defect Seminar
  • “Emerging Issues in Arizona and Nevada Construction Defect Law,” West Coast Casualty Construction Defect Seminar
  • “Current Survey of Top Appellant Cases, Legislative Developments and Litigation Trends,” MC Consultants, , Colorado Springs Seminar
  • “Multi-State Class Action Issues,” MC Consultants, , Colorado Springs Seminar
  • J.D., California Western School of Law, 1990
  • B.S., Arizona State University, 1986