Haley A. Harrigan

Associate

Ms. Harrigan’s practice includes advising businesses and individuals, and litigating matters spanning labor and employment, commercial litigation, and general liability.

Biography

Ms. Harrigan’s practice includes advising businesses and individuals, and litigating matters spanning labor and employment, commercial litigation, and general liability.

As an Arizona native, Ms. Harrigan has strong ties to businesses in the community, and she understands the importance of keeping up with developments in the law, business, and technology.  Ms. Harrigan passionately represents her clients’ business interests, working diligently to analyze case merits, evaluate opportunities for risk transfer, and propels positive resolutions to complex legal matters.  Ms. Harrigan has proven success of achieving case dismissals, defense verdicts, and advantageous settlements.

Prior to joining Jennings Strouss, Ms. Harrigan worked for a national law firm, where she handled insurance defense and commercial litigation matters.  Ms. Harrigan brings with her significant litigation experience in the areas of personal/catastrophic injury, dram shop, medical malpractice, and construction defect.

While in law school, Ms. Harrigan clerked for the Honorable Bruce Cohen in Maricopa County Superior Court, where she gained a wide variety of experience in criminal law and post-conviction appeals. Ms. Harrigan also served as Teaching Assistant for Business Associations and Contract courses. Additionally, she was elected Student Scholarship Editor of Law Review.  During her tenure on Law Review, Ms. Harrigan had her legal articles published on four separate occasions, including publications in University of Michigan Journal of Law & Reform and DRI’s For the Defense magazine.  Ms. Harrigan received a CALI Award for Civil Procedure and the Raul Castro Scholarship for academic excellence.

Prior to beginning her legal career, Ms. Harrigan worked for a Fortune 100 company where she analyzed complex transactional and customer data and drafted Suspicious Activity Reports for the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) related to the detection of money laundering, terrorist financing, structuring, and other white collar crimes.

In her leisure time, she enjoys traveling, Bikram yoga, wine tasting, and hiking with her golden doodle, Marvin.

Admissions

Admitted to Practice

  • Arizona (2015)

Court Admissions

  • Arizona Supreme Court (2015)
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona (2016)

Representative Experience

  • Secured a unanimous defense verdict following a five-day jury trial in Maricopa County as lead counsel in a personal injury case with claims of permanency.
  • Obtained summary judgment in a high-profile collegiate sports liability action in which the plaintiff sought over $1.5 million in damages for severe physical and emotional injuries.
  • Achieved early dismissal of a national insurance company from a lawsuit alleging claims for bad faith and punitive damages.
  • Secured a Rule 12(b) dismissal for lack of personal jurisdiction on behalf of a national manufacturer in a product liability action.
  • Obtained summary judgment on behalf of an international engineering company in a high-profile wrongful death case alleging negligent roadway design and construction.
  • Achieved favorable settlement on behalf of a national developer in a property damage and contractual dispute stemming from an apartment fire.
  • Obtained summary judgment in a wrongful death dram shop case on behalf of a locally owned restaurant and bar.
  • Obtained favorable settlements and arbitration awards on behalf of clients.
  • Extricated various clients from suit through early dispositive motions, including motions to dismiss, motions for summary judgment.
  • Prosecuted matters on behalf of clients, including injunctive relief.

Media and Presentations

Articles

  • “Are We There Yet: The Uniform Limited Liability Company Act and the Unmet Nonprofit Need,” Author, Univ. Michigan J.L. & Reform (October 2015)
  • “Whose Claim and Defense is it Anyway: A Review of Current Claims Against and Best Defenses for Subcontractors,” Author, DRI For The Defense Magazine (June 2015)
  • “A Prescription for a Dignified Death: Why Legalizing Physician Assisted Suicide for the Terminally Ill is no Longer a Medicine for Disaster,” Author (July 2015)
  • “Arizona’s Attempt to Fight Domestic Violence Claims With Non-Mandatory Arrests,” Co-Author (Spring 2014)

Presentations

  • “Negligent Security Protocols and Trends,” The Gavel, Panelist (September 8, 2022)
  • “Notable Rule Changes: A Summary of Key Legal Developments in Arizona Law” (May 2019)
  • “Defusing Policy Limit Demands and Bad Faith Set-Ups” (February 2018)

Memberships

American Bar Association

Maricopa County Bar Association

State Bar of Arizona  

Young Lawyers Division

Community Involvement

Wills for Heroes

  • Legal Volunteer

Feed my Starving Children

  • Volunteer