Jennifer J. Axel

OFFICE 602-274-9000
FAX 602-795-5896

Practice Areas

Jen is a creative and no-nonsense commercial litigator to whom her clients turn for high-stakes litigation. Jen is a results-oriented attorney who effectively guides clients as they navigate through all stages of complex commercial litigation, whether in federal or state courts, or any number of arbitration forums. Jen works with companies – large and small – to manage the pitfalls of litigation, including electronic discovery, depositions, motion practice, trials and appeals.

Jen helps her clients manage the inherent risk of litigation by implementing a commonsense business strategy to meet their particular needs. Jen has represented a wide variety of clients, from publicly traded companies to individuals.

Representative Experience

Contract Disputes. Representation of clients in litigation relating to contractual disputes with business partners, with broad experience in hospitality, healthcare, banking and real estate industries.

Business Ownership Disputes. Representation of companies and individuals in litigation relating to disputes between owners and minority partners.

Business Torts. Representation of companies and individuals relating to claims of breach of fiduciary duty, director and officer liability and fraud actions.

Hospitality Litigation. Representation of multi-state hospitality company in disputes with equity investors and other business partners.

Supply Chain Litigation. Representation of nationwide companies, particularly in healthcare industry, in contract disputes relating to product recall, product shortages and product defects.
Bankruptcy Litigation. Representation of both creditors and debtors in litigation relating to distressed companies, both in and out of bankruptcy court.

Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Litigation. Representation of policyholders in disputes with insurance companies, including coverage and bad faith actions against insurers for wrongfully denying coverage.
False Claims Act Litigation. Representation of largest ambulance provider in the country in defense of false claims act for “upcoding.”


  • 2005 | New York University, J.D., Journal of Legislation and Public Policy, Staff Editor
  • 2002 | University of California-Los Angeles, B.A. cum laude, History; Phi Alpha Theta, History Honor Society; National Society of Collegiate Scholars


  • 2005 | State Bar of Arizona
  • 2005 | U.S. District Court, District of Arizona
  • 2007 | U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Professional Award

  • Selected for inclusion in Southwest Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Business Litigation,
    2014 – 2020

Jennifer J. Axel

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Talk to Jennifer J. Axel

Jennifer advises Arizona clients in commercial litigation, real estate litigation, fiduciary and unfair competition litigation, insurance recovery, business torts and class action defense, bankruptcy and distressed litigation, and corporate officer liability litigation. Call Jennifer today at 602-274-9000 to discuss the details of your situation.