Attorney, Jesse Showalter

Jesse Showalter is an attorney at Robbins & Curtin who represents individuals bringing civil rights, personal injury and wrongful death claims. Jesse has experience in all aspects of litigation, from pre-suit investigations through trial and appeal. Jesse has successfully briefed and argued cases before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and Arizona’s Court of Appeals.

Before joining Robbins & Curtin, Jesse was a partner at a well-known defense firm that specialized in defending corporations, municipalities, institutions and individuals in a variety of civil matters with an emphasis on municipal liability and civil rights claims.

Representative Cases:

 ACT Grp., Inc. v. WaterFurnace Int’l, Inc., 700 F. App’x 718 (9th Cir. 2017) (Affirming summary judgement on counterclaim for wrongful appropriation of commercial likeness).

 Rahn v. City of Scottsdale, No. 1 CA-CV 15-0767, 2016 WL 7508085, at *1 (Ariz. Ct. App. Dec. 30, 2016) Petition for Review denied, July 28, 2017 (affirming summary judgment on plaintiff’s malicious prosecution and wrongful arrest claims).

 Berenter v. City of Glendale, No. CV1603576PHX-JAT-DKD, 2017 WL 2730763 (D. Ariz. June 26, 2017) (Granting motion to dismiss federal civil rights lawsuit for failure to state a claim.).

 Milke v. City of Phoenix, No. CV-15-00462-PHX-ROS, 2016 WL 5339693 (D. Ariz. Jan. 8, 2016) (Granting motion to dismiss certain of former death row inmate’s state and federal claims for failure to state a clam.).

 Korff v. City of Phoenix, et al. CV-13-02317-PHX-ESW (D.Ariz. May 6, 2016) (Summary judgment in § 1983 claim in which plaintiff alleged that officers used excessive force in the shooting death of a mentally ill man wielding a baseball bat.).

Smith v. City of Payson, 585 F. App’x 421 (9th Cir. 2014) (Affirming summary judgment for a municipality and its employees in a lawsuit alleging wrongful arrest, first amendment retaliation, other civil rights violations).

Williams v. H.A. Developers, 2011 WL 1204335 (Ariz. App. 2011) (Affirming summary judgment in favor of general contractor who had control of jobsite when catastrophic injury occurred.)

Heller v. Humphries, 2011 WL 5326230 (Ariz. App. 2011) (Affirming summary judgment in favor of individual accused of causing fatal skydiving accident.)


J.D., cum laude, Rogers College of Law, University of Arizona, May 2008
M.A., Classical Studies, Philology, 2003
B.A., Classical Studies, 2000

Bar Admissions:

United States District Court for the District of Arizona
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

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