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The lawyers at the Wilkins Law Firm bring extensive, large firm experience and professionalism to its clients, with small-firm rates and personal attention.

Amy M. Wilkins

Amy Wilkins has more than 16 years’ litigation experience. Before forming her own firm, she practiced at large national firms, including Kirkland & Ellis, Steptoe & Johnson, and Lewis and Roca, where she defended clients in commercial litigation, employment, securities litigation, and criminal disputes. Ms. Wilkins brings that big-firm litigation experience to her clients at a reasonable, small-firm cost.


Amy then continued her career as a plaintiffs’ class action lawyer at Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro, where her passion for consumer safety led her to focus on automobile class actions. Her work included the Toyota rapid-acceleration multi-district litigation, a class action against Hyundai for defective air bags, and a class action against a trucking company on behalf of drivers.

As a member of Southwest Super Lawyers and Arizona’s Finest Lawyers, Amy has been recognized by her peers for her commitment to her clients. She is committed to obtaining the best possible result, whether that result will come from pursuing litigation or an appeal or pursuing a more pragmatic, solution-oriented approach. She believes that the client is best served by an advocate who is undaunted by a challenging case, yet who is willing to counsel and consult with the client about the best manner in which to meet these challenges. Amy is an engaging, professional lawyer with an excellent reputation in the Arizona law community. Call her to discuss whether she can help.

Education

J.D., University of Arizona College of Law, 2001
B.A, University of Arizona, 1995

Accomplishments and Awards

Editor-in Chief, Arizona Law Review
Order of the Coif
Magna cum laude
Distinguished Editor Award, Arizona Law Review
Outstanding Senior Award, University of Arizona College of Law
“10” out of 10 ranking, Avvo.com

Publications

A Practitioner’s Guide to Class Actions, Arizona Chapter (co-author with Robert B. Carey), Arizona Bar Association (2010)

Litigation 101: Tips for Taking an Out-of State Deposition, American Bar Association Litigation Section (2005)

Need ADR Training? Try These Options, American Bar Association, The Young Lawyer newsletter (2004)

Watch Out! Your Arbitration Clause Could Be Setting You Up to Arbitrate Class Actions, American Corporate Counsel Association newsletter (2003)

Destination Downtown, Valley Guide Quarterly (Fall 2010)

Phoenix Live!, Valley Guide Quarterly (Fall 2008)

D. Siegel, Secrets of Successful Websites (1997) (co-author of first 15 chapters)

NASCAR Weekend, Arizona Guide (Oct. 2011)

Nancy R. Giles

Nancy R. Giles practiced complex commercial litigation at Greenberg Traurig and Jennings, Strouss and Salmon in the areas of contract law, non-compete clauses and agreements, construction defects, intellectual property, and securities fraud. Prior to joining Wilkins Law as of counsel, Nancy founded her own successful small firm, Giles Legal.

Nancy Giles has been practicing since 2000 in commercial litigation, with areas of practice including contract law, construction defects, intellectual property, securities fraud, and insurance. She handles all aspects of litigation from initiation through resolution, including advising clients, reviewing and managing documents and tight deadlines, conducting extensive and complex legal research and writing, drafting pleadings, motions, correspondence, and research memoranda, conducting extensive document revisions and editing, conducting discovery and depositions, appearing and litigating in court, conducting administrative hearings, executing and collecting on judgments, negotiating and drafting complex settlements, and conducting trial.

Nancy started her career at Jennings, Strouss, & Salmon, where she practiced contract law, employment law, education law, non-compete clauses and agreements, and insurance defense and subrogation rights. She then developed her practice at national firm Greenberg Traurig before starting her own law firm, Giles Legal, P.C.

At Giles Legal, Nancy brought her complex commercial litigation experience, background, and professionalism to her clients, and, in addition to litigating commercial cases, conducted administrative hearings; executed and collected on judgments, negotiated and drafted complex settlements, conducted trial, and negotiated drafted, and revised complex contracts, lease agreements, and settlement agreements.

Nancy is a 1999 graduate of the James E. Rogers University of Arizona College of Law, where she graduated in the top 20% of her class was was a member of the Arizona Law Review. She has a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Arizona, and a bachelor of arts from Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kansas.