Gena L. Sluga

Partner

Office: 602.792.1718

Email: gsluga@cdslawfirm.com

Gena Sluga is a Partner with Christian Dichter & Sluga PC and its Nevada affiliate, Christian Kravitz, Dichter, Johnson & Sluga PLLC. She is licensed to practice in Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, and Texas and maintains an active practice in Phoenix and Las Vegas. Gena’s practice emphasizes insurance coverage analysis. She is a graduate of University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law. She maintains a Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent rating and is recognized by Southwest Super Lawyers in 2013 as one of the 25 Top Women Lawyers in Arizona to accompany her listing in that publication in the Insurance Coverage category. She is a member of the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel where she is vice chair of the Professional Liability Section.

Education
  • U.C. Berkeley,
    Boalt Hall School of Law, J.D. 1997
  • Arizona State University,
    B.A. History and Honors College,
    Summa Cum Laude, 1994
Court Admissions
  • Arizona State and Federal Courts, 1997
  • Nevada State and Federal Courts, 2006
  • 9th Circuit Federal Court of Appeals, 2008
  • State Bar of Texas, 2012
  • State Bar of New Mexico, 2015
Practice Areas & Expertise
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Professional Liability
  • Insurance Bad Faith Litigation
Honors & Distinctions
  • Top 100 Lawyers in Arizona 2015, Arizona Business Magazine
  • Fifty Most Influential Women in Arizona Business, AZ Business Magazine July/August 2014
  • Rated One of the Top Ten Lawyers in Arizona practicing in the area of Employee Benefits and Insurance Law, AZ Business Magazine
  • Recognized as one of the Top 25 Women Attorneys in Arizona by Southwest Super Lawyers, 2013.
  • Arizona’s Finest Lawyers, 2012
  • Southwest Super Lawyers, since 2012
  • Martindale-Hubble Pre-Eminent “AV” Rated, since 2011
  • U.C. Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, J.D. 1997
  • Arizona State University, B.A. History and Honors College, Summa Cum Laude, 1994
  • National Merit Scholar, Phi Beta Kappa, Truman Scholar
Articles & Lectures
  • Arbitrating Professional Liability & Healthcare Cases: Welcome To The Wild West, Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel; Winter Meeting in San Diego, California, March 2016.
  • Cybersecurity: Protecting Your Clients and Your Firm In A Dangerous World; Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel National Webinar, April 6, 2016
  • “Cyber Risk and Data Breach Exposures;” Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel Insurance Industry Institute, New York, October 2015.
  • “Aiding and Abetting Claims Against Insurance Attorneys and Other Professionals;” Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel; Winter Meeting in Amelia Island, Florida, March 2015.
  • “Insurance Coverage for Construction Defects in Arizona;” Arizona State Bar Insurance Law Institute, 2014.
  • “Claims Handling Resource for Arizona” (co-author), Claims & Litigation Management Alliance, 2013.
  • “Insurance Coverage Basics for Arizona Defense Attorneys;” Arizona Association of Defense Counsel; Phoenix, Arizona, February 2013.
  • “What Happens In Vegas Doesn’t Always Stay In Vegas” Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel; Whistler, British Columbia, July 2012.
  • “Reservations of Rights and the Insured’s Right to Personal Counsel;” Council on Litigation Management; Dallas, Texas, June 2012.
  • “Real-Life Resolution Strategies of Bad Faith Claims;” National Business Institute Seminar; Phoenix, Arizona, March 2011.
  • “Arizona Insurance Law;” State Bar of Arizona Seminar; Phoenix, Arizona, January 2011.
  • “Bad Faith Insurance Claims in Arizona;” National Business Institute Seminar; Phoenix, Arizona, April 2009.
  • “Bad Faith Insurance Claims in Arizona;” National Business Institute Seminar; Phoenix, Arizona, April 2008.
  • “Insurance Coverage Litigation;” National Business Institute Seminar; Phoenix, Arizona, September 2007.
  • “Bad Faith Insurance Claims in Arizona;” National Business Institute Seminar; Phoenix, Arizona, April 2007.
  • “The Practical Implications of the Lennar adv. Auto-Owners Decision;” Seminar for the Construction Defect Section of the Arizona Association of Defense Counsel; March 21, 2007.
  • “Consent to Settle: Damon/Miller/Morris Agreements;” Discussion Group Leader at ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee Midyear Program; February 2005.
Professional Activites
  • Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel
  • Arizona Association of Defense Counsel
  • Fellow of the American Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute, member of the Insurance Committee
  • Council on Litigation Management
  • American Bar Association, Tort and Insurance Practice Section
  • Instructor at the State Bar of Arizona Insurance Law Institute, January 2014.

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