Jennings Strouss & Salmon, PLC


Anne E. McClellan


Phoenix
Office Phone: 602.262.5823
Email: amcclellan@jsslaw.com
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Practice Areas

  • Other Areas
  • Professional Liability
Ms. McClellan handles litigation matters in the areas of healthcare, insurance defense, and business disputes. She represents physicians, hospitals, and other healthcare providers in medical malpractice matters, and she has served as trial counsel in numerous medical malpractice jury trials. Ms. McClellan has also handled jury trials and arbitration hearings in personal injury, premise liability and contract matters in which she obtained defense verdicts or other favorable results for her clients. She has obtained summary judgment in favor of hospitals and health professionals based on the plaintiffs’ failure to adequately prove the provider was negligent and/or that the provider’s alleged negligence caused the plaintiffs’ injuries, and she has obtained summary judgment in premise liability matters. Legal ethics is another focus of Ms. McClellan’s practice. She represents attorneys and law firms in matters relating to State Bar complaints, disciplinary matters, bar admissions, reinstatements following discipline, and other licensing, ethics and professional responsibility issues. Ms. McClellan represents healthcare professionals before state licensing boards including the Arizona State Board of Physical Therapy, Arizona State Board of Nursing and Arizona State Board of Behavioral Health Examiners. As a niche practice, Ms. McClellan represents insurance companies in subrogation and lien matters under ERISA, Medicare, and A.R.S. § 12-962. She has recovered funds for her clients in cases in which the opposing party initially refused to provide any reimbursement, including litigating the issues in state and federal courts. Ms. McClellan also has experience handling disputes regarding insurance coverage for medical treatment, representing both insurance companies and the people whose claims have been denied.

Education

  • J.D., Arizona State University, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law (2007)
  • cum laude
  • Pedrick Scholar
  • Associate Articles Editor, Arizona State Law Journal
  • B.A., Webster University, Political Science (2004)
  • summa cum laude
  • Daniel Webster Scholar

Bar Admissions

  • Admitted to Practice
  • Arizona (2007)
  • Court Admission
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona (2008)

Awards And Honors

  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America© in the category of Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants (2019)
  • Listed, Southwest Super Lawyers Rising Star in the categories of Civil Litigation: Defense and Business Litigation (2012 – 2018)

Personal/Civil Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Web Editor, Trial Practice Committee
  • The American Association of Nurse Attorneys
  • Arizona Society of Healthcare Attorneys
  • Sandra Day O’Connor American Inn of Court
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Member, College of Trial Advocacy (2011)
  • Arizona Women Lawyers Association

Industries

  • Medical Liability Defense
  • Health Care Litigation
  • Lawyer Professional Responsibility
  • State Bar Complaints
  • Ethics
  • Bar Admission and Licensing Issues
  • Legal Malpractice Defense
  • Personal Injury Defense
  • Health Insurance Subrogation and Lien Enforcement

Presentations And Publications

  • Author, “Time’s Up on the Lack of Female Trial Attorneys,” Practice Points, American Bar Association, Section of Litigation, Trial Practice Committee (March 2018)
  • Author, “Could Your Website Be Putting Your Medical License at Risk?,” Medical Economics (December 2017)
  • Co-Author, “Federal Circuit Answers Lingering Venue Question,” Practice Points, American Bar Association, Section of Litigation, Trial Practice Committee (November 2017)
  • Author, “Is Your Practice’s Email HIPAA Compliant?,” Medical Office Today (October 2013)
  • Author, “Meth Manufacturing: Arizona Increases Protection for Children,” Arizona State Law Journal, Vol 39 at 297 (2007)
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