Sanders Parks

Shanks Leonhardt

Office Phone: 602.532.5677
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Practice Areas

  • Appellate
  • Construction Liability
  • Coverage
  • Employer Liability
  • General Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Workers’ Compensation
Shanks Leonhardt joined Sanders & Parks in 2007 and he focuses his practice in complex civil litigation in the areas of commercial litigation, insurance defense, insurance coverage and bad faith, products liability, employment litigation, professional liability, procurement law, and personal injury matters. In addition to his civil litigation work, Mr. Leonhardt also advises parties on commercial transactional matters related to technology, corporate, copyright, and entertainment law issues. Mr. Leonhardt has received Martindale-Hubbell’s highest AV® PreeminentTM rating. He is a Southwest Super Lawyer and he was named to the list of The Best Lawyers in America for 2023. Mr. Leonhardt was also recognized as a 2023 Top Lawyer in PHOENIX Magazine.

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AV® Preeminent™


  • Arizona State University, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Tempe, Arizona
  • J.D. cum laude – 2007
  • Arizona State University
  • B.A. magna cum laude – 2001
  • Major: Philosophy

Bar Admissions

  • Arizona, 2007
  • Kentucky, 2010
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 2008
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado, 2012
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit, 2013
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas, 2016
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