Jill A Herman, the founding shareholder of Herman | Goldstein
, maintained a successful litigation practice for 33 years – representing both plaintiffs and defendants (institutional and individual) in a wide variety of cases, involving virtually every kind of personal injury claim. She is now focusing her practice on Alternative Dispute Resolution and specialized consulting.
Jill's litigation career has included 32 jury trials with an 87.5% success rate (cases with complex liability and damage components, a variety of defense cases, and multiple plaintiffs' cases yielding six and seven figure verdicts); hundreds of mediations and arbitrations; appellate work; over 1,000 personal injury cases handled and settled either prior to or during litigation. Over the course of her career, Jill has been a consistent proponent of Alternative Dispute Resolution. She has arbitrated and mediated well over 100 cases as an advocate (for plaintiffs and defendants) and has been selected as a mediator and arbitrator (by counsel for plaintiffs and defendants, and at times by both) in more than 100 cases.
Jill is down to earth and direct, and connects well with individuals from all walks of life. She is tenacious, well prepared, and efficient in her Alternative Dispute Resolution practice. Her extensive litigation experience with both plaintiff and defense work facilitates her grasp of issues, gives her a balanced perspective, and enhances her credibility with all parties.
Jill is certified by the State Bar of Arizona as a Specialist in Injury and Wrongful Death Litigation. She is currently one of approximately 300 Certified Specialists state-wide in her field. Jill was the first woman in Arizona to be inducted into the American College of Trial Lawyers, the premier professional trial lawyers organization in America. Jill is licensed to practice in all Arizona courts, the United Stated District Court for the District of Arizona, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Jill grew up in Southern Arizona, where she became fluent in Spanish. She received her undergraduate degree in English at Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio and then graduated from King Hall School of Law, University of California at Davis in 1980. When her sons were in high school, Jill volunteered as a Mock Trial coach and was active in Speech and Debate. In her spare time, she enjoys seeing movies, spending time with her family, working out, reading, music, art and her dogs.