Jack R. Cunningham

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Jack R. Cunningham

Jack Cunningham’s practice includes both prosecution and defense of personal injury cases, all types of professional malpractice cases, litigation of insurance coverage and bad faith issues, general commercial litigation, as well as general trial and appellate work. In addition, he represents clients in uninsured and underinsured motorist claims, commission and wage disputes, real estate broker and agent litigation, as well as homeowner’s association litigation matters.

He graduated from the University of Arizona with highest distinction and earned his law degree from Arizona State University, where he graduated magna cum laude in 1977. Jack joined the firm in 1977.

Jack earned the Preeminent AV Rating with Martindale Hubbell® and has been listed in Best Lawyers in America®, Southwest Super Lawyers and Arizona’s Top Lawyers, for his legal skills for many years.

Bar Admissions


U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

U.S. Supreme Court

Colorado River Tribal Court


Arizona State University College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude (1977)

University of Arizona, B.A., with high distinction (1969)

State Bar of Arizona, Member

Maricopa County Bar Association, Member

Arizona Association of Defense Counsel, Member

Arizona Bar Foundation, Fellow

American Bar Association, Member

American Association For Justice, Member

Arizona Trial Lawyers Association, Member

Paradise Valley Municipal Court, Magistrate Judge

  • Arizona Insurance Law, Update on Arizona Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist LawState Bar of Arizona (2013)
  • Arizona Insurance Law, Update on Arizona Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist LawState Bar of Arizona (2014)
  • Overcoming Complex Challenges in Uninsured Motorist and Underinsured Motorist ClaimsNational Business Institute (2010)
  • Litigating the Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist ClaimNational Business Institute (December 2007)
  • Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Law in Arizona, National Business Institute (2000)
  • Selected for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America® in the following areas:
    • Insurance Law (2018–2024)
    • Insurance Litigation (2019–2024)
    • Personal Injury Litigation – Defense (2013–2024)
  • Selected as the Lawyer of the Year in Insurance Litigation by The Best Lawyers in America® in Phoenix, Arizona (2021)
  • Honored by Southwest Super Lawyers® in 2007 and annually since 2012 for his work in the area of Personal Injury
  • Named to Arizona’s Top Attorneys, Arizona Business Magazine (2013–2017)

Jennings Haug Keleher McLeod expands by adding the talented lawyers of Waterfall, Economidis, Caldwell, Hanshaw & Villamana. Now with offices in Albuquerque, New Mexico as well as Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona, the Firm will continue to serve its clients across the Southwest under the name Jennings Haug Keleher McLeod Waterfall LLP.