Laurence R. Sharlot

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Laurence R. Sharlot

Laurence Sharlot practices in the areas of insurance bad faith, insurance coverage, insurance defense litigation (personal injury and property damage claims) and medical malpractice. He has successfully tried both jury and bench trials and has arbitrated more than 200 cases.

Laurence joined the firm in 1994 and became a partner in 1996.

He graduated from Illinois State University with a B.S. in finance in 1986 and University of Illinois Chicago Law School in 1990. He graduated with honors from University of Illinois Chicago Law School (top ten percent), was a member and author of the University of Illinois Chicago Law School Law Review and was honored as a lifetime member of University of Illinois Chicago Law School’s Order of the Coif. Laurence is a 1994 graduate of Arizona’s College of Trial Advocacy.

He began his legal career as a Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Jefferson Lankford, Court of Appeals of Arizona from 1990-91.

Bar Admissions



U.S. District Court, District of Arizona

U.S. District Court, District of Illinois

U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit


Arizona College of Trial Advocacy (1994)

University of Illinois Chicago Law School, J.D. with distinction (1990)

Illinois State University, B.S. in Finance (1986)

  • State Bar of Arizona
  • State Bar of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona
  • U.S. District Court, District of Illinois
  • Arizona Association of Defense Counsel
  • Maricopa County Bar Association
  • Selection for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® in the following areas:
    • Insurance Law (2022 – 2024)
    • Insurance Litigation (2022 – 2024)
    • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants (2024)
  • Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company of America
  • Depositors Insurance Company
  • Nationwide Affinity Insurance Company
  • Nationwide Insurance Company of America
  • Arizona Automobile Insurance Company
  • United Automobile Insurance Group
  • Victoria Financial Corporation
  • Titan Insurance Company
  • Shand Morahan & Company
  • Young America Insurance Company
  • Loya Insurance Company
  • AMCO Insurance Company
  • Legacy Pacific Insurance
  • Allied Insurance Company
  • Scottsdale Insurance Company
  • Cambridge Integrated Services Group
  • Applied Medico-Legal Solutions Risk Retention Group
  • Evanston Insurance Company
  • Markel Insurance Company

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.