Brian Booker is a partner in the Phoenix office of Gordon & Rees. He focuses his practice on commercial litigation, with an emphasis in products liability, commercial liability and real estate. He is a member of the firm’s Commercial Litigation, Tort & Product Liability, Professional Liability Defense, and Environmental/Toxic Tort practice groups.
With a proven skill and passion for trial law, Mr. Booker’s practice includes extensive experience defending product manufacturers in the context of property damage and catastrophic injury, including automotive products, towing/trailers, and fire litigation. He also has extensive experience litigating matters involving general business disputes, insurance bad faith, real estate, professional liability, direct sales/multi-level marketing, financial services and manufacturing. Additionally, he was on the defense team serving as lead counsel for a large copper mining company where plaintiffs alleged they were exposed to asbestos while working with the client's asbestos-containing wire and cable.
Mr. Booker has represented many corporations and individuals in actions involving business torts, including business and personal defamation claims, fraud/misrepresentation, misappropriation of trade secrets/proprietary information, tortious interference and unfair competition. He has also represented financial institutions and consumer financial services companies in wire fraud actions and in FCRA, FDCPA, and state law claims, as well as residential and commercial mortgage brokers in state courts and state regulatory actions.
An AV preeminent rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell, Mr. Booker is recognized in Best Lawyers in America® and Southwest Super Lawyers® for Business/Commercial litigation. He is also a Fellow of Litigation Counsel of America (LCA) and an adjunct professor at Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law.
Having grown up in the Valley, community involvement is a priority for Mr. Booker. He is currently a member of the Thunderbirds and serves on the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation Board. He has served on the board of Cancer Support Community Arizona, the Justa Center and was the inaugural board chair for the Greater Phoenix Black Chamber of Commerce. He also served as a Big Brother with the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Central Arizona.
In 2003, Mr. Booker received the Judge Learned Hand award for Emerging Leadership from the American Jewish Committee.
Mr. Booker earned his B.A. from Stanford University and his J.D. from The University of Virginia School of Law. He is admitted to practice in Arizona and the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.
U.S. District Court, District of Arizona
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
Maricopa County Bar Association
DRI - The Voice of The Defense Bar
National Bar Association
Adjunct Professor, Arizona State University, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law (2011-2016)
Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation