Academy Member Inducted 2011Map & Directions
Regularly travels out of state to: California, Nevada, New MexicoOther ADR Services: Discovery Referee, Early Neutral Evaluation, Special Master
During his 40 plus years of litigation, trial and transactional work, Mr. Ahern has handled a broad spectrum of business, corporate, partnership, commercial, employment, brokerage, licensing, fiduciary, and commercial tort litigation. Mr. Ahern has extensive practice and mediation experience in complex multi-party cases involving corporate, partnership, LLC and other types of business relationship disputes, real estate transaction and development disputes, fiduciary duties, legal malpractice, accounting malpractice, engineering and design professional malpractice, commercial torts, lending disputes, securities, and commercial and residential construction defects.
Mr. Ahern now dedicates his practice to mediations, arbitrations, insurance appraisal umpiring, neutral case evaluations, special master appointments and consultation in his areas of experience.
Mr. Ahern has a highly evaluative mediation process which utilizes pre-mediation caucuses and neutral evaluation to prepare for success at mediation.
- Banking & Finance
- Contract Disputes
- Legal Malpractice
- Professional Liability
- Real Estate
- Shareholder Disputes
- Title Disputes
- Arizona State University College of Law, J.D. 1977
- University of Arizona, B.A., Public Law/Government, with High Distinction, 1973
- Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi
Memberships & Affiliations
Mr. Ahern was admitted to practice by the Arizona State Bar in 1977. He is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell and is certified as a specialist in real estate law by the Arizona Board of Legal Specialization. He was also recognized in 2008, 2009, 2010 as a "Southwest Super Lawyer", in the field of mediation, and he has been recognized as one of Arizona's Finest Lawyers. In 2011 he was inducted into the Arizona Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, and in 2012 was named one of Arizona's Top Rated Lawyers (Alternative Dispute Resolution and Arbitration). Mr. Ahern also serves as an adjunct professor of the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University.
Hourly for all prep., travel, pre-mediation caucuses and mediation time, plus expenses. $500 per hour (in Arizona); $600 per hour (out of state)