Christian Dichter & Sluga, P.C.

Christian Dichter & Sluga, P.C.

Email: gsluga@cdslawfirm.com
Phone: +1 602 792 1718
Fax: +1 602 792 1710
Website: www.cdslawfirm.com
Address: 2700 North Central Avenue, Suite 1200, Phoenix, Arizona 85004
Country: UNITED STATES

PRACTICE AREAS / AREAS OF EXPERTISE 
· Insurance Coverage
· Professional Liability
· Insurance Bad Faith Litigation

COURT ADMISSIONS
·Arizona State and Federal Courts, 1997
· Nevada State and Federal Courts, 2006
· 9th Circuit Federal Court of Appeals, 2008
· State Bar of Texas, 2012
· State Bar of New Mexico, 2015

EDUCATION / HONORS
· Top 100 Lawyers in Arizona 2015, Arizona Business Magazine
· Fifty Most Influential Women in Arizona Business, AZ Business Magazine July/August 2014
· Rated One of the Top Ten Lawyers in Arizona practicing in the area of Employee Benefits and Insurance Law, AZ Business Magazine
· Recognized as one of the Top 25 Women Attorneys in Arizona by Southwest Super Lawyers, 2013.
· Arizona’s Finest Lawyers, 2012
· Southwest Super Lawyers, since 2012
· Martindale-Hubble Pre-Eminent “AV” Rated, since 2011
· U.C. Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, J.D. 1997 
· Arizona State University, B.A. History and Honors College, Summa Cum Laude, 1994
· National Merit Scholar, Phi Beta Kappa, Truman Scholar

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
· Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel
· Arizona Association of Defense Counsel
· Fellow of the American Bar Association
· Defense Research Institute, member of the Insurance Committee
· Council on Litigation Management
·American Bar Association, Tort and Insurance Practice Section
· Instructor at the State Bar of Arizona Insurance Law Institute, January 2014.

PUBLIC ARTICLES / LECTURES
·  “Cyber Risk and Data Breach Exposures;” Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel Insurance Industry Institute, New York, October 2015.
·  “Aiding and Abetting Claims Against Insurance Attorneys and Other Professionals;” Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel; Winter Meeting in Amelia Island, Florida, March 2015.
·  “Insurance Coverage for Construction Defects in Arizona;” Arizona State Bar Insurance Law Institute, 2014
· “Claims Handling Resource for Arizona” (co-author), Claims & Litigation Management Alliance, 2013.
· “Insurance Coverage Basics for Arizona Defense Attorneys;” Arizona Association of Defense Counsel; Phoenix, Arizona, February 2013.
·  “What Happens in Vegas Doesn’t Always Stay in Vegas” Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel; Annual Meeting, Whistler, British Columbia, July 2012.
· “Reservations of Rights and the Insured’s Right to Personal Counsel;” Council on Litigation Management; Dallas, Texas, June 2012.
· “Real-Life Resolution Strategies of Bad Faith Claims;” National Business 
Institute Seminar; Phoenix, Arizona, March 2011.
· “Arizona Insurance Law;” State Bar of Arizona Seminar; Phoenix, Arizona, January 2011.
· “Bad Faith Insurance Claims in Arizona;” National Business Institute Seminar;Phoenix, Arizona, April 2009.
· “Bad Faith Insurance Claims in Arizona;” National Business Institute Seminar; Phoenix, Arizona, April 2008.
· “Insurance Coverage Litigation;” National Business Institute Seminar; Phoenix, Arizona, September 2007.
·  “Bad Faith Insurance Claims in Arizona;” National Business Institute Seminar; Phoenix, Arizona, April 2007.
· “The Practical Implications of the Lennar adv. Auto-Owners Decision;” Seminar for the Construction Defect Section of the Arizona Association of Defense Counsel; March 21, 2007.
· “Consent to Settle:  Damon/Miller/Morris Agreements;” Discussion Group Leader at ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee Midyear Program; February 2005.

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