Sacks Tierney P.A.

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Scottsdale-Phoenix | 480.425.2600

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James W. Armstrong

Practice Areas


Intellectual Property: Copyright and Trademarks Law

Civil Litigation

Professional Memberships

State Bar of Arizona: Intellectual Property Section, Appellate Practice Section

Maricopa County Bar Association

Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals (Fifth, Ninth and Eleventh Circuits), 1990

Arizona, 1984

Reported Cases

Harris Trust Bank of Arizona v. Superior Court, 188 Ariz. 159, 933 P.2d 1227 (App. 1996)

In re Bowen, 198 B.R. 551 (9th Cir. Bankr. 1996)

Sabelko v. City of Phoenix, 68 F.3d 1169 (9th Cir. 1995)

Waste Mfg. & Leasing Corp. v. Hambicki, 900 P.2d 1220 (Ariz. App. 1994)

Hunter Distributing Co. v. Pure Beverage Partners, 820 F.Supp. 284 (N.D. Miss. 1993)

Estate of Ellingson v. Commissioner, 964 F.2d 959 (9th Cir. 1992)


New Arizona Supreme Court Opinion Significantly Impacts Contracts Providing for the Recovery of Attorneys’ Fees,” Sacks Tierney Client Newsletter, April 2017

Analyzing Cross-Appeals in Federal Court” (co-author), Certworthy, Defense Research Institute, July 2013


University of Chicago, J.D., 1984

Arizona State University, B.A., summa cum laude, 1980: Phi Beta Kappa; Phi Kappa Phi