Meet John M. Sticht

John M. Sticht


During his years at Koeller Nebeker Carlson Haluck, LLP, John has successfully represented a wide variety of business and insurance clients.  They include commercial, construction, bankruptcy and creditor’s rights, personal injury, premises liability, and insurance liability.  He has vast experience in all aspects of the litigation process, including preliminary investigations, discovery, depositions, settlement negotiations, mediation, motions for summary judgment, trial and appeals.  John has represented major homebuilders in construction defect litigation, including the handling of all insurance and additional insured issues related to the same.  His background in the insurance industry provides him with extensive knowledge and expertise in insurance coverage and bad faith litigation and resolution.

John is very detail-oriented and believes in providing his clients with a very thorough investigation and analysis of their case to ensure an accurate assessment of risks and the best possible outcome.  As a result, he has effectively guided his clients at KNCH through complex litigation, discovery, and resolution, whether through motion practice, trial or successful negotiation and settlement of cases.  John takes pride in his honesty and the quality of his work and is always dedicated to being the most persuasive advocate as possible.

A native to Phoenix, Arizona, he grew up on construction sites where his parents built houses, all while his father maintained a very active legal career.  He participated in competitive sports growing up, but fell in love with pole vaulting in high school.  John developed a competitive spirit and dedication to hard work, which he attributes to his early involvement in athletics and the example set by his parents.

John attended college at the University of Arizona, where he worked in the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and participated as a cheerleader. He earned both a B.A. in Exercise Science and an M.S. in Sports Administration. After a successful career in insurance handling litigated tort claims, John continued his education at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University. John served as an editor on Law Review before earning his J.D., cum laude and with a certificate in Law, Science & Technology.

Since law school, John has served on the State Bar of Arizona Committee on Persons with Disabilities in the Legal Profession (2005 to 2011) and Executive Council of the Construction Law Section (2011 to 2018), where he served as Chair.  He has been recognized by Super Lawyers as a 2014 & 2015 Southwest “Rising Star.”

Outside of work, John enjoys home remodeling, exercise, disability and diversity advocacy, playing golf and watching all sports, reading, dogs, outdoor adventures, travel, and being a devoted husband to his wife Mandy and father to his children, Joshua and Anessa.

  • Construction Claims & Litigation
  • Catastrophic Injury & Accident Litigation
  • Product Liability
  • Commercial Trucking & Transportation Litigation
  • Premises Liability & Hospitality Claims Litigation
  • Insurance Coverage & Related Matters
  • Business & Transaction Law

  • State Bar of Arizona Construction Section – Executive Council (Former Chair)

  • Super Lawyers – Southwest “Rising Star” (2014 & 2015)

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  • University of Arizona, 1993 – B.S. Exercise Science
  • University of Arizona, 1995 – MS. Sports Administration
  • Arizona State University, cum laude, 2004 – Juris Doctor, cum laude
States Licensed to Practice
  • State Bar of Arizona, 2004
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 2005