Courtney Casiano is an attorney in the Phoenix office of Zelms, Erlich & Mack, and is licensedin Arizona and New Mexico.Ms. Casiano has ample experience serving clients with both litigation and transactional needs in the practice areas of complex civil litigation, professional liability, real estate, as well as premises and automotive liability.Ms. Casiano has defended a variety of professionals, including doctors, accountants, real estate appraisers, attorneys, and real estate brokers. At trial and through the course of litigation, she is a fierce advocate for her clients. As many will attest, Ms. Casiano is reliable, trustworthy, and assertive with great attention to detail. Her most notable trial accomplishment involves securing a defense verdict for a complex paramedic medical malpractice, wrongful death case arising from an alleged failure to treat. For her outstanding leadership, creativity, and innovative service, Ms. Casiano was a recipient of the “Recent Alumni Achievement” from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law Alumni Association (2021) and has been named as aSouthwest Super Lawyer - Rising Star(2023).Ms. Casiano is a two-time graduate of Arizona State University, where she obtained her Bachelor’s degree in psychology and Juris Doctorate from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law. While attending Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Ms. Casiano was an associate editor for the Law Journal for Social Justice, where she authored and edited articles for the journal. She also supported several student organizations, received the highest ‘Pro Bono Distinction’ for public service, and was elected by her peers as the Graduation Class Speaker.