Brian J. Foster

Main Bio

Brian Foster was a Senior Litigation Partner for 31 years at Snell & Wilmer before forming Wilenchik & Foster.  His practice is concentrated in commercial litigation with an emphasis on real estate and business litigation, partnership and shareholder disputes, merger and acquisition disputes, contract disputes, sale of business disputes, construction disputes, TCPA litigation, and serious criminal and personal injury claims.

 

Brian has tried numerous cases to verdict for both defendants and plaintiffs, including many cases where the amount in controversy was in the multi-millions.  Brian has been lead trial attorney in winning numerous Plaintiffs’ verdicts for his clients in the multi-millions.  He has also won numerous defense verdicts in many cases involving multi-millions in dispute.

 

Brian also has substantial experience in the payment processing industry having represented processors, ISOs and issuers in litigation matters.

 

Brian is a frequent legal expert on FOX 10 News and has made over 160 local and national appearances on various media outlets (FOX News & CNN) covering, among numerous other top news stories, President Trump’s Supreme Court nominations, the Jodi Arias trial, Harvey Weinstein and Bill Cosby’s criminal and civil cases.

 

Education

  • University of Iowa School of Law (J.D., with high distinction, 1988)
    • Order of the Coif
  • University of Iowa (B.A., Accounting, 1985)

 

Professional Recognition & Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Commercial Litigation (2013-2020)
  • Southwest Super Lawyers®, Business Litigation (2015-2020)

 

Professional Memberships & Activities

  • State Bar of Arizona
    • International Law Section
    • Alternative Dispute Resolution Section
  • Maricopa County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Arizona Association of Defense Counsel
  • Arizona Asian American Bar Association
  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
  • Taiwanese American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Phoenix

 

 

 

 

Representative Presentations & Publications

  • Frequent Legal Commentator, FOX News and FOX 10 News Phoenix, with over 160 legal expert appearances.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Keynote Speaker (February 11, 2017)

Taiwanese American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Phoenix 2017 Lunar New Year Celebration Banquet

  • Co-led delegation to Taipei, Taiwan with Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego (October 2019)
  • Co-led delegation to Chengdu, China with Phoenix Vice Mayor Laura Pastor (March 2018)
  • Speaker at the Opening Ceremony of Chinese Week (February 2020)
  • Speaker at the Youth Ambassador Exchange Program Announcement Ceremony (February 2020)

 

Community Involvement

  • Phoenix Sister Cities
    • Board Chair
    • Executive Committee Member and Fund Development Chair
  • Phoenix Aviation Advisory Board Member
  • Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport Planning Advisory Committee
  • Arizona Advisory Committee for U.S. Global Leadership Coalition
  • Ahwatukee Foothills YMCA, Advisory Board Member
  • Tapestry Canyon Homeowners Association, Vice President
  • Ahwatukee Foothills Village, Planning Committee (past member)
  • Valley of the Sun YMCA, Board of Governors (past member)
  • City of Phoenix Parks and Library Bond Committee (past member)
  • Arizona Town Hall, Certified Scribe
  • Volunteer Lawyers Program

 

Bar Admissions

  • Arizona

 

Court Admissions

·         Supreme Court of Arizona

·         United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

·         United States District Court, District of Arizona

·         199th Judicial District Court of Collin County, Texas

·         United States District Court, District of Delaware

·         United States District Court, District of Iowa

·         United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan

·           United States District Court, Eastern District of Virginia

·           United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois

·           United States District Court, Northern District of Indiana

·           United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia

·           United States District Court, Southern District of Texas

·           United States District Court, Southern District of Indiana

Brian J. Foster

T: 602) 606-2810

F: (602) 606-2811

E: bfoster@wf-law.com