Roger Perry has been a trial lawyer for 25 years. While at Gust Rosenfeld in Phoenix,
he was engaged in commercial litigation, including wrongful discharge, lender liability,
and insurance bad faith defense. One of his appellate briefs was chosen for publication
in C. Calleros, Legal Method and Writing, 358-95 (1990). He was a criminal defense
lawyer for a time, and then later he conducted the motion and appellate practice
for a medical and legal malpractice defense firm in Tucson.
In 2002 he joined the Tucson office of the Liability Management Section (“LMS”)
of the Arizona Attorney General's Office. At LMS he defended the Administration
of Courts, Superior Court Judges, Departments of Juvenile and Adult Probation, the
Arizona Department of Public Safety, the Arizona Department of Transportation, the
Arizona State Mine Inspector, the Arizona Department of Weights and Measures, the
University of Arizona, and Child Protective Services. He was in federal court about
as often as state court. The cases arose from sex abuse, sexual harassment, damaging
press releases, mining deaths, agency enforcement actions, roadway and traffic engineering
decisions, police conduct, the deaths of children CPS removed from their homes,
and the deaths of those they did not remove. His legal battles centered around wrongful
death, defamation, wrongful discharge, civil rights, governmental and intergovernmental
contracts, public records laws, privileges, governmental immunities, course and
scope of employment, federal jurisdiction, indemnity and tenders of defense, to
name a few.
Roger then became a trial lawyer with Hurley Re, P.C. in Bend, Oregon, where his
practice emphasized insurance defense and commercial litigation.
In 2011 Roger joined Kimble, Nelson, Audilett & Kastner, PC, now Audilett♦Kastner
PC, where his practice areas include defense of governmental entities, civil rights,
insurance defense, insurance bad faith defense, defense of counties and municipalities,
defense of police conduct claims, and appellate practice.