Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie is an American Law Firm with offices located in 10 cities in the West, Southwest and Rocky Mountain area. The firm was founded in Phoenix as Lewis and Roca by Orme Lewis and Paul Roca in 1950. The firm grew to 180 lawyers with offices in Phoenix, Tucson, Las Vegas, Reno, Albuquerque and Silicon Valley, and practices within real estate and business transactions, natural resources, gaming, intellectual property, and bankrupcy.
In 2013 Lewis and Roca merged with Denver-based Rothgerber Johnson & Lyons, which had operated in the Rocky Mountain region since 1903 with 75 lawyers and offices throughout Colorado. Rothgerber Johnson & Lyons practiced in areas similar to Lewis and Roca with the inclusion of insurance, energy infrastructure and religious institutions. The merged firm was renamed Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP.
On January 1, 2016, Lewis Roca Rothgerber combined with Christie, Parker & Hale, a Los Angeles-based intellectual property firm, to become Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP. Christie, Parker & Hale was founded in 1954 by James Christie, Robert Parker and Russell Hale, CPH had included about 40 attorneys in Los Angeles and Orange County and had handled patent work for SpaceShipOne, the first privately funded human space flight.
Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie’s IP attorneys cover all aspects of Intellectual Property procurement, enforcement and defense. Areas of strength include IP licensing, IP strategy, prosecution and litigation for patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets, and Internet law and domain disputes.
The firm represents diverse domestic and international clients across all industries, protecting and managing IP portfolios for organizations ranging in size from individual inventors to start-ups to Fortune 500 corporations, including some of the world’s most recognizable brands. The combination doubles the firm’s number of dedicated IP attorneys to approximately 80 including litigation expertise, enhancing its ability to successfully guide clients through the complex issues of IP strategy and management.