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Ian is an accomplished litigator achieving business-critical outcomes for corporate clients.

Ian represents clients facing complex civil actions, including defending class action suits, Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) and False Claims Act allegations, and antitrust claims. He has a strong track record of success in resolving complicated legal issues that would otherwise hamper business operations.

Ian also has extensive experience representing and counseling insurance companies related to coverage issues and bad faith allegations.

In addition to his civil defense work, Ian leverages his experience as a former public defender to assist businesses, their directors and their employees in the unfortunate event that they must interact with the criminal justice system. Ian assists clients who are facing an investigation into potential criminal conduct, who are defending against criminal charges or who are called upon as a witness to, or victim of, a criminal offense.




  • Thomson Reuters' Southwest Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2016-2018


  • J.D., Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
    • summa cum laude
  • B.A., Beloit College
  • London School of Economics and Political Science


  • Arizona
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • Lorna E. Lockwood American Inns of Court, 2006-2018
  • Successfully defended large automobile insurer against nationwide class action claim alleging breach of insurance agreement and potential exposure in excess of $1B. Following three years of motion practice and Ninth Circuit appeal, the District of Oregon struck more than 95 percent of the class claims. Counsel for the remaining claims moved to dismiss with prejudice.
News Releases | September 30, 2019
Husch Blackwell Adds Six Litigators to Phoenix Office

Following the August move of Dan Goldfine, Josh Grabel, Jamie Halavais and Ian Fischer to the office, the September addition of Garcia and Hembd further enhances Husch Blackwell’s Phoenix attorney roster.

News Releases | August 05, 2019
Nationally Recognized Class Action and Complex Commercial Litigation Team in Phoenix Joins Husch Blackwell

“The addition of this marquee team is significant for our firm, not just in addressing our strategic initiative of meaningful expansion in Phoenix, but also in expanding the firm’s existing practice and expertise,” said Eric Lenzen, leader of Husch Blackwell’s Financial Services & Capital Markets Business Unit.

Outside the Office

Ian’s two elementary-age sons and their activities occupy much of his free time, but he also enjoys watching Cubs baseball and Arizona State University football and hockey.

Community Leadership
  • SOUNDS Academy, Board of Directors 2016-present; Board Chair, 2019
  • Aid to Adoption of Special Kids (AASK), Special Friend, 2006-2010

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