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Stephen Banta grew up in Payson, Arizona and has made the Phoenix area his home since 1987. He attended the University of Arizona and received a B.S. in Animal Sciences in 1993. After receiving his undergraduate degree, he studied both ruminant nutrition and reproductive physiology at the graduate level before leaving the University to manage large dairy facilities in Arizona, Hawaii and New Mexico. In 1997 he enrolled in law school at the University of Arizona. As the fifth generation of his family involved in agriculture, Mr. Banta still maintains strong ties to the dairy and agricultural industry.

Mr. Banta began his law career as a litigation associate at Lewis and Roca, LLP in Phoenix. In 2004 he left Lewis and Roca to form his own firm, and now continues to provide the same level of personal service and legal expertise with Anderson Clarkson Johnson Brown. Mr. Banta focuses his practice on commercial litigation matters. While enjoying a broad range of litigation experience, Mr. Banta has found particular success representing parties in employment law matters, including Department of Labor investigations, EEOC investigations, unpaid wage claims, restrictive covenant disputes and all types of Title VII litigation.

Mr. Banta strives to provide cost-effective representation. For each of his clients, he endeavors to explore all avenues available to resolve legal issues, especially including those that are non-litigation in nature. He tries to determine exactly what his clients want, and then proceeds with what ever is prudent to cost-effectively satisfy that want within the options available.

J.D., University of Arizona College of Law, 2000
B.S., University of Arizona, 1993

Arizona, 2001

Arizona Supreme Court
U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona
  • Obtained a directed verdict during a jury trial on a $7,000,000 breach of contract claim against his client
  • Successfully overturned a judgment of over $3,000,000 against a client in a commercial loan dispute
  • Represented commercial lender in various loan workouts, UCC foreclosures, collections, and bankruptcy matters
Employment Law
Commercial and Civil Litigation
Personal Injury
Bankruptcy Litigation