Julianne C. Wheeler

Julianne C. Wheeler

 Julianne C Wheeler
Phoenix, Arizona

Julianne is a Partner at Jennings Haug Cunningham and has, since 1988, been a commercial litigator whose practice focuses primarily on commercial disputes, from dispute avoidance to dispute management, as well as commercial litigation, with an emphasis on construction-related issues, including bid protests, and extending to Surety & Fidelity. From administrative licensing matters to complex litigation arising out of disputes over technical specifications, Ms. Wheeler has litigated in state and federal courts and represented national and Arizona contracting firms and a variety of other commercial enterprises ranging from national restaurant chains to local childcare facilities. A former Chair of the Construction Law Section of the Arizona Bar Association and former Member of the Arizona State Board of Technical Registration, Julianne earned an AV Rating with Martindale Hubbell, served as a faculty member of the Arizona Trial College, is a Judge Pro Tem with the Maricopa County Superior Court, and ranked among The Best of Arizona Business (Commercial Litigation), Ranking Arizona. Ms. Wheeler is a Member of the Board of Directors of the Arizona Subcontractors Association, and also a member of the Arizona Builders Alliance, the Construction Financial Management Association, and the International Concrete Repair Institute. Julianne graduated from Arizona State University’s College of Law in 1987 and was a writer for its Law Journal. In addition to maintaining her Tempe, Arizona horse property and raising three children, Ms. Wheeler enjoys golfing and other sports, camping, and traveling.

Representative Cases

  • Performance Funding, LLC v. Barcom Corp., 197 Ariz. 286, 3 P.3d 1206 (2000)
  • Brockman v. Merabank, 40 F.3d 1013 (9th Cir. 1994)
  • U.S. v. Aetna Casualty & Surety Co., 981 F.2d 448 (9th Cir. 1992)

Areas of Practice

Bar Admissions

  • Arizona
  • U.S. District Court District of Arizona
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit


Arizona State University, College of Law
J.D., 1987

Arizona State University
B.S., 1983 (Political Science)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • International Concrete Repair Institute
  • Arizona Builders Alliance
  • Arizona Subcontractors Association, Legal Counsel (2016)
  • Construction Financial Management Association

Pro Bono Activities

  • Tempe Sports Authority Foundation

Published Works

  • Contributing Editor, "Equitable Subrogation" Arizona Construction Law Practice Manual, 2nd Ed. (2011)
  • Construction Litigation: Representing the Owner Against the Bank, Wiley Law Publications, 2nd Ed. (1990)
  • Co-author, Construction Defaults: Rights, Duties, and Liabilities, Representing the Lender, Wiley Law Publications, 2nd Ed. (1989)


  • Compare and Contrast: The AIA A-401 and the Consensus 750 Forms of Subcontract, American Subcontractors Association of Arizona
  • Warranties, Defects and Requests for Alternates: How to Protect Yourself, International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI) (Feb. 2012)
  • Contributing Editor, Equitable Subrogation, Arizona Construction Law Practice Manual, 2nd Ed. (2011)
  • Resolving Problems and Disputes on Construction Projects, National Business Institute (Jan. 2009)

Honors and Awards

  • The Best of Arizona Business (Commercial Litigation), Ranking Arizona
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America®, Construction Law and Construction Litigation (2017)


  • Phi Alpha Delta