Jennings Haug Cunningham Names Two New Partners in 2018

Shawdy Banihashemi and R. J. Lamb were elected to the firm's partnership.

PHOENIX (January 26, 2018) - Jennings Haug Cunningham (JHC) is pleased to announce that Shawdy Banihashemi and Robert "R. J." Lamb were elected to the firm's partnership, effective on January 1, 2018.

Ms BanihashemiMs. Banihashemi focuses her practice in insurance defense and coverage as well as criminal defense work. Since joining the firm in 2016, she has helped to expand the firm's work in these areas of legal services by representing major insurance companies and their insureds in all aspects of tort defense litigation and litigation for complex construction defect cases.

Ms. Banihashemi is actively involved with the State Bar of Arizona. She previously served as the chair of the Council on Minorities and Women in the Law and is the current chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Conference. She earned her law degree in 2006 from the University of Baltimore School of Law.

Robert RJ LambRobert "R.J." Lamb focuses his practice in commercial litigation and insurance defense. The areas of his commercial litigation practice include creditor's rights, surety & fidelity law, consumer defense, and construction law. Since joining the firm in 2013, he has successfully represented the firm's clients in all stages of litigation, including dispositive motion practice, mediations, arbitrations, jury trials, and on appeal to the Arizona Court of Appeals.

A graduate of the University of Michigan, Mr. Lamb is active with its alumni association, Phoenix chapter. He earned his law degree in 2011 from the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, where he earned Cum Laude distinction. Mr. Lamb is admitted to practice in the State of Arizona, the U.S. District of Arizona, and various tribal courts in Arizona and New Mexico.

About Jennings Haug Cunningham

Founded in 1937 in Arizona, Jennings Haug Cunningham is a litigation law firm with extensive trial, litigation management, dispute resolution and complex litigation experience. The firm's 27 attorneys focus in areas of insurance defense, financial institution litigation, environmental law, construction and contract litigation, surety and fidelity law, attorney regulation & ethics, professional liability, complex civil litigation, personal injury, employment, family law and domestic relations, probate and estate planning, and municipal risk litigation for businesses and individuals. For additional information, visit