Mr. Wotkyns is a partner at Schneider Wallace Cottrell Konecky Wotkyns LLP. His practice focuses on complex litigation, with an emphasis on matters involving financial services, ERISA and antitrust issues. He currently represents financial institutions, public entities and retirement funds in financial services litigation matters. He represents business clients ranging in size from “mom-and-pop” small businesses to Fortune 100 corporations in plaintiffs’-side antitrust suits and other business litigation. He also represents consumers and investors in class actions.
Mr. Wotkyns is a frequent speaker and continuing legal education instructor concerning class action, antitrust and ERISA litigation. He has been past Chairperson of the Business Torts Section of the American Association for Justice. Mr. Wotkyns is a member of the Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association (“PIABA”) and serves on PIABA’s Fiduciary Standard Committee. In 2008 the Arizona Volunteer Lawyers Program gave him its “For Love of Justice” award in recognition of his volunteer work assisting Arizona homeowners fighting foreclosure. In 2017 the National Trial Lawyers’ Business Tort Trial Lawyers Association named him one of the top ten business trial lawyers in Arizona. In 2017, Mr. Wotkyns was elected to the Antitrust Law Executive Council of the State Bar of Arizona.
Mr. Wotkyns received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Rice University, where he graduated magna cum laude, and received his law degree from the University of Chicago Law School, where he was a staff member of The University of Chicago Law Review. Following law school, Mr. Wotkyns served for a year as a law clerk to the Honorable John M. Duhe, Jr., of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and worked for five years in the Washington, D.C., office of O’Melveny & Myers LLP.