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Maria Crimi Speth

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Top Rated Intellectual Property Litigation Attorney in Phoenix, AZ

Jaburg | Wilk
3200 North Central Ave., Suite 2000
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Phone: 602-248-1000
Fax: 602-248-0522
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2012, 2016 - 2022
Licensed in Arizona Since: 1989
Practice Areas: Intellectual Property Litigation, Intellectual Property
Attorney Profile

Maria practices in the areas of intellectual property, internet law, and commercial litigation, representing clients throughout the United States. She focuses her practice on assisting businesses in protecting their trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, information technology, and other intellectual property through preventative measures to avoid disputes and through litigation when disputes arise.

An accomplished author, she has has published Protect Your Writings: A Legal Guide for Authors and Apple v. Samsung, The Balance Between Patent Rights and the Free Market. She has numerous articles and dozens of published court cases. Maria frequently speaks at seminars and workshops on intellectual property and internet law topics. She is a guest lecturer at Arizona State University and has appeared on radio and television providing legal commentary on intellectual property issues.

Maria is the past Chairperson of the Intellectual Property Section of the Arizona State Bar, and the past Chairperson of the Ecommerce & Technology Section of the Arizona State Bar. She is a member of the International Trademark Association. Maria is on the American Arbitration National Roster of Arbitrators and Mediators.


About Maria Crimi Speth

First Admitted: 1988

Professional Webpage:

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Arizona State Bar Association, past chair of the Intellectual Property Law Section
  • Faculty member of the Internationally Acclaimed CEO Space Forums 
  • Member of American Arbitration Association®’s Roster of Arbitrators and Mediators
  • International Trademark Association
  • Arizona State Bar Association, past chair of E-commerce and Technology Section
  • Member of the International Trademark Association, 2019

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Chair Elect of the YWCA of Metropolitan Phoenix (non-profit), Board of Directors


  • Protecting intellectual property on the Web. Maria has successfully defended a controversial website in multiple lawsuits against it, dealing with complex intellectual property and free speech issues. In each case she forced the matter to be dropped, dismissed, or settled with the other side paying damages to her client.
  • Closing the page on an infringing publication. When a popular Utah magazine became the victim of copyright infringement and trade-secret theft, Maria stepped in to help, obtaining an injunction and damages and closing down the competing business within three months of filing the complaint.
  • Member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Educational Background

  • Hofstra University, cum laude, 1985
  • Suffolk Community College, summa cum laude, 1983


  • Member of American Arbitration Association®’s Roster of Arbitrators and Mediators, American Arbitration Association, 2019
  • AVVO Rated - Superb, AVVO
  • Arizona Business Leader -Intellectual Property Law, AZ Big Media, 2019
  • Client Champion Gold, Martindale-Hubbell, 2020
  • Voted Best Intellectual Property Law Firm , Arizona Foothills Magazine
  • Recognition of Excellence , Litigation Council of America Fellow
  • Women in the Law, Best Lawyers in America, 2017
  • Rated AV Preeminent , Martindale-Hubbell
  • Top 100 High Stakes Litigator, High Stakes Litigation, 2017
  • Copyright Law and Trademark Law, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, Best Lawyers in America
  • Client Champion Silver 2017, 2018, 2019, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Lawyer of the Year, Technology Law, 2016 & 2019, Best Lawyers in America

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Office Location for Maria Crimi Speth

3200 North Central Ave.
Suite 2000
Phoenix, AZ 85012

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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