Micalann C. Pepe

Micalann C. Pepe

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Insurance Coverage Attorney in Phoenix, AZ

Jaburg | Wilk
 | 3200 North Central Ave., Suite 2000
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Phone: 602-248-1043
Fax: 602-248-0522
Selected to Rising Stars: 2015 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2011
Practice Areas:
  • Insurance Coverage (50%),
  • Civil Litigation: Defense (30%),
  • Business/Corporate (10%),
  • Business Litigation (10%)
Attorney Profile

Micalann C. Pepe primarily practices in the areas of insurance coverage and bad-faith litigation. Her diverse practice includes commercial litigation, civil litigation, and transaction matters. Ms. Pepe also assists businesses with their wide-ranging needs, including contract review and litigation. She has a wide-range of experience, including: medical marijuana, DUI, foreclosures, and workers’ compensation litigation. Before joining Jaburg Wilk, Ms. Pepe successfully first-chaired multiple bench and jury trials with the City of Phoenix Prosecutor’s Office through a law student Rule 38(d) program. 


About Micalann Pepe

Admitted: 2011, Arizona

Professional Webpage: http://www.jaburgwilk.com/our-people/micalann-c-pepe


  • Selected to American Bar Association TIPS Leadership Academy 2018-2019
  • Associate Fellow of Litigation Counsel of America

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • ABA Tort Trip & Insurance Practice, Member
  • ABA TIPS, Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee, Service Project Coordinator, 2017-Present
  • ABA TIPS, Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee, Mid-Year Planning Committee, 2015-Present
  • Defense Research Institute, Member, Blog Contributor, 2011-2016
  • Arizona Association of Defense Counsel, Young Lawyeision Executive Board Member, 2011-2017
  • Arizona Association of Defense Counsel, Board Member, 2017- Present
  • Maricopa County Bar Association
  • ABA TIPS, Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee, Mid-Year Toolbox Co-Coordinator, 2017-Present
  • American Bar Association, Young Lawyers’ Division
  • Arizona Association of Defense Counsel, Young Lawyers' Division, Vice President, 2015, 2016
  • Arizona Association of Defense Counsel, Judicial Selection Committee, 2017-Present
  • ABA TIPS, Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee, Member 2015- Present
  • ABA TIPS, Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee, Mid-Year Dine-Around Coordinator, 2015-Present
  • ABA TIPS, Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee, Vice Chair 2017-Present
  • Ladder Down: A Women’s Leadership Program
  • Arizona Association of Defense Counsel, Young Lawyers’ Division, President, 2016-2017

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Gabriel's Angels, Board of Directors, 2019
  • Arizona Foundation for Legal Services and Education, We the People, Judge
  • Wills for Heros

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Nevada Supreme Court Adopts Majority Rule Requiring Prejudice Before Denying Untimely-Noticed Claims, DRI Today, Featured Article, Defense Research Institute, 2011
  • Is the Duty to Defend Always Broader Than the Duty to Indemnify?, DRI Today Blog, Defense Research Institute, 2011
  • CLM State Claims Resource Guide: Arizona, Claims & Litigation Management Alliance, 2013
  • Researvation of Rights Compendium for DRI's Insurance Law Compendium, Defense Research Institute, 2014
  • Coverage For Directors' Alleged Theft Of Client Funds Precluded By Scottsdale Insurance Co.'s Professional Services Exclusion, FDCC Hot Cases, The Federation Of Defense & Corporate Counsel, 2015
  • Coverage Basics for Defense Attorneys, Fall Litigation Basics CLE, Arizona Association Of Defense Counsel, YLD, 2015
  • Coverage Attorneys as Accomplices in Bad Faith, Moderator, Mid-Year Meeting, ABA TIPS Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee, 2016
  • Millennials in the Workplace: The Integration of Generations, Speaker, NALS, 2016
  • Arizona Court of Appeals Confirms “Subcontractor Exception” to “Your Work” Exclusion Does Not Apply to Additional Insured General Contractor Seeking Coverage For Defective Work of Named Insured Subcontractor, Co-Author
  • Illusion of Insurance Coverage
  • Compliance with Contractual Provisions to Procure Insurance: The Illusion of Coverage Provided by Certificates of Insurance, JaburgWilk.com
  • Arizona Court of Appeals Holds Multiple Negligent Acts Constitute a Single Occurrence Under CGL Policy, JaburgWilk.com

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Ms. Pepe is proud to have been chosen as a participant in the inaugural class of the AADC’s “Ladder Down” program focused on honing leadership, business development, and mentoring skills for women lawyers.

Educational Background:

  • Arizona State University, W.P. Carey School of Business, B.S. Finance, Magna Cum Laude; Arizona State University, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Women and Gender Studies, Magna Cum Laude, 2008

Industry Groups

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Insurance Bad Faith Litigation
  • Insurance Coverage
  • White Collar Criminal Defense
Office Location for Micalann C. Pepe

3200 North Central Ave.
Suite 2000
Phoenix, AZ 85012

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Last Updated: 4/5/2019

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