Attorney Patricia Victory Waterkotte has joined the Tucson law firm Rusing Lopez & Lizardi PLLC.

Waterkotte, a native Tucsonan, specializes in complex commercial litigation, product liability, real-estate litigation and financial services. She practiced business litigation at Klinedinst PC and McGuireWoods LLP in Los Angeles for eight years before joining Rusing Lopez & Lizardi.

Waterkotte, who served as a congressional intern and caseworker for Sen. John McCain and in the Pima County Attorney’s Office, received a bachelor’s degree in management information systems, magna cum laude, from the University of Arizona in 2002. She received her law degree from the University of Notre Dame Law School in 2005.