Rusing Lopez & Lizardi names new partner

Patricia Victory Waterkotte is the newest partner at Rusing Lopez & Lizardi, PLLC.

She joined the firm in 2013, practicing in complex commercial litigation, education and financial services in Arizona and California.

She has been recognized as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers both in Southern California and the Southwest region for business litigation; as a “future star” in Benchmark Litigation’s annual guide; and as one of Tucson’s 40 Under 40 leaders.

A graduate of University High School, Waterkotte was among the first volunteer teen attorneys with Pima County Teen Court in 1995. She served as a congressional intern for Sen. John McCain, and earned her degree in management information systems, magna cum laude, from the University of Arizona. She graduated from the University of Notre Dame Law School in 2005.

Waterkotte is a member of Angel Charity for Children, Inc., and the Morris K. Udall Inn of Court and serves on the Southern District Board of Directors for Junior Achievement of Arizona.