Gust Rosenfeld Expands Litigation Group with the Addition of Three Attorneys
(Phoenix, AZ) January 27, 2021 – Gust Rosenfeld, P.L.C. is pleased to announce that Joshua C. Offenhartz, Shannon M. Scola, and Rachel L. Werner have joined the firm’s Litigation Group. Josh and Shannon are also part of the Insurance Group. Rachel is also part of the Health Care and the Insurance Groups.
Joshua C. Offenhartz
Josh’s practice includes a broad range of insurance defense, civil litigation, and complex commercial litigation matters. He has experience litigating construction defects, transportation, employment, corporate, real property, and various insurance matters. Josh also works with non-profit organizations and candidate committees to ensure strict compliance with relevant campaign finance requirements.
Josh received his J.D. from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University. He also earned a Master of Public Administration degree from Arizona State University. Josh has a B.S. degree in Public Management & Policy and a B.A. in Judaic Studies from the University of Arizona.
Shannon M. Scola
Shannon has experience with commercial litigation and civil litigation matters. She focuses her practice on complex insurance coverage analysis and insurance defense.
Shannon received a B.A. degree from Gonzaga University in 2014. In 2018, Shannon earned her J.D. from the University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law, where she served as a Note and Comment Editor and a writer for the Arizona Journal of International and Comparative Law. While in law school, Shannon was a summer extern at the General Counsel’s Office for the Governor in Phoenix.
Rachel L. Werner
Rachel’s practice focuses on the defense of nurses, physicians, and other health care professionals and civil litigation, including personal injury, medical malpractice, business, and real estate litigation. Prior to joining Gust Rosenfeld, Rachel maintained a diverse litigation practice, with areas of expertise in representing businesses and individuals in a variety of tort claims ranging from medical malpractice to defamation. She also was involved in matters relating to contract claims, representing major manufacturers in matters involving product liability, toxic and environmental litigation (asbestos, CERCLA), and general commercial litigation in both Arizona state and federal courts.
Rachel graduated magna cum laude with a B.S. in Public Health from California State University Northridge where she was a four-year member of the Dean’s List, a member of Eta Sigma Gamma, the professional Health Sciences Honor Society, and the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. She obtained her J.D. from DePaul University College of Law in Chicago, Illinois, with a Certificate in Health Law.