Geoffrey S. Kercsmar

Firm: Kercsmar & Feltus
Location: Scottsdale - AZ

  • 7150 E. Camelback Road, Suite 285
    Scottsdale, Arizona 85251
  • Tel : (480) 421-1001
  • Fax : (480) 421-1002

The firm’s founder, Geoffrey S. Kercsmar, has been handling complex litigation for twenty years. Geoff has prosecuted and defended lawsuits involving business contracts, corporate governance, intellectual property, construction and finance issues, professional malpractice and commercial fraud. He has successfully represented a wide range of clients, from Fortune 500 companies to individuals.

Geoff has experience in a wide array of industries, including construction and real estate development, biosciences and health care, banking and financial services, software and information management, the automobile and aviation industries, hospitality, entertainment and food services, cosmetics and cosmetic suppliers, multi-level marketing, agriculture and agricultural supply companies, telecommunications and consulting services.

Before forming Kercsmar & Feltus (and its forerunner, The Kercsmar Law Firm), Geoff practiced with Snell & Wilmer, LLP, the largest law firm in the Southwest. He has also practiced with Richards, Layton & Finger, Delaware’s largest law firm and the world leader in corporate governance litigation.

Recognition and Community Involvement

In 2018, Geoff was named a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, which is a global honorary society of attorneys, judges, law faculty and legal scholars, limited to one percent of all licensed U.S. lawyers, who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in the profession and service to society.

Geoff has been named as a Southwest SuperLawyer for Business Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation and Real Estate Litigation (2012 – 2018), one of the Best Lawyers in America for Commercial Litigation and for Intellectual Property Litigation (2016 – 2019) and one of the Top Lawyers in Arizona by AZ Magazine (2012 – 2018).

In 2016, Geoff was named among Arizona’s Top 100 Lawyers by Az Business magazine.

Since 2014, Geoff has been a member of Arizona’s Finest Lawyers, a state-wide organization devoted to identifying lawyer excellence and informing client choice of lawyers in Arizona. In 2016, he was nominated to become a fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, the national trial lawyer honor society.

Geoff is a committed member of the Scottsdale community. From 2007 to 2011, he was a member of the City of Scottsdale Board of Adjustment. He is also a graduate of the Scottsdale Leadership Core Program (Class XX) and is an alumni member of the Scottsdale Leadership. In 2014, he was named the chairman of the Boy Scouts’ Grand Canyon Council Annual Gala and Auction, which benefits Boy Scout activities across Maricopa County and beyond, and served in that role through 2017.

Geoff is formerly a director of the Maricopa County Bar Foundation, the charitable arm of the Maricopa County Bar Association. In connection with the Maricopa County Bar Foundation, he was the Chairman of the 2006 and 2007 Comerica Bank Pro Bono Golf Classic. Geoff has also been active in the Maricopa County Volunteer Lawyer’s program, and the Paiute Legal Clinic.

Kercsmar & Feltus

Kercsmar & Feltus has represented clients in a wide array of business disputes from our offices in Scottsdale, Arizona and Santa Monica, California for over a decade.
Geoffrey Kercsmar established the firm’s forerunner, The Kercsmar Law Firm, in 2006 after leaving Snell & Wilmer LLP, the largest law firm in the Southwest. With a singular focus on business litigation, the firm quickly grew by adding other big-firm attorneys interested in providing clients with focused attention at a better value. In 2008, the firm became Kercsmar & Feltus PLLC when Todd Feltus, then a partner at Snell & Wilmer, was convinced that the firm offered its clients a better model. Soon, Gregory Collins was added as a member, giving Kercsmar & Feltus a trio of experienced, ethical and entrepreneurial leaders.

Kercsmar & Feltus’s practice areas cover the gamut of business litigation, with an emphasis on commercial and lending disputes, real estate matters, intellectual property litigation and corporate governance disputes. Our lawyers frequently represent clients faced with bet-the-company litigation, handling numerous lawsuits seeking ten-figure damage awards, yet never ignoring the more common commercial disputes that remain the focus of every business. With the experienced and aggressive attorneys at Kercsmar & Feltus as your counsel, you will never be outgunned.

A decade after it was founded, the firm continues to practice as a business litigation boutique. This singular focus has fostered an innovative approach that has been repeatedly recognized by independent rating organizations and other lawyers and peer groups. All three of the firm’s three managing members have been recognized as “Southwest Super Lawyers” in their practice areas, an honor bestowed on less than five percent of practicing attorneys. All three are “AV Preeminent” rated by Martindale Hubbell. Several of the firm’s younger attorneys have also been named “Rising Stars” by the Super Lawyers organization, demonstrating that the firm’s future remains bright.

While the attorneys at Kercsmar & Feltus value this public recognition, the highest compliment another lawyer can provide is a client referral. Our client base is comprised almost exclusively of client referrals made by attorneys from all over the country. Each of these clients is treated with personal attention every day, by everyone at the firm.

Kercsmar & Feltus is focused on our communities as well as our clients. The firm actively fosters a culture of mutual respect and community leadership, and our attorneys regularly serve on non-profit boards, bar leadership committees and community volunteer organizations. All of the firm’s attorneys are encouraged to “give back,” because our community is also our clients’ community. We value both.