Anne Orcutt, Esq.
Anne is an experienced litigator who has handled hundreds of cases in state and federal courts in Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, Ohio, and the District of Columbia. Anne has experience with all aspects of litigation from pre-suit negotiations to discovery, mediations, motions practice, trial, and appeals. Anne has also represented clients in EEOC, civil rights, and other administrative proceedings, advised on legal and compliance issues, and performed employee investigations. In her decade of practice prior to joining Gottlieb Law, Anne handled commercial, labor and employment, civil rights, healthcare, product liability, personal injury, wrongful death, and class action claims.
Anne attended law school at Arizona State University. During law school, Anne externed for Judge Donn Kessler at the Arizona Court of Appeals; Judge James A. Teilborg at the United States District Court, District of Arizona; Judge Randolph Haines at the United States Bankruptcy Court, District of Arizona; and the Arizona Attorney General, Special Litigation Section. She was the top student in the Civil Justice Clinic, where she assisted clients with labor and employment, social security, and landlord tenant matters. She won first place in the Peter Baird 3L Writing Competition, received the Outstanding Clinical Student Award from the Clinical Legal Education Association, and earned CALI awards for Legal Research and Writing and the Civil Justice Clinic. Anne was also an associate editor for the Arizona State Law Journal and had her Note, “Cessante Ratione Legis Cessat Ipsa Lex: Arguing for Narrow Application of the Invited Error Doctrine in Arizona,” published.
Prior to law school, Anne worked for the Department of the Army in both Germany and Maryland, where she served as an advisor to the Base Commander and other Army leadership on organizational best practices and performance improvement strategies. Anne has also done leadership consulting and talent assessments for Fortune 500, startup, and private equity clients. Immediately following her undergraduate degree, she worked as a writer and editor for a website in Washington, DC focusing on oil and international politics.
Anne graduated with honors with a bachelor’s in literature from Claremont McKenna College and a master’s in counseling psychology from the University of Maryland College Park, Overseas Division. During her counseling program, Anne counseled combat veterans with substance abuse issues.