Betsy J. Lamm

Betsy J. Lamm


BETSY J. LAMM joined CDQ in 2008, after a stellar law school career where she received multiple accolades, including being named the Outstanding Female Graduate for her law school class.  Prior to joining CDQ, Betsy served as law clerk for the Honorable Chief Justice Ruth V. McGregor on the Arizona Supreme Court.   Betsy has been named to the SuperLawyers list of Rising Stars in Business Litigation every year since 2014.  She is also active in the community, serving as a court-appointed volunteer member on the Foster Care Review Board, and raising money for pancreatic cancer research.  Betsy practices in all areas of complex commercial litigation.

Named to the Super Lawyers®  list of Rising Stars in Business Litigation, 2014-2022
Named to the Super Lawyers®  list, 2023

Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law
Arizona State University
J.D., summa cum laude, 2007

  • Senior Note and Comment Editor, Arizona State Law Journal
  • Outstanding Female Graduate
  • Order of the Coif
  • Order of the Barristers

Arizona State University
B.A., Mathematics, summa cum laude, 2004
African American Studies minor

United States District Court, District of Arizona
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
Federal Circuit Court of Appeals
United States Supreme Court

State Bar of Arizona
Maricopa County Bar Association
American Bar Association

Unprotected Sex: The Arizona Civil Rights Act’s Exclusion of Sexual Minorities, 38 ARIZ. ST. L.J. 1139 (2006)
Ethics and the Bar: An Analysis of the Arizona Supreme Court’s 2005/2006 Decisions, 39 ARIZ. ST. L.J. 613 (2007)

Betsy is a member of the Foster Care Review Board (“FCRB”) in Maricopa County, Arizona, a citizens’ review board created by the Arizona statute to advise Arizona’s juvenile court system on progress toward achieving a permanent, safe placements for children in foster care.  Members of the FCRB are appointed by the Presiding Juvenile Court Judge in Maricopa County to serve three-year terms.  Betsy has served as a member of the FCRB since her initial appointment in 2016, with reappointments in 2019 and 2021.  Betsy has also served as a screening interviewer for JIOP since 2009, repeatedly participating in the Phoenix JIOP annual orientations, and serving as a formal JIOP mentor from 2009 to 2014.  Betsy also encourages her two children to take action in their community, most recently preparing hygiene and cleaning kits with her children to donate to the Welcome to America Project (, an organization dedicated to assisting refugee families resettling in Arizona.  Finally, time and COVID restrictions permitting, Betsy enjoys volunteering at her children’s elementary school in the Madison School District.