Bradley R. Pollock

Brad leverages his management background with his government, in-house and private practice experience to understand his clients' goals and works with his clients to develop winning litigation strategies.

Practice Areas

Brad joined Belin McCormick's litigation practice group after gaining valuable experience in a variety of legal settings.  He defended Arizona state environmental laws, clerked for the Arizona Court of Appeals, and provided advise as in-house counsel for a national bank's mortgage division. Brad also spent three years as a commercial litigation associate at Snell & Wilmer, LLP in Phoenix, Arizona where he represented primarily corporate clients of all sizes on a diverse range of complex litigation issues, including financial services litigation, insurance litigation, and contract disputes.

Prior to his legal practice, Brad worked in the financial services industry gaining a broad range of experience in branch banking, commercial lending, and mortgage lending.  Brad's legal practice brought him back to the financial services industry in both private practice and as in-house counsel where he advised and litigated issues related to privacy; Fair Credit Reporting Act; Uniform Commercial Code, Uniform Fiduciary Act; Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act; Telephone Consumer Protection Act; CAN-SPAM Act; Unfair, Deceptive, or Abusive Acts or Practices; fair lending; wrongful foreclosure; consumer fraud; demand deposit account disputes; check fraud; and garnishments.  Brad leverages his legal experience with his first-hand knowledge of branch banking, loan originations and lending practices to assist his clients.

Brad's insurance litigation experience includes representing insureds in connection with coverage disputes involving property loss, bodily injury, D&O claims, and long-tail environmental claims.  He also has experience defending insurers in connection with coverage disputes and defending employers against ERISA related claims.

Brad's environmental experience includes advise and litigation in Arizona related to the Clean Water Act; Safe Drinking Water Act; Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act; Underground Injection Control program; Pollutant Discharge Elimination System; 401 Certifications; Arizona aquifer protection programs; and underground storage tanks.

Personal

Brad is a native Arizonan who, on two occasions, fled the hot and dry weather for Iowa's four wonderful seasons and the nicest people on earth.  When not working, Brad enjoys taking his family on new adventures, home improvement projects, and watching baseball.  And sometimes he combines all three.  As an example, he once took his wife, five kids, and three dogs on a near yearlong RV adventure around the country where they attended multiple baseball games and tackled several RV-style "home" improvement projects.  While adventures will continue, he is happy to be back in Iowa.  As Brad regularly asks: Is this heaven? No, it's Iowa.

Honors and Accomplishments

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America®, Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Commercial Litigation

Community & Professional Activities

Iowa State Bar Association
Polk County Bar Association
American Bar Association
Federal Bar Association
Federalist Society
Maricopa Economic Development Alliance, Special Counsel (2019-2021)

Representative Work

Represented solar installer's contract dispute related to servicing guarantees of solar power generation at multiple school facilities.

Represented company operating in the oil and gas industry in arbitration related to dissolution of joint venture agreement.

Represented a father on appeal of a probate court decision directing the disposition of an adult child's remains based on unsettled statutory law.

Represented manufacturer's claim against insurer for defense costs related to litigation of environmental claims.

Represented retailer's claim of bad faith denial of insurance coverage for losses from thefts occurring in multiple states

Represented local automotive service company against dog bite claim.

Defended national financial institution against claims of conversion and aiding and abetting stemming from third-party deposits.

Represented financial institution in case involving search and seizure warrants stemming from criminal and civil actions brought against bank client.

Represented Arizona state agency in defending environmental water permits related to large mining operations against appeals brought by non-permittee third parties.

Publications and Presentations

Co-Author, "Last Rites for Clean Elections," 56 Ariz. L. Rev. 1243