Beverage v. Pullman & Comley, LLC

In Beverage v. Pullman & Comley, LLC, 232 Ariz. 414, 417,8, 306 P.3d 71 (App. 2013), an out-of-state law firm issued an opinion letter to an Arizona client and the court determined it had personal jurisdiction over the firm regarding the client's reliance on the letter. In Beverage, the law firm sent promotional material about the firm to the client's agent in Arizona in order to secure the client's business. Beverage, 232 Ariz. at 417,11. The firm communicated with the client in the course of its representation and drafted and issued an opinion letter knowing the client would rely on the letter. Id. The contents of the opinion letter were at the heart of the client's claims against the firm.