Meet Iulia Taranu, a seasoned senior counsel at WSHB's Phoenix location. She expertly handles commercial and business litigation and professional errors and omission claims, in addition to construction defect claims and insurance coverage matters. Iulia's extensive experience includes trial preparation and attendance, as she served as second chair trial counsel for two bench trials and a five-day arbitration. Her exceptional work earned her recognition in the 2024 Best Lawyers Ones to Watch for her achievements in insurance law, litigation – construction, and personal injury litigation – defendants.

When not practicing law, Iulia enjoys spending quality time with family and friends, wine tasting, and traveling. Iulia is fluent in Romanian and has beginner/intermediate proficiency in Chinese.



  • Arizona State University, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law (J.D., 2017)
    • Managing Editor, ASU Sports and Entertainment Law Journal
  • Arizona State University (B.S., 2014, summa cum laude)

Licensed to Practice in

  • Arizona
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit



  • “Revisiting Foreseeability, Recent Decision Delivers Consistency to Design Professionals for Economic Harm,” Co-author, Construction Claims Magazine, Fall 2022, Issue 3, Volume 7
  • “MMA Fighting is a Right Worthy of Protection Under the First Amendment,” Arizona State Sports and Entertainment Law Journal, Fall 2016


Community Activities

  • Regional Board Member for Playworks, a non-profit organization that leverages the power of recess to transform children’s social and emotional health (2019)

Honors & Recognitions

  • Super Lawyers "Rising Star" recognition for Civil Litigation in Phoenix, AZ (2024)
  • Best Lawyers "Ones to Watch" - Insurance Litigation, Litigation, Construction, and Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants (2024)
  • Who’s Who of Professional Women (2019)

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