Penny L. Koepke graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Justice Studies from Arizona State University in 1990 and received her J.D. at Pepperdine University School of Law in 1993, where she graduated 8th in her class of 239 and served as an editor of the Pepperdine Law Review. Ms. Koepke brings approximately 20 years of experience representing community associations and counseling their directors in all aspects of litigation including, without limitation, assessment recovery and enforcement of restrictive covenants. Ms. Koepke also defends associations and their directors and officers in litigation matters brought against them directly and as insurance defense counsel. Penny recently served as lead counsel hired by an association’s insurance company to defend an association and its directors in a complex litigation matter where she obtained a complete defense verdict after a 3 week jury trial.
Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Koepke was a partner at one of the largest community association law firms in Arizona where she oversaw litigation, assessment recovery and CC&R enforcement. She regularly lectures at industry- and municipality-sponsored seminars, has testified at the Arizona Legislature on bills affecting the community association industry, and is actively involved with the Community Associations Institute and Arizona Association of Community Managers. In 2001, Ms. Koepke was selected to the Arizona Business Journal’s inaugural class of “Forty Under 40” business and civic leaders.