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An update on the current state of legal affairs in Southern Arizona

Have We Turned a Corner? It has been a long fifteen months. We have all been impacted by this serious Public Health Threat. Some of you have been sick. Some of you have lost loved ones. Some of you are still experiencing the “long haul symptoms.” The Courthouse is opening up again. Trials are being […]

Amending a Lawsuit Complaint in Arizona

A lawsuit’s complaint can be amended even after trial has concluded When a Plaintiff files a lawsuit (a Complaint), he or she often has imperfect information. For example, he or she may have the wrong corporate entity, or perhaps the Defendant’s name is incorrect in the police report. Sometimes a Defendant will respond to a […]

Tucson, AZ – Man Struck by Vehicle on E Speedway Blvd

Tucson, AZ (September 3, 2020) – A crash in the Peter Howell section of Tucson sent one man to an area hospital with undisclosed injuries on Tuesday evening. At approximately 9:15 p.m., on September 1, the Tucson Police Department and Tucson Fire Department responded to the scene of a collision in the 4200 block of […]

Increased Insurance Limits in Arizona

Arizona Increases Minimum Limits for Car Insurance A new law in Arizona went into effect on July 1, 2020. It is good news for Arizona drivers. Liability minimum limits have increased from $15,000 per person /$30,000 per incident /$10,000 property damage to $25k/$50k/$15k. If you previously held a minimum limits policy, your coverage was automatically […]

A Short Summary of 2019’s Top Arizona Jury Verdicts

Annually, we report the top ten verdicts in Arizona for the previous year.  As usual, last year’s top ten are an interesting microcosm of society and the culture we live in. Last year, six of the top verdicts were tort (injury-related) cases.  The other four were business or insurance disputes. Number one is a very […]

Tucson, AZ – Teen Killed in ATV Accident on S 7th Ave

Tucson, AZ (May 25, 2020) – A motor vehicle accident on Thursday evening claimed one teen’s life. At around 10 p.m., on May 21, authorities were called to the scene of a motor vehicle accident on South 7th Avenue. Reports show that a 16-year-old teen and a 13-year-old teen were riding an ATV near South […]

Tucson, AZ – Kyle Gabbard Killed in Motorcycle Crash on 6th St

Tucson, AZ (May 14, 2020) – An auto collision in midtown resulted in serious injuries. At around 10 a.m., on May 13, the Tucson Police Department responded to the scene of a motor vehicle accident on 6th Street. Reports from police show that a motorcycle and an SUV collided along 6th Street at the intersection […]

The Scheduling Order – Arizona’s Tiering System

The Courts attempt to speed up the litigation process Several months ago we reported on the new “tiering system.” Just a reminder, there are now three tiers of classification for cases:  1:  Up to $50,000:  2: $50,000 to $300,000: and 3: $300,000 and above.  Depending on the classification, discovery is designed to be “proportional” to the […]

Arizona Raises Car Insurance Limits

After 47 years, Arizona will finally see an increase in the minimum car insurance limits required by law In June, Governor Ducey signed a law that will increase Arizona’s required minimum insurance limits for car insurance policies purchased after July 1, 2020. The current minimum amount of insurance required by law is $15,000 per injured person, […]

Arizona’s Top Personal Injury Verdicts in 2018

A summary of the highest awards Arizona juries handed out to personal injury plaintiffs in 2018 Each year, The State Bar’s magazine Arizona Attorney publishes a list of the top civil verdicts in Arizona. In 2018, like most years, there was an even split between jury verdicts in favor of the plaintiff, and those for […]


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