Woodruff, Arizona Real Estate Lawyers

Joseph Holland
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Snowflake, AZ Real Estate Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(928) 536-3001 970 S Main St Ste A
Snowflake, AZ 85937
Real Estate, Appeals, Collections and Construction
Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University
Joseph Holland comes from a family of Arizona attorneys. After graduating from prestigious Arizona State University College of Law, he opened his practice in Mesa, AZ. In 2008, he relocated his practice to the White Mountains of Arizona, where he has settled and begun to grow his family. Currently, his practice focuses primarily on real estate law, contract disputes, and collections.
Hunter Lewis
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Snowflake, AZ Real Estate Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(928) 536-3001 970 S Main St., Ste. A
Snowflake, AZ 85937
Real Estate, Business and Criminal
Widener University Commonwealth Law School
Snowflake, AZ Real Estate Law Lawyer
(928) 536-7248 160 W 1st St N
Snowflake, AZ 85937
Real Estate and Business
Show Low, AZ Real Estate Law Attorney
(928) 537-4483 1201 E Cooley
Show Low, AZ 85901
Real Estate, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Family
Show Low, AZ Real Estate Law Lawyer
(928) 537-2917 1052 E Deuce of Clubs
Show Low, AZ 85901
Real Estate, Business and Estate Planning
Elizabeth McFarland
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Sedona, AZ Real Estate Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(928) 284-0899 60 Bell Rock Plaza
Sedona, AZ 86351
Real Estate, Appeals, Business and Estate Planning
Georgetown University Law Center
Ms. McFarland's mission is to serve Sedona and the Verde Valley with experience and integrity. Since 2002, she has provided complete client service in the areas of estate planning, business law, real estate, and appellate practice. Ms. McFarland entered private practice in 1993. From 1993 through 2001, she worked with firms in Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, and Santa Barbara, California, primarily focusing on complex, commercial trial and appellate work in state and federal courts across the nation. Ms. McFarland's practice included disputes about employment contracts, partnership agreements, commercial leases, joint ventures, 10b(5) securities litigation, shareholder derivative actions, compliance with the Investment Company Act of 1940,...
Payson, AZ Real Estate Law Attorney with 47 years experience
(510) 851-2439 931 E Highline Dr
Payson, AZ 85541
Real Estate, Business, Environmental and Insurance Defense
Stanford Univ Law School
Miami, AZ Real Estate Law Attorney with 45 years experience
(928) 812-3604 416 W Sullivan St
Miami, AZ 85539-1212
Real Estate and Business
Sedona, AZ Real Estate Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(928) 284-0899 60 Bell Rock Plz
Sedona, AZ 86351
Real Estate, Business and Estate Planning
Georgetown Univ Law Ctr
Eagar, AZ Real Estate Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(928) 333-4717 26 South Main Street
Eagar, AZ 85925
Real Estate, Estate Planning and Probate
Don Antonio Fendon
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Flagstaff, AZ Real Estate Law Attorney with 50 years experience
(928) 362-2914 223 N. San Francisco Street, Suite 205
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Real Estate, Landlord Tenant, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
Workers Compensation Attorney Don Fendon is a skilled workers’ compensation lawyer in Arizona. He has been working in the workers’ comp industry since 1972 and has more than 45 years of experience helping clients in Phoenix, Arizona. Since 1990, Attorney Fendon has had the highest possible peer review rating that a lawyer can have by the Martindale Hubble per review rating system. On top of that, he has a 10.0 “superb” rating through avvo which is a client rating system. Don Fendon is a member of the Arizona Trial Lawyers Association, the Workers’ Injury and Law Advocacy Group (WILG) and...
Donald W Hudspeth
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Phoenix, AZ Real Estate Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(602) 265-7997 3200 N. Central Ave.
Suite 2500
Phoenix, AZ 85012-2445
Real Estate, Appeals, Construction and Landlord Tenant
Harvard Law School and Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University
Legal Background Donald W. Hudspeth was admitted to practice law in the State of Arizona in 1988. He practiced corporate law representing financial institutions such as the Bank of Hawaii and founded The Law Offices of Donald W. Hudspeth, P.C. in January 1993. Mr. Hudspeth served as a Professor of Business Law at Arizona State University, West Campus and has conducted classes and seminars for Phoenix College, Maricopa Community Colleges Small Business Development Center, and the Arizona Small Business Association. Former Business Background Donald Hudspeth held a stock brokers license by the age of twenty-one and became a business owner by the time...
Matthew Harrison
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Gilbert, AZ Real Estate Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(480) 988-7407 1760 East Pecos Rd., Suite 332
Gilbert, AZ 85295
Real Estate, Business, Construction and Estate Planning
Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University
Matthew Harrison is the founding member of Harrison Law and has been practicing law for over 20 years. Prior to founding Harrison Law, Mr. Harrison was an attorney with a nationally-recognized surety, construction, and fidelity law firm in Phoenix, Arizona, where his practice focused on complex civil litigation. Previously Mr. Harrison was a Deputy County Attorney with the Maricopa County Attorney's Office for over seven years where he held leadership positions and mentored less-experienced attorneys. Matthew Harrison has combined these experiences into a law firm that has established itself both locally and nationally as a highly-regarded law firm. ...
Mallory Powers
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Phoenix, AZ Real Estate Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(855) 274-9529 2916 N 7th Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85013
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Business, Estate Planning and Probate
Phoenix School of Law
Mallory is originally from northern California, but fell in love with the Arizona sun and palm trees while attending the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Administration in 2005 and became a Wildcat for life!

Mallory moved to Scottsdale shortly after graduation and became a legal assistant at a civil litigation and bankruptcy law firm in Phoenix. After learning what it was like to work with experienced attorneys, Mallory decided to become an attorney herself. She attended the Phoenix School of Law and obtained her Juris Doctorate degree in 2010....
Adam Studnicki
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Scottsdale, AZ Real Estate Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(480) 361-2442 14747 N. Northsight Blvd
Suite #111-280
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Business, Nursing Home and Personal Injury
Harvard Law School and Arizona State University
Adam Studnicki has over 20 years of experience in business and law. He has recovered over $100 million for clients in personal injury cases. A graduate of Harvard Law School with Honors, Adam combines legal skills and knowledge, along with real-world experience and applied wisdom, to help find creative, pragmatic and successful solutions to problems.
Jonathan A. Millet
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Prescott, AZ Real Estate Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(928) 445-0122 125 N Granite St
Prescott, AZ 86301
Real Estate, Business, Estate Planning and Probate
James E. Rogers College of Law, University of Arizona
Jonathan graduated from the University of Arizona College of Law in 2007. He focuses on estate planning and business matters.
Mark Chernoff
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Scottsdale, AZ Real Estate Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(480) 719-7307 14300 North Northsight Boulevard
Suite 210
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Real Estate, Business and Personal Injury
University of Arizona
For nearly two decades Mark Chernoff has represented business of all sizes, business owners, real estate investors, and individuals in dispute resolution. He has handled cases of every shape and size, carefully considering client goals, evaluating options, and developing practical strategies. Before Practicing law, Mr. Chernoff served in the United States Peace Corps in the Republic of Moldova. Outside the office he enjoys spending time with his family, running, cycling, and hiking.
Michael Beethe
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Scottsdale, AZ Real Estate Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(480) 998-7800 6720 N. Scottsdale Rd.
Suite 150
Scottsdale, AZ 85253
Real Estate, Business and Health Care
University of Missouri - Kansas City
Michael Beethe's practice focuses on corporate and healthcare law, real estate development, and commercial transactions. He is an experienced transactional attorney, with a strong litigation background in a broad range of practice areas, including negotiation and documentation of asset sales and purchases, contract drafting and negotiation, mergers, consolidations, financing arrangements, corporate governance matters, joint ventures, new entity formation and operations, and legal consultation for healthcare, real estate, retail and service entities. Mr. Beethe worked as a trial lawyer for years, giving him greater insight and perspective on risk management issues facing his clients. This is bolstered by Mr....
Maria Crimi Speth
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Phoenix, AZ Real Estate Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(602) 248-1000 3200 N. Central Ave.
Suite 2000
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Real Estate, Business and IP
Ms. Speth practices in the areas of intellectual property, internet law, and commercial litigation, representing clients throughout the United States. She focuses her practice on assisting businesses in protecting their trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, information technology, and other intellectual property through preventative measures to avoid disputes and through aggressive measures when disputes arise. Ms. Speth has authored articles on the topics of litigation and intellectual property, published in The Business Journal, the Arizona Journal of Real Estate & Business, and the Arizona Attorney. Her profile has been featured in the Arizona Business Gazette and The Herold Report. In October of...
Craighton T Boates
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Anthem, AZ Real Estate Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(623) 551-5457 3701 W. Anthem Way
Suite 202
Anthem, AZ 85086
Real Estate, Bankruptcy, Business and Family
University of Minnesota Law School
Craig is an experienced attorney who handles court hearings and trials as well as legal counsel for businesses and individuals. His practice focuses on business law, commercial and business litigation, family & divorce law, real estate & construction law, wills, trusts & estate planning, and Internet law. Prior to founding Boates & Crump in 2002 Craig worked at a small general practice firm in Minneapolis, Minnesota. During that practice he represented many individual and business clients and also served as a City Attorney handling civil matters and prosecution for a suburb of Minneapolis. Craig is a cum laude graduate of the University...
Jason Howard Forcier
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Mesa, AZ Real Estate Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
(928) 237-4414 1640 S. Stapley Drive, Suite 124
(co-located with West USA Realty)
Mesa, AZ 85204
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Immigration, Landlord Tenant and Social Security Disability
Phoenix School of Law
David Lee Allen
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Phoenix, AZ Real Estate Law Attorney with 42 years experience
(602) 248-1082 3200 N. Central Ave.
Suite 2000
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Real Estate
Pepperdine University School of Law
My practice has spanned more than 35 years, representing both individuals and large institutional clients, in both litigation and transactional matters, with an emphasis on real estate and business related matters. I actively practice law in both Arizona and California. Additionally, I am an Arizona licensed real estate broker.

Prior to joining Jaburg Wilk in 2007, I founded and managed his own law firm in Beverly Hills, California, and later served as in-house counsel for a multi-faceted real estate company located in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Legal services are not always affordable. I take pride in working closely with...
Stephen J Gonzalez
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Tucson, AZ Real Estate Law Attorney with 38 years experience
(520) 293-4440 268 East River Road
Ste. 250
Tucson, AZ 85704
Real Estate, Business and Probate
University of Arizona
Arizona Real Estate, Probate and Business Attorney. Trusted legal services, statewide, since 1980.
David Thomas Bonfiglio
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Scottsdale, AZ Real Estate Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(480) 970-0974 4356 N Civic Center Plaza
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Real Estate, Collections, Landlord Tenant and Probate
University of Wyoming College of Law
Randy Nussbaum
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Scottsdale, AZ Real Estate Law Attorney with 38 years experience
(480) 609-0011 14850 N. Scottsdale Road
Suite 450
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Real Estate, Bankruptcy, Construction and Foreclosure Defense
Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University
Randy Nussbaum is a shareholder with the law firm, Sacks Tierney P.A. With more than 35 years’ experience Mr. Nussbaum represents individuals and businesses in bankruptcy protection, transaction and litigation matters. Well regarded for his innovative approach to resolve complex, high-value issues that require superior insight, experience and knowledge, Mr. Nussbaum’s clients especially value his ability to align legal strategy to achieve case objectives.

Mr. Nussbaum is a Certified Bankruptcy Specialist (Arizona Board of Legal Specialization) and a Certified Business Bankruptcy Specialist (American Board of Certification). He has been honored with multiple peer rankings and accolades for his...
Jared E. Holland
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Flagstaff, AZ Real Estate Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(928) 225-2896 15 East Cherry Avenue, Suite 203
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Real Estate, Elder, Estate Planning and Probate
Arizona State University
Jared E. Holland is the senior partner in Holland Law Group, PLLC's Flagstaff office. A southern Arizona native, Jared moved to northern Arizona in 2007 after graduating from law school at Arizona State University. Jared is very accomplished in and has extensive experience in many areas of law, including civil litigation, probate administration and litigation, estate planning, civil, business and contract law, bankruptcy, debtor representation, and family law. Jared is also a licensed fiduciary, certified by the Arizona Supreme Court and a trained mediator. Jared is one of a handful of attorneys appointed by the Coconino County Superior Court to...
Dale Rycraft
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Tempe, AZ Real Estate Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(480) 459-7018 2177 E. Warner Rd., #107
Tempe, AZ 85284
Real Estate, Business and Probate
Gonzaga University
AV-Rated by Martindale Hubble. I am a civil litigator handling cases involving real estate, probate and trust, and business law. For over 22 years, I have been representing and assisting developers, contractors, subcontractors, homeowners, landlords, lenders, title insurance companies, small business owners, trustees, beneficiaries, testators, and executors in disputes involving, among other things, real estate titles, real estate transactions, commercial lease agreements, mechanic's liens, construction defect claims, insurance coverage, surety claims, ownership of closely-held corporations, business agreements, wills and trusts. I also have substantial experience drafting, revising and negotiating a variety of contracts, including construction contracts,...
Jason Wells Esq.
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Tempe, AZ Real Estate Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(480) 428-3290 2800 S. Rural Rd. #102
Tempe, AZ 85282
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Arbitration & Mediation, Estate Planning and Probate
Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University
Mark Lasee
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Scottsdale, AZ Real Estate Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(480) 429-5000 8601 N Scottsdale Road, Suite 300
Scottsdale, AZ 85253
Real Estate, Business and Construction
Hamline University School of Law
Mark offers over 25 years of legal practice affording a vast array of experience in business and real estate matters in Arizona. An "AV Preeminent" rated lawyer and a real estate specialist certified by the Arizona State Bar, Mr. Lasee's practice focuses on significant commercial real estate and business transactions. He is a member of Kutak Rock's National Pension Practice Group, which represents plans in several states, his current focus being on private equity and hedge funds investments. He is a member of the National Association of Public Pension Attorneys and has represented pension plans in placing well over $1...
Robert Andrew Rahtz
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Scottsdale, AZ Real Estate Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(855) 274-9529 6424 E. Greenway Pkwy
#100
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Foreclosure Defense, Landlord Tenant and Probate
University of La Verne College of Law
Andy is originally from Cincinnati, OH. He moved to Columbus to attend the Ohio State University and he acheived a Bachelor's Degree in History. After undergrad, Andy moved to Southern California and attended the University of LaVerne, College of Law. He now lives in North Phoenix with his wife and two daughters.
Andy's approach to practice is a combination of aggressive legal advocacy and practical real world solutions. His focus on clients allows him to tailor case strategy based on your personal goals. He has been with the firm of Platt & Westby since 2012.
Daryl Manhart
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PHOENIX, AZ Real Estate Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(602) 234-9908 (the map shown on this page is not accurate)
702 E. Osborn Rd., Suite 200
PHOENIX, AZ 85014
Real Estate, Appeals and Business
Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University
Daryl Manhart is a partner (shareholder) with Burch & Cracchiolo, P.A.. His principal areas of practice are in commercial transactions and real estate, commercial litigation, and civil appeals throughout Arizona. He is the firm's principal appellate attorney. Mr. Manhart also was an adjunct professor of business law, teaching undergraduate and graduate level courses, at Grand Canyon University from 1995 - 2004, in Phoenix, Arizona. Mr. Manhart's professional engagements and experience include: * representation of buyers and sellers of both unimproved and developed Arizona real estate * representation of buyers and sellers of businesses, or with respect to sales of...
Michael N Widener
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Phoenix, AZ Real Estate Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(800) 847-9094 2325 East Camelback Road
Suite 300
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Real Estate, Administrative, Business and Employment
University of Arizona
My practice focuses largely on representing small businesses and startup companies, although I have represented major subsidiaries of publicly-traded companies such as Kroger Co. and the Hillman Group. I also have represented a number of financial institutions such as GE Capital Corporation, Colonial Bank, National Bank of Arizona, Western Alliance Bank and, more recently, Tennessee Commerce Bank. My smaller clients have benefitted from my counseling through their entire life cycles from formation through the moment they have been acquired or have filed bankruptcy, and I have represented executives in their companies' transitions to their children. More specifics...
Michael J. 'Mick' McGirr
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Phoenix, AZ Real Estate Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(602) 457-2191 7600 N. 16th Street
Suite 100
Phoenix, AZ 85020
Real Estate, Business, Collections and Construction
Georgetown University Law Center
"Mick" is an Arizona attorney specializing in business law in the greater Phoenix area and throughout the state. Mick founded Phocus Law to provide business owners and small and mid-sized businesses with a one-stop shop for all their legal needs.

When not at the office or in court, Mick enjoys spending time with his wife, Samantha, and young daughter, Pepper. Mick is also active in the classic car restoration and drag-racing communities.

Douglas K Cook
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Mesa, AZ Real Estate Law Attorney with 48 years experience
(480) 461-4660 40 N. Center St. #110
Mesa, AZ 85201
Real Estate, Business, Elder and Estate Planning
University of Utah
Board certified specialist in taxation handling estate planning, business, real estate, and other tax law-related matters.
Matthew Mark Jones
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Scottsdale, AZ Real Estate Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(480) 455-1226 14850 N Scottsdale Rd #355
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
Real Estate, Business, Elder and Estate Planning
The John Marshall Law School
Matthew Jones is committed to helping the great citizens of Arizona with their Estate Planning and Probate Administration needs. Originally from Michigan, Mr. Jones went to Law School in Chicago and practiced law in Florida before settling in and bring his talents and experience to Arizona. Mr. Jones specializes in making the sensitive process of planning a will or trust progress as simple and seamless as possible.
Mr Frankie Adamo Esq
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(602) 644-1403 7330 N. 16th St., Suite A310
Phoenix, AZ 85020
Phoenix, AZ Real Estate Law Attorney with 10 years experience
Real Estate, Appeals, Foreclosure Defense and Landlord Tenant
Florida A&M University College of Law
Mr. Adamo focuses on civil litigation issues, judgment collections, and appellate work. He has nine years of experience winning and settling many cases in state and federal court. Mr. Adamo represents both plaintiffs and defendants alike.

Mr. Adamo graduated cum laude from Florida A&M College of Law and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science at the University of Central Florida. Mr. Adamo also attended Rutgers State University as part of his undergraduate studies.

Mr. Adamo worked for nearly twenty years as a computer analyst, programmer, and software trainer before becoming an attorney. Mr. Adamo approaches all of his cases...
Adam Martinez
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Mesa, AZ Real Estate Law Lawyer
(602) 730-1005 Suite 127
Mesa, AZ 85204
Real Estate, Foreclosure Defense, Landlord Tenant and Probate
Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University
Adam D. Martinez is a real estate attorney and founder of Martinez Law, P.L.C., a boutique real estate law firm. Adam is an experienced litigator and handles all types of real estate issues, including foreclosures, deficiency defense, easement and property use disputes, residential and commercial landlord and tenant disputes, business and partnership disputes, contract disputes, and broker/agent disputes. Adam handles all aspects of appealing cases involving real estate issues, and has argued before the Arizona Court of Appeals. In addition to handling lawsuits, Adam structures and facilitates real estate and business transactions. Adam's litigation experience provides...
Eugene Vamos
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Tucson, AZ Real Estate Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(520) 222-6879 5450 N Hacienda del Sol Rd
Tucson, AZ 85718
Free ConsultationReal Estate, IP, Patents and Trademarks
James E. Rogers College of Law, University of Arizona
The Law Office of Eugene Vamos, PLLC counsels individuals, small business and start ups with their intellectual property law and business formation issues, including patents, trademarks, copyrights and internet domains throughout Tucson and Southern Arizona.
Alex C Hairston
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Mesa, AZ Real Estate Law Lawyer
(480) 463-3475 2651 W Guadalupe Rd.
Suite 110
Mesa, AZ 85202
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Consumer, Estate Planning and Social Security Disability
University of Wisconsin - Madison
INTRODUCTION Alex Hairston brings broad experience to his litigation practice. Over the years, Alex has worked in various settings including a Family Law practice in his hometown and a Consumer Law practice in Madison, WI. Alex has worked on a wide spectrum of legal issues, including criminal, civil, and family law cases. His private practice includes cases ranging from complex civil litigation to child support and custody modifications. PHILOSOPHY Alex believes that his job is to resolve problems for his clients as efficiently and effectively as possible. Alex counsels his clients to understand their...
Fred Randy Saigh
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Phoenix, AZ Real Estate Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(602) 953-7742 11811 N Tatum Bvld, Ste 3031
Phoenix, AZ 85028
Free ConsultationReal Estate, DUI, Insurance Claims and Personal Injury
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Saigh Law, P.L.L.C. was founded in 2005. Fred R. Saigh is admitted to practice law in Arizona and California. Mr. Saigh has specialized solely in civil litigation for over 11 years. Saigh Law, P.L.L.C. has helped victims of all types of serious injury and wrongful death matters. Our cases include automobile accidents, motorcycle accidents, medical malpractice, slip and fall accidents, construction accidents, wrongful death, nursing home negligence, dog bites, elderly abuse, entertainment law, copyright law, and trademark law. Mr. Saigh will continue his commitment to quality representation of those who retain his services and will maintain the highest...
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