Medical & Professional Liability Defense Law

Medical Malpractice Defense Attorney

Jennings Strouss has extensive experience in defending malpractice claims against medical and other professionals. Our medical malpractice defense practice began with the representation of various hospitals and medical centers in the Phoenix metropolitan area more than 65 years ago. Today, that representation has expanded to include a wide range of health care providers and their insurance carriers, including the largest medical liability insurer in Arizona.

Our medical malpractice defense attorneys include some of the most experienced trial attorneys in the Southwest. Cumulatively, they have represented hundreds of physicians, dentists, and other health care professionals such as osteopathic physicians, chiropractors, psychologists, nurses and physical therapists, in malpractice suits before federal and state courts and in disciplinary proceedings before the state licensing boards.

Our medical malpractice defense lawyers are assisted by a staff of highly skilled nurse consultants who assist in file assessment, summarizing and obtaining medical records, and preparing witnesses and experts for trial.

The firm also has extensive experience in professional liability defense of non-medical staff such as contractors, architects and engineers, accountants, lawyers and insurance professionals. In fact, Jennings Strouss ranked #1 in Arizona in the fields of both Medical Malpractice Law and Professional Malpractice Law by The Best Lawyers in America®, 2010 & 2011.

We provide full litigation representation to clients in state and federal courts, before administrative tribunals, and in mediations and arbitration hearings. Several of the professional liability defense lawyers in the litigation department focus on tort litigation matters, representing leading insurance carriers and risk management administrators as well as corporate and individual insureds.

Jennings Strouss litigators include several elected members in the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), an organization that requires members to have had at least 20 jury trials as lead counsel in tort cases, and also include several who are certified as "personal injury and wrongful death" specialists by the State Bar of Arizona. Our tort lawyers provide insurance coverage reviews and coverage advice to counsel and carriers, along with representation in declaratory actions and bad faith disputes.

Firm attorneys are actively engaged with the Defense Research Institute, International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC), Federation of Insurance & Corporate Counsel (FICC) and the Association of Defense Trial Attorneys (ADTA).