Jay A. Fradkin

Chair, Medical Malpractice and Healthcare Professional Liability

Overview

Mr. Fradkin has extensive trial experience in the areas of medical and professional malpractice defense, products liability, personal injury defense, and insurance defense.

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Areas of Focus
  • Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Professional Liability
  • Tort and Insurance Defense
  • Litigation
Education

J.D., University of North Carolina School of Law (1981)

  • with Honors
  • Board of Editors, North Carolina Law Review

B.A., University of Rochester (1978)

  • magna cum laude

Biography

Mr. Fradkin has extensive trial experience in the areas of medical and professional malpractice defense, products liability, personal injury defense, and insurance defense. He focuses his practice on the defense of physicians, hospitals, and other medical professionals in medical malpractice cases. His clients include medical malpractice insurance carriers, including the largest medical liability insurer in Arizona, as well as several self-insured hospitals and medical centers across the Phoenix Metropolitan area.

Mr. Fradkin also represents physicians and other professionals before various licensing boards in disciplinary matters. In addition, he has more than 30 years of experience conducting significant personal injury and wrongful death trials for both plaintiffs and defendants. The State Bar of Arizona Board of Legal Specializations had designated Mr. Fradking as a Certified Specialist in Injury and Wrongful Death Litigation.

Admissions

Admitted to Practice

  • Arizona (1981)

Court Admission

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit (1981)
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona (1981)

Representative Experience

  • Taken more than 60 jury trials to verdict, approximately 50 of them being medical or other professional liability cases, as well as significant personal injury or wrongful death matters

Media and Presentations

Articles

Memberships

Arizona Association of Defense Counsel

Defense Research Institute

American Bar Association

  • Member, Litigation Section

American Board of Trial Advocates

  • Past Member

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated
  • Listed, Lawyer of the Year, The Best Lawyers in America© in the category of Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants (2016)
  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America© in the categories of  Health Care Law, Litigation – Health Care, Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants, and Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants (2008 – 2019)
  • Listed, Southwest Super Lawyers in the category of Personal Injury – Medical Malpractice: Defense (2007 – 2018)
  • Listed, Best of the Bar, The Business Journal (2004)