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Michael was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He began college at the University of New Mexico and moved to Arizona in 1984. He enrolled in the University of Arizona, which he attended for until 1986. During that time, he made honors and received multiple scholarships.

In 1986 he transferred to Arizona State University, where he graduated in 1988 with a B.S. in Accounting. Again he received numerous scholastic honors and scholarships. He because active in student government affairs committees.

Michael  attended Harvard Law School and graduated with a J.D. in 1991. He began working at the law firm of Lewis and Roca, and worked in the area of complex civil litigation.

In 1994, he founded his own law office, and he began his civil practice, including personal injury and wrongful death.  In 2002, he limited the firm's practice areas to personal injury and wrongful death, areas in which the firm exclusively practices now. As a result of the tremendous results and client service of the law firm, the number of attorneys in the firm has grown to five attorneys, all of whom practice in personal injury.

Michael has a large family and he enjoys spending time with his family, and also enjoys cooking and sports, particularly motor racing.


Languages spoken: Spanish, English

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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 100%
    24 years, 5 thousand cases



Contingent (25-40%), Free consultation (30 minutes)

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    I endorse this lawyer. I have known Michael Cordova in excess of 15 years. I have worked with him on many accident and injury cases. He is an excellent attorney, and provides great service to his clients. He cares about the effect the accident has on the injured party and their family. He is trustworthy and competent.


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Contact info

Law Offices of Michael Cordova

1700 North 7th Street
Suite 1
Phoenix, AZ, 85006-2230


AZActive 199205/23/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Million Dollar Advocates Forum MemberMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2010
Merit AwardGolden Key Honor Society1987
Academic Achievement AwardArizona State University1987
Academic ScholarshipLos Diablos -- University of Arizona1985
ScholarshipUniversity of Arizona1985
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Offices of Michael Cordova1994 - Present
AssociateLewis & Roca1990 - 1992
Association namePosition nameDuration
Arizona Association for JusticeSustaining Member2011 - Present
Maricopa County Bar Association, Litigation SectionMember2010 - Present
Phoenix organizations (city)Member of Big Brother Big Sisters2010 - Present
Maricopa County Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Arizona Association for JusticeMember2004 - Present
Arizona Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2004 - 2011
Los Abogados Hispanic Bar AssociationMember1995 - Present
State Bar of ArizonaMember1992 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Leon v. WestPac1.91 Million Dollars
Torres v. State Of ArizonaOne Million Dollars
Chavez v. Parker, C&S Sweeping Services, IncThe lawsuit was dismissed as part of a settlement agreement paying Mr. Chavez $575,000.00 in damages.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Legal Research MemorandumCauses of Action against Investment Bankers1991
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Harvard University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of LawAccountingBS - Bachelor of Science1988
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Harvard Law School Moot CourtImmigration and Constitutional Issues in Moot Court Case1990