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Stanley R. Lerner has practiced law in Arizona for 30 years and over 20 years of
which has been devoted to handling cases of Arizona legal malpractice for people
and businesses financially damaged by lawyer negligence or breach of
fiduciary duty.  Mr. Lerner has a Martindale-Hubbell AV rating.  An AV rating
means a lawyer is highly rated in legal knowledge and professionalism.

In addition to experience in handling Arizona legal malpractice cases,
since 1999 Mr. Lerner has served as a Hearing Officer in Arizona lawyer
disciplinary cases.  The Supreme Court of Arizona, upon the
recommendation of the Disciplinary Commission, appoints lawyers who are
active members of the State Bar of Arizona, in good standing for at
least seven years, to serve as Hearing Officers.  Hearing Officers are
appointed for three-year terms and may serve consecutive terms at the
discretion of the Court.  Hearing Officers conduct evidentiary hearings,
much like a trial court judge, make evidentiary rulings and prepare
findings of fact, conclusions of law and recommendations regarding the
imposition of sanctions.

Bad results in Arizona legal matters usually starts the client
thinking about Arizona legal malpractice and hiring an Arizona legal
malpractice attorney.  Were you or someone you know financially damaged
by Arizona attorney malpractice?  Did your attorney fail to file papers
on time, which is called missing the Statute of Limitations?  Did your
lawyer fail to give you proper advice?  Arizona Legal malpractice
reduces or eliminates personal injury recovery.  Attorney negligence can
cause unfair divorce results.  Legal malpractice may cause losses to
your business or cause financial damages in a real estate transaction.  A
lawsuit can be dismissed because a lawyer was negligent in failing to
file the necessary documents on time or was negligent in serving the
documents on the proper party.  All of occurrences are examples of legal
malpractice in Arizona.


Practice areas


  1. Ethics: 50%
    38 years, 75 cases
  2. Car Accident: 20%
    38 years, 300 cases
  3. Litigation: 20%
    38 years, 100 cases
  4. Divorce: 10%
    38 years, 150 cases



Hourly ($175-350/hour), contingent (25-40%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

4 total 

Are you an attorney? Endorse this lawyer

  • Kevin Koelbel

    One of the best legal malpractice lawyers in Arizona


    Kevin Koelbel Appeals Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Barry L Brody

    I endorse this lawyer. Good skills and very learned. He served his client well.


    Barry Brody Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

3707 N Seventh St Suite 250
Phoenix, AZ, 85014-5057


AZActive 197807/31/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Gonzaga UniversityN/AN/AN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
State Bar of Arizona Annual ConventionAvoiding Legal Malpractice2010