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Isabel M Humphrey

Isabel M Humphrey

Practice areas:

Appeals, Civil Practice, Insurance, Life Insurance

About Me

Isabel handles federal and state appeals and conducts an active civil practice, and has received the highest rating for legal ability and ethics (an AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating*) from Martindale Hubbell.

*AV®, BV®, AV Preeminent® and BV Distinguished® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1994

  1. Appeals: 35%
    20 years
  2. Insurance: 25%
    15 years
  3. Civil Practice: 25%
    20 years
  4. Life Insurance: 15%
    15 years



Hourly ($350/hour), Contingent (33-40%), Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes), Free Consultation (30 minutes), Pro Bono (3%)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

  • Loren Molever

    I endorse this lawyer. I know Ms. Humphrey as a former colleague. She is bright, creative, conscientious and I would retain her myself if I needed the services she offers. Loren Molever


    Loren Molever Business Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Hunter Humphrey & Yavitz PLC

2633 E Indian School Rd
Suite 440
Phoenix, AZ, 85016



AZActive 199405/23/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
MembershipArizona's Finest Lawyers2015
Establishment Clause AwardAmerican Civil Liberties Union2004
Order of the CoifNational Order of the Coif1994
Dean's Award for ServiceArizona State University College of Law1994
Magna Cum LaudeArizona State University College of Law1994
Excellence in EvidenceAmerican Jurisprudence1993
Cum LaudeArizona State University Honors College1991

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerHunter, Humphrey & Yavitz, PLC2003 - Present
PartnerSacks Tierney, PA1997 - 2003
AssociateJaburg & Wilk, P.C.1995 - 1997
Law Clerk for Justice Tom ZlaketArizona Supreme Court1994 - 1995
Summer AssociatePhelps Dodge Corporation1993 - 1993
Academic Success Program Instructor (Contracts)Arizona State University College Of Law1993 - 1994
Test Preparation InstructorKaplan Educational Centers1992 - 1994
Summer ClerkArizona Capital Representation Project1992 - 1992
Writing InstructorArizona State University College Of Law1992 - 1993
Test Preparation InstructorRonkin Educational Group1991 - 1992


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Arizona Court of Appeals Appellate Pro Bono ProgramVolunteer Attorney2015 - Present
Arizona's Finest LawyersBoard Member2014 - Present
Arizona Bar Foundation We the People Constitutional Debate CompetitionJudge2014 - Present
Arizona Bar Foundation Modest Means Program--AppealsVolunteer Attorney2013 - Present
United States Supreme Court BarMember2011 - Present
State Bar of Arizona, Professionalism CommitteeChair2011 - 2013
Horace Rumpole American Inn of CourtMaster2003 - Present
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals BarMember2000 - Present
Arizona Supreme Court Maricopa County Foster Care Review Board #23Chair1997 - 2014
State Bar of Arizona Appellate SectionMember1997 - Present
United States District Court of Arizona BarMember1995 - Present
Arizona Women Lawyers AssociationMember1994 - Present
Arizona State University Law JournalManaging Editor1993 - 1994
Arizona State University College of Law, Students for Law in the Public InterestCo-President1991 - 1993

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Life Insurance/AppealsDefended widow's claim to life insurance proceeds against claim of ex-wife of decedent.
Title Insurance/AppealsDefended retiree's claim to title insurance proceeds after tax lien foreclosure was reversed.
Legal Malpractice/InsuranceAssisted retiree in recovering against attorney malpractice insurance policy when poorly-drafted contract could not be enforced.

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Publication NameTitleDate
AVVO Legal GuidesShould You Appeal?2015
Attorney at Law MagazineEnjoying the Practice of Law2014
Arizona Law JournalEstablishment Clause Prohibits Provision of State-Paid Sign Language Interpreter to Student Attending Pervasively Religious High School: Zobrest v. Catalina Foothills School District1993


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
Arizona State University Honors CollegePhilosophyBA - Bachelor of Arts1991

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Professionalism CourseIntroductory Speaker, 2011-20132013
Nancy Grace ShowCasey Anthony Case: Attorney Isabel Humphrey2012