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Richard Albert Cruz

Richard Albert Cruz

also known as Richard A. Cruz

Practice areas:

Personal Injury, Litigation, Wrongful Death, Employment & Labor, Business

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About Me

Richard Cruz, a native of Phoenix, Arizona, earned  a B.A. degree with honors in
1995 from the University of California, Irvine. Mr. Cruz earned his J.D. from
the Arizona State University School of Law. His law education included trips
abroad to Cambridge, England and Geneva, Switzerland. During the pursuit of his
educational credentials, Mr. Cruz worked as a clerk for the U.S. District Court,
District of Arizona, which set the foundation for his valuable trial skills.


In 2003, Mr. Cruz obtained his J.D. from the Arizona State University
School of Law. Mr. Cruz continued to enhance his trial skills by successfully
completing the Arizona College of Trial Advocacy program offered by The State
Bar of Arizona. With over nine years of legal experience, and admittance to the
Arizona Supreme Court, the United States District Court, District of Arizona and
the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit in 2004, Mr. Cruz demonstrates
the same knowledge and analytical skills usually witnessed from attorneys with
longer tenures.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2004

  1. Personal Injury: 35%
  2. Litigation: 25%
  3. Wrongful Death: 20%
  4. Business: 10%
  5. Employment & Labor: 10%

Payment

Fees:

Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

7 total 

  • Keith R Galbut

    I have worked with Richard Cruz for many years and I have always been impressed with his professionalism and commitment to his clients. I continue to rely on Richard both as a trusted referral for my clients. I recommend him wholeheartedly to anyone interested in receiving his valuable legal counsel in the area of personal injury.

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    Keith Galbut Business Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Bryan Jens Gottfredson

    Richard served as co-counsel in one of our litigation matters and did an exceptional job handling all of the personal injury-related issues. He is a top-notch professional and I certainly recommend him.

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    Bryan Gottfredson Litigation Attorney
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Contact Info

Marc J. Victor, PC

3920 South Alma School Road
Suite 5
Chandler, AZ, 85248

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
AZActive 200402/16/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top Attorney - Southwest Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
Top Attorney - Southwest Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
Top Attorney - Southwest Rising StarsSuper Lawyers Magazine2012

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Volunteer Lawyers ProgramAttorney2010 - Present
MMA - American Motorcyclist AssociationMember2009 - Present
American Motorcyclist AssociationMember2007 - Present
ABATE of ArizonaMember2007 - Present
United States District Court for the District of ArizonaMember2004 - Present
United States Court of Appeals For the Ninth CircuitMember2004 - Present
Federal Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
Arizona Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2004 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
Maricopa County Bar Association, Litigation SectionMember2004 - Present
State Bar of ArizonaMember2004 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Merrell v. R & S Mattress LiquidatorsIn Favor of Plaintiff: Total Award $209,000.00
Ryder, et al. v. Florence United, et al.In Favor of Plaintiff's: $400,000.00 (cumulative settlement)
Donovan v. Neiman MarcusAwarded Plaintiff $75,000.00

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Arizona AttorneyImportant Trial in Arizona: Richard A. Cruz, Esq.2012
Martindale-Hubbell publicationLawyer Profile:Client Review 5/52012
Biker Information Guide NewsletterUM/UIM: Are You Protected?2009

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Arizona College of Trial AdvocacyTrial SkillsN/A2008
Arizona State University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
University of California - IrvineSociologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1995

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
2010 Trial Advocacy CompetitionVolunteer Presiding Judge2010
MMA Members MeetingUn/Underinsurance Coverage2009
ABATE Chapter MeetingProtection of Injury Claims2009
HOG-Foothills ChapterUM/UIM Insurance Coverage2008