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Edward O Comitz

Edward O Comitz

Practice areas:

Disability Insurance Litigation

About Me

Edward O. Comitz, Esq. is a founding member and head of the healthcare and disability insurance practice at Comitz | Beethe and has earned a national reputation for prosecuting claims on behalf of individuals based on fraud and unfair business practices in the insurance and healthcare industries.  He has extensive experience in disability insurance coverage and bad faith litigation, representing physicians and other professionals in reversing denials of their disability claims, principally in federal courts.


 


Mr. Comitz has also represented institutional and professional clients in complex litigation matters involving antitrust, business torts, class actions, corporate and partnership matters, employment, fraud, professional liability, securities, breach of non-compete and anti-solicitation agreements, unfair competition and receiverships. He has received an AV-rating by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory. In addition, Mr. Comitz was named a Southwest Super Lawyer by Law and Politics in its inaugural edition.


 


Mr. Comitz has served as lead or co-lead counsel and on litigation teams on several high-profile consumer protection cases, including, among many others, Grant v. Arthur Andersen, L.L.P. et al., the securities fraud and consumer class action arising out of the collapse of the Baptist Foundation of Arizona. In those proceedings, class counsel and others reached settlements totaling $238 million, including a $217 million settlement with Arthur Andersen relating to its role as auditor for BFA. The $217 million settlement with Arthur Andersen is the largest settlement amount ever paid by a Big Five accounting firm not associated with the savings and loan crisis, and twice the settlement amount Arthur Andersen has ever agreed to in settlement of an auditing claim. In addition, Mr. Comitz has worked on trial teams in multi-billion dollar antitrust litigation involving key participants in the satellite communications industry. Mr. Comitz was previously associated with the international firm, Squire Sanders & Dempsey, L.L.P


 


Additional about Mr. Comitz can be found at www.cobelaw.com and www.disabilitycounsel.net 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1993

  1. Disability Insurance Litigation: 100%
    22 years, 1 thousand cases

Payment

Fees:

Contingent (33-40%)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

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    I worked for Ed during law school. During that time, Ed demonstrated that he will leave no stone unturned in his efforts to ensure his clients' rights are upheld and enforced. In my observations of Ed, I learned not just the importance of serving as a vigorous advocate for a client but also how such efforts create a strong relationship of trust and understanding between a lawyer and client.

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Contact Info

Comitz | Beethe

Scottsdale Spectrum
6720 N. Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ, 85253

Comitz | Beethe

19 West Birch Avenue
Flagstaff, AZ, 86001

Comitz | Beethe

2525 E. Broadway
Suite 200
Tucson, AZ, 85716


Yuma, AZ

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Resume

License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
AZActive 199305/23/2015

Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers

Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Best of Arizona: Commercial LitigationRanking Arizona2011
Best of Arizona: Health Care LawRanking Arizona2011
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2007

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
MemberComitz | Beethe2010 - Present
Judge Pro TemporeMaricopa County Superior Court2004 - Present
ShareholderBonnett Fairbourn Friedman & Balint PC2001 - 2010
Senior AssociateSquire Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.2000 - 2001
Senior AssociateDeConcini McDonald Yetwin & Lacy1997 - 2000

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
State Bar of ArizonaMemberN/A
Maricopa County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Arizona Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
American Association for JusticeMemberN/A
Arizona Dental AssociationBusiness AffiliateN/A
Arizona Osteopathic Medical AssociationEndorsed PartnerN/A

Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
AOMA DigestAre Non-Competition Agreements Enforceable or Not?2011
Inscriptions (Arizona Dental Association)Why is it So Hard to Collect on My Disability Insurance Policy?2009
Doctor of DentistryDisability Insurance: Can You Collect Under Your Policy?2008
Doctor of DentistryA Stiff Upper Lip Can Lead to Getting Stiffed by Your Insurer: Chronic Pain and Your Ability to Collect Disability Insurance Benefits2008
Physician's Money DigestDisability Insurance: What Every Physician Needs to Know about ERISA2008
Ophthalmology ManagementDisability Insurance Roulette: Can You Collect On Your Policy?2006
The Biggest Legal Mistakes Physicians Make and How to Avoid Them (SEAK)The 10 Biggest Legal Mistakes Physicians Make When Filing a Claim for Disability2005
AzMedDisability Insurance and the Doctor: Will You Be Able to Collect?2003

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Creighton UniversityJournalismBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Seattle University School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Guest LecturerPre-Trial Litigation1999
Arizona State University College of LawAdjunct Professor1999