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Patrick Thomas Stanley

Patrick Thomas Stanley

Practice areas:

Litigation, Estate Planning, Health Care, Contracts & Agreements

About Me

Patrick Stanley is a trial lawyer with extensive experience in state and federal courts, as well as arbitration proceedings. He has substantial experience in motion practice, appellate practice, jury and bench trial, arbitration and injunctive relief. He is particularly experienced in litigation relating to first-party insurance bad faith, disability insurance litigation, director and officer liability, professional liability, transportation, breach of contract, trade secrets, unfair competition, real estate, and healthcare.


Mr. Stanley also has extensive litigation and industry experience in transportation law. He has represented motor carriers, freight brokers, and third-party logistics providers in the defense of freight claims, in actions to recover unpaid freight charges, and in regulatory compliance matters. Prior to law school, he worked for an international third-party logistics provider, coordinating freight logistics throughout the United States and Canada. Mr. Stanley also assisted with preparation and publication of the landmark book, Transportation, Logistics and the Law.


In addition to his litigation background, Mr. Stanley also assists with the practice management needs of healthcare professionals. He provides consultation and representation in regulatory compliance matters, non-compete and anti-solicitation agreements, disability claim advice, employment contracts, personnel and human resources issues, employee disciplinary actions, independent contractor and managed care agreements, state licensure issues and collections.


Mr. Stanley is admitted to practice in state court in Arizona and Florida, as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the United States District Court for the Districts of Arizona and the Southern and Northern Districts of Florida. He has also been admitted pro hac vice in United States District Courts in California and Alaska.  Mr. Stanley received his B.A. in History from the University of Kansas and earned his law degree, cum laude, from the University of Arizona. Since then, in addition to his busy practice, Mr. Stanley has authored or co-authored articles on a number of topics relating to both disability insurance and transportation law.


Mr. Stanley can be reached at (480) 998-7800 or by e-mail at


Practice Areas

Licensed since 2002

  1. Litigation: 40%
  2. Contracts & Agreements: 20%
  3. Health Care: 20%
  4. Estate Planning: 20%

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • Michael James Curry

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Michael Curry Patent Application Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Meredith L Vivona

    I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Pat Stanley in the past. Not only is he a great guy, but he is extremely intelligent, hard-working, and an outstanding litigator.


    Meredith Vivona Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Comitz | Beethe

6720 N. Scottsdale Road
Suite 150
Scottsdale, AZ, 85253-4472

Comitz | Beethe

2525 E. Broadway
Suite 200
Tucson, AZ, 85716

Comitz | Beethe

19 West Birch Avenue
Flagstaff, AZ, 86001




AZActive 200505/25/2015
FLMember in Good Standing200208/12/2015

Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top 40 Lawyers Under 40American Society of Legal Advocates2015
Top Attorney - Employee Benefits and InsuranceArizona Business Magazine2014
Top Attorney - HealthcareArizona Business Magazine2013
AV Preeminent Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2012
Best of Arizona: Health Care LawRanking Arizona2011
Best of Arizona: Commercial LitigationRanking Arizona2011

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
MemberComitz | Beethe2010 - Present
AssociateBonnett Fairbourn Friedman & Balint Pc2005 - 2010
AssociateRoberts and Associates2002 - 2005


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Scottsdale Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
Arizona Trucking AssociationMember2008 - Present
Maricopa County Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Shepard v. Hewitt CV 10-0334Jury verdict for client affirmed on appeal

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor cum laude2002
University of KansasHistoryB.A.1997