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Jim Campell, an AV Rated lawyer, joined Kinerk, Schmidt & Sethi on July 5, 2011. Jim  spent almost 20 years representing doctors and hospitals in medical neglect cases. Now, in his new role at Kinerk, Schmidt & Sethi, Jim represents patients in the same types of cases.

Right away, it became apparent to Jim that his years of doctors and hospitals would be put to very good use working with patients.  “I have advantage in representing patients in that I’m knowledgeable and experienced in the steps and tactics that physicians and lawyers will take in defending medical malpractice cases,” he says. “It helps to anticipate their tactics from the beginning and, from the outset engineer the client’s case to address these strategies head on.”

The idea of a new focus of law was intriguing, Jim says, but it was not a decision he took lightly.  “After a lot of soul searching, thinking a lot about if I would be comfortable doing this new focus, I thought yes, I would be terrific opportunity to work at Kinerk, Schmidt, and Sethi, and start in new direction,” he says.  “Adding my skills to this group of great trial lawyers with stellar reputations was very appealing.  Together, we can successfully assist catastrophically injured patients, whose cases have true merit.” 

And when he encounters medical professionals with whom he used to work years ago, Jim says everyone acts respectful of him and his new position, because they know that no matter what side he is fighting for, he will do it fairly and with sincerity.

“One thing that works out well is that former clients know I practice with integrity and am highly effective.”

Jim, who was born in Arizona, graduated from Brophy College Preparatory in Phoenix.  He earned both his undergraduate and his law degree, with honors, at the University of Arizona and married his wife, Audrey, also a longtime Arizona resident.

When he is not working on a case either at the firm or in a courtroom, Jim says his strong commitment to giving back to the community combined with a desire to spend time with his three young sons ages 7, 12, and 14 inspires him to coach in youth sports like baseball and basketball.


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Practice Areas


  1. Medical Malpractice: 50%
  2. Wrongful Death: 25%
  3. Personal Injury: 25%



Contingent (33-40%)

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse James. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
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  • Aaron Christopher Harper

    Highly respected in the legal community, I endorse this lawyer.


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Contact Info

Kinerk, Schmidt & Sethi, PLLC

1790 E. River Road Suite 300
Tucson, AZ, 85718


AZActive 199305/31/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2011
BV RatedMartindale-HubbellN/A
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Trial AttorneyKinerk, Schmidt & Sethi, PLLC2011 - Present
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Arizona Association for JusticeMember2011 - Present
Sigma Chi at the University of Arizona Housing CorporationBoard Member1995 - Present
Pima County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Cataract Surgery Malpractice MattersConfidential Settlements
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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of ArizonaLawJD - Juris Doctor With Honors1993
University of ArizonaFinanceBA - Bachelor of Arts1988
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
How Not to Make Medical Malpractice Your MalpracticeMedical Malpractice2011