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Fred Rispoli

Nursing home abuse and neglect Attorney at Phoenix, AZ

5.0   8 reviews

also known as Frederick A. Rispoli

  • State Years
    California - CA 5 years
    Arizona - AZ 15 years
  • Licensed for 5 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2018
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State AZ
    Acquired 2008
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Fred

Learn Fred’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Medical malpractice
    All types of medical malpractice issues, including: (1) surgical errors; (2) failure to properly diagnose and treat conditions; (3) medication errors; (4) anesthesia errors; (5) failure to obtain true, informed consent; (6) erroneous placement of surgical hardware; (7) birth injury; (8) hospital-related malpractice; (9) radiology errors; and (10) wrongful death.

  2. Nursing home abuse and neglect
    All types of long term care abuse and neglect (nursing homes, assisted living facilities, group homes, etc.) including: (1) bed sores/pressure sores; (2) falls resulting in fractures or traumatic brain injury; (3) malnutrition; (4) dehydration; (5) infection/sepsis; (6) elopement and wandering; (7) mismanagement of medication administration; (8) failure to follow physician order; (9) failure to hire properly-trained staff; and (10) wrongful death.

  3. Wrongful death

  4. Class action

  5. Personal injury

I truly enjoy teaching and helping people. After college, I taught seventh grade science to children in a low-income area of Los Angeles. It was difficult but incredibly satisfying. I wanted the same experience as an attorney. And while what I do now is also tough--because corporations (the bad ones) go to great lengths and expend a lot of money to deny or cover up their wrongs--every effort is worth the satisfaction of securing some sense of justice for my clients.


But I am only the person I am today because of the tremendous support I receive from my family and friends. I could not effectively represent my clients without being able to empathize with them over the often horrific losses they have suffered. And realizing how devastated I would be if the actions of another led to great harm to my wife, son, daughter, brother, sister or parents, well, it helps me greatly when battling for my clients' rights.


Rispoli Law, PLLC
420 W. Roosevelt St
Phoenix, AZ, 85003

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Posted by Tina | August 16, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Medical Malpractice
I spoke with 4 other attorneys at length before hiring Fred. It was a sensitive case and discretion was extremely important to me, as well as finding someone who listened, respected my concerns and yet had the # of wins that I felt confident he would be able to handle it. From all the research I had done and talking at great length to so many others, when I spoke with Fred, he knew his stuff. He also took as much time as I needed whenever I called, and was able to approach the case with the discretion I needed to even pursue it, but also with the experience to know how to get it settled reasonably. His right hand support (paralegal) Susie worked by the same code of ethics and customer service. Prior to this, I had never pursued legal action and really thought long and hard about it--but it was so egregious I had to move forward IF I could find someone I could respect and trust. You hear so many awful stories. But I can honestly tell you, he truly cares and has the empathy to support you from beginning to end. I cannot give him a high enough rating. Every step along the way, he asked for my approval and changed things when I asked or explained why he wanted to approach it a certain way and then we went ahead. If you think you have a case that can be pursued, these are the people you want representing you. He really does care, and will make sure the right thing happens. His handling of the case made a bad experience so much easier to get through. Call him, you won't be disappointed,he's the real deal!...I am really grateful!
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Posted by David | November 20, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Exemplary Medical Malpractice Attorney
Fred Rispoli handled a nursing home case involving my mother, and from the beginning of the process to the end, he exceeded my expectations. Mr. Rispoli excelled in keeping me up-to-date on the case as it wound its way through the legal system. When I had to make a deposition or testify in court, he made absolutely certain that I was well-prepared and comfortable with what was going to occur. As the case drew to a close, he was a tough negotiator, and he was very helpful in setting out the alternatives open to my siblings and me. Mr. Rispoli is a gifted attorney and I give him my unqualified recommendation for nursing home and related legal issues.
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Posted by Jack | April 16, 2015
Fantastic Lawyer!
I had a great experience with Mr. Rispoli. He was smart, aggressive and successful in negotiating a enormous pay-out on my case. I highly recommend his services!
Posted by anonymous | December 23, 2014
A very professional attorney
I hired Mr Rispoli to handle a nursing home wrongful death case involving my mother. He was very knowlegable of the law in this area and process. He always kept me informed in advance of any future litigation and what to expect, working with Fred for me was very much stress free. Because of Freds knowledge and expertice in this area of law he was able to get a favorable resolution for me. I would highly recommend Mr Fred Rispoli to anyone looking for a lawyer you can trust.
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Posted by Jane | December 15, 2014
Excellent Lawyer
I found Mr. Rispoli to be very informative of the case, He kept me informed of what was going on in the case. We were very happy with the results.
Posted by Karen | May 13, 2014
A very professional trustworthy attorney
I hired Fred Rispoli to handle a nursing home abuse case involving my husband. Fred was always very considerate and compassionate with me during this very stressful and emotional process. He kept me informed on the case and answered all my questions very quickly even after business hours. Even during a set-back in the case Fred was always up beat and driven to continue litigation at the highest level. He was very knowlegable of the law in this type of case which helped in getting a favorable resolution for us. I would highly recommend Mr. Rispoli based on his honesty, compassion and proffessionalism to any of my friends or family. He is one of the most professional, kind and caring attorney's I have ever met.
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Posted by Mark | April 28, 2014
a Lawyer you can trust
We hired Fred to handle a healthcare case. He was very trustworthy and answered all of over questions. He was available when questions arise. He kept us updated and in the loop every step of the way. We are very happy working with him and also gave his name to friends of ours who are having the same problems we had. He is on the ball and will versed in this area. I highly recommend Fred and will use him again for any case.
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Posted by Juan | April 5, 2014
Review of the service provided by Frederick Anthony Rispoli
It is with a great deal of pleasure that I provide an overall rating of excellent for the service provided my Mr. Frederick Anthony Rispoli. From the moment I met him, he had me at ease and was very informative on the case most likely would proceed under various scenarios. I was so informed that I had few if any questions about the service he was and would continue to provide. Mr. Rispoli kept me very informed on any developments in the case and at times called me after business hours.. Mr. Rispoli was and remains very considerate always asking if I had the time to speak with him. Mr. Rispoli's knowledge of the law and procedures we encountered was commendable, he was always thinking many steps ahead of the present situation to provide me with the best service and advantage on the case. There was never an occasion where I felt non informed or not included in the decisions made in the case. Mr. Rispoli was truly reasonable, personable and exhibited common sense in proceeding with the case and the decisions made. Also, I did and continue to believe that he truly cared about his work and actually remembered to send condolences on the day my mother passed and was always asking how I and my daughter were. During the settlement phase, Mr. Rispoli possessed a great deal of common sense and evaluated every option available to us. I would highly and without hesitation recommend Mr. Rispoli to anyone based on his professionalism, knowledge, care and compassion to the case and his clients. Yes, Mr. Rispoli was my attorney, but I will always regard him as a friend.
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  • Free Consultation 120 minutes
  • Contingency 25%-39%


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Attorney
  • Rispoli Law, PLLC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Wilkes & McHugh, PA
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Legal Extern for the Hon. Glenn M. Davis (ret.)
  • Maricopa County Superior Court
  • 2008 - 2008
  • Attorney
  • Bryan Cave, LLP
  • 2008 - 2012
  • Rule 38 Prosecuting Attorney
  • City Of Scottsdale
  • 2007 - 2007
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  • Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • Emory University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2004

Sample of Legal Cases

  • AZORE, LLC v. Bassett, 341 P.3d 466 (Ariz. Ct. App. 2014)
  • Granted in part, Reversed in part
  • Dueñas v. Life Care Centers of America, Inc., 236 Ariz. 130 (Ct. App. 2014)
  • Reversed and Remanded


  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Arizona Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Teach For America | Phoenix Associate Board
  • President
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Teach For America | Phoenix Junior Board
  • Vice President & Co-founder
  • 2010 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Clients' Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2014
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Speaking Engagements

  • Pediatric Anesthesiology 2015
  • Medical Malpractice
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (9)
Endorse Fred
Nursing home abuse and neglect Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Elder abuse and neglect cases are factually and legally complex. This area of practice demands a keen understanding of the nursing home industry, its regulations, as well as medical issues that are unique to our elderly population. Fred understands the industry charged with protecting our elderly population as well as the medicine – he does an excellent job for his clients. If a potential client, or their family, comes to see me and I cannot accept the case due to a conflict, or my current active case load, I highly recommend Fred and his firm."
Litigation Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I worked closely with Fred on several important healthcare litigation matters. He is an extremely dedicated, highly accomplished attorney who does exceptional work for his clients. Fred's incredible record of success is underscored by his knowledge and experience helping individuals and small businesses injured by large corporations and government agencies. Fred is a true talent."
Nursing home abuse and neglect Attorney | Nov 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Fred is an excellent, very ethical and knowledgeable attorney who fights hard for his clients. I know him from working as opposing counsel on nursing home cases. He is a great advocate and I strongly endorse Fred."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have known Fred for several years and we have been opposing counsel on a number of matters. Fred is smart, professional, and a true advocate for his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Fred is easily one of the finest attorneys I know. I would not hesitate to ask him to represent me. I give him my highest recommendation."
Nursing home abuse and neglect Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Friend
"Outstanding attorney. Smart, organized, responsive and extremely knowledgeable!"
Nursing home abuse and neglect Attorney | Jun 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Fred is one of the best legal practitioners in Arizona in his area. His legal knowledge and treatment of his clients are top notch."
Personal injury Attorney | May 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Fred Rispoli is an extremely smart and talented civil litigator. He has exceptional negotiation skills and is one of the most persuasive speakers I have had the privilege to watch in court. He is highly ethical and truly cares about his clients. I fully endorse this lawyer."
Nursing home abuse and neglect Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Phoenix Nursing home abuse and neglect Lawyer Fred Rispoli
Fred Rispoli
Nursing home abuse and neglect Attorney
Phoenix, AZ
Licensed for 15 years
Free Consultation