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Geoffrey Trachtenberg

Motorcycle accident Attorney at Phoenix, AZ

5.0   34 reviews

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Licensed for 24 years
State NM
Status Active
Acquired 2015
Updated 06/30/2015
State UT
Status Active
Acquired 2010
Updated 11/08/2022
State AZ
Status Active
Acquired 2001
Updated 09/18/2022
State TX
Status Voluntary Resignation
Acquired 2016
Updated 10/23/2022
State CA
Status Inactive
Acquired 1998
Updated 08/08/2022

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

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Levenbaum Trachtenberg - The Law Tigers
362 North 3rd Avenue
Phoenix, AZ, 85003

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Posted by Ed | May 1, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wonderful Attorney to work with
After my motorcycle accident I was focused on my recovery and knew that I needed good legal representation. Once my research was completed I selected Law Tigers and I have been very pleased with Geoff Trachtenberg and the Law Tigers team. Geoff has always been very accommodating and has made himself available when I have had questions. I'm especially pleased with his ability to explain legal terms and lay out a strategy for success. The entire team has been very supportive and I would highly recommend Geoff Trachtenberg to anyone who finds themselves in need of awesome legal representation!.
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Posted by Kevin | September 15, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Law Tigers - THANK YOU
Where do I begin with writing this review? Since my motorcycle collision with an F150 truck back in September 2013, I have sought closure and compensation for the incident. I was pulled out in front of by this said F150 truck with no warning. After my couple of week stay in the hospital and quite a few large hospital bills later, I needed immediate representation to try and retrieve compensation for lost income, damage to myself and my motorcycle. I found this by a recommendation of a family friend when they referred me to Levenbaum Trachtenberg and the Law Tigers. When I first called the Law Tigers, I was greeted in my home as I was out of work at the time and could not really travel. They assured me that they would fight for me in the very best possible way legally. After many obstacles and some time later, my case went to trial and we won. I have this law firm to sincerely thank for this and I want to especially thank Mr. Henry and Mr. Trachtenberg for representing me during the toughest times during this case. These guys will fight for you and they are genuine, sincere and respectful. I have nothing but praise for the Law Tigers, thank you, you guys are AWESOME!!!
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Posted by Jesse | November 21, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Took care of me like I was family !
My motorcycle collision was pretty brutal. I had multiple surgeries spanning two years. Geoff and his outstanding professional team took care of me and had me informed every step of the way. Geoff and his team got me a good and fair settlement. I would strongly recommend their services. I hope I am never in another motorcycle or car accident again but if I am, I'll be calling them for their professional help once again. -Jesse Utah
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Posted by Jesse | November 3, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Geoff and his team were excellent from the start.
We had a representative from the Law Tigers visit us in the hospital just a day after my wife's initial call to get started on our motorcycle injury case. Anytime we have had to go in and talk with Geoff, Brooke, Scott, or Dolly, it was like catching up with an old friend and that alone made the whole process easier to go through. We were never made to feel like a question or concern was dumb. We were always given a real outlook of our case and never sugar coated or given to much of an optimistic outcome. They were personally invested in our case and did not make it seem like a business transaction. We were presented with the best case scenario from the get go and although it took longer then we wanted it to, Geoff and his team did their best to get us to the best case scenario. There is no other lawyer I would ever recommend to represent someone dealing with a motorcycle/car accident then Geoff and his team. We truly appreciate everything they have done for us and we would have not gotten the outcome we did without them.
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Posted by Alec | March 3, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Service, but Case Might Have Been Hard to Win
In my first Moot Court Case at Law School, the Professor made us Switch Sides the day before the trial to make us focus on the other side's arguments. Looking at my case from the Defendant's point of view, I realize that my case was Very Difficult to Win for the following reasons: 1) I crashed my bike all by myself through improper braking technique, probably by locking the front wheel and not releasing it soon enough. 2) My Age is a factor here. I might have had a Lot of Good Training, but apparently I was not able to apply that training in an Emergency. 3) I fell down quickly and didn't see anything the Defendant did beyond his initial entry into the intersection. Things would have been different had I stayed upright longer, had seen where D ended up, noted color and make of his car, etc. Also Different if I had crashed swerving to avoid D. As Mike said in his Closing Statement, at the point I lost contact with D, for all I know, he could have been turning right into the #2 or #3 lane -- I didn't know, before I fell down, that he was trying to cross all the lanes to make a left turn. 4) Non-impact cases are Hard to Prove, as the jury sees that I crashed my bike, D didn't hit me or my bike, and, in this case, by All the evidence, didn't enter my lane. The Jury thinks if I had just braked properly, no harm, no foul. Which is True! Why should D pay for My crashing My bike when D clearly stopped in time?! 5) Therefore, we should Not have been so Optimistic and I should have taken the $30K offered by D to settle. I think we both got a little greedy... (Of course, this is Easy to Conclude, given the result. The Jury clearly Didn't Get It. We won two votes. The case would have Probably been won with a better jury, and I realize that. This case was probably Lost at Voir Dire, through no fault of our own in the selection process. I Never felt Connected to the Jury, and I don't think you did, either!) At the trial, in retrospect, you might have done things a bit differently (but I'm not a trial lawyer: What do I Know?!): 1) Deal More Directly with the Problem of My Crashing My Bike, which seemed to me to be an Elephant in the Room, with us consistently saying that I did Nothing Wrong. Admit I lost control by braking improperly, but stress that it was an Emergency and Perfection is Not Required. I did the Best I Could in a Life-Threatening Situation. D's actions Caused me to apply my brakes in the first place. He clearly Didn't See Me as he entered the intersection. 2) Prove Emergency. D thought we would collide when he first saw me (perhaps this point was not stressed Enough at the trial). Distances, Speeds, where D ended up, No Crystal Ball, Reasonable (though Not Perfect) actions in Dire, Life-Threatening Emergency, etc. 3) In light of one of the juror's comments after trial, it might have been a Good Idea to make sure the Jury knew what the Burden of Proof in a Civil Case is! I don't know if any of the above will help you in your next case or not, and I truly wonder whether tackling My Crashing My Bike head on is the best tactic. Clearly you didn't think so or you would have done it. But it always did Bother Me that we weren't addressing this issue, and I take the Blame for not bringing this issue up. I was very impressed by your Passionate Commitment to my cause and your Excellent Preparation. You did Everything you could to win. With a Different Jury, we well might have won. We always Roll the Dice at a jury trial. But I Do think you might have been More Optimistic than the Facts of My Particular Case merited. On the other hand, it's your Job to be Optimistic, isn't it? All I can Really Say, at the end of it, is THANK YOU for Representing Me So Spectacularly! Alec
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Posted by Jawanza | August 12, 2015
Very honest and very fair
I am writing this review for Mr. Trachtenberg because he helped me resolve a really frustrating situation in regards to an accident li had in January of 2015. There were a lot of circumstances that prevented my case from being resolved quickly and I was at wits end dealing with people. Mr. Trachtenberg gave me his personal cell phone number and reviewed my case with me. He even went as far as to reduce his fees since the person responsible did not have insurance that would compensate me for my injuries. He got my doctors fees reduced from over $580,000 to just under $5,000. This relieved me of my greatest worry... Being in debt for something that was no fault of my own. If you need someone who will actually listen and jump through hoops for you, Mr. Trachtenberg is the lawyer for you.
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Posted by Tyler | April 8, 2015
Extremely Pleased
5 days after I got out of the Marine Corps I was in Phoenix, AZ visiting family. I was riding my motorcycle and was T-boned by a full size pick going 45 MPH while the driver was drunk. I broke my back in 3 places, had my left heel cut clean off of my foot, cracked my skull open and broke my left leg in 6 places, I spent almost 6 months in the hospital and had to have 23 surgeries to re-construct my left leg, ankle and heel. Geoffrey Trachtenburg was in my Hospital room within 24 hours after reaching out to him. He has clawed tooth and nail for me and managed to get over $1MM worth of medical bills taken away for me. I don't know what I would have done without his help. Extremely responsive and knowledgeable, I would recommend Geoff to anyone!
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Posted by Jennifer | February 21, 2015
Best Lawyer Ever.
Geoffrey Trachtenberg was a blessing. We had a long unnecessary processes from the beginning and nothing began to turn around until Mr. Trachtenburg became involved. I had the pleasure to see Geoffrey Trachtenberg in action in the courtroom and I was blown away on what a lawyer was suppose to be, he was more than knowledgeable, he had passion and he wanted results and to finally see someone who cared about our case and getting to the end of this matter made me finally there were good people out there. Geoffrey Trachtenberg didn't fight for the money, he fights for what is right. I am proud to have had the pleasure of working with him. He always kept his word, was prompt to returning calls or answering right when you call. And always kept me informed. I would recommend Geoffrey Trachtenberg over and over for the rest of my life. I could not be more thankful for being able to have him as my lawyer.
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Posted by Christy | February 13, 2015
Exceptional lawyer
Thank you, Geoffrey!! Even though Geoffrey knew our case was a difficult one, he didn't hesitate to give it his all. His experience, passion, and persistence paid off for me and my family tremendously. Geoffrey's encouragement and positivity helped me through the darkest times & I am forever grateful to him.
Posted by Veronica | May 14, 2014
Mother of client
Geoff was experienced, wise, informed and a graciously good counselor to my son and me in all our interactions throughout this two and one-half year process. He was continually positive and gave us the confidence and legal support we needed to move through these difficult times and kept our family spirits finely tuned. His resolution of the case was exemplary and I would gladly and cheerfully recommend Geoff and his professional team.
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Posted by Sean | February 8, 2013
Took care of Everything
I was in my first motorcycle accident when I called the Law Tigers and Geoff Trachtenberg . In the accident I received a concussion and snapped my clavical so bad it needed a metal plate and screws. The attorney showed up at my doorstep within 2 hours of me calling them. They were extremely professional and very personable. They literally took care of EVERYTHING, even a year after I received my settlement they responded to my questions regarding the settlement and filing my taxes. And by the way, I received a very nice settlement. My case almost went into litigation, in the end I decided not to pursue this but I really appreciated the guidance from the attorney and paralegal. Every single person I came into contact with was helpful, knowledgable, and friendly. I would recommend the Law Tigers and Geoff Trachtenberg to anyone!
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Posted by monica branch | July 22, 2012
The search is finally over! Geoffrey Trachtenberg fights for your rights!
My daughter was injured on Mothers Day therefore i will never forget what happened. The Injury was the result of someone being negligent while in their care! Geoffrey was right on my case doing all that can be done to get my daughter what was rightfully compensation for all she went thru. Geoffrey Trachtenberg followed thru on all that was promised and ensured it was delivered. I recommend Geoffrey highly to anyone seeking help when help is most needed and allow yourself to sleep at night knowing your are taken care of. Geoffrey is not just a great Attorney he is a fine fine human being that really cares about people. Thank you again!
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Posted by Joe | February 28, 2012
My Law Tiger lawyer rides a Harley
Geoffrey and his staff (Kristen) work hard on my case to get it resolved. When dealing with an insurance company that does not want to cooperate, this is the lawyer for you. I would recommend him highly.
Posted by Phillip | February 27, 2012
job well done
great job, thanks for all you and Kristen did for me.
Posted by Hannah | February 24, 2012
I would highly recommend this firm!
This firm has just been awesome to work with. They kept me informed every step of the way with my lawsuit, and helped me deal with all of my medical bills. Every time I asked a question, Terrie was quick to respond to my emails and make sure that things were worded in a way that actually made sense to me. I've never dealt with anything legal so it was a huge help to have a firm that respected me and handled my case quickly. I would recommend this firm to anyone!
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Posted by Christina | February 23, 2012
Great to work with!
We have had no problems at all working with Geoffrey or any of his staff especially ever patient Nicole. Even when we could not get info to her as timely as we would have liked, she was always right on the ball!
Posted by Larry | February 23, 2012
motorcycle client
Law Tigers firm was instrumental in bringing about a very fair settlement concerning my motorcycle incident. Terrie Cunningham was very efficient and professional ,and communicated well through the process of the claim.
Posted by Vince | February 17, 2012
Motorcycle Accident
He worked with me very diligently on my complicated case involving 2 medical insurance companies and Medicare. Not only that, I was riding a borrowed bike which then involved 3 auto insurance companies. I was extremely happy with the outcome. He was very courteous and expedient and answered all my questions and emails immediately. He was more of a friend than a legal advisor and if I ever needed legal services again it would only be with Law Tigers.
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Posted by Daniel | February 16, 2012
Worked hard for me
Priscilla Worked hard for me and got me the money i deserved in both cases
Posted by Thomas | February 16, 2012
Positive Experience
From first contact to final outcome, I was kept informed and presented with sound practical advice to acheive the desired results.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Education

  • University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1993

Legal Cases

  • Apollo Educ. Grp. Inc. v. Henry, 150 F.Supp.3d 1078, 1083-84 (D. Ariz. 2015).
  • We prevailed; application for fees pending.
  • Cramer v. Starr, 204 Ariz. 4, 375 P.3d 69 (2016).
  • Supreme Court adopted the original tortfeasor rule consistent with UCATA.
  • Abbott v. Banner Health Network, 341 P.3d 478 (App. 2014), rev'd on other grounds, 341 P.3d 478 (2016).
  • We prevailed in the court of appeals; awarded attorneys' fees. The Arizona Supreme Court reversed on other grounds. Appeal pending to the United States Supreme Court.
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Publications

  • AAMIL
  • Taking on the Motorcycle Collision Case
  • 2009
  • Arizona Trial Lawyers Association
  • Arizona Personal Injury Lien Law & Practice Guide
  • 2008
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Speaking Engagements

  • Maricopa County Bar Association
  • Bench Bar Conference
  • 2016
  • Annual Convention
  • President's Message
  • 2016
  • Scottsdale Bar Association
  • Everything You Never Wanted to Known About Healthcare Provider Liens
  • 2015
  • Annual Lien Seminar
  • Walking Dead Liens: Balance Billing
  • 2015
  • Winning the Motor Vehicle Accident Case
  • Breaking Bad Liens
  • 2014
  • Learn-at-Lunch
  • Liens: Don't 'Should' Yourself.
  • 2013
  • Annual Lien Seminar
  • AHCCCS Liens
  • 2013
  • Arizona Trial Lawyers Association Liens Seminar
  • How to Handle AHCCCS Liens Like a Honey Badger
  • 2012
  • Arizona Paralegal Association
  • Ethical Rule 1.15: Who Gets a Slice of the Pie?
  • 2012
  • APA Learn-at-Lunch
  • Ethical Rule 1.15: Who Gets a Slice of the Pie?
  • 2012
  • Desert Divas
  • Group Riding Liability and Insurance Concerns
  • 2011
  • Annual Lien Seminar
  • Zen and the Art of Dealing with AHCCCS Liens
  • 2011
  • Trust Account Seminar
  • Third Party Rights to Clients' Property: Ethical Rule 1.15
  • 2010
  • Annual Lien Seminar
  • AHCCCS Recovery Rights, Claim Mitigation & Grievance Appeals
  • 2010
  • Learn at Lunch
  • Child Support Liens in Personal Injury Cases
  • 2009
  • Trial Practice Seminar
  • Exposing Expert Witness Bias
  • 2008
  • Arizona Judges College
  • Punitive Damages Review
  • 2007
  • Construction Defects Conference
  • Additional Insured Endorsements
  • 2000
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (23)
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Geoff and I worked together on a very complex matter and I got to know him well. He has a brilliant grasp of the case law, excellent people skills, extensive trial experience and does not back down from a challenge. He has been a leader among Arizona trial lawyers for many years and now serves in a statewide leadership position with the State Bar. I strongly endorse him and would not hesitate to refer family and friends to him."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"While the rest of us operate on 24 hour days, Geoff must have figured out a way to get at least 30 hours of accomplishment fit into each day. He has demonstrated excellence in many different ways and done so in two different states. He has earned the respect of top lawyers throughout the legal community. Geoff Trachtenberg has shown the ability to simply achieve more than most others, a result of the combination of his impressive work ethic and legal ability."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Motorcycle accident Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the pleasure of knowing Geoff for years and can attest to his remarkable skill as an Attorney and litigator but also to his compassion as a person. His mastery of the law is well recognized amongst those of us who do this work. The results he has achieved on behalf of his clients and reducing their medical bills is nothing short of a miracle. Just read his client's reviews, they say it all. Geoff is a leader in the legal community and handles very complex aspects of litigation effortlessly. As an Attorney, I continually reach out to Geoff when I am dealing with a complex issue. If I, as an Attorney, rely on his counsel, you should feel very comfortable in his capable and experienced hands. I cannot endorse Geoff highly enough."
Personal injury Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Geoff and I have known each other for years and have worked together on a number of cases. I endorse Geoff as a lawyer, not only because he is my friend, but because he is one of the best lawyers I know."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Geoff for many years; He is bright , well informed, assertive and an excellent attorney. His energy level is off the charts. Highly recommend."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Geoff is an intelligent, top-notch personal injury attorney who works tirelessly to represent his clients and obtain the best possible results. I've had the opportunity to work with him several times and to see firsthand his ability to successfully litigate a case and overwhelm the opposition. I highly recommend this attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Excellent lawyer."
Car accident Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Geoff is an outstanding personal injury attorney: smart, aggressive, hard-working, and absolutely committed to obtaining justice for his clients. I endorse him wholeheartedly for any plaintiff's personal injury, product defect, wrongful death, or accident case."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Wrongful death Attorney | Sep 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is an extremely energetic, intelligent, and experienced attorney who gets great results for his clients. He is very well respected in the legal community."
Car accident Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Geoffrey is a highly intelligent advocate who works tirelessly for his clients and for the betterment of the legal profession. He is highly respected by his peers and is a constant source of knowledge and guidance."
Motorcycle accident Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Geoff's passion, enthusiasm, and determination in representing injured victims is unparalleled in the Arizona legal community. He is a strong advocate, not only for his clients, but also for attorneys through his Board of Governor (of the State Bar of Arizona) status. Geoff is an attorney I would seriously consider representing my personal interests if I were injured by the negligence of another."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have watched Geoff over the course of my career and find him to be one of the outstanding legal talents in Arizona. You will not find a more tenacious and bright attorney who is not afraid to stand up for what is right."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 21
Relationship: Friend
"Geoff is concerned about getting the best possible result for his clients while maintaining the interity of the legal profession. I am proud to endorse Geoff."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Geoff for many years. He is bright and effective, having achieved excellent results for his clients."
Motorcycle accident Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Other
"Geoff is one of the hardest working in today's field. His confidence and work ethic combined come through because of his goal of always surpassing expectations of what others want. He has gained a reputation of excellence because of passion for others."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Geoff is a marvelous lawyer who works tirelessly in representing his clients. He is creative, tenacious and has a razor sharp wit. Anybody who has been negligently harmed would be lucky too have Geoff as his or her attorney. He, undoubtedly, will have a national reputation as a trial attorney. Don’t pass on an opportunity to hire Geoff to protect you and your family"
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"If you are looking for a smart,hard working and caring attorney, you won't go wrong with Geoff on your side. Geoff has distinguished himself as a top personal injury litigator. He stays on top of all the current changes in the law and knows every avenue to take to make sure his clients are well represented. You won't go wrong with Geoff on your side."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"My office has worked with Geoff on common cases, and Geoff has also provided assistance and advice on numerous other cases. He has always been very professional and a terrific advocate."
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