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Geoffrey M. Trachtenberg grew up in Arizona.  He is a partner at Levenbaum Trachtenberg PLC where he manages the law firm's California, New Mexico, and Utah offices.


Geoff focuses primarily on personal injury litigation and appeals.  He is Board Certified as a Specialist in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death litigation, "AV-Rated" by Martindale-Hubbell, listed in "Best Lawyers in America" by U.S. News & World Report, and selected for the "Super Lawyers - Top 50" in Arizona.  The Arizona Business Magazine listed him in their Top 100 lawyers for 2015 and 2016.


Geoff graduated from Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley. Upon graduation, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable Gary L. Taylor, U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, and then practiced with the law firm of Irell & Manella, LLP in Newport Beach, California.


Geoff is President of the Arizona Association for Justice, which awarded him the Volunteer of the Year award for three consecutive years.  He serves as a Judge Pro Tempore with the Maricopa County Superior Court and volunteers his time with a number of organizations, including the Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS, St. Vincent de Paul, the Arizona Brain Injury Association as well as helping indigent families with free legal services.


Geoff was also elected as President of the Board of Governors for the State Bar of Arizona (2015-16). The President leads the Board which itself oversees the Bar’s $15 million annual budget and licenses approximately 18,000 attorneys throughout the state.

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Levenbaum Trachtenberg An Injury Law Firm

362 North 3rd Avenue
Phoenix, AZ, 85003

299 South Main Street, 13th Floor
Salt Lake City, UT, 84111

402 West Broadway, Ste 400
San Diego, CA, 92101

500 Marquette, Suite 1200
Albuquerque, NM, 87101

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Wrongful Death: 40%
  2. Motorcycle Accident: 40%
  3. Car Accident: 20%

Payment

Fees:

Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Barry L Entrekin

    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.

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    Barry Entrekin Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Mark P Breyer

    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.

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    Mark Breyer Car accident Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
NMAuthorized to practice law201506/30/2015
UTActive201008/16/2016
AZActive 200107/02/2016
CAActive199805/23/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Lawyer in AZArizona Business Magazine2016
Top 100 Lawyer in AZArizona Business Magazine2015
Founding MemberNational Association of Distinguished Counsel2014
Sustaining MemberArizona's Finest Lawyers2014
Certified Specialist - Injury and Wrongful Death LitigationState Bar of Arizona2014
AV-Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Best Lawyer - Personal Injury Litigation - Wrongful DeathU.S.News & World Report / The Best Lawyers in America2012
Super Lawyer - Top 50Thompson Reuters2012
Volunteer of the YearArizona Assocation for Justice2009
Volunteer of the YearArizona Association for Justice2008
Volunteer of the YearArizona Association for Justice2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Board MemberArizona Bar Foundation2014 - Present
President, Board of GovernorsState Bar of Arizona2011 - Present
Judge Pro TemporeMaricopa County Superior Court2006 - Present
Managing Partner - California, New Mexico, UtahLevenbaum Trachtenberg, PLC2002 - Present
AssociateIrell & Manella1998 - 2002
Law Clerk for Judge Gary L. TaylorUnited States District Court, Central District of California1997 - 1998
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of ArizonaPresident2014 - Present
Arizona Foundation for Legal Services & EducationDirector2014 - Present
Superior Court of Arizona Civil Rules Study CommitteeMember2013 - Present
Consumer Attorney Association of San DiegoMember2010 - Present
Utah Association for JusticeMember2010 - Present
Orange County Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2009 - Present
Public Investors Arbitration Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
Association of Motorcycle Injury LawyersMember2002 - Present
American Association for JusticeAmbassador2002 - Present
Arizona Trial Lawyers AssociationPresident2002 - Present
Maricopa County Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMember2002 - Present
Federal Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present
Arizona Judicial CouncilMember2015 - 2016
Arizona Supreme Court's Civil Justice Reform CommitteeMember2015 - 2016
SBA Finance and Audit CommitteeVice Chair2014 - 2015
SBA Rules CommitteeChairman2013 - 2014
SBA Discipline Oversight CommitteeMember2013 - 2014
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Southwest Fiduciary, Inc. v. AHCCCS, 226 Ariz. 404, 249 P.3d 1104 (App. 2011).We prevailed; awarded attorneys' fees.
Progressive v. Blaud, 212 Ariz. 359, 132 P.3d 298 (App. 2006).We prevailed; awarded attorneys' fees.
Jeter v. Mayo Clinic, 211 Ariz. 386, 121 P.3d 1256 (App. 2005).We prevailed; trial court reversed.
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
State Bar of ArizonaArizona Motorvehicle Accident Deskbook, 2nd Ed.2016
Arizona AttorneyOwn Your Work2016
State Bar of ArizonaThird Party Interests: Liens & Subrogation2016
Arizona AttorneyThe Secret to Failure2016
Arizona AttorneySpurring Public Service2016
Arizona AttorneyThe Secret to Failure2016
Arizona AttorneyLeader in a Hurry2015
Arizona RepublicThe Truth About Lawyer Discipline2015
Arizona AttorneyThanks Made Visible2015
Arizona AttorneyTax Credit for Justice2015
Arizona AttorneyNew Tool Addresses Third-Party Claims to Client Funds2014
Los Angeles TimesTips in the Event of a Motorcycle Accident2011
AAMILTaking on the Motorcycle Collision Case2009
Arizona Trial Lawyers AssociationArizona Personal Injury Lien Law & Practice Guide2008
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
University of California - Los AngelesPsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1993
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Maricopa County Bar AssociationBench Bar Conference2016
Annual ConventionPresident's Message2016
Scottsdale Bar AssociationEverything You Never Wanted to Known About Healthcare Provider Liens2015
Annual Paralegal ConferencePersonal Injury Strategies for Plaintiff and Defense Paralegals2015
Annual Lien SeminarWalking Dead Liens: Balance Billing2015
Winning the Motor Vehicle Accident CaseBreaking Bad Liens2014
Learn-at-LunchLiens: Don't 'Should' Yourself.2013
Annual Lien SeminarAHCCCS Liens2013
Liens and the Ethical Obligations to Withhold FundsEthical Rule 1.15: Practical Considerations & Pending Reform2012
Arizona Trial Lawyers Association Liens SeminarHow to Handle AHCCCS Liens Like a Honey Badger2012
Arizona Paralegal AssociationEthical Rule 1.15: Who Gets a Slice of the Pie?2012
APA Learn-at-LunchEthical Rule 1.15: Who Gets a Slice of the Pie?2012
Desert DivasGroup Riding Liability and Insurance Concerns2011
Annual Lien SeminarZen and the Art of Dealing with AHCCCS Liens2011
Trust Account SeminarThird Party Rights to Clients' Property: Ethical Rule 1.152010
Annual Lien SeminarAHCCCS Recovery Rights, Claim Mitigation & Grievance Appeals2010
Learn at LunchChild Support Liens in Personal Injury Cases2009
Arizona Trial Lawyers AssociationAHCCCS Is NOT Above the Law: Lien Requirements2009
Trial Practice SeminarExposing Expert Witness Bias2008
Arizona Judges CollegePunitive Damages Review2007
Construction Defects ConferenceAdditional Insured Endorsements2000