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John P Torgenson

Personal injury Attorney at Phoenix, AZ

5.0   11 reviews
  • State Years
    Michigan - MI 1 year
    Arizona - AZ 19 years
  • Licensed for 1 year
    State MI
    Acquired 2022
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State AZ
    Acquired 2004
    Active No misconduct found

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

About John

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Practice area
  1. Personal injury

    20 years, 300 cases

John Torgenson, a dedicated attorney at Torgenson Law, is committed to advocating for individuals who have been wronged or injured. Raised in St. George, Utah with a strong work ethic instilled by his parents, John pursued his education at the University of Utah and Notre Dame Law School, graduating with honors in 2004. Licensed to practice in Arizona and federal courts, John gained valuable experience in both defense and plaintiff’s practice areas at Fennemore Craig before establishing his own practice. His comprehensive background provides him with a well-rounded perspective on the litigation process, allowing him to effectively represent his clients' interests. In addition to his legal work, John is actively involved in various community organizations, demonstrating his commitment to maintaining a balance between professional and personal life. Recognized for his dedication, John was named one of Phoenix’s top young entrepreneurs and serves in organizations such as Kids @ Core and the Los Abogados Hispanic Bar Association. With a strong belief in holding wrongdoers accountable and seeking justice for his clients, John approaches each case with loyalty, honesty, and a relentless pursuit of the truth. His unwavering dedication to fighting against insurance companies and corporations on behalf of those in need sets him apart as a true advocate for the injured.


AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2012,2011
Client's Choice
2012 2011

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Torgenson Law
818 N Navajo Dr
Page, AZ, 86040
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  11 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2012
Client's Choice
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Posted by anonymous | August 3, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The right choice
On vacation in California, my parents were in a horrific accident leaving my mother on life support, father badly wounded, and my sister and I not knowing what to do. The other commercial driver being at fault, and underinsured, we were told to obtain an attorney and given many names to call. I thought of my friend of 10 years, John Torgenson. John had always been someone I respected with kind character and charitable actions. Not wanting to make such a big decision solely based on the personal connection, I gave him a call to discuss the situation. John immediately gave me confidence in his capabilities to protect and advocate for my family and most importantly my mother. He flew to California the next day, investigated the accident site, contact all parties involved and gathered information. John spent the next couple of days sitting with my mother, father and sister. He was warm, compassionate and comforting in a time of extreme circumstance. It gave me peace of mind that I had made the right decision for my family. My mother did not survive the aftermath from the accident. John was there in my parents home the days surrounding her passing. Again with his words of assurance that he had us. My family devastated and broken, John was a pilar of strength and constant advocating for what was a tragedy but also a wrongful death. Dealing with insurance and Medicare bills tripling the amount the other drivers insurance policy covered, John worked diligently to protect my mother’s estate. He fought hard for my fathers financial future. He responded to numerous emotional phone calls, explaining the process. In the end, John and his team obtained a full settlement and we were awarded the best possible outcome. The kindness and support Torgenson Law poured into my family during this time is priceless.
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Posted by anonymous | November 9, 2011
Efficient, timely, excellent service
John Torgenson of Benedetto Torgenson, did an outstanding job representing me. I pursued a large insurance company whose client hit my car, injuring me and leaving me with permanent nerve damage. John not only was able to get reimbursed for my medical damages but obtained an excellent settlement. He was always accessible, kept me up to date on the status and I highly recommend him for personal injury matters. His firm also has a great reputation in civil and criminal defense matters.
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Posted by Bonnie | October 15, 2011
Call, email, fax --- An attorney who is responsive, smart, and cares. Thanks John.
John Torgenson was recommended to me by another attorney who did not handle my type of case. Although I did not know John or his firm, I am so glad he was recommended to me. Mr. Torgenson represented me in a personal injury claim resulting from a car accident. It was a delight working with him. I was able to reach him by phone when I called - but, often we would send emails back and forth when he or I had questions. And, he would send documents for me to print, sign and either fax or scan and email back to him. This saved me so much time and money. I didn't have to take off work to make a trip to his office each time something was needed. And, because I was off work for several weeks, conducting business this way was so helpful to me. Mr. Torgenson treated me with respect (always) but I also felt he always was looking out for my best interests. John and his firm made sure I understood my options and helped me to get the best possible resolution for my case. I will call John Torgenson the next time I need an attorney and - if he can't help me, I know I can trust whoever he would recommend.
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Posted by John Peterson - Premises Liability Expert | July 10, 2011
Highly Recommended!
I have witnessed John take on cases that most Lawyers would not because he cares for his clients. It is great to see someone who's priority is to place the needs of his clients first. I would certainly recommend him to anyone that I know.
Posted by Dave | May 31, 2011
I found a great attorney
I met Mr. Torgenson about six months ago while working on a business plan with some partners. What I appreciated the most about him was his honesty. It felt like he truly cared about us first and the money second. So many other attorneys have that backwards. Since that first meeting six months ago, Mr. Torgenson is representing me on two accounts. One is a PI case from a car accident my wife was in, the other I have him on a retainer for some general business and contract items. If you’re anything like me, you look for honesty first. the rest will follow. I'm taking my valuable time to write this review because he’s earned it. We hope to not need an attorney, but when you do, it's nice to know there are a few good ones left. Thx Dave Mckenna
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Posted by Lisa | May 28, 2011
Great Job!
I've really appreciated John's attentiveness to my case, and I especially like that John is direct and respectful to all parties involved. He has made an emotionally difficult situation as painless as I could have hoped for! I trust John's ability to get any job done in a timely and honest manner.
Posted by Brian | March 11, 2011
A 5 Star Review
My wife and I have utilized John's services a few times over the past 6 months while we were considering starting a new business. John is friendly and professional. He has a great background and was able to advise us on a variety of matters including corporation formation, lease review, and employee contracts. I would not hesitate to recommend John and his firm.
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Posted by Stacie | March 5, 2011
Professional Recommendation from Minority-Owned Business
John has exceptional attention to detail and appropriate legal representation businesses within the markets they operate. His professional demeanor, clear communication, identification of options and direction, and timeliness in response have created the ability for our organization to expand into new markets and develop partnerships. I am confident that any business owner, regardless of the size of their organization, would have an unequaled legal representation experience in working with John. Having collaborated with lawyers in Fortune 500 organizations, I would recommend John's capabilities and expertise above any of my previous interactions. John is committed to his clients' best interests, protective of their confidentiality, and works to meet his clients' needs in all areas of their business.
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Posted by Clayton | March 1, 2011
Clayton Boop
I have been working with John Torgenson since approximately 2007. He has counseled us on a variety of construction related issues. He has represented our firm in depositions, legal responses, claim analysis and general legal positions. John has also conducted some in-house training for our operations personnel. One of his best attributes is an ability to communicate difficult legal issues to everyone from our President to our field workers. I have dealt with a variety of attorneys and can attest that this isn't a common trait. John also doesn't beat around the bush in his advice. He will listen, ask questions and then analyze an issue and give you candid feedback, even if it isn't information you want to hear. I would highly recommend John Torgenson.
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Posted by S&A | March 1, 2011
John (& Steve & Iris too) I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for taking our case for no other reason than it was the right thing to do. I understand my situation is most likely 1 of a kind, but it absolutely DID happen. When so many questioned my integrity, my memory, my sanity & my intentions, YOU Mr.Torgenson & your team were the only people who (as questionable as my case sounded) believed me. I still remember sitting in that conference room with you & Iris. Your facial expressions and your tone of voice made me FEEL that you were not the normal supercilious xxxxxxx attorney who took my case because it was profitable. Any Tom, Dick or Harry attorney can pretend to care about a clients case, your sympathy is authentic. The moment I realized you truly were listening, giving me the benefit of the doubt and truly cared about my family and our well being you FULLY 100% earned my trust. The communication and contact you keep with me makes me wonder if I am your only client. I'm never put on hold, never ignored, when you say you're going to call ... you do. Can't give YOU all the credit though. Ms. Iris is quite amazing too! Steve was the first contact I had with your firm and he WOW'd me over the phone. In my opinion your team is an exceptional group of people who DESERVE recognition in not only phenomenal knowledge in law (remember, 1 of a kind case here) but also compassion and fierce, aggressive, dedication to fighting for what's RIGHT, not what PAYS. Also, reading the letters you write to the other side always makes me crack a smile. Let's just say I'm glad you are on my side! ha-ha! Thank your parents for raising you with VALUES! & I thank you for being extremely aggressive <~~ not calling you an xxx, but the people you addressed those to may have. *smiles* (Oh and I'm a real live person who was not asked, paid or otherwise compensated to be here saying how Bad Ass this guy is)
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Posted by Jaime | February 28, 2011
Great choice!!!
This firm took my case pretty much overnight. John has been committed to my case since day one and he has been extremely fair and knowledgeable. He is very dedicated to his clients and I have been happy with everything he and his firm have done thus far. Choose John and he will definitely live up to what is expected.
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  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Attorney
  • Torgenson Law
  • 2014 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • Benedetto Torgenson, PLC
  • 2010 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Fennemore Craig
  • 2004 - 2009


  • Notre Dame Law School
  • Juris Doctor, Cum Laude
  • 2004
  • University of Utah
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 2001

Sample of Legal Cases

  • C & R v. Trucking Company
  • $1 million policy limits settlement
  • R v. Commercial Truck
  • $1 million policy limits settlement
  • S.A. & A.A. v. GH
  • Lage Settlement for mother and daughter.
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  • Kids at Core Non Profit
  • Board Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Arizona Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Los Abogados Hispanic Bar Association
  • Co-Chair LaughFest
  • 2004 - Present
  • Fiesta Bowl Committee
  • Member
  • 2006 - 2011
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2024
  • Arizona's Top Entrepreneurs 35 years and younger
  • Arizona Republic
  • 2011

Speaking Engagements

  • Fennemore Craig Litigation Section Luncheon
  • Indemnification Clauses in Contracts
  • 2009
  • Fennemore Craig Commercial Litigation Section Luncheon
  • Assumption of Risk & Releases of Liability
  • 2009
  • Summer Associate Program Welcome Orientation
  • Summer Associate Do's and Dont's
  • 2008
  • Litigation Section Lunch
  • E-Discovery After the Federal Rule Amendments
  • 2008
  • Fennemore Craig Paralegal Lunch
  • Effectively working with Attorneys in a large law firm
  • 2008
  • Summer Associate Meetings
  • How to Succeed As a Summer Associate
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

Received (18)
Given (15)
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Personal injury Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is a very knowledgeable and hardworking attorney. I recommend him to anyone needing help with any personal injury matters."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have personally worked several cases with Mr. Torgenson and can attest to his strong work ethic and exceptional knowledge of the law. I strongly endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"We have worked together with Mr. Torgenson and his firm on several different complex elder abuse and neglect cases over the years. Mr. Torgenson and his team are attorneys of the highest professional and personal integrity. They are always available to address a concern, or a question, and have consistently exceeded our expectations. Our clients have consistently received excellent representation from John and his staff."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"John is a skilled advocate for his clients. He works for good settlements and is a successful trial lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Co-worker
"John's a passionate, driven, and dedicated advocate for his clients. The people he helps are lucky to have him on their side."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Torgenson is a well-respected Personal Injury / Criminal Defense / Litigation attorney. I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking a lawyer who truly cares about protecting the rights of clients and getting them the most favorable result possible. Mr. Torgenson is a terrific lawyer. I endorse Mr. Torgenson to anyone looking for a knowledgeable and experienced lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Torgenson is an exceptional attorney. Although I have been practicing law for 24 years as a judge, magistrate, law professor, prosecutor, and private attorney, I learn from his responses on Avvo every time that he posts. If I needed an attorney, I would hire him. I recommend him with no reservation. It would be the best investment of your life to hire him to represent you."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. John is an excellent lawyer and an asset to the legal community. He is my go-to person when I have a question about personal injury. John is very knowledgeable in his practice areas and is devoted to the highest level of representation for his clients. I never hesitate to refer potential clients to John when their needs fall outside of my practice area or I have a conflict of interest that prevents me from taking the case. I know that John will provide the same high level of service that I would want if I were hiring an attorney, and I am confident that any potential client will be in good hands with John."
Litigation Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Friend
"I have known John since 2008 and am proud to call him a friend and a colleague. I referred a friend to John who was being wrongfully sued in a large breach of contract dispute. John got the case dismissed quickly. He's professional, trustworthy, and a great attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Torgenson is an excellent personal injury attorney and gifted litigator. I would trust him without question to handle the lost complicated and valuable cases."
General practice Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Torgenson provides potential clients with good legal suggestions and his legal guides provide exyremely informative information. He is an asset to our profession."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Torgenson is a zealous advocate for his clients and a very intelligent attorney."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Torgenson has been providing excellent information and education to the community. He is one of the good guys."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have known John for almost the entire time I have been practicing law, and I could not recommend him more highly. I recognize that an endorsement of my law partner may seem self-serving, but to view this recommendation through that lens would require you to ignore the very reason why he is my partner in the first place: Last summer, when I was actively looking for an experienced litigator to join me to handle personal injury and commercial litigation matters, John Torgenson was the first person I thought of. A tireless advocate for his clients, John makes their causes his own more than any attorney I have ever met. The injustice he sees in his clients' stories offends John as much (and, sometimes, I think more) than it bothers his own clients. He is a crusader for justice as much as a lawyer. I am proud to be his partner."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. John Torgenson is an amazing and talented litigator. He has an impeccable background: graduating from Notre Dame and working at one of Arizona's most respected large law firms. He is a diligent and strong advocate for his clients. I strongly recommend Mr. Torgenson!"
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse John Torgenson. As a fellow Arizona lawyer, I recommend John for his dedication to his work, ability to get good results for his clients, and his reputation and professionalism. You can trust that your case will be handled diligently and with the respect you deserve."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is an outstanding advocate who cares deeply about his clients. John thinks creatively and is always willing to go the extra mile. He is a great lawyer and, more importantly, a great person."
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