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John P. Torgenson is the managing partner of Benedetto Torgenson, PLC. Mr. Torgenson, a cum laude graduate of Notre Dame Law School, is licensed to practice in the State of Arizona, the United States District Court for the District of Arizona, and the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Torgenson practices in the areas of plaintiffs’ personal injury trial litigation, commercial litigation, high school and college athletic eligibility and disciplinary appeals, general and real estate fraud, criminal defense, family law and general tort litigation. In addition to his litigation work, Mr. Torgenson has gained a specialized area of knowledge with respect to assessing, managing, and minimizing risk for commercial gyms, personal training studios, and numerous adventure companies throughout Arizona by evaluating policies and drafting liability releases and waivers. Mr. Torgenson draws on his experience gained in 13 years as a commercial river guide in the Grand Canyon to best minimize risk for Benedetto Torgenson’s clients. 

Before establishing Benedetto Torgenson, PLC, Mr. Torgenson practiced in the litigation group at Fennemore Craig, the oldest law firm in Arizona and one of the largest firms in the Southwest. Mr. Torgenson has significant deposition, arbitration, mediation, and courtroom experience. Mr. Torgenson helps clients to meet their business and legal goals through loyal and unwavering advocacy. 

Having practiced at Fennemore Craig in both the defense and plaintiffs’ practice areas gives Mr. Torgenson a complete perspective of the litigation process and valuable insight into how to efficiently and effectively advance his clients’ interests. Mr. Torgenson continues to represent both plaintiffs and defendants today. Moreover, Mr. Torgenson’s unique and balanced background enhances his credibility with defense lawyers, insurers, and defendants, as well as with judges and arbitrators. 

Mr. Torgenson realizes that civic and community involvement is essential in order for him to keep a solid balance between his professional and personal life. He has been on the Fiesta Bowl Committee for four years, has coached the 7th and 8th grade football teams at St. Francis Xavier for the past three years, is an active member of the Notre Dame Club of Phoenix and the Los Abogados Hispanic Bar Association, and serves meals at Andre House. Mr. Torgenson is also a member of Grand Canyon River Guides and is a licensed Grand Canyon River Guide.


Languages spoken: Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 95%
    12 years, 300 cases
  2. Litigation: 5%
    12 years, 300 cases



Contingent (33-40%)

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Attorney endorsements

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  • Andrew R. Alex

    John is a skilled advocate for his clients. He works for good settlements and is a successful trial lawyer.


    Andrew Alex Car accident Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Kyle Westfall Hallstrom

    John's a passionate, driven, and dedicated advocate for his clients. The people he helps are lucky to have him on their side.


    Kyle Hallstrom Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Benedetto Torgenson, PLC

1433 N. 3rd Avenue
Phoenix, AZ, 85003


AZActive 200404/19/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Arizona's Top Entrepreneurs 35 years and youngerArizona Republic2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerBenedetto Torgenson, PLC2010 - Present
Associate AttorneyFennemore Craig2004 - 2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
Kids at Core Non ProfitBoard Member2011 - Present
Arizona Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2010 - Present
Los Abogados Hispanic Bar AssociationCo-Chair LaughFest2004 - Present
Fiesta Bowl CommitteeMember2006 - 2011
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
J.C. v. J.D.$100,000.00 policy limits settlement
S.A. & A.A. v. GHLage Settlement for mother and daughter.
C & R v. Trucking Company$1 million policy limits settlement
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Publication nameTitleDate
Facebook.comFriday Legal Facts: Discussing How Law Impacts Real People2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Notre Dame Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
University of UtahSpeech Communication/Pre LawBA - Bachelor of Arts2001
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Fennemore Craig Litigation Section LuncheonIndemnification Clauses in Contracts2009
Fennemore Craig Commercial Litigation Section LuncheonAssumption of Risk & Releases of Liability2009
Summer Associate Program Welcome OrientationSummer Associate Do's and Dont's2008
Litigation Section LunchE-Discovery After the Federal Rule Amendments2008
Fennemore Craig Paralegal LunchEffectively working with Attorneys in a large law firm2008
Summer Associate MeetingsHow to Succeed As a Summer Associate2007