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Matthew Craig Fendon

Workers compensation Attorney at PHOENIX, AZ

4.8   41 reviews

About Matthew

Learn Matthew’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. Workers compensation
    85%
    A significant portion of my practice is dedicated to representing individuals injured on the job. I handle plenty of issues in litigation at the Industrial Commission, as well as monitoring files that are not going to hearing.

    6 years

  2. Social Security & Disability
    15%
    I also practice in the area of Social Security Disability and SSI.

    6 years

I am a Board Certified Worker's Compensation Attorney by the Arizona State Bar, and a native Phoenician. I am "AV" rated by Martindale-Hubbell as a "Preeminent Attorney." I am the founding Member of Matt Fendon Law Group, the Rock for Injured and Disabled Workers. I was the managing partner for Fendon Law Firm, PC from 2009-2017. I was a certified paralegal prior to attending law school and have worked in the worker's compensation industry since 2001. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my wife and two boys, lifting weights, and playing golf. I also enjoy following the NFL, NCAA and Major League Baseball. The only time I lived outside of Arizona was for law school in Lansing, Michigan. 

Licensed for 14 years
State AZ
Status Active
Acquired 2008
Updated 09/18/2022

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

Contact Matthew

Matt Fendon Law Group
1601 N 7th Street
Ste. 330
PHOENIX, AZ, 85006
Matt Fendon Law Group (we see our clients at Mingus Mountain Law Group)
7550 E. Addis Ave.
Prescott Valley, AZ, 86314
Flagstaff Office
223 N San Francisco Street
Ste 105C
Flagstaff, AZ, 86001
Tucson Office
2573 N 1st Ave
Tucson, AZ, 85719
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Posted by Michael | August 19, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Will fight tooth and Nail for you
Matt Fendon Law Group came Highly recommended from a well known attorney friend of mine from Chicago, Patricia C. Bobb. They did not disappoint,! They know the Law and did everything to stand up for me in my Workers Comp claim and Social Security Disability cases. Excellent support staff from top to bottom, Deligent, Honest and Overall excellent communication with all Staff. When the Adjuster fought us on specific things like not Authorizing more Physical Therapy for my Workers comp claim they Immediatly submitted a request for a hearing on the matter to the Industrial Commision of Arizona and was approved and resolved in my favor without a hearing. They will stand up for your rights in all and any circumstances and truly are sensitive to your needs and fight for a positive outcome for you. As unfortunate for me having to go thru my claims due to my work related industrial Injury, they kept me on track in a very positive way and I was able to get the Surgeries needed and on my way to being a lot better Phsically with Matt Fendon Law Group fighting for me All the Way. It's been a slow process but they made it seem with their support and expertise like there was always light at the end of the tunnel. Many thanks to Matt and his hard working associates to get me thru this hardship time. Highly Recomend MF Law Group. Regards, Michael A. Zimmer
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Posted by Shawn | October 24, 2020
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Great job!
Matt was direct, to the point, answered all my questions and did a great job! Would recommend him to anyone needing assistance.
Posted by Sebion | March 1, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding lawyer
Matt is a first class attorney. The list of things he did on my case is way to long to put in this revi. Matt took care of EVERYTHING for me. If you are reading these reviews looking for a good workers comp attorney you found the BEST one right here. If you are lucky enough to have Matt accept your case your worries are over. Matt and his staff will handle everything from beginning to end. I started out with a different law firm and had nothing but problems. Then I went and met with Matt and from the day he accepted my case he and his staff handled everything and I never had another problem. One thing I want to point out is that Matt always answered my emails and questions right away. Thanks for always being there for me Matt!!
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Posted by Jaune | November 17, 2019
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10/5 stars if I could!
Matt and his team met every expectation i had and then some. The insurance company did everything in their power to try and screw me over but Matt didnt let that happen. He made sure I got to any Doctors, consultants,etc necessary to counter the ridiculous claims they were trying to make. Hiring Matt took me from being in a position where I could have potentially ended up with $0.00 and managed to settle my case for a dollar value riiiight around what I expected from the get go. If you are dealing with a work comp case, DO NOT WAIT!!! Insurance companies will try and flip anything you say to their advantage. You definitely want somebody in your corner as soon as possible, to help understand the dos and donts of the process.
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Posted by anonymous | June 9, 2019
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Client
Matt was and outstanding representative. He was responsive, knowledgeable and ultimately brought my case to best conclusion I could hoped for.
Posted by Christopher | July 12, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Mr Christopher L. Moehr Sr.
Matthew Fenton seen me on the same day I called and was very informative. He looked over my documents and saved me big time! In 10 minutes, he saved me 100K with his extensive knowledge. I now have a lawyer and a friend for the rest of my life!
Posted by Mark | April 28, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
The Best
Matt and his team have taken real good care of me. With Workers Comp and he got me My Social Security disability right away. Matt and his team are the best.
Posted by Cindy | April 23, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Matt Fendon
This process has been overwhelming. Having Matt and his staff on my side every step of the way eases alot of the stress. They are very knowledgable and always professional.
Posted by Richard | April 13, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Matt Fendon
All about being fair and up front honest. Office staff all ways helpful and responsive. Refreashng in this day and age to receive this type of se Vice. Thanks hanks
Posted by Chris | March 26, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer and team
After 3 long years of fighting for Disability benefits, got the call today that it has finally been approved. Matt and his team are awesome to work with and I am so grateful for everything they have done for me. I con not recommend them enough, they go above and beyond to help their clients. THANK YOU to the entire team!!!!!!
Posted by Jason | August 24, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
The best I have had
Matt is brutally honest and will tell you the pros and cons of each decision. I highly recommend Fendon Law any day. They are very professional.
Posted by Dena D | June 29, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Fendon Law
My wife injured her back helping a patient of hers at work. It became very clear to us after a short period of time that workers comp did not have her best interest at heart. We decided to try and advocate for ourselves. The best analogy I could think of is it's like David going up against Goliath. We contacted fendon law and receive the call back in less than an hour as I recall. We met with Matt Fendon at is office a day or two later. We had all our paperwork in order and Matt sifted through it all. An hour later we made the best decision we could have made ... we hired Matt I'm his knowledgeable staff to represent my wife. My wife went through three or four hearings with Matt at her side each step of the way. There is no way we could have dealt with this on our own. We are very fortunate to have found Fendon Law and in particular Matt Fendon. My wife received all the medical treatment that had been prescribed to her but workers comp had denied. In addition she received all the back pay that was due to her that workers comp had denied. My suggestion to anyone having to deal with workers comp is to make these folks your first call !
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Posted by Brandi | December 17, 2016
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Amazing Attorney!
Matt Fendon represented me on a very emotional workman's comp case involving death benefits. Matt and his staff were not only professional, but so were sweet and supportive through such a horrible time in my life. Matt was confident we would win, no matter what it took, he was willing stick it out, by my side. I would definitely recommend Matt and his firm to anyone, and should I ever need his services again, I would not hesitate to call him.
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Posted by John | November 10, 2016
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Matt gets it done!
Matt Fendon has been fighting for me from the beginning! My case has been complicated from a work injury that hasn't gone well for me. Not only did Matt get my surgery approved for me, he now has pushed to get a piece of equipment my doctor strongly recommends approved after it was denied! My recovery is a going to be a long & tough one, but because of Matt fighting for me, it will be a better one! I can't thank Matt & his staff enough to equal what he has done & continues to do for me & my case! Thank you Matt!!
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Posted by Suan | July 20, 2016
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I'm glad I followed their beacon light
Matt was able to get me the medical help I needed as well as the temporary monthly compensation I was entitled to. Matt never over promised me anything. He explained the process to give me a sense of understanding as it pertain to my case. Overall Matt and his staff were awesome. I sincerely appreciate the help he has given to get my life back to normal as much as possible. Once again Matt thank you.
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Posted by Sean | April 1, 2016
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The best workers comp atty in AZ
I've been a client of Matt Fendon since February 2012. My injuries were with the same company but different insurance co. A real mess and Matt got my neck surgery and what I deserve from that case. Now my lower back is very bad from years on the job and Matt got the case reopened without going to court because he made sure that we had enough evidence to win so the insurance co said ok reopen. He is very understanding and really cares about this clients. Thanks Matt for all you do. If you need help from on the job injury first call should be Matt at FENDON LAW.
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Posted by Sonja Duckstein | February 19, 2016
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| Consulted Attorney
Awesome Workman's Comp Attorney!
Matt and his team are amazing and put their client's interest first. Matt is honest, full of integrity, knowledgeable, hard-working, and dedicated to getting the best result for his clients. He genuinely cares about the outcome of each case. If you have been injured in a work-related accident, this is the firm to have on your side!
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Posted by anonymous | April 28, 2015
Impressed
I wrote a question on this site for the 1st time. Having never had to deal with a lawyer or Workman's comp. before I needed some help, making sure I was doing things correctly. Matt responded so fast I was shocked, I was also very relieved with the help Matt gave me and all the questions he answered. It is bad enough to be in extreme pain but, this process without knowing how to do it, makes it worse. Matt made my mind feel at ease. He is also awesome on the phone. I felt like he was an old friend.
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Posted by Stacy | October 8, 2014
Great Lawyer for Workmans Compensation
I had a very complicated workmans comp case. Matt Fendon took on my case and did everything in his power to get my case inorder and get everything taken care of. I couldn't have done it without his help! I highly recommend him! Very nice and friendly staff and communication was excellent!
Posted by Tim J | August 22, 2014
Best decision I have ever made !
I can definitely say that one of the best decisions i have made in my life was hiring Matt Fendon to represent me in my Workmen's Comp case. I had previously thought about dealing with SCF(Copper-point mutual ) on my own however found that they were only interested in bullying me, and trying to do the least they possibly could for my case. Matt and his staff were extremely attentive, kind, and helpful during every stage of my case. I frequently called Matt for questions big and small, and was always answered with a" no problem" helpful attitude. I actually have come to see Matt as a friend not just a lawyer. I would recommend this man and his caring staff to any and everyone looking for a kind, decent human being who cares about you not just your case, and how much money will be made. I could not be more pleased with my decision to hire Matthew Fendon of Fendon Law to care for me and my case.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Shareholder
  • Matt Fendon Law Group
  • 2018 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Fendon Law Offices
  • 2008 - 2012
  • Paralegal
  • Law Offices of Don Fendon
  • 2001 - 2008
  • Manager of Media Relations
  • Continental Basketball Association
  • 1999 - 2001
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Education

  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • University of Phoenix
  • MBA
  • 2003
  • Grand Canyon University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2000

Associations

  • Arizona Association of Lawyers for Injured Workers (AALIW)
  • President
  • 2019 - Present
  • Arizona State Bar
  • Member Benefits Committee
  • 2012 - Present
  • Maricopa County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • Board Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Workers Injury Law and Advocacy Group (WILG)
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Maricopa County Bar Association
  • Lawyer Referral Service Committee Member
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Arizona State Bar, Workers Compensation Section
  • Chair Elect
  • 2013 - 2013
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Arizona State Bar, Workers Compensation Section
  • Member
  • 2011 - 2011
  • State Bar of Arizona, Young Lawyers Division
  • Member
  • 2011 - 2011
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Member
  • 2011 - 2011
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Member
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Arizona State Bar, Workers Compensation Section
  • Member
  • 2010 - 2010
  • State Bar of Arizona, Young Lawyers Division
  • Member
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Arizona State Bar, Workers Compensation Section
  • Member
  • 2009 - 2009
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Member
  • 2009 - 2009
  • State Bar of Arizona, Young Lawyers Division
  • Member
  • 2009 - 2009
  • Arizona Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - 2009
  • Arizona Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2008
  • Arizona Federal Court
  • Invited Member
  • 2008 - 2008
  • Arizona State Bar, Workers Compensation Section
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2008
  • State Bar of Arizona, Young Lawyers Division
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2008
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

  • Member
  • Coconino County Bar Association
  • 2012
  • Seminar Speaker For Arizona State Bar Seminar
  • Arizona State Bar
  • 2010
  • Invited Member
  • Arizona Federal Court
  • 2009
  • Honors of graduating cum luade
  • Cooley Law School
  • 2008
  • Invited Member
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • 2008
  • Invited Member
  • Arizona Federal Court
  • 2008
  • Dean's List
  • Thomas M. Colley Law School
  • 2008
  • Certificate of Merit
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • 2007
  • Dean's List
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • 2007
  • Certificate of Merit
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • 2006
  • Grand Canyon University
  • Dean's List
  • 2000
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Publications

  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Arizona Workers Compensation Seminar Material
  • 2010
  • Fendon Law Offices
  • Arizona Workers Compensation Blog
  • 2010

Speaking Engagements

  • Worker's Compensation 101
  • Worker's Compensation
  • 2012
  • Workers' Compensation Update
  • Arizona Workers' Compensation
  • 2011
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Workers Compensation to Newly Licensed Attorneys
  • 2010
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Basic Worker's Compensation Benefits in AZ
  • 2010
  • Lorman's Worker's Compensation Update, Arizona
  • Worker's Compensation
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

Received (55)
Given (64)
Workers compensation Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Matt is an outstanding work comp lawyer in Arizona. I have referred several cases to him, he is very knowledgeable and works hard to obtain great results. I endorse this lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matt is a fantastic workers compensation attorney. He is attentive, experienced, aggressive, truly cares about each of his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matt Fendon's reputation for excellence precedes him in every endeavor. I have known Mr Fendon for years. I can always trust that when I give a potential client his information it will be a productive and positive outcome. I thoroughly endorse Matt Fendon."
Workers compensation Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"You're not going to find a better Workers Compensation attorney than Matt Fendon. If you're lucky enough to call him your lawyer, you know you're in good hands."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jul 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Fendon is one of the best lawyers I have had the privilege of meeting. He is knowledgeable about so many areas of law and business. You will not find a better lawyer or person."
Workers compensation Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matt is an excellent attorney! He is competent, knowledgeable, and helpful. Matt takes care of his clients and is a pleasure to work with. I would definitely recommend Matt!"
Workers compensation Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I don't hesitate to refer my worker's compensation cases to Matt. I have received nothing but praise from my clients who use Matt for these type of cases. I strongly recommend him."
Workers compensation Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I appreciate his integrity & high morals in applying such to his practice."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matt has extensive experience in helping worker's compensation clients get great results. I recommend him highly."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lawyers who spend time, pro bono, assisting the public on sites like this are rare. It's important to give back and it's good to see lawyers like you who do. You get my endorsement for sure."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matt is a great attorney. He is my go to referral in the State whenever I have a client that needs a workers' compensation attorney."
Workers compensation Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Other
"Matt is a fantastic attorney and member of the Phoenix community. His tough, common sense approach gets the best possible outcome for his clients. Matt meets people at some of the most difficult times in their lives and guides them thoughtfully through a confusing process. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for intelligent and caring counsel."
Workers compensation Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Friend
"Matt is a driven and caring lawyer who is wholly dedicated to obtaining the best possible results for his clients."
Workers compensation Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matt is the go to attorney for on-the-job injury claims in Arizona. His knowledge and reputation are unparalleled."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with Matt on various occasions and often refer him clients within his area of practice. I would recommend Matt without reservation."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matt is a true professional and extremely knowledgable in his field. I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Matt on many cases together and he has always displayed a thorough understanding of the law and always puts the interests of his clients first."
Workers compensation Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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