Michael was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He began college at the University of New Mexico and moved to Arizona in 1984. He enrolled in the University of Arizona, which he attended for until 1986. During that time, he made honors and received multiple scholarships.
In 1986 he transferred to Arizona State University, where he graduated in 1988 with a B.S. in Accounting. Again he received numerous scholastic honors and scholarships. He because active in student government affairs committees.
Michael attended Harvard Law School and graduated with a J.D. in 1991. He began working at the law firm of Lewis and Roca, and worked in the area of complex civil litigation.
In 1994, he founded his own law office, and he began his civil practice, including personal injury and wrongful death. In 2002, he limited the firm's practice areas to personal injury and wrongful death, areas in which the firm exclusively practices now. As a result of the tremendous results and client service of the law firm, the number of attorneys in the firm has grown to five attorneys, all of whom practice in personal injury.
Michael has a large family and he enjoys spending time with his family, and also enjoys cooking and sports, particularly motor racing.
Languages spoken: Spanish, English
Contingent (25-40%), Free consultation (30 minutes)
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I endorse this lawyer. I have known Michael Cordova in excess of 15 years. I have worked with him on many accident and injury cases. He is an excellent attorney, and provides great service to his clients. He cares about the effect the accident has on the injured party and their family. He is trustworthy and competent.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Member||MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR ADVOCATES FORUM||2012|
|Million Dollar Advocates Forum Member||Million Dollar Advocates Forum||2010|
|Merit Award||Golden Key Honor Society||1987|
|Academic Achievement Award||Arizona State University||1987|
|Academic Scholarship||Los Diablos -- University of Arizona||1985|
|Scholarship||University of Arizona||1985|
|Attorney||Law Offices of Michael Cordova||1994 - Present|
|Associate||Lewis & Roca||1990 - 1992|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Arizona Association for Justice||Sustaining Member||2011 - Present|
|Maricopa County Bar Association, Litigation Section||Member||2010 - Present|
|Phoenix organizations (city)||Member of Big Brother Big Sisters||2010 - Present|
|Maricopa County Bar Association||Member||2008 - Present|
|Arizona Association for Justice||Member||2004 - Present|
|Los Abogados Hispanic Bar Association||Member||1995 - Present|
|State Bar of Arizona||Member||1992 - Present|
|Arizona Trial Lawyers Association||Member||2004 - 2011|
|Chavez v. Parker, C&S Sweeping Services, Inc||The lawsuit was dismissed as part of a settlement agreement paying Mr. Chavez $575,000.00 in damages.|
|Lara v. US Xpress Enterprises, Inc||The Lara Family reached a settlement with the defendant for $750,000.00|
|Tiley v. Perlmutter||Brad Tiley accepted a settlement of $925,000, and the case was settled without going to trial.|
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|Legal Research Memorandum||Causes of Action against Investment Bankers||1991|
|Harvard University Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1991|
|Arizona State University||Accounting||BS - Bachelor of Science||1988|
|Harvard Law School Moot Court||Immigration and Constitutional Issues in Moot Court Case||1990|