Skip to main content

John P Ager

Medical malpractice Attorney at Phoenix, AZ

4.3   6 reviews
  • Licensed for 27 years
    State AZ
    Acquired 1997
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About John

Learn John’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. Medical malpractice
    75%
    Plaintiffs medical malpractice involving death and catastrophic injury

    28 years, 100 cases

  2. Personal injury
    25%
    Plaintiffs personal injury involving injuries caused by all types of negligence

    28 years, 250 cases

I am a board certified specialist in personal injury and wrongful death litigation and a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. My practice is limited  to these types of cases with an emphasis on medical malpractice claims.  My partnner Bill and I formed Sandweg & Ager in 2006.  Our team consists of a full-time nurse consultant, a paralegal, two legal assistants and a physician who is "of counsel" to the firm.  My clients always have direct access to me whenever they want.  I have helped many people and have successfully tried many cases. 

Location

Sandweg & Ager, P.C.
1221 E Osborn Road, Suite 100
Phoenix, AZ, 85014-5540

Medical Malpractice lawyers nearby

Reviews

4.3 / 5.0
  6 customer reviews
5 Star
 
83%
4 Star
 
0%
3 Star
 
0%
2 Star
 
0%
1 Star
 
17%
Posted by Jeff | May 22, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Winning Outcome
After our family had interviewed several personal injury attorneys for my father's case against a very large insurance company, a highly respected trial attorney from New York referred us to John Ager of Sandweg & Ager, P.C. John is a highly skilled attorney and legal advocate. He is incredibly responsive and attentive, and he takes the time to listen and explain matters of law as he deftly shapes legal strategy. John went above and beyond to make sure we knew where we needed to be, kept us up to date on new issues arising as it happened and always returned our phone calls or had his staff do so if he was not available and his staff was very personable and professional. If you're looking for a firm that treats its clients with the utmost respect and care and worked very hard to make sure that we had winning results. Even though John is well known and respected as a trial attorney he was able to settle the case a lot sooner in mediation with the insurance company with a very satisfying outcome. We highly recommend this firm and would use them again if needed.
Read less
Posted by Marko | December 29, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
John Ager was really helpful with my case. He was caring and knew exactly what should be done, but most importantly he got me more money then I thought I would get. I was really impressed with his dedication to my case. He took time to answer all questions I had. If you have medical malpractice or insurance claim case I would recommend hiring John.
Read less
Posted by Jean Marie | December 18, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Expert Advice
John is very ethical. He was knowledgable in all accepts of my case. He is a good listener and communicator giving me useful advice and making me sure that I understood the process. I was extremely happy with the helpfulness of his staff as well as the outcome of my case, I would highly recommend John.
Posted by anonymous | December 15, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
John Ager Best Lawyer
John did a great job representing me in my case . He was successful in winning me a settlement that has really taken the burden off of me and my family . I would not be in the position I am today if it was not for John and he wonderful staff .
Posted by Doug | December 5, 2011
"Great Lawyer!"
My wife and I found ourselves in the unfortunate situation of having to find a lawyer. I was somewhat skeptical of the whole process and concerned about being charged an arm and a leg. John put us both at ease right away at the initial consultation and was very fair and honest from the get go. Great communication, kept us up to date weekly, and ALWAYS able to be reached when needed. I pray we well never need to hire a personal injury lawyer again, but if we do, I would call John Ager in a heartbeat. Highly recommend!!!
Read less
Posted by anonymous | December 13, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
DO NOT USE HIM OR HIS PARTNER
DO NOT USE THIS FIRM! I REPEAT, SAVE YOURSELF TIME AND GRIEF BY NOT USING THIS FIRM! LINDA IS OUT OF HER MIND! SHE IS THE WORST “EMPLOYEE” I HAVE EVER ENCOUNTERED AT A BUSINESS! SHE SAID VERY RUDELY THAT THEY DID NOT TAKE MY KIND OF CASE, WHICH SHE COULD HAVE SAID RIGHT AWAY ONCE I TOLD HER THE NATURE OF MY MALPRACTICE. BUT INSTEAD, IT APPEARED SHE JUST WANTED TO HEAR THE STORY, EVEN ASKING THE DOCTORS NAME AND GETTING MAD WHEN I TOLD HER AS IF SHE KNEW HIM OR THEY REPRESENTED HIM, FINALLY HANGING UP ON ME. I CALLED BACK TO SPEAK TO ONE OF THE PARTNERS ABOUT HER BEHAVIOR , SINCE I WAS ON MY OFFICE LINE IT IS RECORDED, I OFFERED TO SEND OVER THE AUDIO AND THE RECEPTIONIST SAID BOTH PARTNERS DECLINED, SHE ALSO HUNG UP ON ME TWICE BY THE WAY, WHICH TELLS YOU EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THIS FIRM! THEY DONT CARE ABOUT CUSTOMER SERVICE OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT, ALL THEY CARE ABOUT IS GETTING YOUR MONEY AND MOVING ON TO THE NEXT CASE. I WAS NOT UPSET THEY DIDNT TAKE MY CASE, AS I JUST STARTED LOOKING FOR AN ATTORNEY TODAY, SO MY LIST OF PROSPECTS IS LONG, IT WAS JUST INCONCEIVABLE THAT YOU COULD CALL A PROFESSIONAL SERVICE AND BE SPOKEN TO AND TREATED LIKE THAT, BY THE ENTIRE STAFF AND NOT BE ABLE TO MUSTER AT LEAST ONE LEVEL HEADED ADULT THAT WAS WILLING TO BE PROFESSIONAL. YOU CAN FIND BETTER FIRMS, AVOID THIS FIRM !
Read less
Response from John Ager December 14, 2017
My staff speaks to about 10 prospective clients each day. Every once in a while, we receive a profanity-laced inquiry from an abusive caller with an axe to grind. This anonymous reviewer was one such person, which is pretty easy to gather from the nature and content of her review. While I am empathetic to folks who may have anger management issues for a variety of reasons, I will not allow my staff to tolerate such abuse and I have instructed them to immediately terminate conversations with callers like this one. Unfortunately, a review like this is the price to be paid for that policy.
Read less
View less reviews

Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Sandweg & Ager, P.C.
  • 2006 - Present
  • Partner
  • Robbins & Green, P.A.
  • 1996 - 2006
  • Law Clerk
  • Hon. Richard M. Bilby
  • 1996 - 1996

Education

  • Univeristy of Arizona, College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1996
  • Univeristy of California, Berkeley
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1991

Associations

  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Board of Directors
  • 2016 - Present
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Arizona Thurgood Marshall American Inn of Court, Membership Committee
  • Chair
  • 2011 - Present
  • Arizona College of Trial Advocacy
  • Chair, Board of Directors
  • 2010 - Present
  • State Bar of Arizona, Civil Practice and Procedure Committee
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Arizona College of Trial Advocacy
  • Faculty
  • 2007 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Arizona Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Maricopa County Bar Assocation
  • Lawyer - Voulnteer Lawyers Program
  • 2000 - Present
  • Arizona Thurgood Marshall American Inn of Court
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • Maricopa County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • State Bar of Arizona, Civil Practice and Procedure Committee, Medical Malpractice Rules Subcommittee
  • Chair
  • 2015 - 2015
  • State Bar of Arizona, Civil Practice and Procedure Committee, Rule 26(b)(4) Subcommittee
  • Chair
  • 2013 - 2013
  • State Bar of Arizona, Civil Practice and Procedure Committee, Rule 412 Subcommittee
  • Chair
  • 2012 - 2012
  • State Bar of Arizona, Civil Practice and Procedure Committee, Rule 124 Subcommittee
  • Chair
  • 2011 - 2011
  • State Bar of Arizona, Civil Practice and Procedure Committee, Rule 57 Subcommttee
  • Chair
  • 2009 - 2009
  • State Bar of Arizona, Civil Practice and Procedure Committee, Rule 412 Subcommittee
  • Chair
  • 2009 - 2009
  • Maricopa County Superior Court
  • Court House Experience Instructor
  • 2003 - 2007
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Attorney's Fee Arbitrator
  • 2000 - 2002
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - 2013
View all associations

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Certified Specialist, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death
  • State Bar of Arizona Board of Legal Specialization
  • 2015
  • Arizona's Finest Lawyers
  • Arizona's Finest Lawyers
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Arizona's Finest Lawyers
  • Arizona's Finest Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Certified Specialist, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death
  • State Bar of Arizona, Board of Legal Specialization
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2013
  • AV Preeminant
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Top Valley Personal Injury Lawyer
  • North Valley Magazine
  • 2012
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Top 50 Pro Bono Attorneys in Arizona
  • Arizona Foundation for Legal Services & Education
  • 2012
  • AV Preminent
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2011
  • AV Preeminent
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The American Trial lawyers Assocation
  • 2009
  • Top 10 Verdicts in Arizona
  • Arizona Attorney Magazine
  • 2008
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The American Trial Lawyers Assocaiton
  • 2008
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The American Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2007
  • Silver Key
  • American Bar Association
  • 1996
View all awards

Publications

  • Advocate
  • Rule 7.1 - Use it Wisely
  • 2016
  • Arizona Attorney
  • The Limits of the Cooperation Clause, Damron v, Sledge and Its Progeny, a Primer
  • 2016
  • Advocate
  • Civil Practice and Procedure Rules Update
  • 2014
  • Advocate
  • Civil Rules Amendments
  • 2013
  • Advocate
  • Personal Injury Lawyers are Certifiable
  • 2013
  • Advocate
  • Recent Amendments to the Rules of Civil Procedure
  • 2012
  • Advocate
  • Recent Changes to the Rules Governing Civil Practice and Procedure
  • 2010
  • Advocate
  • Recent Amendments to the Arizona Rules of Civil Procedure
  • 2009
  • Advocate
  • Recent Amendments to the Arizona Rules of Civil Procedure
  • 2008
View all publications

Speaking Engagements

  • College of Trial Advocacy
  • Opening Statemens
  • 2013
  • Phoenix School of Law, AAJ Chapter Presentation
  • Taking Depositions
  • 2012
  • CLE Seminar
  • Medical Malpractice 101
  • 2012
  • Arizona College of Trial Advocacy
  • Opening Statements
  • 2012
  • Arizona College of Trial Advocacy
  • Trial Skills
  • 2011
  • Arizona College of Trial Advocacy
  • Trial Skills
  • 2010
  • Arizona College of Trial Advocacy
  • Trial Skills
  • 2008
View all speaking engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (1)
Endorse John
Medical malpractice Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. John Ager is an excellent lawyer in his chosen field of practice. He has high ethical standards and maintains a practical viewpoint of cases, handling them efficiently and with the utmost integrity. I trust John to fairly evaluate all referrals I send him, whether he accepts the case or not. He will give you practical advice about the case, and whether or not it is something that should be pursued. In my opinion this last trait is lacking in the profession, and it is refreshing to see it alive and well. I wholeheartedly endorse him for any medical malpractice case."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John Ager is an exceptional lawyer in all respects. He is an able advocate who is highly respected in the legal community. I routinely consult with John on difficult or nuanced legal matters that I encounter in my personal injury legal practice. Given John's skill, I not only refer cases to him, I would hire him myself if I were harmed by a doctor. John thus receives my highest recommendation."
Personal injury