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Claudia Zubeida Horan

Criminal defense Attorney at Phoenix, AZ

4.9   11 reviews
  • Licensed for 10 years
    State AZ
    Acquired 2013
    Active No misconduct found

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As a personal injury and criminal defense attorney, Claudia Horan is committed to achieving just outcomes for all of her clients. Whether advocating for those who have been injured or defending the rights of persons who are accused of a crime, Ms. Horan has devoted her career to serving those in need of aggressive legal representation.

In addition to her personal injury litigation experience with Phoenix-based firms, Ms. Horan worked with a national plaintiff-based class action law firm representing consumers who have been injured by large corporations and their products. She also participated in high-profile cases, such as In Re NCAA Image and Likeness Licensing Litigation in the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Prior to becoming a licensed attorney, Claudia was a legal assistant and paralegal at a personal injury and criminal defense law firm for several years. During law school, Claudia worked at the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office in the felony trial group as a Rule 38 Certified Prosecutor.

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Posted by Dean B. | August 20, 2022
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Excellent Representation
We are indebted to Claudia Horan for all the work she put into ensuring our accident case was properly settled. She worked with Medicare, the hospitals, and the numerous Doctors to ensure they were paid fairly -- and more importantly -- we did not pay for more than we should have for services. Additionally, Claudia worked with our insurance, and the other party's insurance company, to secure the proper settlement amount from BOTH insurance providers. This experience has taught us that it is imperative to have great representation when negotiating with medical providers and insurance companies. My wife, and I were both financial professionals during our working lives. However, our business experiences were never going to provide us with the knowledge base necessary to settle our claim equitably. It required a professional who can level the playing field and wisely negotiate on our behalf. Claudia's knowledge of Medicare, hospital billing, Doctor billing, and the rules which apply to insurance companies was the game changer. Claudia, Thank you for being there, and keeping us well informed, throughout this whole process. With your help, we have avoided the financial trap which could have impacted our ability to live normally during our retirement. Our bills are paid, our savings remain intact, and we can put the effects of the accident behind us.
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Posted by Feras | August 8, 2022
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Great attorney
Claudia was able to help me with a case and was very professional and had great communication skills. She really was impressive during the hearing and would work with her again. I highly recommend Claudia Horan
Posted by anonymous | June 16, 2021
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Exceeded all expectations
I went to claudia for an accident case after being given the run around by the other drivers insurance after being hit in an accident. She was very professional, calming and always quickly responsive. Claudia always kept me updated on the status of my case and thoroughly explained my rights and options in terms I could understand. She was extremely delightful to work with and kept me at ease during a very stressful and complicated situation I was put in. I highly recommend her. Great attorney!
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Posted by Matthew E | June 4, 2020
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All about us!
So let me just say that Claudia is amazing! When this whole thing happened my family was devastated. We ended up maxing our credit lines out and spending our savings just to survive. And despite one thing after another happening to both my family and Claudia( sickness, losing people, money problems, etc etc) She was right there through it all. Easy to talk to and patient with my demanding nature. Oftentimes explaining things to me more then once in the same Needless to say once covid-19 happened and having everything shutdown I thought there was no hope that we would wrap up our case in time for me and my family to not go bankrupt. But despite having her office and movement severely restricted she managed to not only wrap it up quickly but we got more then expected. I would definitely recommend her for any injury claim! From Me, Becky and the boys....Thank you very much!!!!
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Posted by Deidre | May 14, 2020
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Claudia was just the best at helping me recover damages from a MVA when my Prius was totaled. Claudia exhibited a high degree of professionalism - kept me informed of the legal steps through out the settlement process. Very good at hand- holding, too.
Posted by Skyler | May 6, 2020
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The BEST there is!
Claudia represented me on a multi-year journey defending and also pursuing personal injury. There could not be anyone better out there that could have represented me. She always kept me up to date, gave me options, walked me through everything that was happening and even anticipating my needs. If you or someone you know needs to be defended or help with injury, do not consider anyone else besides Claudia. I really could not be happier with how she is as a professional and person in general. If there was more stars I would gladly give!
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Posted by Shawn | April 21, 2020
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Very professional!
Claudia was very professional and pursued all avenues to bring a satisfying conclusion to my case, which was complex and involved numerous victims and companies. She has a lot of experience with personal injury law and dealing with insurance companies. I definitely recommend her!
Posted by anonymous | January 10, 2020
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Professional, Responsive, and an Absolute Shark in the Courtroom
Claudia is an outright asset to any/all of us that are not experts in the field of law. Counseling comes natural to her as she is a must have liaison between yourself and the legal system. There are so many nuances and hierarchies when it comes to applicable law that it sometimes seems like a different language. This is where Claudia truly differentiates herself as she takes the time to educate you on all the applicable dimensions so that you can make an informed decision. Her dedication to preparation is obvious and it showed in every conversation I have had with her. Whenever Claudia and I discussed my case in preparation, she was very kind and friendly however as soon as we entered the courtroom it was like a switch flipped. Do not let her stature fool you. Once the proceedings begin, she is in her element and can compete with the best. A true expert in her craft and somebody that you want on your side. I am well pleased by the level of service, outcome, and quality of representation Claudia has provided me. I would recommend her to anyone that needs legal services!
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Posted by Jeff | January 6, 2019
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Outstanding Representation
The team at Valley of the Sun Law ( Claudia ) provided excellent representation in my personal injury case ( car accident ) and were able to achieve results that were far beyond what was expected!
Posted by Jill | July 19, 2018
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Awesome laywer
Claudia Horan is the best lawyer that anyone can ask for, she listens to her clients. She has their best interest at heart. She is a great listener, and will give 110% when working on your case. It is unheard of these days to actually speak to your attorney, they are always busy or won't call you back. Claudia is an exception to that rule. For instance, If I needed to talk with her she would always respond to me by email or call me no later than next day. Claudia believes in communication with her clients and you'll be constantly in the loop of your case. She goes the extra mile, and I would use Claudia again if I ever have a need for an attorney.
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Posted by Alex | April 15, 2020
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Personal injury
Case was handled professionally in a timely manor. Claudia was very easy to work with from the beginning to the end.
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 30%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Associate Attorney
  • MayesTelles PLLC
  • 2015 - 2018
  • Contract Attorney
  • Fite Law Group
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Attorney
  • Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro, LLP
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Rule 38 Prosecutor
  • Maricopa County Attorney's Office
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Law Clerk
  • Horan Law Offices, P.C.
  • 2006 - 2011
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  • Arizona Summit School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A
  • Arizona State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • N/A

Legal Cases

  • In re NCAA Image and Likeness, et al.


  • Maricopa County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Maricopa County Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Arizona Women Lawyers Association
  • N/A
  • Maricopa County Bar Association, Personal Injury/Negligence Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Arizona Trial Lawyers Association
  • N/A
  • Phoenix Law Review
  • Staff Editor
  • 2011 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • Arabic
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • Nominee, Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Nominee, 10 Best Personal Injury Attorneys in Arizona
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2017


Attorney endorsements

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Given (11)
Endorse Claudia
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Claudia is a knowledgeable and hard working attorney. She is well versed in both personal injury law and criminal defense representation. I have seen her in court many times and she is a true professional. Plus, she achieves great results for her clients. I endorse this attorney."
Unknown Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Claudia is a skilled and well respected member of the legal community. She is a zealous advocate for the rights and interests of her clients. I wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone looking for an experienced lawyer that truly cares about protecting the rights of her clients."
Personal injury Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Co-worker
"Claudia is a hard working attorney with excellent writing and trial skills."
Personal injury Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Co-worker
"Ms. Horan is an excellent advocate for clients who have been injured. Her knowledge and experience provide comfort during a difficult time and obtain impressive settlements for those in need. I highly recommend Claudia to anyone injured and looking for a skilled attorney!"
Personal injury Attorney | May 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Claudia is hardworking, dedicated and fully capable. She is an accomplished Personal Injury Attorney and trial attorney. I have personally witnessed Claudia secure favorable outcomes for her clients in and out of the courtroom."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"Ms. Horan is an excellent lawyer who works hard and with dedication on behalf of her clients' interests. You should not hesitate to entrust your criminal or personal injury case with her. I recommend her without hesitation."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Horan is extremely hard working and pays close attention to detail for all of her cases. She handles a large case load and gets excellent results, in both criminal defense and personal injury. I highly recommend hiring Ms. Horan."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Horan is a diligent and strong attorney. She is very involved in the community and genuinely cares for her clients."
Class action Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ms. Horan is a gifted attorney with an incredible work ethic and legal mind. Ms. Horan has constantly displayed a desire to go above and beyond the call of duty, not only for her clients but also for her colleagues. Furthermore, Ms. Horan is a natural leader due to her ability to remain unbelievably calm under pressure and solve the problems presented, no matter what the circumstances. Lastly, Ms. Horan has a unique ability to explain the most complex legal issues in a very simple and succinct manner, which makes her an incredible asset when preparing written material for the court."
Car accident Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
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