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After graduating from U.C. Davis law school, Mr. Micheaels began practicing law in 1979. His practice is concentrated in the areas of medical negligence, general tort liability, professional liability, and insurance bad faith. He has taken over 75 trials to a jury in the state and federal courts in Arizona.

Mr. Micheaels has a Martindale-Hubbell “AV” attorney rating and is a State Bar Certified Specialist in Injury and Wrongful Death Litigation. He has been listed in Best Lawyers in America for over 10 years and is a Fellow in two of the most prestigious societies of trial lawyers in the country, the International Academy of Trial Lawyers (with membership limited to the top 500 trial lawyers in the U.S.) and the American College of Trial Lawyers (with membership limited to only 1% of lawyers in the U.S). He has been named by Phoenix Magazine for a number of recent years as one of the top lawyers in the Valley specializing in personal injury, medical malpractice and civil litigation.  He has been chosen as Lawyer of the Year for the Phoenix area by Best Lawyers in the Areas of Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury Law for 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014.


Contact info

Beale, Micheaels, Slack & Shughart P.C.

7012 N. 18th Street
Phoenix, AZ, 85020

Practice areas


  1. Medical Malpractice: 95%
  2. Personal Injury: 3%
  3. Trucking Accident: 2%



Contingent (35-40%), Free consultation (15 minutes)

Attorney endorsements

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    I endorse this lawyer. John Micheaels is one of the best, if not the best, personal injury lawyers in Arizona. He is devoted to the representation of his clients.


    John Weldon Government Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Thomas M Richardson

    I have considered Mr. Micheaels the authority on medical malpractice law in Arizona for over a decade. Mr. Micheaels has an excellent reputation among attorneys in the community.


    Thomas Richardson Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter


AZActive 197904/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Lawyer of the YearBest Lawyers2014
Lawyer of the YearBest Lawyers2013
Lawyer of the YearBest Lawyers2012
Lawyer of the YearBest Lawyers2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyBeale, Micheaels, Slack & Shughart1995 - Present
AttorneyJennings, Strouss & Salmon1987 - 1995
AttorneyLowe & Berman1984 - 1987
AttorneyJennings, Strouss & Salmon1979 - 1984
Association namePosition nameDuration
International Academy of Trial LawyersFellow2008 - Present
American College of Trial LawyersFellowN/A
Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent AttorneysN/AN/A
International Society of BarristersFellowN/A
Arizona Collage of Trial AdvocacyMember1997 - 1999
American Board Of Trial Advocates, Phoenix ChapterPresident1995 - 1997
Arizona College of Trial AdvocacyChairman1994 - 1995
Arizona Supreme Court Committee on Chracter and FitnessMember1992 - 1999
State Bar of Arizona ,State Bar ConventionChairman1989 - 1989
State Bar of Arizona , Committee on Jury InstructionsMember1988 - 1989
Commission on Trial Court Appointments for Maricopa CountryCommissioner1987 - 1991
Arizona Collage of Trial AdvocacyFaculty1987 - 1999
Arizona Collage of Trial AdvocacyChairman1987 - 1989
State Bar of Arizona , Trial Practice SectionChairman1985 - 1986
State Bar of Arizona , Committee on Civil Practice And ProcedureMember1983 - 1984
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California at Davis School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1979
University of California - Santa BarbaraN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1974