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Paul Joseph Dombeck

Insurance Attorney at Phoenix, AZ

3.8   10 reviews
  • State Years
    Arizona - AZ 20 years
    Massachusetts - MA 21 years
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State AZ
    Acquired 2004
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State MA
    Acquired 2002
    Retired No misconduct found

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

About Paul

Learn Paul’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Insurance

  2. Social Security & Disability

  3. Personal injury

  4. Employee benefits

  5. Administrative law

  6. Chapter 7 bankruptcy

Educated at Gonzaga, admitted to practice in 2002, admitted to the State Bar of Arizona February 10, 2004.

Paul Dombeck was born in New Orleans, Louisiana and raised in Rochester, New York. He received his Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Rochester in 1987.

Paul went on to work in the insurance industry as an insurance claims adjuster at Cigna Property and Casualty in Boston, Massachusetts (1988-89), National General Insurance Company in St. Louis, Missouri (1990-96), and as a claims litigation supervisor at Fireman's Fund in St. Louis (1996-98).

Paul attended Gonzaga University Law School in Spokane, Washington, where he graduated Cum Laude in 2001, and was Managing Editor of Gonzaga’s International Law Journal, and the recipient of several scholastic merit scholarships.

Paul is licensed in both Arizona and Massachusetts and has worked at insurance defense litigation firms in Boston, Massachusetts, Sacramento, California, and Phoenix, Arizona. Since 2004 Paul has practiced in Arizona, and currently dedicates his practice primarily to the areas of Plaintiff Disability (Social Security, Short Term, Long Term, Longterm, and ERISA, and Veteran, Veterans and VA), Bankruptcy and Debtor's Defense, and Automobile Accidents, and Plaintiff Personal Injury.

In his spare time, Paul works with Parrot animal rescues, and is a board member of the Tuscon Avian Rescue and Adoption foundation.

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The Law Office of Paul J. Dombeck
18444 N. 25th Ave.
Suite 420
Phoenix, AZ, 85023

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3.8 / 5.0
  10 customer reviews
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Posted by Doug | January 11, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent and Efficient
Go see them if you need assistance on VA or SS disability or have been denied benefits!!! The law office of Paul Drombeck are what a lawyers office should be about, get to the point and be effective! I met with Paul and Tatiana at no charge for a consultation on getting SS and VA disability established. Paul and Tatianna were most helpful, reviewed my medical records, and gave me detailed and specific advice on how to best provide documentation, get the forms filled correctly, and how to handle SS interviews. Based on the consultation, I was prepared for the process and got awarded SS disability with no problems. I'm now working on the VA disability, and Paul and Tatiana are provided assistance and guidance on that as well. 5 stars is not enough!
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Posted by Guy | July 23, 2014
phenomenal attorney
I was involved in a serious auto accident. Paul was thorough through the over 2 year process and not only did he go after the defendants insurance company but also went after mine since the defendant had minimum coverages. He obtained for me a six figure settlement and had my best interest at heart.
Posted by David | July 14, 2012
I Needed Help
I found Paul when I needed help with my disability, and he explained to me in easy to understand language, what to expect in my case. Paul was courteous and professional, making the whole experience not so overwhelming for my wife and myself. I highly recommend using Paul as your advocate.
Posted by anonymous | May 10, 2012
A great attorney!
When my family and I first went to to Paul we were in a lot of pain, we had just been involved in a major car accident which wasn't our fault. He was very sympathetic to our needs and was willing to do whatever it took to get us the best medical care promptly. Paul is very knowledgeable and since he has insurance backround, he knows the loopholes and knows how to get you every last dime you deserve for your pain and suffering. When it came down to our settlement, we didn't win much so Paul was kind enough to lower his attorney fees just so my family and me can have a little more money in our pockets. I have been involved in a lot of accidents in my lifetime and have hired many attorneys, and Paul is by far the best I know of. I would recommend him to anyone!
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Posted by Dr. Moddes | April 26, 2012
Great Help!
Paul has assisted me on a car accident case where I was hit twice by the same drunk driver! He did a great job to help bring me the justice I deserved and the settlement that paid the medical bills and me. I am also a Doctor and I have referred numerous patients to Paul for representation and EVERY person has reported back to me a very positive experience. If you are looking for a detail oriented and thorough attorney, Paul can help you. He's not just creaming cases looking for the "easy money" like some of the larger firms. He really cares and does his best to get his clients all the justice they are entitled too.
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Posted by anonymous | April 6, 2012
Legal Advice
I was impressed with the knowledge and expertise with which Mr. Dombeck works. I tried several attempts to do what he did in just a short time. His card is never far away, in case I have any problems. I trust him to get the job done!!!
Posted by Laura | April 6, 2012
Disability Claim Successful!
I did not think I need legal services to process my disability claim, but after almost two and a half years of wrestling with Social Security on my own, I gave up and asked for help. I was referred to Mr Dombeck. He was very kind and respectful. He reviewed my case thoroughly and gave professional representation at my hearing. I would gratefully recommend his services.
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Posted by anonymous | October 6, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
no reply
As of lately no reply seems to be the standard for this office. Add another one to the list and for anyone thinking of contacting this office for a consultation in the future; don't give too much information up front as they seem to make up their mind on that solely for correspondence or lack of.
Posted by FranklinTobiasHarrell | February 1, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
My Way Or The Highway
I recently contacted this attorney for a consultation. I was researching attorneys as I needed to obtain counsel with ERISA experience. I filed a disability claim thru my employer for psychiatric reasons. I consulted with many attorneys who all said the same thing. They only take mental disability cases whereas there is also a physical disability. I didn't have a physical disability at the time but now appear to be having a lot of trouble with Spinal Stenosis. What gets me is this attorney reviewed my potential claim and rejected to provide counsel as he said my doctors records were all over the place which simply isn't true. I've been seeing my primary care for my entire life and I'm almost 30. All of my phsycians are very professional and have a great deal of integrity. Then a week after his office reviews my claim and deny representation they have the nerve to send me a letter saying "They recently spoke to me regarding a potential claim saying they didn't have a chance to review it even though I was corresponding with this attorney directly via email. They attached the letter which I sent them from the insurance company stating that I intended to appeal my decision and to contact their office if I needed anything from them." This is outright tacky and now that I do have a physical disability on top of my mental disability I sure as hell wouldn't want a firm that can't clearly even keep their consultations organized to represent me on a matter this important.
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Posted by Hillel Abramson | January 29, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
No Return Response
Due to problems at my end which would make a phone call difficult, I sent an email to the attorney briefly describing my situation, what I was looking for and insights on if this was something that could be handled by his office. I also asked for a return response to the email. I received no response whatsoever and not even a sorry we can't help from the attorney or anyone in the office. This is not appropriate from a professional standpoint and so now I start over trying to obtain a response from another attorney.
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  • Free Consultation 120 minutes
  • Contingency 30%-40%


AVVO RATING 6.8 (Good)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • The Law Office of Paul J. Dombeck
  • 2008 - Present


  • law
  • N/A


  • Maricopa County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Dean's Academic Award
  • Gonzaga University
  • 1998

Speaking Engagements

  • CLE
  • “Referring Attorney’s Issue-Spotting Guide for Disability Questions”
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

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Social Security & Disability Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Paul Dombeck is a dedicated advocate for his clients. I send clients to him on a regular basis with confidence that he will get the best results possible for them. Superior representation!"
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