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I am passionate about helping clients achieve their goals.


I have over 20 years of experience in law and business. My practice focuses on two areas: (1) helping injured people seek justice, and (2) business/real estate transactions. I have personal experience in both areas -- my first plaintiffs' personal injury case was my own, and I've owned several businesses.  Having a broad range of experiences and skills helps me better understand client needs, as well as to find and obtain creative, common sense, pragmatic and successful solutions to client problems.


I see myself as a holistic lawyer. What I mean is that your legal situation is usually only one part of the puzzle, and there can be other things you have to consider. When looking for the best outcome, you can’t pretend the other pieces of the puzzle don’t exist.


In my "free time", I enjoy yoga, meditation, bicycling, tennis, scuba diving, travel and playing the piano.   

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Languages spoken: Polish

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Business: 40%
    18 years
  2. Personal Injury: 40%
    25 years
  3. Car Accident: 5%
  4. Birth Injury: 5%
  5. Other: 10%
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Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($310-350/hour), contingent (25-40%), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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Contact info

Studnicki Law Firm PC

3217 E Shea Blvd
Suite # 301
Phoenix, AZ, 85028

Studnicki Law Firm PC

14747 N. Northsight Blvd
Suite # 111-280
Scottsdale, AZ, 85260

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Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
AZActive 199104/01/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent (5/5) Rating (highest)Martindale-Hubbell2015
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2015
Premier 100 InvitationAmerican Academy of Trial Attorneys2015
AV Preeminent (5/5) Rating (highest)Martindale-Hubbell2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2014
AV Preeminent (5/5) Rating (highest)Martindale-Hubbell2013
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2013
AV Preeminent (5/5) Rating (highest)Martindale-Hubbell2012
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2012
AV Preeminent (5/5) Rating (highest)Martindale-Hubbell2011
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2011
AV Preeminent (5/5) Rating (highest)Martindale-Hubbell2010
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2010
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2009
AV Preeminent (5/5) Rating (highest)Martindale-Hubbell2009
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2008
AV Preeminent (5/5) Rating (highest)Martindale-Hubbell2008
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2007
AV Preeminent (5/5) Rating (highest)Martindale-Hubbell2007
AV Preeminent (5/5) Rating (highest)Martindale-Hubbell2006
AV Preeminent (5/5) Rating (highest)Martindale-Hubbell2005
AV Preeminent (5/5) Rating (highest)Martindale-Hubbell2004
AV Preeminent (5/5) Rating (highest)Martindale-Hubbell2003
AV Preeminent (5/5) Rating (highest)Martindale-Hubbell2002
AV Preeminent (5/5) Rating (highest)Martindale-Hubbell2001
AV Preeminent (5/5) Rating (highest)Martindale-Hubbell2000
AV Preeminent (5/5) Rating (highest)Martindale-Hubbell1999
AV Preeminent (5/5) Rating (highest)Martindale-Hubbell1998
AV Preeminent (5/5) Rating (highest)Martindale-Hubbell1997
Cum LaudeHarvard Law School1991
Summa Cum LaudeArizona State University1988
Invited MemberPhi Beta Kappa1988
Arizona's Top Rated LawyersLegal Leaders MagazineN/A
Top Business Lawyers in ArizonaNorth Valley MagazineN/A
Invited MemberAmerica Registry of Outstanding ProfessionalsN/A
MemberState Bar of ArizonaN/A
Who's Who Among Executives and ProfessionalsCambridgeN/A
Invited MemberWho's Who Historical SocietyN/A
Invited MemberLexington Who's WhoN/A
Invited MemberStrathmore's Who's WhoN/A
Invited MemberSterling Who's WhoN/A
Invited MemberInternational Who's WhoN/A
Invited MemberWho's Who WorldwideN/A
Bar Register of Preeminent LawyersMartindale-HubbellN/A
Invited MemberRegistry of American's Most Honored ProfessionalsN/A
Certificate of AppreciationVeterans of Foreign Wars of the United StatesN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyStudnicki Law Firm2003 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorArizona Summit Law School2013 - 2015
ShareholderGallagher & Kennedy, P.A.1991 - 2003
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Arizona Summit Law SchoolAdjunct Professor of Law2013 - Present
Arizona Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2003 - Present
United States Supreme CourtMemberN/A
Phi Beta KappaMemberN/A
American Association for JusticeMemberN/A
Arizona College of Trial AdvocacyParticipantN/A
Harvard Club of PhoenixMemberN/A
United States Court of Appeals For the Ninth CircuitMemberN/A
United States District Court in ArizonaMemberN/A
State Bar of ArizonaMemberN/A
Arizona Trial Lawyers AssociationBoard of Directors2003 - 2008
Harvard Journal of Law and Public PolicySenior Editor1990 - 1991
Harvard Journal of Law and Public PolicyEditor1989 - 1990
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Golonka v. General Motors Corporation$14.2 million jury verdict
Confidential$10 million judgment
Confidential$5.8 million
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Studnicki Law FirmStudnicki Law Firm Blog2014
United States Patent and Trademark OfficeU.S. Patent 7,573,3952009
United States Patent and Trademark OfficeU.S. Patent D513,4192006
Gallagher and KennedyShareholder Announcement1999
Harvard Journal of Law and Public PolicySenior Editor1991
Harvard Journal of Law and Public PolicyEditor1990
Arizona AttorneyThe Defense Never RestsN/A
The Detroit NewsFord Settles Tire Lawsuits QuietlyN/A
Phoenix Business JournalGeneral Motors Must Pay $17 Million in Defective Transmission LawsuitN/A
The National Law Journal$14 Million Verdict Against General Motors for Failure to WarnN/A
Strategic Safety NewsGM Park to Reverse Defective Truck LawsuitN/A
Lawyers WeeklyBoth Sides Declare Partial Victories In GM Park-To-Reverse VerdictN/A
Studnicki Law FirmStudnicki Appointed to Trial Lawyers Board of DirectorsN/A
The Arizona RepublicLong Wait Ends as Ford Settles Tire LawsuitsN/A
The Arizona RepublicFord, 31 Arizonans Settle After RolloversN/A
CNNArizona Jury Orders GM to Pay Family $14.2 MillionN/A
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Harvard University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
Arizona State UniversityEconomicsBS - Bachelor of Science1988
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
General Practice SkillsBusiness Law2014
General Practice SkillsBusiness Law2013
Invest Southwest ConferenceBusiness2007
Secrets & Strategies in Personal Injury CasesPersonal Injury LawN/A
Radio Interview on KFYIJusticeN/A
Radio InterviewVenture CapitalN/A
Brophy College PreparatoryCareer DayN/A