Skip to main content

David E Wattel

Personal injury Attorney at Chandler, AZ

5.0   5 reviews

also known as Dave Wattel

Licensed for 34 years

Free consultation

About David

Learn David’s areas of practice.

Wattel & York personal injury lawyers and accident attorneys have extensive combined successful experience handling all different types of practice areas, including but not limited too:  Car accidents, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, bicycle accidents, brain injuries, burn injuries, spinal cord injuries, product liability, premises liability, slip and fall accidents, medical malpractice, swimming pool accidents, bus accidents, boating accidents, nursing home abuse, elder abuse, wrongful death, truck accidents, construction accidents, workplace accidents, and many more.  If you or someone you love have been injured as a result of being involved in an accident caused by the negligence of someone else, contact David Wattel for a free legal consultation with an experienced and successful Arizona personal injury attorney. 

Photos and videos

Licensed for 34 years
State OR
Status Active
Acquired 2016
Updated 12/11/2022
State WA
Status Active
Acquired 2015
Updated 01/31/2023
State AZ
Status Active
Acquired 1988
Updated 12/21/2022

Contact David

Wattel & York
2175 N Alma School Rd Ste B107
Chandler, AZ, 85224-2881
Wattel & York
4901 W Glendale Ave
Glendale, AZ, 85301
Wattel & York
1102 S 4th Ave
Yuma, AZ, 85364
Wattel & York
2942 N 24th st Suite 114-668
Phoenix, AZ, 85016
Wattel & York
260 Newport Center Drive Suite 100
Newport Beach, CA, 92660
Wattel & York
6314 19th Street Suite 15
Fircrest, WA, 98466
Hide locations


5.0 / 5.0
  5 customer reviews
5 Star
4 Star
3 Star
2 Star
1 Star
Posted by Caleb | August 21, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
David Wattel is an amazing lawyer!
I was a passenger in a vehicle that was struck by another vehicle that ran a stop sign. I was hurt badly. The company that was insuring the vehicle I was in was giving me the run around, while the insurance company of the at fault driver was completely ignoring me. I needed help fast. A friend of mine suggested Wattel and York, so with hesitation I sent off an email. Within literally 5 minutes I received a phone call. Much to my surprise it was the attorney’s office, and not just a paralegal or legal assistant. David Wattel, the ACTUAL attorney called me and discussed my case! I went in the following day for a consultation and they took my case. Throughout the whole process, all I can say is how wonderful this firm is. From their legal assistants and paralegals all the way up the lawyers themselves. They’re timely and accurate in their communication, whether it is over email or telephone. I could call and talk with the attorney anytime, and they would drop what they were currently doing to answer any questions I had. My fear and despondency disappeared with sweet release as I read the demand letter that David Wattel sent to the insurance companies. It was extremely well written and was “matter of fact” in its demands. The insurance companies paid out in full all that was requested from the demand letter without hesitation. I would HIGHLY recommend this law firm to anyone who was injured in an automobile accident. This law firm really does fight for you!
Read less
Posted by anonymous | June 13, 2014
Defenitely I would recommend David Wattel
Mr. Wattel was recommended to me by a friend, the first person l spoke to about my case was Victor, every one l spoke to either by phone or in person was so professional. Every time l spoke to Mr. Wattel he made sure l understood the steps he was taking. I am very pleased with his work, l would recommend Mr. Wattel
Posted by Iseihas | June 10, 2014
great experience overall !!!!!!!!!
I would like to say that wattle & York did an outstanding job in giving me guidance and comfort I handling my personal injury case. I was referred by a friend Victor Cardenas in the Glendale location took the time to have a one on one to assure that he was going to not only offer the legal assistance but to assure that he was going to work with me all the way thru the process. Throughout the process I as encountered working with David Wattle who did an outstanding job in representing me as his client. I would recommend anyone to the firm not only because they handled my case professionally. But because they take the time to assure that you have clear understanding of the process and they treat you like family!!!
Read less
Posted by Isaac | June 10, 2014
Auto accident
I am very happy with service i recieved and will recommend David Wattel to anybody that needs his help. To all his staff i want to say thank you for the help you provided specially Victor Cardenas. The outcome of my case was way more than what i expected thanks to David Wattel and his staff. Thank you once again.
Posted by anonymous | September 14, 2012
David Wattel Attorney Arizona
David Wattel was referred to me by a family friend. I had a car accident, I was not at fault and the other party admited fault. I worked for 8 months trying to settel and was getting no where. I was so scared to use an accident attorney due to all the horror stories you hear. I call David's office and decided to go in for consultation. I was very pleased with the way the attorney's and the office staff made me feel. I decided to use the attorney and wish I would have done it alot sooner. I have been working with Lisa in the office and anytime I have any questions she is so quik to answer my calls and get me what I need so quickly. I was also amazaed at the knowledge he has I was so relieved and felt so much better as I walked out of his office.
Read less


  • Free Consultation 120 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-40%


AVVO RATING 8.4 (Excellent)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2008.

Censure issued in AZ, 2008
updated on 07/23/2012

Censure means the attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The State censures the lawyer in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior. Details of the infraction are made part of the public record.

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Wattel & York
  • 2004 - Present


  • ASU
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1988
  • University of Illinois
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1984

Legal Cases

  • Motor Vehicle Accident
  • $1,000,000
  • Motor Vehicle Accident
  • $2,275,000
  • Motor Vehicle Accident
  • $1,000,000
View all legal cases


  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Attorney
  • 1988 - Present
  • Arizona Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017

Speaking Engagements

  • Personal Injury
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (2)
Endorse David
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have known Dave for 20 years. He passionately and aggressively represents his clients, and will take on any challenge presented. Dave will do whatever it takes to collect for his clients every penny they deserve."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Mr. Wattel not only for his experience and knowledge of the law, but also his compassion to help others. Mr. Wattel treats every case, whether large or small, with the same tenacity and aggressiveness, which is most likely the reason he has the ability to obtain higher settlements then other attorneys. Besides helping his clients, Mr. Wattel also goes out of his way to mentor other attorneys, for which he is highly respected and appreciated in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 29
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury
Personal injury