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Richard Cruz, a native of Phoenix, Arizona, earned  a B.A. degree with honors in
1995 from the University of California, Irvine. Mr. Cruz earned his J.D. from
the Arizona State University School of Law. His law education included trips
abroad to Cambridge, England and Geneva, Switzerland. During the pursuit of his
educational credentials, Mr. Cruz worked as a clerk for the U.S. District Court,
District of Arizona, which set the foundation for his valuable trial skills.

In 2003, Mr. Cruz obtained his J.D. from the Arizona State University
School of Law. Mr. Cruz continued to enhance his trial skills by successfully
completing the Arizona College of Trial Advocacy program offered by The State
Bar of Arizona. With over nine years of legal experience, and admittance to the
Arizona Supreme Court, the United States District Court, District of Arizona and
the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit in 2004, Mr. Cruz demonstrates
the same knowledge and analytical skills usually witnessed from attorneys with
longer tenures.


Practice areas


  1. Business: 35%
    Less than 1 year
  2. Contracts: 30%
    Less than 1 year
  3. Litigation: 15%
    Less than 1 year
  4. Wrongful Death: 10%
    Less than 1 year
  5. Personal Injury: 10%
    Less than 1 year



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  • Marc J Victor

    In my 21 years of practice, I have come across many lawyers. It took me that long to find Richard Cruz. He sincerely cares about his clients and people generally. He is a hardworking brilliant lawyer who fights hard to get justice for his clients. I'm a huge fan!


    Marc Victor Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Supervised lawyer

  • Kevin D Neal

    I endorse Richard. He is an excellent lawyer who puts his clients interests first.


    Kevin Neal Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

National Health Finance

1347 N. Alma School Road
Suite 150
Chandler, AZ, 85224


AZActive 200403/31/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Achievements in Advancing the CultureLatino's American Who's Who2015
Top Attorney - Southwest Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
Top Attorney - Southwest Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
Top Attorney - Southwest Rising StarsSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
COO and General CounselNational Health Finance DM, LLC and Affiliate Companies2016 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Volunteer Lawyers ProgramAttorney2010 - Present
MMA - American Motorcyclist AssociationMember2009 - Present
American Motorcyclist AssociationMember2007 - Present
ABATE of ArizonaMember2007 - Present
United States District Court for the District of ArizonaMember2004 - Present
United States Court of Appeals For the Ninth CircuitMember2004 - Present
Federal Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
Arizona Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2004 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
Maricopa County Bar Association, Litigation SectionMember2004 - Present
State Bar of ArizonaMember2004 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Merrell v. R & S Mattress LiquidatorsIn Favor of Plaintiff: Total Award $209,000.00
Ryder, et al. v. Florence United, et al.In Favor of Plaintiff's: $400,000.00 (cumulative settlement)
Donovan v. Neiman MarcusAwarded Plaintiff $75,000.00
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Publication nameTitleDate
Arizona AttorneyImportant Trial in Arizona: Richard A. Cruz, Esq.2012
Martindale-Hubbell publicationLawyer Profile:Client Review 5/52012
Biker Information Guide NewsletterUM/UIM: Are You Protected?2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Arizona College of Trial AdvocacyTrial SkillsN/A2008
University of Arizona College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
University of California - IrvineSociologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1995
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
2010 Trial Advocacy CompetitionVolunteer Presiding Judge2010
MMA Members MeetingUn/Underinsurance Coverage2009
ABATE Chapter MeetingProtection of Injury Claims2009
HOG-Foothills ChapterUM/UIM Insurance Coverage2008