Andrew J. DeFusco
Personal injury Attorney at Scottsdale, AZ
also known as Andy DeFusco, Defusco
Licensed for 31 years
“This is the most difficult ordeal in my life!”
Many of our clients have told us that over the years. We understand one simple truth: You have suffered a life-changing physical injury, or the tragic loss of a loved one, and need a legal team that can not only successfully litigate your injury or wrongful death case, but can also help you get your life back.
We measure success not only by the results we obtain for our clients, but also by the enduring relationships we enjoy with our clients long after their case is concluded.
But now a few words about me: I moved from Connecticut to Arizona as a young teen back in 1978. I have lived in the Phoenix area ever since. My teenage and early adult years were marked by enjoying long, hot summers while bragging to friends and family back east about how bearable 110 degree days were, because after all it was a "dry heat." It's funny how that perception dwindles away as we get older.
After graduating law school in 1990, I fulfilled my life-long dream by embarking upon a 3,704-mile solo bicycle trip across the country, refusing to quit pedalling until I reached my aunt's house in Cranston, Rhode Island some two and a half months later (talk about young adult resiliency!) I will never forget the places I saw, the people I met, and the encouragement bestowed upon me by perfect strangers once they learned about my trip. It would become the first of two major "missions" in my life.
In 1995, after spending over four years trying major felony cases with the Maricopa County Public Defender's Office, I co-founded the law firm DeFusco & Udelman, P.L.C. here in Scottsdale with my close friend, Randy Udelman, whom I have known since we attended high school together. For the next twenty years we devoted our practice to representing accident victims, crime victims, and victims of unreasonable conduct by insurance companies. We were privileged to represent many amazing people and to guide them through what has often been the most difficult time in their lives. Even today, we remain in close contact with quite a few of our former clients, some of whom we have not represented in many years.
While I always thought I'd never marry another attorney, in 2006 I embarked upon my second "mission" in life: marrying my wife Bryn, also an attorney. "Honey, I'm not getting any younger," I told her when she asked me if I wanted to wait before having little ones. We now have two beautiful children and, despite busy careers, maintain balance and remain very active in our children's school and extracurricular activities.
On January 1, 2016, my wife Bryn and I founded the law firm DeFusco Law, P.L.C. Later that year, we purchased our office building inside the Agua Caliente complex near Scottsdale and Shea Roads in Scottsdale, which now serves as the home offices for DeFusco Law. We will continue to maintain a low-volume, referral-based practice and will continue my work of over the past two decades representing individuals on serious personal injury, wrongful death and insurance disputes. Our mission is simple: We seek accountability for wrongful conduct which causes our clients physical, emotional and economic loss.
When not practicing law, my interests include aviation (bouncing around in a Piper aircraft among many airports in the Soutwestern United States), amateur astronomy, tickling the ivories (for piano bar patrons who pride themselves on singing the loudest), and encouraging my young son to be a proficient golfer and not a golf hacker like his old man.
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.