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Edward O Comitz

Insurance Attorney at Scottsdale, AZ

5.0   3 reviews
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State AZ
    Acquired 1993
    Active No misconduct found

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About Edward

Learn Edward’s areas of practice.

Practice area
  1. Insurance
    Mr. Comitz has extensive experience in disability insurance coverage and bad faith litigation, representing physicians and other professionals in reversing denials of their disability claims.

    31 years, 1,000 cases

Ed Comitz heads the healthcare and disability insurance practice of Comitz | Stanley, earning a national reputation for prosecuting disability insurance claims on behalf of individuals based on bad faith and unfair business practices. He has built one of the largest and most successful practices in the country, tirelessly representing aggrieved policyholders on the most difficult cases. Ed Comitz optimizes outcomes. He is an unrelenting litigator and keen strategist with a thorough understanding of the disability insurance industry and its nuances. Experience, hard work and a successful track record, including the return of tens of millions of dollars to his clients, have earned Mr. Comitz well-deserved respect in the disability insurance industry.

Mr. Comitz knows that too often, insurance carriers make the disability insurance claim process lengthy, confusing, and altogether overwhelming. Years of legal experience handling the toughest cases has given him a unique perspective on how insurers operate and has bolstered his commitment to shift the balance of power in favor of his clients. Having dealt with his own debilitating injury, Mr. Comitz understands the challenges of trying to function professionally in the face of a seriously limiting condition. He is sympathetic to the physical limitations and restrictions that others may not fully understand, and especially appreciates the particular safety concerns inherent in the work of healthcare professionals. Because of his experiences, both personally and professionally, Mr. Comitz is unwavering in his dedication to provide clients with the disability insurance benefits they deserve.

Mr. Comitz is an Arizona native, born in Tucson and living in Phoenix. His firm has offices in Scottsdale and Tucson, and he works on claims throughout the country.


Comitz | Stanley
Gainey Ranch Corporate Center
8777 N. Gainey Center Drive, Suite 204
Scottsdale, AZ, 85258
Comitz | Stanley
2525 E. Broadway
Suite 200
Tucson, AZ, 85716
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Posted by J. Alan | June 22, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Disability Claim for a Surgical Opthalmologist
Had Ed not predicted every issue with my disability claim, I am certain I would have unknowingly prejudiced my rights. Ed is a trusted advisor who really made a difference for me on an important matter affecting the rest of my life.
Posted by Jeff | June 22, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Really nice and informative
Really nice and informative - a great resource for dentists filing disability claims.
Posted by anonymous | June 10, 2009
Great attention to detail and always available
Ed has been a wonderful advisor for many years. He was responsive and thorough and always available when I needed him. I would recommend him to anyone seeking legal advice.


  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Member
  • Comitz | Stanley
  • 2010 - Present
  • Judge Pro Tempore
  • Maricopa County Superior Court
  • 2004 - Present
  • Shareholder
  • Bonnett Fairbourn Friedman & Balint PC
  • 2001 - 2010
  • Senior Associate
  • Squire Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.
  • 2000 - 2001
  • Senior Associate
  • DeConcini McDonald Yetwin & Lacy
  • 1997 - 2000
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  • Seattle University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A
  • Creighton University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • N/A


  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Maricopa County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Arizona Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Arizona Dental Association
  • Business Affiliate
  • N/A
  • Arizona Osteopathic Medical Association
  • Endorsed Partner
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Best of Arizona: Commercial Litigation
  • Ranking Arizona
  • 2011
  • Best of Arizona: Health Care Law
  • Ranking Arizona
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2007
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  • AOMA Digest
  • Are Non-Competition Agreements Enforceable or Not?
  • 2011
  • Inscriptions (Arizona Dental Association)
  • Why is it So Hard to Collect on My Disability Insurance Policy?
  • 2009
  • Doctor of Dentistry
  • Disability Insurance: Can You Collect Under Your Policy?
  • 2008
  • Doctor of Dentistry
  • A Stiff Upper Lip Can Lead to Getting Stiffed by Your Insurer: Chronic Pain and Your Ability to Collect Disability Insurance Benefits
  • 2008
  • Ophthalmology Management
  • Disability Insurance Roulette: Can You Collect On Your Policy?
  • 2006
  • The Biggest Legal Mistakes Physicians Make and How to Avoid Them (SEAK)
  • The 10 Biggest Legal Mistakes Physicians Make When Filing a Claim for Disability
  • 2005
  • AzMed
  • Disability Insurance and the Doctor: Will You Be Able to Collect?
  • 2003
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Speaking Engagements

  • Guest Lecturer
  • Pre-Trial Litigation
  • 1999
  • Arizona State University College of Law
  • Adjunct Professor
  • 1999

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (8)
Endorse Edward
Unknown Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Insurance Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I worked for Ed during law school. During that time, Ed demonstrated that he will leave no stone unturned in his efforts to ensure his clients' rights are upheld and enforced. In my observations of Ed, I learned not just the importance of serving as a vigorous advocate for a client but also how such efforts create a strong relationship of trust and understanding between a lawyer and client."
Litigation Attorney | Jul 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ed is a fantastic attorney. Fantastic vision for cases and strategy. And, he executes on the strategy with precision and strong direction!"
Insurance Attorney | Jul 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I worked with Ed for a brief time and have kept up with him over the years. He is a very good lawyer, because he is both compassionate about his clients and passionate about his work. I highly recommend him based on my experience with him."
Insurance Attorney | Jul 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ed and I have worked jointly on disability insurance cases in the past. Without question, his aptitude and abilities are unmatched. He has dedicated himself to knowing more about insurers and their practices than they do. He has a real talent for leveraging his experience and optimizing the outcome of any matter in which he is involved."
Insurance Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Comitz is a rare combination: a kind, companionate person, an unrelenting litigator and keen strategist with a thorough understanding of the disability insurance industry and its nuances."
Health care Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Ed Comitz is a skilled advocate and counselor. Ed Comitz is one of America’s leading disability litigators because he understands the nuances of the law regarding disability claims. He has extraordinary legal perspective, making him a powerful advocate for health professionals."
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