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Patrick Thomas Stanley

Litigation Attorney at Scottsdale, AZ

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Patrick Stanley is a trial lawyer with extensive experience in state and federal courts, as well as arbitration proceedings. He has substantial experience in motion practice, appellate practice, jury and bench trial, arbitration and injunctive relief. He is particularly experienced in litigation relating to first-party insurance bad faith, disability insurance litigation, director and officer liability, professional liability, transportation, breach of contract, trade secrets, unfair competition, real estate, and healthcare.


Mr. Stanley also has extensive litigation and industry experience in transportation law. He has represented motor carriers, freight brokers, and third-party logistics providers in the defense of freight claims, in actions to recover unpaid freight charges, and in regulatory compliance matters. Prior to law school, he worked for an international third-party logistics provider, coordinating freight logistics throughout the United States and Canada. Mr. Stanley also assisted with preparation and publication of the landmark book, Transportation, Logistics and the Law.


In addition to his litigation background, Mr. Stanley also assists with the practice management needs of healthcare professionals. He provides consultation and representation in regulatory compliance matters, non-compete and anti-solicitation agreements, disability claim advice, employment contracts, personnel and human resources issues, employee disciplinary actions, independent contractor and managed care agreements, state licensure issues and collections.


Mr. Stanley is admitted to practice in state court in Arizona and Florida, as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the United States District Court for the Districts of Arizona and the Southern and Northern Districts of Florida. He has also been admitted pro hac vice in United States District Courts in California and Alaska.  Mr. Stanley received his B.A. in History from the University of Kansas and earned his law degree, cum laude, from the University of Arizona. Since then, in addition to his busy practice, Mr. Stanley has authored or co-authored articles on a number of topics relating to both disability insurance and transportation law.


Mr. Stanley can be reached at or by e-mail at

Licensed for 20 years
State AZ
Status Active
Acquired 2005
Updated 12/21/2022
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2002
Updated 11/23/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Comitz | Stanley
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 anonymous | March 5, 2012
Excellent Experience with a Contract Review
I retained this attorney to review a proposed employment contact with a healthcare facility. He provided excellent advice and was easy to work with over the phone.


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AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Member
  • Comitz | Stanley
  • 2010 - Present
  • Associate
  • Bonnett Fairbourn Friedman & Balint Pc
  • 2005 - 2010
  • Associate
  • Roberts and Associates
  • 2002 - 2005


  • University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor cum laude
  • 2002
  • University of Kansas
  • B.A.
  • 1997

Legal Cases

  • Shepard v. Hewitt CV 10-0334
  • Jury verdict for client affirmed on appeal


  • Scottsdale Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Arizona Trucking Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Maricopa County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English


  • Top 40 Lawyers Under 40
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2015
  • Top Attorney - Employee Benefits and Insurance
  • Arizona Business Magazine
  • 2014
  • Top Attorney - Healthcare
  • Arizona Business Magazine
  • 2013
  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Best of Arizona: Health Care Law
  • Ranking Arizona
  • 2011
  • Best of Arizona: Commercial Litigation
  • Ranking Arizona
  • 2011
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Speaking Engagements

  • July 2016 Meeting
  • Estate and Trust Planning and Litigation
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (4)
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Estate planning Attorney | May 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Pat Stanley in the past. Not only is he a great guy, but he is extremely intelligent, hard-working, and an outstanding litigator."
Litigation Attorney | Jul 12
Relationship: Co-worker
"Patrick Stanley is a keen strategist and highly-talented litigation attorney."
Insurance Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Having worked with Pat for several years, I have witnessed firsthand his professionalism, insight and ability to optimize results."
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