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Attorneys are called advocates and counselors. When you or your loved one has suffered a serious personal injury or wrongful death due to the negligence of another, you need a personal injury attorney who can competently fill both roles. Attorney Shane L. Harward is a down-to-earth personal injury and insurance bad faith attorney who strives to ensure that his clients are treated fairly and are awarded the money damages and benefits that they deserve.


Being a lawyer is about serving justice.  That's not only our greatest calling, it's our only calling.  - Ellis Ruben, American Lawyer

Integrity, tenacity, determination, and the pursuit of perfection best describes Attorney Shane L. Harward's approach to both work and play.  Mr. Harward received his Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Brigham Young University with dual minors in Mathematics and Russian.  He successfully completed military training as a Russian Interrogator (more like James Bond than Austin Powers).  Then, onto law school at Arizona State University, where his diverse achievements included an Academic Scholarship, Honors in Legal Writing, and winning the three-point as well as the free-throw basketball shooting competitions.  Mr. Harward demonstrates a constant willingness to devote himself with enthusiasm and focus to reaching his goals and in the representation of his clients.


Languages spoken: Russian

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Practice areas


  1. Insurance: 20%
    21 years
  2. Brain Injury: 20%
    21 years
  3. Wrongful Death: 20%
    21 years
  4. Personal Injury: 20%
    21 years
  5. Car Accident: 20%
    21 years



Hourly ($350-450/hour), contingent (25-45%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

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  • Andrew J. DeFusco

    Shane is an exceptional attorney who goes out of his way to provide the best representation for those in need of an attorney on matters involving serious bodily injury, wrongful death and insurance bad faith. He has handled several high profile such cases and has litigated them to successful conclusions. It is my honor to wholeheartedly endorse Shane Harward as an attorney.


    Andrew DeFusco Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Shane. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military law Attorney
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Contact info

Law Offices of Shane L. Harward, P.L.C.

10575 North 114rd Street
Suite 103
Scottsdale, AZ, 85259-4908

Law Offices of Shane L. Harward, P.L.C.

4809 East Thistle Landing
Suite 100
Phoenix, AZ, 85044-6479



AZActive 199505/05/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Nominated as one of the 10 Best Attorneys for ArizonaAmerican Institute of Personal Injury Lawyers2016
Top 100 LawyersAmerican Society of Legal Advocates2016
Selected Best Attorneys of AmericaRue Ratings2016
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
10 Best Attorneys for Arizona NominationAmerican Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys2015
Selected one of Top 100 Litigation Lawyers in ArizonaAmerican Society of Legal Advocates2015
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Selected Top 100 Litigation LawyerAmerican Society of Legal Advocates2014
Selected Top 10 Personal Injury AttorneyNational Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys2014
Invited to be Lifetime Charter MemberRue Ratings Best Attorneys of America2014
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2014
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2013
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers Association2011
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2007
Law Firm Rank #9 for Law Firms with less than 25 attorneysArizona Business Magazine2006
Law Firm Rank #6 for Law Firms with less than 25 attorneysArizona Business Magazine2005
Law Firm of the MonthVolunteer Legal Services Project1997
Honors in Legal Methods and WritingArizona State University College of Law1992
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ShareholderLaw Offices Of Shane L Harward PLC 2006 - Present
AttorneyArizona Senior Citizens Law Project1996 - Present
Judge Pro TemporeMaricopa County Superior Court2004 - 2008
ShareholderAnderson Hurwitz And Harward 1995 - 2006
ClerkMaricopa County Superior Court1994 - 1994
ClerkWest Publishing (Westlaw)1993 - 1995
Association namePosition nameDuration
Scottsdale Chamber of CommerceMember2011 - Present
Better Business BureauAccedited Business2008 - Present
American Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2000 - Present
Arizona Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1999 - Present
Arizona State BarMember1995 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1995 - Present
National Trial Lawyers AssociationMember - Top 100 Trial Lawyers2011 - 2012
United PolicyholdersPlatinum Sponsor2011 - 2012
Arizona State Bar Association(Criminal Justice Section)Member1999 - 2001
Arizona State Bar Association(Tax Section )Member1995 - 1999
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Ritthaler v. IDS Property & CasualtySettlement
Rodriguez v. Progressive Insurance CompanyConfidential Settlement
Glass v. Progressive Insurance CompanySettlement ~$120,000.00
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Publication nameTitleDate
Az Legal CenterNationwide Is "Not" On Your Side2011
Az Injury CenterThe Truth About2004
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
The Mediation AgencyAlternative Dispute ResolutionCertified Mediator2004
Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
Brigham Young UniversityComputer Science, Mathematics, RussianBS - Bachelor of Science1992
United States Army Intelligence CenterMilitary Intelligence - RussianN/A1990
Defensen Language InstituteRussianN/A1988
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Allstate Claims Handling ColossusColossus2003