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Zaheer A Shah

Medical malpractice Attorney at Tempe, AZ

5.0   34 reviews

also known as "Doc" Shah, The Dr. Lawyer


Licensed for 9 years

Virtual consultation available

About Zaheer

Learn Zaheer’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Medical malpractice
    60%

    9 years

  2. Personal injury
    40%
    Finding yourself in an emergency room because you've been the victim of personal injury can be scary. As a medical doctor, I know too well the importance of prompt medical care. As a practicing attorney I know that the road to full recovery can be long. Mounting medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering can be devastating. I use my combined medical and legal experience to help insurance companies understand my clients' injuries and get them the justice they deserve.

    9 years

A Brown University trained, board certified medical DOCTOR with over 20 years experience as an emergency room physician, hospitalist, urgent care doctor, internist and an ATTORNEY who advocates for the victims of medical malpractice and personal injury. MILLIONS Recovered for the victims of personal injury, motorcycle accidents, traumatic brain injuries, and of course, medical malpractice. If you've been injured as a result of the negligence of another, experience the game changing power of a combined Medical Doctor/Lawyer. Every prospective client gets an initial FREE ,no obligation, CONSULTATION. And as always, there are no fees unless we win.

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Licensed for 9 years
State AZ
Status Active
Acquired 2013
Updated 09/18/2022

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

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The Dr Lawyer Law Group
The Dr. Lawyer Law Group
8272 W. Lake Pleasant Parkway
Suite 209
Peoria, AZ, 85382
The Dr. Lawyer Law Group
2632 South 83rd Avenue
Suite 104
Phoenix, AZ, 85043
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Posted by Sue | April 22, 2014
Outstanding Attorney
I was involved in a botched surgical procedure. I wanted to find a lawyer who really understood the complex field of medicine. I did my research and chose Attorney Doc Shah. My first consultation with him was so reassuring. It was clear to me that he is brilliant and very compassionate. He listened to me. He has been giving me weekly updates on my case and I would recommend him to anyone!
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Posted by Dena | April 11, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Only one regret
I reached out to the Dr. Lawyer Law Group seven months after being injured in a car accident. My injuries weren't severe, so didn't call an attorney right away. Like many others, I thought that since the accident was the other driver's fault that his insurance would do the right thing to make me whole. I was wrong. After the insurance company low-balled their offer (and tried to assign partial blame to me), I knew I had to get help. Dr. Shah and Dan Hollnagel worked to get me far more than what the insurance company originally offered. My only regret is that I didn't call them sooner.
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Posted by David | March 13, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Medical Malpractice Attorney
We thought we had a very easy straight forward case based on how my wife's nerve injury occurred, but after consulting with over 15 attorneys I realized that was not reality, and most if not all the attorneys I talked with did not understand our case and they were more concerned with what they thought the case was valued at based on the injury. Thankfully we did not settle until we found the right attorney which was Dr. Shah. After our initial consultation I knew right away that he was the right attorney for our case. My wife's nerve injury was caused by a needle stick, and it had developed into CRPS, and most attorneys did not understand that condition, however with Dr. Shah having a medical background he understood completely what we were dealing with which gave us a lot of confidence that he was the right person for the case. During the process Dr. Shah kept us informed every step of the way, he was always available if we had questions, and we always felt Dr. Shah had our best interest in mind. But Dr. Shah really shined when it came down to the negotiation of our settlement. We are extremely grateful for his dedication and hard work on our case. I don't believe you will find another attorney who is more knowledgeable in medical malpractice. I would highly recommend Dr. Shah to anyone who is looking to hire a medical malpractice attorney.
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Posted by Latrisha | March 8, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Claim representation
Dr. Shah did an excellent job with my son’s case. From the first visit to the last steps in the process, he and his team were professional, friendly and got the job done!! The outcome was fair and he felt like he was treated well! Thanks so much for everything!
Posted by Cameron | March 2, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent representation
The Dr. Lawyer Law Group did excellent work with my claim. I loved the communication I received and how efficient and organized everything was. They made sure that I was made whole, constantly going back to the drawing board and finding ways to help my case. I recommend this agency to any and all who need representation and I will for sure be utilizing their services again if needed!
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Posted by Carolyn | June 24, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Review of the Dr/Lawyer Firm
From the first encounter with the Doctor/Lawyer Firm, I was impress by Dr. Shah's ability to look at the facts of the case and give guidance from two perspectives. His staff was so supportive in answering my needs and concerns. I would hire them again.
Posted by Sherry Washington | June 17, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Amazing Law Firm
I was lost overwhelmed and confused about my sons case. After my consultation everything that had transpired with my previous attorney made complete sense. Dan was amazing at keeping me informed of the attorneys schedule and Dr Shah reviewed his case Advised me where to go. They were a blessing.
Posted by Kenna | May 18, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Malpractice/Unethical Medical Practices Help
My family and I sought the expertise of Dr. Shah on a matter the bordered on unethical medical and malpractice. He was extremely helpful in relieving the burden associated with that type of situation, which, if you’re on this site, you know is painful and heavy. If you’re thinking of working with the Doctor Lawyer Group of Dr. Zaheer Shah, here is what I highly recommend you consider: First, as a highly trained medical professional, Dr. Shah really knows the ins and outs of medical care including best practices, ethics, and patient advocacy. Second, not only did his medical expertise provide me reassurance that I was receiving the highest quality of service, but so did his demeanor. When speaking with him, he is extremely attentive and it is evident that he truly listens by the way he responds, asks questions, and clearly represents what you are saying. Dr. Shah is an excellent communicator with a caring and succinct approach. You will work together as a team and he will ensure that you receive the best information and education possible so you can fully understand the implications of the actions and decisions associated with your case. I truly mean it when I say I trust him to represent my best interest, and care for me and my family in a genuine way. Give him a call, you’ll be so grateful you did.
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Posted by Monica W. | May 16, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Dr. Lawyer Shah Was Amazing!
I have not experience a bad accident in over 25yrs. Of course thinking I was doing and going through the proper channel of having an attorney, the end result I received was next to nothing based off what the attorney received (from said settlement barely getting medical paid for and breaking even). Fast forward, when my accident happened back on 2.25.2020 of last year, I was completely shocked and at a loss for words, to what just happened. It took me two days to feel anything. However, when I did; boy oh boy it feel like a mack truck hit me going like 160 mph. I did not think about going to the emergency room that night of the accident, I DON’T KNOW WHY - let’s call it or blame it on the adrenaline/shock maybe. On that second, day I literally tried to go to the to smoothie shop (yes, feeling something explainable and barely moving). I bumped into one of my PT family friends, who asked if I was ok? He looked at me and said, “What happened, you look like you are in some good pain there? He immediately told me, “No you better not wait any longer and referred me to AZ Medical & Sports Rehab letting me know he had a friend who used to work there and they are really good and will take good care of me, gave me a card with contact information, called and made an appointment that day. To make a long story short, during my consultation to begin immediate treatment/therapy, I was asked if I had any representation, response was no. They said, we have an amazing Dr/Lawyer who actually is part of our staff here and quickly gave me Dr. Attorney Shah’s information when they found out more details of my accident. Well that was all she wrote, as they both worked together and told me to focus on getting better and leave the rest to us. From that moment, I was very confident, in regards to this matter and let’s just say the end result was impressive as I received more than what I ever thought I would, due to my previous (accident I experienced), where it seemed to be more about the Attorney and his fee(s) and how much he would get. I want to say, how grateful I am for Dr. Shah/Dr. Lawyer Group for not backing down and fighting diligently, being patient with me and negotiating on my behalf to get the best possible outcome/results. I just want to say thank you once again Dr. Shah!
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Posted by ray | April 10, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Client
Hey folks, if you are looking for a Lawyer for an accident or medical case, you really need to contact Shah & Associates Law Group. I was referred to them by another accident lawyer who did not do medical suits. One of the best referrals I ever had. A good honest Christian person that really works for you. They got us more than we could have gotten on our own. Double what I had expected to get after his fee. He was Doctor for 25 years and at the age of 50 went back to college to become a lawyer. He didn’t like the laws that were more for the Insurance companies. All the people in his office are very easy to work with. Give them a call at 602-680-7300. If you don’t, you have not gotten what you should have $$ Ray Wenger
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Posted by Farhana | December 8, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My dad's and brother's auto accident
I immigrated to USA with my family on October 9, 2019. On October 21, twelve days right after our arrival to this absolute new country, my dad and brother passed away in an auto accident. They were walking to the mosque for evening prayers from home, when the accident happened. They were crossing the street on Erie and North Alma School Road when a car hit them and drove away. It was an awful accident. My dad died on spot and my brother was taken to the hospital in a very critical condition. He passed away the day after in life support. The whole family was devastated. We didn't even know if we should hire a lawyer or not. It was our good fortune that we found Dr. Shah and his team. After listening to our accident story, he took our case free of charge. He fought for our case and didn't even take anything from the settlement money that we received. I really don't know if any other lawyer would ever do that for us but Dr. Shah did it! It was so kind of him to do so. He has such a big heart but what surprises me more about him is that he is not just a lawyer but also a doctor. I don't know how he did this but if my dad were alive today, he would have been so astonished to meet such a knowledgeable and great man. My family and I are really grateful to Dr. Shah and his team for the kindest and sincere help. He is very knowledgeable and he knows what he is doing. It would be a more than wise decision for anyone to hire him as their lawyer.
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Posted by anonymous | December 1, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Dr. Lawyer Rules!
Dr. Shah was referred to us by another attorney. I was told that if anyone could help us, it was him. And I wasn't disappointed. We had already met with several attorneys who couldn't even make heads or tails of the medical records that I brought to the meetings. Dr. Shah reviewed the medical records and a matter of minutes and then proceeded to give my husband and me an amazingly detailed analysis of the exact area where I was the victim of medical malpractice along with the defenses that might be raised against such a lawsuit as well as a detailed analysis of the ways that the negligence actually caused my injuries. My husband and I both looked at each other and we just knew that God had answered our prayers by letting us find this man. He's a board certified medical doctor who STILL practices medicine and he is a trial lawyer for medical malpractice cases! We couldn't be more pleased with him and his team. Every question we've had has been promptly answered and every concern that we've had addressed. The final settlement was beyond our wildest expectations. It's a confidential settlement so I cannot get into the details of the my case or what the final compensation was but I can tell you that Dr. Shah is the MAN! He got the job done and then some. I highly recommend him for any medical malpractice or wrongful death lawsuit.
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Posted by Kiran | October 2, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A lawyer with kind heart and incredible dedication
I would like to thank Shah & Associates Law Firm for their excellent services in my case. Dr. Zaheer A Shah and Mr. Erik Johnson were helpful and extremely supportive since the beginning of the case. Their excellent communication took all stress out of the process. The initial settlement offered from the other party was unreasonable. Dr. Shah called and informed me about the offer and we both felt that the amount was unacceptable. He went above and beyond my expectations and attained a very reasonable settlement without going to the court. They explained everything step by step and always answered all of my questions. They were always available through phone and email. They kept me informed of all the details that were related to the case. I am very fortunate and delighted that they were able to handle my case. I would highly recommend Shah & Associates Law Firm to anyone.
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Posted by Jackie | January 30, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Lawsuit
Dr. Shah and Kyle Shelton represented us in a medical malpractice lawsuit. From start to finish they treated us with respect, dignity, and part of the family. We highly recommend them for your needs.
Posted by Monica | September 24, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Caring Attorney
Dr. Shah met with me and truly heard my story and listened to what I had to say before he gave his advice and recommendations. Through out my car accident process being heard isn't something that has happened often. He gave me great advice and actions to take moving forward from the meeting to feel like I was moving forward not just waiting. I recommend him to anyone needing a lawyer. He is someone you want on your side!
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Posted by Tina | June 28, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Thank you
I called Mr Shahs office today and He took my call himself. I explained my situation to Mr Shah. He was very knowledgeable and explained very clearly my options. He was kind, compassionate and that’s what I really appreciate.
Posted by rick | June 28, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Mal Practice
Dr. Shah did contact me after I left a message on AVVO. He was very helpful. He took a lot of time explaining the way the system works, what makes for a decent Malpractice case, and took a lot of time to answer my questions. Unfortunately my case seem to be substantial enough to warrant a law suit but his advice is greatly appreciated.
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Posted by Innette | June 15, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
5 Stars
this attorney is 100% best attorney I've heard from in a long time and I would recommend him to family friends and anyone that's in need of a great attorney he's the one a hundred percent thank you so much for letting me know what's good and what's good
Posted by Victoria | June 15, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Botched Back Surgery
My husband underwent a lower back surgery in an outpatient surgical center in Scottsdale, AZ. Because of the surgeon’s negligence, my husband was left with lifelong complications. We tried many lawyers in Arizona for help And we were refused by all of them. We were told that we just didn’t have a good case. Well there were only two weeks left before the statute of limitations for our case was set to expire and somehow we found Dr. Shah. Maybe because he’s both an attorney and a medical doctor, he listened to us and believed in our case and that my husband had been harmed due to negligence. Dr. Shah fought for us for almost four years. He was able to find excellent medical experts to prove my husband was the victim of medical negligence. Finally, the case went to Mediation. This is where I was just so impressed by Dr. Shah and his negotiation skills. He did not back down an inch and was able to explain things to the mediator and make the mediator see our side of the story. The end result was a final settlement that was beyond anything that we had expected. We are so grateful to everything that Dr. Shah did for us. I can not recommend him enough as a Medical malpractice lawyer.
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Posted by anonymous | June 15, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Compassionate and knowledgeable
I consulted with Dr. Shah on numerous occasions about a very complex medical malpractice case. He was kind, compassionate, a pleasure to speak with, and one of the brightest professionals I have ever had the good fortune to encounter. I trust wholeheartedly that he does the very best work in his field.
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founder
  • The Dr. Lawyer
  • 2013 - Present
  • Medical Doctor
  • PrimaCare, Inc.
  • 1999 - Present

Education

  • Roger Williams University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • Boston University School of Medicine
  • Chief Medical Resident
  • 1999
  • Brown University
  • Medical Residency
  • 1998
  • St. George's University/Indiana University School of Medicine
  • MD - Doctor of Medicine
  • 1995
  • Wabash College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1986
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Legal Cases

  • Marquez, et. al. v. Dr. Jerry Sobel
  • Jury Verdict for my clients of FIVE MILLION DOLLARS
  • Murray v. Ensign Services
  • On the sixth day of an eight day trial, defense settled with our client.
  • Le v. Chandler Regional Hospital
  • Favorable Mediated Settlement
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Associations

  • East Valley Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Arizona Trial Lawyers Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • American College of Physicians
  • Diplomate
  • 1999 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2017
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • "10 Best Attorneys" Arizona
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Diplomate
  • American College of Physicians
  • 2010
  • Chief Medical Resident
  • Boston University School of Medicine
  • 1998
  • Medical Resident of the Year
  • Brown University
  • 1996
  • Medical Intern of the Year
  • Brown University
  • 1995
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Phi Beta Kappa Society
  • 1986
  • Eli Lilly Scholar
  • Eli Lilly Foundation
  • 1982
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Publications

  • APPNA- AZ Journal
  • Editor
  • 2017
  • APPNA- AZ Journal
  • Editor
  • 2016

Speaking Engagements

  • East Valley Bar Association
  • CLE: Compartment Syndrome: Failure to Diagnose
  • 2017
  • East Valley Bar Association
  • CLE: Medical School for Lawyers
  • 2016
  • AZ Pain Society Meeting
  • Opioid Prescribing and the Law
  • 2014
  • Risk Management for Physicians
  • Opioid prescribing : Patient Safety and Prescriber Risks
  • 2014
  • Opioid Prescribing: Improving Safety and Compliance
  • California Medical Board Adverse Decisions Analysis
  • 2014
  • Opioid Prescribing: The Epidemic of Abuse
  • New Mexico Medical Board Adverse Decisions Analysis
  • 2014
  • Opioid Prescribing: Risks and Outcomes
  • Arizona Medical Board Adverse Decisions Analysis
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

Received (134)
Given (107)
Medical malpractice Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Dr. Shah was very kind to consult on a medical malpractice case and give his medical and legal opinion to help us move it forward for our client. His insightfulness and professionalism was above and beyond the normal courtesy usually extended between attorneys. I would recommend speaking to him regarding any medical malpractice issue or case and at the very least obtain his legal and medical opinion. After speaking to him, you will see the advantage of adding his firm to your legal team on a matter, helping to move your client's cause forward."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"If you live and were injured in AZ no fault of your own you need a lawyer. Go for only the Best. Go for Attorney Zaheer Shah one of America's Top Lawyers!"
Medical malpractice Attorney | Jul 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"One quality answer after another, each containing the qualities of accuracy and analysis that every client would look for when hiring an attorney. A great participating volunteer on Avvo."
Medical malpractice Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"A great lawyer knows the law, but few are uniquely positioned and gifted to know the law and the medicine! As a practicing Attorney and Physician, Attorney Shah's grasp of any injured client's case is second to none. The empathy and care that he serves his patients with naturally make him a top legal choice for any injured client's case."
Medical malpractice Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Shah is very knowledgeable."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dr. Shah is one of the most respected Medical Malpractice Attorneys in Phoenix. He brings his medical expertise to each case to reach optimal results for his clients. He is a true advocate and even a better person to know. I wholeheartedly endorse Dr. Shah."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Shah provides uniquely valuable feedback by virtue of his extraordinary knowledge and wisdom."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Feb 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have read scores and scores of Mr. Shah's thoughtful and informative responses to medical malpractice questions on Avvo and came away convinced that he has deep knowledge in this area of the law."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Aug 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dr. Shah is excellently qualified in the field of medical malpractice law. He has the knowledge and experience to make solid decisions on the complex subjects involved. He can give you insight into the medical as well as the legal aspects of a field that many lawyers shy away from due to its expansiveness and the difficulty of the necessary professional judgment calls. I wholeheartedly endorse Dr. Shah to answer your medical malpractice questions."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Jul 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am constantly impressed with the answers that Dr. Shah provides to people who feel they have been victimized by medical negligence. His training as both a medical doctor and a lawyer provides clients with a very unique advantage. If I had a potential medical malpractice case in AZ I would certainly contact Dr. Shah!"
Medical malpractice Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Dr. Shah is the perfect combination of medical and legal competence for any medical malpractice case. You can't go wrong when your injury attorney is also a doctor."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Jul 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He takes considerable time to help people with their legal and medical problems on this site, and he offers a unique skillset, as he is a doctor too."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Dr. Shah provides great advice to those in need. He takes time out of his day to answer questions on AVVO and point people in the right direction. His knowledge as a doctor gives him insight into medical malpractice and injury cases."
Medical malpractice Attorney | May 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Doctor Shah is uniquely qualified to handle your Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury case. His glowing client testimonials speak volumes for his client-care and tenacious pursuit of just outcomes for his clients. I endorse Zaheer Shah without reservation. WM"
Medical malpractice Attorney | May 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Shah is uniquely qualified due to his extensive knowledge and practice in the area of Medical Malpractice."
Medical malpractice Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Zaheer A Ahah is uniquely qualified in the area of medical malpractice because of his training experience and background in medicine. His advice on Avvo is always excellent"
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Tempe Medical malpractice Lawyer Zaheer A Shah
Zaheer A Shah
Medical malpractice Attorney
Tempe, AZ
Licensed for 9 years
Virtual consultation available