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Richard A Dillenburg

Insurance Attorney at Tempe, AZ

5.0   13 reviews
  • State Years
    Arizona - AZ 31 years
    Iowa - IA 26 years
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State AZ
    Acquired 1991
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State IA
    Acquired 1997
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Richard

Learn Richard’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Insurance
    Please see website at; I represent people who have been treated unfairly by their own insurance company after submission of a claim under their homeowner, automobile or health insurance policy.

    26 years

  2. Personal injury
    Personal injury broadly describes that area of law where people are injured or killed when others, either individuals or corporations fail to conform to certain standards whereby they breach a duty owed others and cause harm. I practice in this area

    30 years

  3. Car accident
    Please see website at; I represent people who have been injured and their loved ones who have been killed by careless motorists.

    30 years

  4. Medical malpractice
    Please see website at; I represent people who are injured through medical negligence, and family members whose loved ones are killed by medical negligence

    20 years

  5. Motorcycle accident
    Please see website at; I represent people who have been injured and their loved ones who have been killed by careless motorists while riding. I am a former motorcyclists.

    30 years

  6. Trucking accident
    Please see website at; I represent people who have been injured and their loved ones who have been killed by careless truckers.

    27 years

  7. Wrongful death
    Please see website at; I have successfully recovered damages in the medical malpractice, product liability, and vehicular accident areas for people who have lost loved ones

    20 years

I grew up in Iowa attending Dowling High School and the University of Iowa. I received my law degree from Arizona State University in 1991.  I have lived in Chandler for 25 years and have a wife and three sons.

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Law Offices Of Richard A. Dillenburg, PC
2173 E Warner Rd
Suite 101
Tempe, AZ, 85284-3503


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Posted by Nicole | March 14, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
I couldn’t have ever gotten through my accident without Rich. He and his firm were extremely helpful to me. Rich stayed in contact with me consistently and fought for me in any way that he could. I couldn’t have imagined what my situation would have been like if I did not have him during my time of need.
Posted by Richard | March 10, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best of the best.
I have needed Richard's services three times in over twenty years. He has come through for me and my family each time. He works hard and has his client's well being at heart. He can be counted on and that is very important. He has also worked hard for other family members and friends. I have extreme piece of mind knowing he is there when needed.
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Posted by Paula | May 25, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer - Great Experience
We consider ourselves very lucky that we had a friend that referred us to Mr. Dillenburg. We could not have been more impressed with Mr. Dillenburg. He was completely professional and took the time to keep us informed thoughout the entire process. We always dealt with Rich or a close member of his team You won't get lost or shuttled off to paralegals like many other Law Offices. Mr. Dillenburg is very hands on when it comes to his clients cases. I just can't say enough about how good our experience was.
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Posted by Wendy | August 15, 2014
A+ Attorney
I was referred to Rich by another attorney that had turned my very unique case down as several others had in the past. Rich was the first attorney that was willing to sit down with me and speak with me in person. My husband and I felt we had exhausted our efforts until we met with Rich and his team. He was so caring, compassionate and extremely knowledgeable. After seeing my scaring and hearing my story, Rich agreed to represent me. It was a long and challenging journey but through Rich’s hard work and dedication to me and my case, we prevailed!! I am forever grateful to Rich and his staff for the care and compassion they showed me. The case was only one step in my journey of healing but getting through this difficult stage has helped tremendously and having a person like Rich by my side was a true blessing.
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Posted by Kathy | August 14, 2014
Dillenburg Law Firm superb
From the very first time I met with Mr. Dillenburg to the last day of his services, he has been the most professional, attentive, detailed, and informative lawyer I have ever had. The staff always kept me in the loop, e mailing me, asking how i was doing and so forth. I highly recommend Mr. Dillenburg and his staff.
Posted by Scot | July 13, 2014
Sobieski v American Family
Rich Dillenburg is not only a great lawyer, he becomes a friend. He has incredible integrity and understands how personal things are. He never waivers and really does fight for what is right. This is definitely the man I want on my side! Thank you Rich.
Posted by Jaclyn | July 10, 2014
Very High Standard of Work Ethics and Integrity
I would give more stars if I could. I cannot say enough good things about Rich and the entire Dillenburg Law Firm. I was referred to him last year after my case was turned down by multiple attorneys because of the short time frame I had before the deadline of filing my case arrived. Rich accepted my case and within just hours already had answers from our insurance companies that we had not been able to achieve in the entire year and a half prior. He is an extremely capable and professional attorney and also just a very good guy. He was very kind and down to earth during the entire process and achieved far beyond what I thought possible with my auto accident/personal injury case. He and his team took care of everything that was required and also kept me informed each step of the way. Rich went far above and beyond what was required and completed my case in a very timely manner. I got married during the time he was working on my case and he even spoke to my physicians and managed to get my bills reduced as a wedding gift! Rich, Vicki and Jyl are all very efficient and easy to work with and were willing to answer any questions I had along the way. I never had to wait for a response from their office, I was able to reach them at any time via email or a phone call. It is rare to find such a high level of work ethics and integrity. I highly recommend the Dillenburg Law Firm.
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Posted by Lea | December 22, 2013
Raising The Bar
It is said "For every dark cloud there is a silver lining" and for me "Dillenburg Law" was that silver lining. In May of this year I had my first (and hopefully only) car accident ever. Someone ran a stop sign and slammed into me at 45 mph and spun me around like a top out on the 303 in Surprise. I didn't have a clue what I was in for as far as the legal aspects of my accident, and although I was just so happy to have lived through it, everyone kept insisting I get a lawyer. Because the person who hit me was so blatantly at fault and her insurance company told me over the phone that they accept full responsibility and would like to pay all my bills and "get this settled as soon as possible" I assumed a lawyer wouldn't be necessary. Boy was I naive! Family and friends continued to insist that I at least speak with a lawyer before making any decisions so I decided to try and at least find one. My nephews wife had used an attorney named Rich Dillenburg in the past and texted me his number .... "Call Him! He's the absolute best and you can trust him".... so I did. That turned out to be the BEST phone call I think I ever made. At first he wasn't sure he would be able to take my case because he only works on so many at a time, but he did have a case wrapping up and fortunately for me, decided to take my case. The fact that he only works on so many cases at a time, insuring that every client he chooses to represent gets the best he has to offer, was something that I found to be incredibly reassuring. Once he decided to take my case I immediately felt that I was in the right hands. I was treated with the greatest respect and care right from the beginning. I was kept completely informed on every step of the process and never had to wonder "what happens next". I had complete access to Rich and every call was answered, every email responded to and every concern addressed right away. His assistant Jyl and his wife Vicki are just as accommodating as he is and between the three of them you are never left to feel anything but completely taken care of. Even though I know he had much bigger cases than mine, I was never treated any differently. My case was "Big" to me and he was completely sensitive to that. This was a difficult process for me, not just because of my physical injuries but also because I was completely unaware of the "business" of auto accidents. Without getting into specifics, there were a couple of eye openers for me and If it hadn't been for Rich diligently protecting my interests..... I would have been devoured. But that's what good attorneys do yes? Six months later the case has settled. I received a nice settlement, my body is healed and my car is fixed "correctly" (he made sure of that too). I will forever be grateful to Rich for taking my case. Having made it through to the other side of this, and looking back I can't believe how fortunate I was to get Rich as a lawyer. In my mind he exemplifies what every attorney should strive to be for their clients. Not only did he PASS the bar..... he raised it.
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Posted by Steven | September 3, 2013
Personal Injury Accident
I had never been in this situation before. That is being hit by a semi truck that was exceeding the speed limit while I was stopped. Rich took the necessary time to explain each step of the process. I would put Rich in a different category. Rich possess ethics that are hard to find in today's society. I feel Rich takes each case personal, meaning you are not viewed as a case number but as a person who has had an unfortunate event occur in their life. I was impressed to know that Rich deals strictly with the facts and doesn't search out professionals who will say the right thing for a fee. The integrity of this office is second to none. I would without hesitation, recommend Rich Dillenburg.
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Posted by Sabrina | October 21, 2012
Richard Dillenburg
Rich Dillenburg is a very experienced attorney with integrity. He has taken on the biggest and the best. Beyond that though, he still has passion for his profession. He genuinely cares for his clients and believes in them and their cases. He gets deeply involved in his cases and gives them his all. When he represented me, I was always kept informed about the progress of my case and felt that he was right beside me through the whole thing. He successfully settled my cases. Yes, cases! I have chosen Rich to represent me twice in the last decade. I highly recommend Rich for his standard of professionalism and his quality of work.
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Posted by Jennifer | March 23, 2011
Diligent Advocate
I first became acquainted with Rich Dillenburg in my capacity as a legal secretary/assistant for another law firm in the Phoenix area. Over the years, I had been impressed with Rich’s care and advocacy for his clients and when I needed my own attorney to represent me, I didn’t hesitate to contact Rich. My personal injury and underinsured motorist cases were handled diligently and professionally by Rich to a successful conclusion. Thank you Rich!
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Posted by Christine | February 8, 2011
Richard A. Dillenburg
Richard Dillenburg defended us against a major insurance company when a drunk driver hit my husband. The person who hit him was underinsured and the insurance company offered a pittance of the losses we experienced. Richard believed in our case and encouraged us to continue to fight for five years! Finally, we were awarded a just and fair settlement just before going to court. Richard is not only an experienced attorney, he is also a friend. He was recommended to us and I would be proud to recommend him to others.
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Posted by James | February 2, 2011
Personal Injury Dram Shop Liability
Richard Dillenburg worked to thru a complicated case where I was hit head on by an uninsured drunk driver, who died instantly. Without his help I could not have received payment for uninsured motorist from my auto insurance company. My group health insurance carrier refused to pay any of my medical bills for 10 months. Mr Dillenburg demanded that they acknowledge and pay my medical bills of over $100,000. Sucessfully secured a settlement from the insurance company representing the bar that overserved the drunk driver.
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  • Contingency 25%-45%


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • President
  • Law Offices of Richard A. Dillenburg, P.C.
  • 1999 - Present
  • Income Partner
  • Van O'Steen and Partners
  • 1994 - 1999


  • Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1991
  • University of Iowa
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1985

Legal Cases

  • Sobieski v American Family Insurance
  • 1,500,000 verdict
  • Nardelli v. Metropolitan Property and Casualty Insurance Company
  • $55,155,000 verdict for Plaintiffs
  • Jane Doe v. John Does, M.D. 1-5
  • 1 million settlement
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  • Arizona Trial Lawyers Association
  • Former Board of Directors' Member
  • N/A
  • Arizona Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Arizona Association for Justice
  • Board of Directors
  • 2002 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Advocate
  • American Association for Justice
  • 2011
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Speaking Engagements

  • Auto Negligence Seminar
  • How to Posture Arbitration cases
  • N/A
  • ATLA Law student Seminar Program
  • Evidence
  • N/A

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (4)
Endorse Richard
Car accident Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Rich and I were on opposite sides of a personal injury case--he represented the plaintiff, I represented the defendant. I wish all of my cases had an opposing attorney as thoughtful, professional and experienced as Rich. Rich’s work was thorough and detailed—he left no stone unturned in developing his client’s case and he protected his client’s interests every step of the way. It was obvious to me that he truly cared about getting the best result for his client. I highly recommend Richard Dillenburg."
Car accident Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Rich Dillenburg for over a decade and I endorse this lawyer. We worked together on several consumer cases with excellent results. Rich is a very knowledgeable and experienced litigator and can get you the best result in your personal injury or insurance bad faith case. He knows the law and he cares about his clients. I highly recommend him to you."
Car accident Attorney | Jun 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Dillenburg has years of experience and a solid track record behind him. He has gotten some remarkable verdicts in tough cases for grateful clients. He knows the law and likes winning and cares about making sure his clients get the best representation possible. If you need legal help and his office is anywhere near you, I highly recommend him to you."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rich is one of the finest trial lawyers I have observed in my 50 years of practice and has obtained great results in difficult cases. He is a relentless advocate for injury victims and for policyholders who have been abused by their insurance companies."
Insurance Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I've worked with Rich on cases and have observed first hand his tireless efforts. Rich has a real passion for being a trial lawyer and it shows in the excellent results he has obtained for his clients. He has no fear of going against the largest corporations in America."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rich and I met years ago as opposing attorneys on a case. He impressed me with his dedication and work ethic. Since that time I have referred several clients to Rich who have been impressed with the great service they received."
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Tempe Insurance Lawyer Richard A Dillenburg
Richard A Dillenburg
Insurance Attorney
Tempe, AZ
Licensed for 31 years