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Thabet N Khalidi

Personal injury Attorney at Tucson, AZ

5.0   15 reviews

Licensed for 29 years

About Thabet

Learn Thabet’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Nursing home abuse and neglect
    Almost two million Americans live in long-term-care facilities. With the elderly population growing, the potential exists for these numbers to grow. According to a government study, in 2012 85% of nursing homes reported some sort of abuse. Khalidi Law Firm PLLC has more than two decades of experience litigating nursing home abuse and neglect claims.

    28 years

  2. Personal injury
    Personal injuries occur when someone is injured or killed because of an accident, negligence or the misconduct of another, and they can happen to anyone. If you or someone you love has been the victim of an accident, misconduct or negligence — in an auto collision, while on the job, crossing the street, in a hospital or nursing home, or in any number of situations — the attorneys at Khalidi Law Firm, PLLC have the experience and the resources to help.

    28 years

  3. Child custody

  4. Divorce and separation

  5. Family

    28 years

  6. Brain injury

    28 years

  7. Wrongful death
    Death is unavoidable, but wrongful death is not. A wrongful death occurs when someone dies as the result of the actions or negligence of another party in a vehicular accident, construction accident, slip and fall, medical malpractice, caregiver neglect, nursing home error, faulty road design, or any other reason caused by negligence or unnecessary actions.

    28 years

Attorney Thabet Khalidi is an aggressive litigator who has proudly represented Southern Arizonans in hundreds of family law, serious injury or death, malpractice, and nursing home neglect lawsuits.

Thabet is a graduate of the University of Arizona and attended the University of Wisconsin Law School, one of the top 20 law schools in the nation, where he graduated cum laude.

Committed to help bring justice for the people of Southern Arizona, Thabet quickly returned to Tucson and established the Khalidi Law Firm in downtown Tucson.

He has been named one of the Top Pro Bono Attorneys in Arizona and has tried cases in Pima County, Santa Cruz County, Cochise County, Pinal County and Gila County, including the cities of Tucson, Bisbee, Casa Grande, Marana, Douglas, Oro Valley, Nogales, Vail, Sahuarita, Green Valley and Sierra Vista, as well as in the United States District Court for the District of Arizona.


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Licensed for 29 years
State AZ
Status Active
Acquired 1994
Updated 09/18/2022
State WI
Status Administrative Suspension
Acquired 1993
Updated 09/08/2022

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

Contact Thabet

Khalidi Law Firm, PLLC
116 W Cushing Street
Tucson, AZ, 85701-2219


5.0 / 5.0
  15 customer reviews
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Posted by Tiphanie | April 2, 2015
This guy is awesome!
Thabet is very worth the money it costs to fight for your family. He handled a stay at home pregnant mom of 2 very small children who was loosing her mind going through a divorce with compassion. He helped me personally and in the court room deal with a selfish husband. He responded to my emails and calls in a timely manner. Considered my requests and told me very straight up what needed to be done and what would most likely happen. His office staff was always polite and helpful also. If I needed to use him again I would. I couldn't have asked for a better outcome.
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Posted by anonymous | November 16, 2012
Amazing, Charismatic, Professional, Case Winning
Mr. Khalidi is extremely knowledgeable about child custody. I'm so happy that he was there to help my husband win custody of my stepson. We live in Texas, so it's amazing that he was able to get us full custody across state lines. He's nothing short of amazing and after working with other custody lawyers in Tucson that proved to be worthless, we were ecstatic to have finally found Mr. Khalidi. He is awesome. He's a caring person, he's honest, straighforward, and will fight, and fight, and fight for you!
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Posted by anonymous | December 23, 2020
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Thabet Khalidi
I highly recommend Mr. Khalidi and his staff. Professional, helpful and communicates with his clients in an efficient manner. He never billed me for time he didn't spend on my case and did a great job of keeping me informed. The bottom line is, if needed, I would hire him again!
Posted by David | November 11, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Bad Ass! Worth the cost. Fun and easy to work with. It was a pleasure to see him dominate and make the other attorney look like an idiot. Thank you Thabet. You are awesome. From me, Lisa and the other Bad Ass, Kaela.
Posted by Roy | May 19, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Looking for an attorney? Look no further!!!
I can say without hesitation or reservation you cannot go wrong with Thabet Khalidi. Hands down the best attorney I have ever known or worked with. I am a Viet Nam Combat veteran, self-employed most of my life, absent business only for my military service. I have never had anyone more willing to go above and beyond the call to duty as Thabet did in my case. (that is without risking life and limb). My case started with a federal tort action for medical malpractice against the VA. I searched for more than a year for a lawyer willing to take on the VA in a Federal Tort Action. I was turned away by many saying they did not think I could win. Finally found an attorney in the DC area that stepped up. 1st tort action, hard fought but we lost. We filed an appeal, lost again. After losing a Federal Tort Action and appeal, you can sue the Federal Government in civil court, however, Federal Tort Action rules apply. I believe this is the reason that many firms were reluctant to take on my case, so I filed the suit myself. I had fought the good fight for six years and lost but I was not ready to quit. I filed the suit and all required documents Pro Se representing myself. I sure do not recommend that. Soon I am in desperate need of legal advice and representation. I am so grateful to Honorable David Bury, United States District Judge who asked if I would mind if he tried to find me an attorney to take on my case. WOW, did I mind, no way! I really appreciated the thought however I gave it little chance of success; after all I was willing to pay and had no success in finding a lawyer. Soon after I received a call from an amazing, down to earth human being, who offered me an opportunity that every other lawyer I approached denied. That amazing human being was Mr. Thabet Khalidi. Thabet reviewed the case and discussed it at length with me. I told him that several firms professing to be malpractice experts deemed a successful outcome highly unlikely, yet Thabet agreed to take my case. That was the beginning of the end of this six yearlong battle. The ending, a very nice settlement from the Government. Just as important, Thabet proved the standard of care I received was inadequate. I have to live with the results for the rest of my life, hopefully these results will be helpful in preventing someone else’s pain and suffering. Thabet was unflappable, passionately tenacious and industriously creative with pure integrity and respect for how law should be practiced. He worked harder than I would have expected, after hours, we met several times on weekends and he was extremely reliable with required follow-up. He brings to the table rare aptitudes. He responds quickly and collaborates dynamically with an open mind. Thabet is incredibly quick to respond to challenging circumstances with strategies that usually produce desired results. I highly recommend Thabet Khalidi to anyone who is looking for legal advice, consultation, or legal intervention from an experienced attorney. His knowledge of Federal and State law is superior, he will represent you in a manner you will be proud of. Roy Tyler
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Posted by Charles | July 23, 2018
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Excellent Attorney. Look no further!
When I needed a lawyer Thabet Khalidi said he would “protect” me, and he did exactly that. He fought for me through a complex divorce and custody battle. My ex wanted the sky and the moon, but he made sure that she only got what was fair and equitable. He and his staff took care of everything, which got my daughters and I through the most devastating time for our family. He is professional and extremely knowledgeable and he truly cares for his clients. He saved my relationship with my daughters, which has always been the most important thing. I am truly grateful. I highly recommend Thabet Khalidi!
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Posted by anonymous | April 19, 2018
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Excellent in and out of the courtroom
Thabet and his exceptionally professional team helped me win custody of my two children which involved an out-of-state relocation. Our case was very complex requiring more than a thousand pages of evidence which were required to prove that my exwife was a skilled liar and manipulator. Leanne compiled all of this over two years as this painful story developed and created 2 4-inch binders of perfectly organized information. She did so much more than this, keeping Thabet organized and armed with the right information at the right time. He was masterful in the court room skillfully presenting the evidence in a way that made sense and clearly presented our case. Which resulted in the children returning with me to our home on the east coast and I was awarded attorneys fees. He even noticed a breach of professional ethics by one of my ex’s expert witnesses and we recently settled a punitive damages claim with their insurance company. Thabet has been a great counselor, litigator and friend, he is well worth his fees.
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Posted by Tracy | April 1, 2017
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Thabet Khalidi-an experienced and effective attorney
I am so happy that I hired Thabet Khalidi to represent me in my custody case. Mr. Khalidi truly cares about his clients. He is a passionate and engaged attorney who helps families in crisis. He is a rockstar in the courtroom! The staff in his office go above and beyond as well. I felt prepared and well represented during my trial.
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Posted by Evelyn | February 13, 2017
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Excellent Legal Advice
I have been a client for several years and Thabet has been immensely helpful in navigating the legal system throughout my complex divorce and subsequent custody agreement. He has a professional demeanor, is knowledgeable about the law and genuine in character. Thabet makes himself available when needed and is hands on with the case. No matter how convoluted my ex-spouse tries to make things, Thabet can see the situation for what it is. I don't know what I would have done without his advice and assistance. Having Thabet as an advocate has been empowering and reassuring. The office staff at the Khalidi Law Firm are responsive, clear, and a pleasure to work with. I have so much gratitude for Thabet and his staff's continued support!
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Posted by Janet | September 7, 2014
Had My Back
I'm so happy I hired Thabet to handle my divorce. I came to Thabet scared, lost and very concerned for the future. Thabet's kind, compassionate, and efficient handling of my case was a comfort and I was assured that he would do what was best for me in my particular situation and I am very happy with the outcome. Thabet's team is also wonderful, making sure my concerns were addressed and always friendly. I highly recommend Thabet Khalidi!
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Posted by anonymous | March 29, 2013
Excellent Attorney
Thabet helped us get primary custody of our 11 year old daughter. We were dealing with a very hostile situation, yet Thabet took complete control from the first time we met with him. He was upfront about the cost of a custody battle, and gave us several options. Thabet is extremely knowledgable and took a personal interest in our case. He even sent us flowers when our second daughter was born! We ended up settling and we got everything we wanted thanks to Thabet. He is a professional, compassionate attorney that we highly recommend to anyone that is in need of a honest and thorough attorney.
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Posted by Carlton | November 16, 2012
Excellent Attorney
Thabet Khalidi is an excellent attorney that I hired to help me with getting custody of my son, this task was especially difficult since I live in Houston, Texas and my son lived in Tucson with his mom. To whomever is reading this please take note in the past tense I spoke of "lived with his mom." Mr. Khalidi was able to get me custody of my son which has allowed him to have a better life. In this day and time for a man to win custody of a child in a courtroom is really an amazing feet. I was so discouraged at first because I had already experienced horrible services with other Tucson attorneys. From the moment I met Mr. Khalidi my confidence level and belief in his abilities were through the roof, he litterally exudes professionalism and confidence. Being in the courtroom with Mr. Khalidi is amazingly similar to what you see on television, he is just that good. Mr. Khalidi has a complete balance when he is in the courtroom, he assumes command and control when he needs to and he can adjust fire and become subtle at times as well. I did not realize the level of skill it takes to litigate in a courtroom, Mr. Khalidi showed that it truly is an art and he is in my opinion a master of the art. I had to fly to Arizona several times from Texas and each time, Mr. Khalidi made my wife's and my stay extremely pleasant and provided us with everything we needed in order to prepare for court. The case was long and drawn out but honestly the guy is so good it was a pleasure to meet with him every time and I recommend his services to anyone. The level of service he provided was well over what we had to pay, he is more than fair when it comes to what he charges. This factor alone shows that he loves what he does and he truly cares for his clients. Mr. Khalidi is in fact the real deal and God Bless anyone that has to face this gentleman in a courtroom.
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Posted by anonymous | October 3, 2011
Committed and Caring
Thabet represented me in my divorce and ongoing child support and custody disputes. I trusted his advice, which he gave with confidence, while acknowledging the difficulty of my situation. His experience and competence served me well. He helped me make sound decisions that always focused on the best interests of my children. I am grateful for his commitment, heart-felt concern, and a very necessary sense of humor. He's a good lawyer, and a good man.
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Posted by anonymous | September 21, 2011
A lawyer's lawyer
Thabet handled my contentious case with grace and professionalism. Another lawyer would have taken advantage of the negative feelings in my case. Not Thabet. He provided sound counsel throughout my case and was firm but fair with the opposing party.
Posted by anonymous | September 21, 2011
A strong advocate
I hired Thabet for a difficult custody case last summer. My ex was accusing me of all sorts of wrongdoing. He was able to cut through the lies and proved they were lies. I now have custody of my daughter because of his efforts. I can't recommend him highly enough. He has shown concern for both my and my daughter's well-being and health. This was a difficult case. We will be forever grateful to him.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 275-325 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Lawyer
  • Khalidi Law Firm, PLLC
  • 2012 - Present
  • Lawyer
  • Khalidi and Ferrier
  • 2009 - 2012
  • Lawyer
  • Khalidi Law Office
  • 1994 - 2009
  • Student Attorney
  • Legal Defense Project
  • 1992 - 1993
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  • University of Wisconsin Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993
  • University of Arizona
  • BA - Bachelor of Science
  • 1989

Legal Cases

  • Verdict for Owners of Historic Homes Damaged by City Water Leaks
  • Jury verdict of $2,945,638
  • Settlement for Disability Insurance Termination
  • Settled for $710,000
  • Settlement for Lifeguard Negligence
  • Settled for $600,000
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  • Casey Feldman Foundation
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2012 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Arizona Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Arabic
  • English


  • Best Lawyer - Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2019
  • Top 50 Pro Bono Attorneys
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • 2003
  • Family Law Attorney of the Year
  • Pima County Bar Association Volunteer Lawyer's Program
  • 2001


Speaking Engagements

  • Fundamentals of Practice
  • Evidence and Discovery - Preparing and Presenting Your Case-in-Chief and Effective Cross Examinations
  • 2018
  • Effective Presentation of Your Case
  • Direct and Cross Examination
  • 2018
  • Immigration and Refugee Executive Orders
  • Civil Rights and Wrongs
  • 2017
  • End Distracted Driving: EndDD
  • Driving Safety Talk
  • 2015
  • EndDD
  • Safety Talk
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (15)
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Thabet is an effective advocate, a tough litigator and a smart, ethical lawyer. I have no reservations in endorsing him. I've known him for twenty-some years and I regularly refer clients to him for family law matters. He is also excellent in handling product liability, auto accident and other personal injury matters."
Child custody Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Litigating against Thabet was both challenging and rewarding, as he proved a skilled litigator and negotiator. A consummate professional."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Thabet for many years and I can honestly say that, in my opinion, there is no better choice for a civil litigation trial lawyer in Southern Arizona. Thabet possesses a highly tuned skill set that makes him a valuable asset for his clients. He's also one of the most pleasant and accessible attorneys a client could hire. I highly recommend him and is well-run law firm to handle any client's civil litigation case."
Family Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
""This guy is awesome," I see in one of his clients' comments. Take it from a fellow attorney in town -- she's right. He is awesome. Very, very smart. Very dedicated. Very pleasant to work with, but tenacious if you're on the other side. Awesome."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know Thabet both as a colleague and as a person. He is an exceptional Attorney with success that speaks for itself. He is also an exceptional person. He has taken time out of his day on numerous occasions to give me, an Attorney with far less experience than Thabet, advice on cases and words of wisdom. A selfless act that few experienced Attorneys take the time to do, but Thabet has. It speaks to his character and vast experience. Clients are in capable, experienced and compassionate hands when they entrust your legal needs to Thabet. As an Attorney very involved in the legal community here in Arizona, I would not hesitate for a moment to use him as my own Attorney if I ever need one."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Thabet Khalidi is a highly skilled Personal Injury and Wrongful Death attorney. I highly endorse him."
Litigation Attorney | Sep 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Thabet Khalidi is an exceptional attorney. As client, I can say first hand that Thabet and his team have provided unwavering commitment and applied an intelligent and strategic approach to a complex lawsuit. Thabet delivers results. He is thoughtful, while also being a fierce advocate. This is a hard combination to find in a trial attorney. I am also an attorney myself and enjoy working on cases with Thabet because of his integrity and intelligence. Inside and outside the courtroom, Thabet is a professional. As a client and fellow attorney, it is an honor to work with Thabet Khalidi."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have referred and entrusted Thabbit with my clients on multiple family law/custody matters and I have found Thabbit to be in all respects a decisively capable, responsive and effective attorney in such matters. He remains near the top of my referral list for family law matters in Tucson and greater Pima County."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I practice personal injury within my family law practice. I always call Thabet to help form my strategy on all my cases. His trial results show just how knowledgeable and successful he is as a personal injury attorney. I have also enjoyed working with him when we have had family law cases together and in the 20 years we have practiced not one of our cases made it to Court. We have always been able to settle our cases."
Family Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Thabet. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I heartily endorse Thabet Khalidi. He is a very detail-oriented and proactive lawyer, and has an excellent reputation in the Tucson community. He puts a great deal of time into properly organizing and strategizing cases on his clients' behalf. I'm always pleased to refer my own clients to Thabet when they need help in family law or litigation."
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