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John P Leader

Wrongful death Attorney at Tucson, AZ

5.0   4 reviews

also known as Leader Law Firm, John P. Leader

  • Licensed for 34 years
    State AZ
    Acquired 1989
    Active No misconduct found

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

About John

Learn John’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Wrongful death
    Experience matters. I've successfully handled many wrongful death cases, resulting in several multi-million dollar jury verdicts. We can help your family in your time of loss. Contact us for a free case consultation (520) 575-9040.

    34 years

  2. Car accident
    My practice specializes in wrongful death and catastrophic injury cases; I handle car accident cases with significant, life-changing injuries. To maximize your results in these cases, you need a lawyer who will fully understand how you’ve been harmed so that we can obtain full compensation for you. I pride myself on achieving the best settlement result for each client. Please contact our firm for a free case consultation (520) 575-9040.

    34 years

  3. Personal injury
    The Leader Law Firm specializes in catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases. If you've been injured due to the possible negligence of another; we can help. Please contact our firm for a free case evaluation (520) 575-9040.

    34 years

  4. Trucking accident
    If you or a loved one were involved in an accident involving a large truck; it’s imperative that you hire an experienced lawyer immediately. The Leader Law Firm has successfully represented many clients in trucking accident cases. We know how to investigate these accidents and how to determine if laws were violated. Contact the Leader Law Firm for a free case evaluation.

    34 years

  5. Brain injury
    The Leader Law Firm has experience in handling case of Traumatic Brain Injury. If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury due to the possible negligence of another, contact us for a free case consultation (520) 575-9040.

    34 years

John Leader is a highly experienced and successful trial lawyer, focusing on Wrongful Death and Catastrophic Personal Injury cases. He is uniquely qualified to handle your situation and will guide you through the legal process. Unlike other lawyers, he won't hesitate to go to trial if needed.

John worked as a federal prosecutor for nine years, where he embraced the responsibility of ethically and aggressively prosecuting criminals on behalf of the United States government. He honed his trial and appellate skills, entering private practice working for Dale Haralson, one of the most respected trial lawyers anywhere.

John has successfully tried numerous cases in both federal and state courts. In December 2015, he had a 47 million dollar wrongful death verdict returned by a Maricopa County jury. He represented the families of individuals who tragically lost their lives in a crash on I-10 between Tucson and Phoenix.

John Leader knows how to value cases. He knows when clients should settle and when they should go to trial.

John is a Pima County Bar Association member, the State Bar of Arizona, Western Trial Lawyers Association, Arizona Association for Justice, and the American Association for Justice. He frequently attends and lectures at legal seminars, sharing his knowledge and experience.

Please contact the Leader Law Firm to schedule your free case consultation. We will listen, answer your questions and help you make an informed decision about taking legal action. In most cases, there are no attorney's fees unless you recover monetary damages.

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Disclaimer: Prior results do not guarantee similar outcomes in future cases.

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Leader Law Firm
405 W. Cool Drive
Suite 107
Tucson, AZ, 85704


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Posted by Diana Glazer Krow | May 12, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wonderful attorney... & person!
My experience working with John Leader could not have been better! My case (including all of the Appeals) lasted over 7 years. Throughout the entire process (which was very emotional and difficult for me), John was knowledgeable, communicative, yet understanding and comforting in regards to what I was going through. Last but not least....we won our case (which had never been done before against this entity), and prevailed through 3 appeals! The judgement exceeded all of our expectations. While I would trade it all in a heartbeat, I would not have wanted to go through this ordeal with anyone else! John is a wonderful attorney... & person!
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Posted by Sean | May 11, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great attorney to work with
I was involved in a car accident when I was a minor and couldn't file a case until after I turned 18. John took the case on and got me the results that I was hoping for. I have since recommended him to friends and family citing my experience with him.
Posted by Autumn | April 12, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Exceptional attorney
John Leader is an attorney who practices law with integrity and compassion. Mr. Leader advocated on behalf of my son and achieved the most favorable outcome I could have imagined. Because of John's skill and dedication to my son, I no longer worry about my son's future.
Posted by Sam | April 9, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Wonderful experience
Mr. Leader was very empathetic to my situation. He was a great help and extremly knowlegable. The staff was just as great. Would recommend John for your legal needs.


  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-40%


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • President
  • The Leader Law Firm (prior name changes)
  • 2009 - Present
  • Partner
  • Leader & Lautz, P.C.
  • 2008 - 2009
  • President
  • John Leader, P.C.
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Managing Partner
  • Redhair & Leader
  • 2003 - 2006
  • Associate
  • Haralson, Miller, Pitt, Feldman & McAnally
  • 1999 - 2003
  • Assistant U.S. Attorney
  • United States Attorney's Office
  • 1990 - 1999
  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • Us District Court Judge, Honorable Alfredo C Marquez
  • 1989 - 1990
  • Legal Intern
  • Honorable Dennis DeConcini
  • 1987 - 1987
  • Member
  • Student Bar Association's Board of Governors
  • 1987 - 1988
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  • University of Arizona College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1988
  • University of Arizona
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1985

Legal Cases

  • Confidential
  • $2.9 Million Dollar Settlement
  • Confidential
  • $2.5 million dollar settlement
  • Confidential
  • $250,000
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  • Taxpayer's Against Fraud Education Fund
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Western Trial Lawyers Association
  • Board Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • BBB of Arizona
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Arizona Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Member
  • 1989 - Present
  • Pima County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1989 - Present
  • Student Bar Association's Board of Governors
  • Member
  • 1987 - 1988
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • SuperLawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • SuperLawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • Lawyer of Distinction-2017
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2018
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Top Lawyers in Arizona
  • The Legal Network
  • 2017
  • 2nd Highest Civil Verdict-2015, $47 Million
  • Arizona Attorney Magazine
  • 2016
  • #39 Largest Civil Verdict of 2015 in the U.S.
  • Top Verdicts
  • 2016
  • 3rd Largest Civil Verdict of 2012, $7.8 million
  • Arizona Attorney Magazine
  • 2013
  • Sustained Superior Achievement Award
  • United States Department of Justice
  • 1992
  • Chain Gang Award (outstanding Junior Man)
  • University of Arizona
  • 1984
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  • Arizona Daily Star
  • Guest Columnist
  • 2008
  • The Arizona Daily Star
  • "This Gift Receipent is reduced to crying the pager blues"
  • 2000

Speaking Engagements

  • 2018 AZ ITE-IMSA Spring Conference
  • Litigation in Transportation
  • 2018
  • Western Trial Lawyers Association Annual Conference
  • "Should I Be Appealing?"
  • 2017
  • Western Trial Lawyers Association Annual Conference
  • Diary of a $47 Million Dollar Verdict
  • 2016
  • Western Trial Lawyers Association Annual Conference
  • Whistleblower Cases-An Overview
  • 2015
  • Western Trial Lawyers Association Annual Conference
  • Suing Uncle Sam: Practice Tips re: the Federal Tort Claims Act
  • 2014
  • Western Trial Lawyers Association Annual Conference
  • Cross Median Accidents
  • 2013
  • NBI CLE Seminar
  • Handling the Police Liability Campaign
  • 2011
  • Learn At Lunch Seminar
  • Practice tips for Suing Spouses in Tort Cases: To sue, Sue or not to sue, Sue
  • 2011
  • CLE seminar
  • Killer Roads: Highway Design and Crossovers Challenges to the Overall Design of Arizona’s Low Tension 3-Cable Median Barrier
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

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Personal injury Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I am a Certfied specialist in Injury and Wrongful Death in Arizona—24 years experience. I have worked with John Leader multiple times. Please know: You don’t get much better in finding an attorney than John Leader."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Medical malpractice