Michael F. McNamara has practiced law in Arizona for over 25 years. He is also a CPA. The emphasis of his practice has been in the areas of personal injury and insurance litigation matters. Over the last decade, a significant portion of his practice has included representing victims in medical malpractice cases, including psychiatric and psychological malpractice cases.
Mr. McNamara has also developed a particular interest in handling traumatic brain injury cases, including cases involving birth injuries. He is a member of the North American Brain Injury Society (NABIS) and the Brain Injury Association of Arizona (BIAAZ). He has won numerous multi-million dollar recoveries, both by jury verdict and private settlement for the victims of such injuries and their families. He has been the lead attorney on countless cases involving catastrophic injuries and wrongful death claims, both for claimants and for defendants over the last 20 years.
Mr. McNamara's experience also includes having represented most of the major insurance companies in the United States on diverse litigation matters, including insurance coverage matters; business and property damage losses; complex mass tort claims, including environmental claims; complex civil rights actions; public entity liability; product liability claims; and medical anti-trust law claims.
Mr. McNamara was awarded a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Arizona in 1980. He has been a Certified Public Accountant in Arizona since 1982. He received a juris doctorate degree from the University of Tulsa College of Law in 1986, where he served as the Managing Editor of the Tulsa Law Review. He is admitted to practice in the State and Federal District Courts of Arizona, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. Mr. McNamara is a preeminent AV-rated lawyer with Martindale-Hubbell.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2015|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2014|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||Top 100 Trial Lawyers||2014|
|President||McNamara Goldsmith, PC||1995 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|McNamara Goldsmith. PC||Partner||1995 - Present|
|University of Tulsa College of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1986|
|NALS of Tucson & So. AZ's After Hours CLE Meeting||Mass Tort Litigation||2015|
|Federal Bar Association Tucson Chapter Annual Civil Law Seminar||New Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure; Employment Discovery Protocols; Civil Law Issues Regarding Motions for Summary Judgment and Other Timely Civil Litigation Concerns||2015|
|2013-2014 Tucson Chapter Learn at Lunch||30(b)(6) Video Depositions: Making the Company Rep Your Witness||2014|
|Pima County Bar Association CLE Seminar||Can I Settle My Personal Injury Case?||2014|
|Tucson Defense Bar CLE Seminar||Trauma and Acquired Brain Injury||2014|
|December 3, 2007 Learn at Lunch||How to Prove Your Closed Head/TBI Case||2007|