Richard M. Gerry

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Richard Gerry, a 13-time Super Lawyers selectee, focuses on serious personal injury claims. Over the past 25 years, juries have awarded Richard’s clients multi-million-dollar verdicts to compensate for wrongful deaths and catastrophic injuries.

In fighting for just compensation for injured persons and their families, Richard has built a well-deserved reputation among Arizona attorneys and judges for professionalism and his steadfast commitment to:
  • Rejecting frivolous claims
  • Trusting the common sense of Arizona juries
  • Seeking only just and reasonable compensation
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His experience ranges from automobile cases to complex litigation involving freeway design. Appearing before the Arizona Supreme Court, the Arizona Court of Appeals and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Richard has tried and won cases that have established new legal precedents to protect the rights of injured clients.

Professional Memberships

  • State Bar of Arizona
  • State Bar of California
  • Arizona Personal Injury Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Trial Lawyers Association: Board of Directors
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Publications

  • “Tips, Tactics & Tools for Trial Lawyers” (panelist), Arizona Trial Lawyers Association, April 2014
  • “Setting Up and Obtaining Multi-Million-Dollar Verdicts: Depositions, Trial and the ‘Judo’ Closing Argument,” Advanced Trial Advocacy Conference, Arizona Trial Lawyers Association, October 2013
  • “Overlooked Personal Injury Law,” 2006
  • “Cross Examining the Expert,” Lorman Education, 2004
  • “Appeals,” ASU College of Law, 2002
  • “Civil and Criminal Contempt,” Arizona Supreme Court, 2001 and 2002
  • “Don’t Lose Your Appeal,” State Bar of Arizona, 2001
  • “Affirmative Defense,” Maricopa County Bar Association, 2000

Honors & Awards

  •  The Best Lawyers in America®: “Lawyer of the Year,” Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs (Phoenix), 2017
  • The Best Lawyers in America (Personal Injury), 2010-2020
  •  Super Lawyers (Personal Injury), 2006-present
  • The Top 100 Trial Lawyers (Arizona), The American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Arizona’s Finest Lawyers
  • Outstanding Trial Lawyer for 2008: Arizona Trial Lawyers Association
  • One Hundred Largest Jury Verdicts for 2008 (Graham v. ValueOptions, $36 million, #58)
  • Ten Largest Arizona Jury Verdicts for 2008 (Graham v. ValueOptions, $36 million)
  • Ten Largest Arizona Jury Verdicts for 2006 (Hudgins v. Southwest Airlines, $9 million)

Education

Arizona State University, J.D., 1978

Order of Barristers Arizona State University, B.S. summa cum laude, 1975

Birthplace

Phoenix, Arizona

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