J. Tyrrell Taber

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Ty Taber is a Certified Specialist in Injury and Wrongful Death Litigation by the Arizona State Bar, and a five-time Super Lawyers selectee.  ​​

For more than four decades, Phoenix personal injury attorney and Certified Specialist Ty Taber has protected the rights of victims of negligence, earning hundreds of settlements and jury verdicts for injured persons and the families of victims of wrongful death.

A Certified Specialist in Injury and Wrongful Death Litigation, Best Lawyers selectee, eight-time Super Lawyers selectee, and past president of the Arizona Trial Lawyers Association, Ty has represented injured parties who suffered losses stemming from personal attack and abuse; dangerous working conditions; motor vehicle, bicycle, motorcycle, aircraft and boating accidents; and products liability, premises liability and professional liability cases, including legal, medical and nursing home malpractice.

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Professional Memberships and Leadership

  • State Bar of Arizona
  • State Bar of California
​Ty is a member of the Arizona Commission on Judicial Conduct and a sustaining member of the Arizona Trial Lawyers Association, also known as the Arizona Association for Justice.

Professional Activities

  • Arizona Trial Lawyers Association: Past President (2015-2016); Sustaining Member, Board of Directors
  • Arizona Commission on Judicial Conduct, 2010-2016
  • Arizona Court Reporting Board: Lawyer Member, 2009-present
  • Maricopa County Regional Homeless Court

Articles & Presentations

  • “Tips, Tactics & Tools for Trial Lawyers” (panelist), Arizona Trial Lawyers Association
  • “Basic Trial Skills: Voire Dire and Opening Statements,” State Bar of Arizona
  • Professionalism Course, State Bar of Arizona
  • “Successful Handling of Wrongful Death Cases,” Lorman Education Services

Multi-Million-Dollar Verdicts and Settlements

  • numerous cases involving families with mentally ill members who have been negligently treated by the State of Arizona, ComCare, ValueOptions, Magellan, Partners in Recovery, and related entities;
  • sexual exploitation of minors in church, school and daycare settings;
  • bicycle cases with victims in and out of bicycle lanes;
  • cases against the State involving road design, construction, maintenance, closure and supervision;
  • cases against law enforcement agencies at the state, county and municipal levels involving issues of violations of civil rights, rights guaranteed under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and various state tort claims;
  • a jury verdict for the parents of an eight-year-old girl killed while horseback riding;
  • a jury verdict for a 20-year-old woman stranded after a winter storm for 10 days on a state highway;
  • confidential settlement against a large national trailer rental corporation involving three deaths arising out of the use of a tow dolly;
  • a settlement for a man who was crushed between a tractor trailer and a loading dock;
  • a number of settlements of more than $1 million in cases involving products liability, professional liability, and auto and aircraft accidents.
  • ​confidential settlement for an Iraq war veteran who returned home unscathed only to be run over on his bicycle by a left-turning school district bus rendering him paraplegic, incontinent and impotent.

Honors & Awards

  • Certified Specialist in Injury and Wrongful Death Litigation (Arizona Board of Legal Specialization)
  • Super Lawyers (Personal Injury), 2008 – present
  • The Best Lawyers in America® (Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiff), 2016-2020
  • AV Preeminent® Rating, Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Arizona’s Finest Lawyers, 2010-present

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Arizona, 1978
  • California, 1977

Education

California Western School of Law, J.D., 1977 

Arizona State University, B.S., 1973

Birthplace

Beaufort, South Carolina

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