Stephen I. Leshner

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Phoenix, AZ

Stephen I. Leshner, PC
 | 1440 E Missouri Ave, Suite 265
Phoenix, AZ 85014
Phone: 602-266-9000
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1976
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (30%)
Attorney Profile

Steve Leshner has been practicing law in Arizona since 1976. He is a charter member of the first group of lawyers in Arizona in 1991 to be certified as a specialist in Injury and Wrongful Death Litigation. He is a Past President of the Arizona Trial Lawyers Association, has been included in Best Lawyers in America, named an Arizona Super Lawyer, is an Associate of the American Board of Trial Advocates, is AV-rated by Martindale Hubbell, and is a Life Member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. He is a co-author of the chapter on Negligence in the Arizona Tort Law Handbook, published by the State Bar of Arizona in 2012, and a frequent seminar speaker on various personal injury topics for national and local organizations. Steve limits his practice to plaintiff's accidents, personal injury, medical malpractice and products liability cases. He has represented thousands of Arizonans who have been harmed by the intentional, careless and negligent conduct of others, and has collected millions of dollars for individuals from major corporations, large insurance companies, the health care industry and the government. In the largest settlement in Arizona history, Steve was one of only two Arizona lawyers designated by the state of Arizona as its outside counsel during the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement in its $3 billion settlement with leading U.S. tobacco companies. Steve was a member of the Plaintiffs Steering Committee (PSC) in the Zicam Products Liability Litigation, and was elected Lead Counsel in the concurrent Zicam Arizona state court litigation. Currently, he is personally representing individuals in the DePuy ASR, DePuy Pinnacle, Stryker, Smith & Nephew, Zimmer, Encore, Biomet and Wright Medical hip replacement cases; AMS, Coloplast, Boston Scientific and Ethicon transvaginal mesh cases; Zimmer NexGen knee replacement cases; and mass tort product cases involving Januvia, Zoloft, Propecia, Lipitor, Yaz and Xarelto.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (40%): Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents

Personal Injury - Products (30%): Medical Devices, Pharmaceutical, Products Liability

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (30%): Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis

Focus Areas

Personal Injury - General: Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents

Personal Injury - Products: Medical Devices, Pharmaceutical, Products Liability

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 10 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2017

Certificates and Credentials

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About Stephen Leshner

Admitted: 1976, Arizona

Professional Webpage: http://steveleshner.com/attorney-profile/

Honors and Awards:

  • Southwest Super Lawyers, 2017
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2017
  • Southwest Super Lawyers, 2016
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2016
  • Southwest Super Lawyer, 2015
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2015
  • Southwest Super Lawyer, 2014
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2014
  • Southwest Super Lawyer, 2013
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2013
  • Southwest Super Lawyer, 2012
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2012
  • Southwest Super Lawyer, 2011
  • Southwest Super Lawyer, 2010
  • Southwest Super Lawyer, 2009
  • Southwest Super Lawyer, 2008

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • State Bar of Arizona Board of Legal Specialization, Injury and Wrongful Death Litigation, 1991

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 2010
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 2006
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1981
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1980
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 1977
  • Arizona, 1976
  • American Association for Justice/Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Sustaining Member
  • Maricopa County Superior Court, 1993 - 2010, Judge Pro Tem
  • Who's Who in America, Listed
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • State Bar of Arizona, 1982 - 1995, Certified Specialist, Criminal Law
  • State Bar of Arizona, 1991 - Present, Certified Specialist, Injury and Wrongful Death Litigation
  • Arizona Trial Lawyers Association, 1989 - Present, Sustaining Member
  • Arizona Trial Lawyers Association, 1990 - Present, Board of Directors
  • Arizona Trial Lawyers Association, 1999 - 2000, President

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Faculty, Arizona College of Trial Advocacy, Phoenix, AZ, 2016
  • Faculty, Arizona College of Trial Advocacy, Phoenix, AZ, 2015
  • A Day with the Masters, ABOTA, Phoenix, AZ, 2015
  • Auto Injury Litigation from Start to Finish, National Business Institute, Phoenix, AZ, 2013
  • Medical Malpractice 101, AZ, LawReviewCLE, Phoenix, 2012
  • Co-Author of the chapter on Negligence in the Arizona Tort Law Handbook published by the State Bar of Arizona, 2012
  • "Basics of Auto Accident Law", Law Review CLE, Phoenix, AZ, 2012
  • "Deposing the Opposing Expert Witness", National Business Institute, Phoenix, AZ, 2011
  •   Publication: "Concept Focus Groups", Advocate: Arizona Trial Lawyers Association, September, 2007
  • "Working with the Personal Injury Client", Arizona Physical Therapy Association, Phoenix, AZ, 1992
  • "Auto Litigation," Arizona Trial Lawyers Association, Phoenix, AZ, 1995
  • "Proving and Maximizing Non-Economic Damages in Wrongful Death Cases," Association of Trial Lawyers of America Annual Convention, San Diego, CA, 1997
  • "States v. Industry: Caucus Before Combat," Women in Government Sixth Annual State Director's Conference, Scottsdale, AZ, 1999
  • "Using the Information Learned in Voir Dire," National College of Advocacy, Chandler, AZ, 1999
  • "Dealing with the Defense Medical Examiner," Association of Trial Lawyers of America Annual Convention, Chicago, IL, 2000
  • "Voir Dire," Phoenix Trial Lawyers Association, Phoenix, AZ, 2001
  • "Practice Pointers," Arizona Trial Lawyers Association, Phoenix, AZ, 2002
  •  "Failure to Diagnose and Treat: Building Your Case, Understanding Imaging and Proving Causation," Association of Trial Lawyers of America," Las Vegas, NV, 2002
  • "Handling a Motor Vehicle Accident," Maricopa County Bar Association, Phoenix, AZ, 2003
  • "Advanced Auto/Mediation/Arbitration," Arizona Trial Lawyers Association, Phoenix, AZ, 2004
  • "Personal Injury Practice in Arizona," Coconino County Bar Association, Flagstaff, AZ, 2005
  • "UM and UIM Coverage Litigation," National Business Institute, Phoenix, AZ, 2007
  •  "Advanced Auto Litigation," National Business Institute, Phoenix, AZ, 2007
  • "Handling the Auto Injury Claim," National Business Institute, Phoenix, AZ, 2010,2008;

Industry Groups

  • Associate-American Board Of Trial Advocates
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Past President-Arizona Trial Lawyers Association
  • Sustaining Member-American Association Of Justice
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    Office Location for Stephen I. Leshner

    1440 E Missouri Ave
    Suite 265
    Phoenix, AZ 85014

    Phone: 602-266-9000

     

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