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J. Arthur Eaves

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Phoenix, AZ

Sanders & Parks P.C.
3030 North Third Street, Suite 1300
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Phone: 602-532-5730
Fax: 602-230-5034
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2013
Licensed in Arizona Since: 1999
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Defense, State, Local & Municipal
Attorney Profile

Mr. Eaves is a trial lawyer representing doctors, health care facilities and other health care providers in medical malpractice actions.  He also represents health care providers in administrative actions before the professional boards of Arizona.  Mr. Eaves is a former prosecutor and has continued to represent governmental entities in cases involving civil rights claims and various other issues.  Mr. Eaves  is actively involved in various board and committees in the community. 

About J. Arthur Eaves

First Admitted: 1999, Arizona

Professional Webpage:

Representative Clients

  • Mutual Insurance Company of Arizona
  • Dignity Health

  • Professional Risk Management Services
  • Allied World Assurance Company
  • CapSpecialty

  • Maricopa County Attorney's Office
  • Maricopa County
  • City of Phoenix

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Kids in Court - Participated in a program designed to familiarize young children who were expected to testify as victims or witnesses in criminal trials with the court system in order to minimize the trauma that many children suffer as a result of providing court testimony. , 2000
  • Maricopa County Speakers Bureau - Spoke to numerous groups of school children regarding the dangers of drugs and gang membership. , 2000

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • I presented a talk to doctors across the state of Arizona which dealt with potential risks associated with the use of personal health data from patient-controlled devices and health care apps. 

    , Presenter, Providing Health Care in the Personal Data Revolution, Various , Health Care, 2018
  • Keynote Speaker at seminar for Arizona Prosecutors, Presenter, Medical Records: An Effective Trial Tool, Arizona Prosecuting Attorneys' Advisory Council/Maricopa County Attorney's Office, 2012
  • Presentation to Arizona Neurologists regarding recent issues in malpractice litigation., Keynote Speaker, Don't Miss the Diagnosis: Anatomy of a Malpractice Case, Arizona Association of Neurologists, 2011


  • Recognized as one of the Best Lawyers in America in the area of Medical Malpractice Defense Litigation.  Recognized again in 2019. 

    , Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers, 2018
  • Awarded to Arizona's Top Attorneys

    , Arizona's Top Attorneys, AZ Business Magazine, 2014
  • Litigation Counsel of America is a trial-lawyer honorary group composed of less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers.  Fellowship in the LCA is highly selective and by invitation only.  Fellows are selected based upon effectiveness and accomplishment in litigation, both at the trial and appellate levels, and superior ethical reputation. , Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America, 2009
  • Mr. Eaves received the Celebrating Excellence Award for his continuing dedication to mentoring young attorneys. , Celebrating Excellence, Maricopa County Attorney's Office, 2002
  • In 2001, Mr. Eaves was commended by the Chief of the Phoenix Police Department for his coordination of a large-scale, multi-agency investigation resulting in the arrest and prosecution of 38 drug dealers, many of whom were operating in close proximity to area elementary schools. , Commendation, Phoenix Chief of Police, 2001
  • Mr. Eaves was recognized for his efforts at rennovating seized crack-houses so that they could be converted to use as housing for residential drug treatment centers. , Theresa Hoover Volunteer Service Award, 1999


  • Medical Malpractice, Jury Trial, Defense Verdict.  Plaintiff alleged that if his physicians had diagnosed necrotizing fasciitis earlier in his course of treatment he would have enjoyed a dramatically better result.  After a month of trial, Plaintiffs' asked for more than $16 million in closing arguments.  Jury returned a defense verdict. 

    , 2018
  • Medical Malpractice, Jury Trial, Settled just prior to closing arguments.  Plaintiff and her husband sought to hold gynecologist, surgeon and pathologist responsible for surgical injuries and cancer misdiagnosis.  On the eve of closing arguments, Plaintiff's counsel asked to settle for the amount which the defense had offered prior to trial. 

    , 2017
  • Medical Malpractice, Jury trial, Defense verdict, Decedent passed away following laparascopic hearnia repair.  Decedent's family sought to hold doctors and anasthesia professionals responsible for death.  Defense verdict.

    , 2015
  • Special Prosecution, Jury Trial, Guilty.  Appointed as a special prosecutor to prosecute a Conspiracy to Commit First Degree Murder case.  Defendant paid hitman to murder his ex-wife and family.  Poilce intercepted plan and faked deaths of intended victims.  After a 2 month jury trial, the jury found defendant guilty. 

    , 2013
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Office Location for J. Arthur Eaves

3030 North Third Street
Suite 1300
Phoenix, AZ 85012

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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