Robert W. Boatman

Robert W. Boatman

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Products Liability Attorney in Phoenix, AZ

Gallagher & Kennedy, P.A.
 | 2575 East Camelback Road, Suite 1100
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Phone: (602) 530-8400
Fax: 602-530-8500
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1984
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%)
Attorney Profile

With a legal career that spans over 35 years, Mr. Boatman has a breadth of knowledge in civil litigation, including personal injury, product liability, commercial litigation, and insurance coverage issues.  He focuses his practice in plaintiff personal injury and plaintiff personal injury products.  In a May 2019, Mr. Boatman represented the mother of a 20-year-old man that died while detoxing at Sierra Tucson, a drug rehab facility in Tucson, Arizona. Sierra Tucson denied fault for her son’s death, and only offered $350,000 to settle the case. The jury returned a verdict for $5 million for Mr. Boatman’s client. Additionally, in September 2019, Mr. Boatman tried a case in Payson Arizona for a young man injured while riding a motorcycle on a dirt road. He collided with a pickup truck being driven by the local fire captain. The defendant denied fault, and his insurance company, State Farm, only offered $20,000 to settle the case. The Jury returned a verdict of $500,000 for Mr. Boatman’s client.  Mr. Boatman is tireless in his dedication and resolve to seek justice for each and every one of his clients.

Mr. Boatman graduated from Arizona State University, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law.  He is also a shareholder at Gallagher & Kennedy.

About Robert Boatman

Admitted: 1984, Arizona

Professional Webpage:


  • Southwest Super Lawyers®, Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff, 2007-2019
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs, 2006-2019; Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs, 2020
  • Arizona's Finest Lawyers, 2011-Present
  • International Society of Barristers, 2017-Present
  • Marquis Who's Who, "Who's Who in American Law"
  • America’s Top 100 Attorneys
  • America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California, 1992
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia, 2017
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, 1993
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California, 1991
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 1984
  • California Bar, 1985
  • Arizona Bar, 1984

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Coach, Arizona Pop Warner and Scottsdale Christian Youth Football, 1994-2011 - State Champions in 2001
  • Coach, McCormick Ranch Little League, 1994-2009


  • $5,000,000 jury verdict to mother for negligent death of son in rehab hospital (Professional Malpractice)., 2019
  • $4,500,000 for defective seat back (Product Liability)., 2018
  • $4,325,000 to a woman injured due to medical negligence of a hospital (Professional Malpractice)., 2018
  • $3,000,000 for brain injury (Motor Vehicle Accidents)., 2018
  • $3,000,000 for paralysis from golf car rollover (Product Liability)., 2018
  • $2,500,000 for motorcycle/truck accident (Motorcycle Accidents)., 2018
  • $2,000,000 for wrongful death (Motor Vehicle Accidents)., 2018
  • $1,325,000 death due to an unsafe swimming pool (Premises Liablity)., 2018
  • $1,150,000 for truck accident and death (Trucking Accidents)., 2018
  • $1,000,000 for serving drunk driver (Dram Shop)., 2018
  • $1,000,000 for fall in home (Premises Liability)., 2018
  • $500,000 insurance broker malpractice (Professional Malpractice)., 2018
  • $2,500,000 for death in a motorcycle/truck accident (Trucking Accidents)., 2017
  • $1,215,000 settlement re vehicle defect (Product Liability)., 2017
  • $1,000,000 for death in a bicycle/truck accident (Trucking Accidents)., 2017
  • $925,000 settlement for elder abuse (Nursing Home Abuse)., 2017
  • Co-lead counsel for In re Bard IVC multi-district litigation for thousands of consumers injured or killed by defective blood clot filters (Product Liability).


Educational Background:

  • Stanford University, B.A., 1981
  • Arizona State University, J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, Editor, Law Review, 1984

Industry Groups

  • Personal Injury Products: Plaintiff
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Office Location for Robert W. Boatman

2575 East Camelback Road
Suite 1100
Phoenix, AZ 85016

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Last Updated: 2/4/2020

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