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Robert W. Boatman

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Products Liability Attorney in Phoenix, AZ

Gallagher & Kennedy, P.A.
2575 East Camelback Road, Suite 810
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Phone: 602-922-9255
Fax: 602-530-8500
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2022
Licensed in Arizona Since: 1984
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

As shareholder at Gallagher & Kennedy, Robert W. Boatman represents clients in Phoenix, Arizona, who have been injured by the negligence of another. With over three decades of experience, he has helped many clients through issues related to insurance coverage, commercial litigation, product liability, civil litigation and wrongful death.

Admitted to practice in both California and Arizona, Mr. Boatman is also admitted to practice before several federal courts. These include the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia and the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Mr. Boatman attended Stanford University, where he graduated in 1981 with a Bachelor of Arts. At Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, he graduated magna cum laude with his Juris Doctor and was an editor of the Law Review. Throughout his extensive career, he has obtained a long list of million-dollar verdicts for his clients. For his success, he has been named to America’s Top 100 Attorneys, Arizona’s Finest Lawyers and America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators and was selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America in personal injury litigation.

A member of the State Bar of California and the State Bar of Arizona, Mr. Boatman is also a North American Fellow with the International Society of Barristers and a member of the Arizona Trial Lawyers Association. In serving his community, he is a former coach for both the McCormick Ranch Little League and the Arizona Pop Warner and Scottsdale Christian Youth Football.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
  • 50%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Personal Injury - Plaintiff


16 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2022

Certificates and Credentials

About Robert W. Boatman

First Admitted: 1984, Arizona

Professional Webpage:

Bar/Professional Activity

  • State Bar of California, Member, 1985-Present
  • Arizona Pop Warner and Scottsdale Christian Youth Football, Coach, 1994-2011
  • International Society of Barristers, North American Fellow
  • Arizona Trial Lawyers Association, Member, 1997-Present
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California, 1992
  • State Bar of Arizona, Member, 1984-Present
  • 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

  • Chaparral High School Booster Club, Board of Directors, 2002-2004
  • Coach, Arizona Pop Warner and Scottsdale Christian Youth Football, 1994-2011 - State Champions in 2001
  • Coach, McCormick Ranch Little League, 1994-2009


  • State Champions, Arizona Pop Warner Youth Football, 2001
  • Southwest Super Lawyers®, Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff, 2007-2020
  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Best Lawyers in America®, Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs, 2006-2021; Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs, 2020-2021; Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs, 2021
  • 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

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Product Liability Under California Law, Cambridge Institute, 1987


Educational Background

  • Stanford University, B.A., 1981


  • $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 Liability), 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)

Industry Groups

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

2575 East Camelback Road
Suite 810
Phoenix, AZ 85016

Phone: 602-922-9255

Fax: 602-530-8500

Last Updated: 6/15/2022

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