Stephen I. Leshner

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Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Phoenix, AZ

Stephen I. Leshner, P.C.
 | 1440 E Missouri Ave, Suite 265
Phoenix, AZ 85014
Phone: 602-266-9000
Fax: 602-266-9134
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2021
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 Stryker and Wright Medical hip replacement cases; hernia mesh cases; and mass tort product cases involving Zantac, ear plugs, and talcum powder.

    Practice Areas
    • 40%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    • 30%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
    • 30%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
    Focus Areas

    Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Medical Devices, Pharmaceutical, Products Liability, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis


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    Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2021

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    About Stephen Leshner

    Admitted: 1976, Arizona

    Professional Webpage:


    • Southwest Super Lawyer, 2009
    • Best Lawyers in America, 2012
    • Southwest Super Lawyer, 2013
    • Best Lawyers in America, 2015
    • Southwest Super Lawyers, 2016
    • Best Lawyers in America, 2018
    • Southwest Super Lawyer, 2008
    • Southwest Super Lawyer, 2012
    • Best Lawyers in America, 2014
    • Southwest Super Lawyer, 2015
    • Best Lawyers in America, 2017
    • Southwest Super Lawyer, 2010
    • Southwest Super Lawyer, 2011
    • Best Lawyers in America, 2013
    • Southwest Super Lawyer, 2014
    • Best Lawyers in America, 2016
    • Southwest Super Lawyers, 2017

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

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

    Bar/Professional Activity:

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

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

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

    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

    Fax: 602-266-9134

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