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Wendi A. Sorensen

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Alternative Dispute Resolution Attorney in Phoenix, AZ

Burch & Cracchiolo, P.A.
1850 N. Central Avenue, Suite 1700
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Phone: 602-234-9910
Fax: 602-343-7910
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2022
Licensed in Arizona Since: 1984
Practice Areas: Alternative Dispute Resolution, Personal Injury - General: Defense, Civil Litigation: Defense, Insurance Coverage
Attorney Profile

Wendi has been certified by the State Bar of Arizona as a specialist in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death law due to her nearly three decades of litigation experience in both state and federal court.  Her practice focuses on aggravated liability and damages matters, including Federal Motor Carrier (trucking accident) cases, vehicular products liability matters, construction site injury and death matters, and premises liability cases.  She has been recognized among Arizona's Finest Lawyers and currently serves as a member of the Arizona State Bar committee responsible for conferring certification status in the area of Personal Injury and Wrongful Death law.

Prior to joining Burch & Cracchiolo, Wendi served as Chief Trial Attorney and Major Case Counsel for one of the largest commercial insurance carriers in the world.  Wendi is licensed to practice law in both Arizona and California.

About Wendi A. Sorensen

First Admitted: 1984, Arizona

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Bar/Professional Activity

  • Borad of Legal Specialization, State Bar of Arizona

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Seminar Chair and Lecturer, How to Handle a Personal Injury Case Under $50,000.  (Sponsored by the State Bar of Arizona, numerous dates since 1988.) Lecturer, Supplemental Benefits Under Arizona’s Worker’s Compensation Law.  (Sponsored by the Arizona Trial Lawyer’s Association, 1985.) Developer and presenter: Numerous day-long and half-day long presentation to claims and associated staff legal office personnel throughout assigned region regarding legal developments, rules of procedure, law office claims processing procedures and litigation management. Developer and presenter: Numerous in-house insurance training presentations, ranging from beginning to complex, designed to develop investigation and evaluation skills of claims partners and their managers. Author, The “Alternative” Practice: ADR as a Means, Not Just an End.  Trial Practice: Vol. 5 #2 (Summer, 1994).

Pro bono/Community Service

  • • Volunteer Teacher, Legal Procedure and Moot Court Programs, local charter schools catering to the needs of high-risk teenagers (1999-2006). • Volunteer Teacher, Legal Procedure and Moot Court Programs, South Mountain High School (1993-1995). • Volunteer, ABC no-kill animal shelter (1993 to 2000). • HERO Program Mentor, created and furthered an internship program for economically disadvantaged teenagers (1993-1997) Pro Bono Attorney, Vol-Law Program, State Bar Association (1986-1987).

Educational Background

  • Juris Doctor, ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY                                                    Honors: Willard H. Pedrick Scholar; full tuition academic scholarship, 1984
  • Bachelor of Science, Business/Economics and Behavioral Sciences, WESTMINSTER COLLEGE                                             Degree awarded summa cum laude, with GPA of 3.96/4.0 Honors: Joseph E. Benedict Award (outstanding graduate); Leah Wyer Award (outstanding female graduate); B.F. Skinner Award (outstanding behavioral sciences graduate); Presidential Scholarship (four year academic scholarship); Alpha Chi scholastic honor society, 1981

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Certified Specialist in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Law, State Bar of Arizona, 2000

Industry Groups

  • Attorneys Seeking Neutral Mediators
  • Commercial Entities
  • Commercial Insurers
  • Construction Companies
  • Hospitality Industry
  • Trucking And Transportation Companies
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Office Location for Wendi A. Sorensen

1850 N. Central Avenue
Suite 1700
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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