Andrew B. Turk

Top rated Business Litigation attorney in Scottsdale, Arizona

Rose Law Group PC
Andrew B. Turk
Rose Law Group PC

Practice Areas: Business Litigation, Personal Injury, Alternative Dispute Resolution; view more

Licensed in Arizona since: 1993

Education: University of Washington School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2024

Rose Law Group PC

7144 E Stetson Dr
Suite 300
Scottsdale, AZ 85251 Visit website


The chair of the litigation section of Rose Law Group, PC, Andrew B. Turk also serves as a partner at the firm where he practices law in and around Phoenix and throughout Arizona. With an experience of about 30 years, he has litigated cases across a variety of fields. He offers diligent counsel and representation in matters of:

  • Insurance coverage
  • Real estate litigation
  • Professional malpractice defense
  • Commercial litigation
  • Business divorce

A large part of Mr. Turk’s clientele includes business owners and businesses, who seek his help in resolving issues involving contract disputes, trade secrets, unfair competition and other business torts. Working closely with clients and building a relationship based on trust, he has been awarded an “Excellent” rating on Avvo. His approach helps clients explore all the options and weigh them before choosing one that best suits their needs.

Serving as a judge pro tem for more than two decades, Mr. Turk has presided over more than 15 jury trials and several other hearings, including criminal and juvenile. Trained in alternative dispute resolution services, he has mediated disputes and has resolved several cases through arbitration. He has been working with the American Arbitration Association for more than six years.

A summa cum laude graduate of the Arizona State University, Mr. Turk received his B.A. in political science and history in 1988. He pursued law at the University of Washington School of Law and completed his J.D. in 1992. Obtaining his first licenses in Washington and Arizona in 1993, he also has authorization to appear before the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit.

The many honors Mr. Turk has received for his litigation skills and client service include a selection to the list of Best Lawyers in America for commercial litigation and construction litigation, and recognition as an Arizona Business Leader by the Top 100 Attorneys in Arizona. He has also been named as a Top Lawyer by the PHOENIX magazine and was peer-review rated AV Preeminent* through Martindale-Hubbell.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer-review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Business Litigation, Personal Injury - General: Defense, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Civil Litigation: Defense, Insurance Coverage

Focus areas

Arbitration, Bad Faith Insurance, Insurance, Insurance Defense, Mediation, Non-Compete Agreements, Personal Injury - Defense, Trade Secret

  • 40% Business Litigation
  • 30% Personal Injury - General: Defense
  • 10% Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • 10% Civil Litigation: Defense
  • 10% Insurance Coverage

First Admitted: 1993, Arizona

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Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Arizona
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • United States District Court, District of Arizona
  • Washington
  • State Bar of Arizona Fee Arbitration Program - Panel Member, 2018
  • Participated as a member of the Maricopa County Superior Court Civil Pro Tempore Settlement Conference Innovation Workgroup in an effort to streamline and improve the civil settlement conference program. With the group also co-published an article, What I Have Gained Being a Judge Pro Tempore, in the Maricopa Lawyer (November 2022), 2022
  • American Arbitration Association - Panel Member - Commercial Mediation and Arbitration, 2017
  • Adjunct Professor, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University - Civil Pretrial Practice, 2013
  • Board Member - Maricopa County Bar Association Litigation Section, 2013
  • Member of the Arizona State Bar Committee on Jury Instructions, 2010
  • Arizona State Bar Civil Practice And Procedure Committee (1998-2007)  Subcommittee on Proposed Jury Reform (1999)  Subcommittee on Electronic Filing (2000)  Subcommittee on Unauthorized Practice of Law (2001)  Subcommittee on Motions for Summary Judgment (2002)  Subcommittee on Revisions to Rule 10 (2003) (Chair)  Subcommittee on Rule 28 (2004-present) (Chair)  Subcommittee on 700 Series Rules of Evidence (2004)   Subcommittee on Uniform Interrogatories (2005-2006)   Subcommittee on Electronic Discovery (2006) (Chair), 1998
  • Judge Pro Tempore, Gilbert Municipal Court, 2001
  • Member, Maricopa County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, Board Member (1996-2001)  Executive Council Member (1997-2002)  President (2000-2001)  Secretary (1998-1999) Co-Chair, Recruitment/Marketing Subcommittee (1998-1999), 1996
  • Judge Pro Tempore for Arizona Superior Court, Maricopa County.  Current focus is on civil calendar, but have also handled criminal and juvenile calendars.  Have presided over approximately a dozen jury trials and 75 settlement conferences., 2002
  • Member, Maricopa County Bar Association Board Member (2001-2006) CLE Committee (2001-2003), 2001
Educational Background:
  • Arizona State University, B.A., 1988, Major – Political Science, Minor – History. Summa Cum Laude, Dean’s List (Fall, 1985 – Spring, 1988) Phi Beta Kappa, 1985
  • Listed in Who’s Who in Law, Phoenix Business Journal, 2006
  • Named as one of the best 100 lawyers in the State of Arizona., 100 Best Arizona Lawyers, AZ Big Media, 2020
  • Recognized as an Arizona Business Leader in Health Care Law in 2017 and again in 2019., Arizona Business Leader, AZ Big Media, 2017
  • AZRE's Top People to Know in Commercial Real Estate 2011, for Commercial Litigation
  • Recipient of AV Rating, Martindale -Hubbell
  • Chosen for inclusion in Best Lawyers of America 2013-2014 for Commercial Litigation
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Valley Youth Theatre - Member of Board of Directors, President (2012), 2010
  • Adjunct Professor at the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University. Taught or co-taught class in Civil Pretrial Procedure every spring semester since 2013., 2013
  • Member, Maricopa County Superior Court Commissioner Nominating Committee, 2003
  • Member - The HERO Initiative
  • Maricopa County Foster Care Review Board, 2006
  • Member, City of Phoenix Libraries Bond Subcommittee, 2005
  • Summit School of Ahwatukee - Member of Board of Directors of private elementary school., 2010
  • Member, City of Tempe Bicycle Advisory Committee, 1993
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Selected for Membership in Arizona's Finest Lawyers, 2013
  • Selected for Membership in Litigation Counsel of America, 2014
Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • AAA arbitration against FDIC.  Prevailed at motion to dismiss stage on claim that FDIC failed to institute proceedings in a timely fashion and within the statute of repose established by Arizona's anti-deficiency statute.  As a result, the client was relieved of over $12,000,000 in liability., 2013
  • Successfully defended emergency room physician in three-week jury trial. Plaintiff asserted failure to properly diagnose transient ischemic attack and failure to admit delayed treatment for subsequent stroke. Jury returned unanimous defense verdict after twenty five minutes of deliberation., 2023
  • Successfully defended a emergency room Physician Assistant in a three-week long medical malpractice trial. Plaintiff asserted a failure to diagnose pulmonary embolism. Defense verdict returned at end of trial., 2021
  • In ongoing mold/toxic tort litigation, successfully won dismissal of two separate sets of defendants, including a manufacturer of hardboard siding and the principals of an entity that owns and manages a large apartment complex.  Also obtained an award of $250,000 in attorneys' fees and costs.
  • Represented defendants in lawsuit for breach of contract and fraud.  Defense was based upon adverse possession.  Prevailed in bench trial, ultimately obtaining an award for over $160,000 in attorneys' fees and costs against plaintiff., 2009
  • Next Gen Capital, LLC v. Consumer Lending Associates, LLC, 676 Ariz.Adv.Rep. 16 (2013)
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Adjunct Professor at Arizona Summit Law School - Personal Injury Litigation Unit, General Practce Course, Adjunct Professor, 2014
  • Served as member of a multidisciplinary panel to respond to questions about liability and changes in policies and procedures during the Covid-19 pandemic., Panel Member, Family Court Professionals During COVID-19: A Multidisciplinary Panel Discussion on Adapting to New Challenges, Arizona Chapter of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts Webinar, Legal, 2020
  • Spoke on the litigation of fiduciary duties under prior Arizona law and the common law and responded to questions to the panel., Panel Member and Speaker, in Fiduciary Duties After the New Arizona Liability Act, State Bar Convention, Speaker on Litigation of Fiduciary Duties under the Old LLC Act and Common Law State Bar of Arizona, Annual Convention (2020), State Bar of Arizona, Annual Convention (2020), Arizona State Bar, Legal, 2020
  • Presentation on risk management during the Covid-19 pandemic., Speaker, Presentation to Lorna Lockwood Inn of Court (November 2020), Limiting Liability in Time of Pandemic, Legal, 2020
  • Served as moderator for a CLE presenting a panel of experienced ADR providers speaking on "hot topics.", Moderator, Mediation Potpourri, Maricopa County Bar Association, Legal, 2020
  • Chapter in litigation guide explaining the rules for mandatory arbitration cases., Author, Rules and Procedures for Arbitration Cases, Arizona Litigation Guide (6th Edition, 2020), Arizona State Bar, Legal, 2020
  • A chapter in a litigation guide comparing and contrasting court-ordered settlement conferences with private mediation., Chapter in Arizona Litigation Guide, 6th Edition, Settlement Conferences and Private Mediations, Arizona Litigation Guide, Arizona State Bar, Legal, 2020
  • A list of dos and don't for civil litigators., Co-Author with Olen Lenets, Rules of Professionalism for Litigators, Maricopa Lawyer, Legal, 2022
  • Article to aid with recruitment of Judges Pro Tem and explain the benefits of volunteering time., Co-Author with Maricopa County Superior Court Civil Pro Tempore Settlement Conference Innovation Workgroup, What I have Gained Being a Judge Pro Tempore, Maricopa Lawyer, Legal, 2022
  • Served as a panel Member in a presentation at the State Bar Convention., Panel Member, The Best in ADR from Ten Arizona Experts (ADR Talks), Arizona State Bar Convention, 2022
  • Chapter in professional litigation guide that discusses the differences between court-ordered settlement conferences and private mediation in Arizona., Co-Author with Nathan Kunz, Mandatory ADR, in Arizona Litigation Guide, Maricopa County Bar Association, Litigation Section, Legal, 2015
  • Short article providing tips on how to prepare for mediation., Author, Checklist for a Successful Mediation, Maricopa Lawyer, Legal, 2018
  • One hour presentation on tips for preparing for mediation., Speaker, How to Avoid Hazards and Get Amazing – But Different Results, NALS National Conference (September 2018), Legal, 2018
  • Writings: The Benefits of Volunteerism, in Professionalism Perspectives (a publication of the Defense Research Institute) (October 2007); Ethics:  A sure Path to Success for Young Lawyers, in Professionalism Perspectives (a publication of the Defense Research Institute) (January 2007); Watch Your E-Mails:  Your Tenants May Be Reading Them, in The Real Estate Finance Journal (Spring 2006); (with Peter Eichler) Legal Tips for Comic Creators, COMIC WORLD NEWS at (March 11, 2005); Watch Your E-Mails:  Electronic Discovery is Here to Stay, in High Profile Arizona, Winter 2004; Mold: An Old Problem Presenting New Challenges, in High Profile Arizona, September/October 2004; Don’t Miss Out on Life Because of Lawyering, (reprinted) The Affiliate (Vol. 5, No. 5, May/June 2001); YLD President’s Column, The Maricopa Lawyer, (monthly August 2000 –December 2001); The Most Commonly Asked Questions In Environmental Law, copy editor 1997; Spill and Release Reporting Requirements, in Arizona Environmental Law Manual (1995) (co-author), (1998 supplement) (lead author); Book Review Column, Environmental Regulation (co-authored quarterly in Spring 1994-Winter 1995 issues); Superman’s Greatest Battle, in Gold & Silver: Overstreet’s Comic Book Quarterly (Jan. – Mar. 1994) 
  • Panel discussion of hiring partners and headhunters to provide job seekers with guidance for seeking a job during an economic downturn., Panelist, Getting and Keeping a Good Legal Job in a Down Economy, Maricopa County Bar Association, 2009
  • Program intended to introduce lay people, specifically comic book creators, to basic concepts of contract law.  Issues include work for hire, jurisdiction and venue, integration clauses, arbitration clauses and other contract concepts., Contract Law for Comic Book Creators, Phoenix Comic Con
  • Presented attorneys with information regarding basic elements of Arizona's compulsory arbitration and short trial programs., Speaker, Breaking Down the New Short Trial Program In Arizona, Lohrman Education Services, 2008
  • Speaker on discovery, disclosure and other subjects of pre-trial procedure (2007-2008 with the Hon. Janet Barton) (2009 with the Hon. Joseph Kreamer)., Speaker, Nuts and Bolts of Civil Procedure, State Bar of Arizona, 2006
  • Spoke to student participants in diversity program., Speaker, CLS Diversity Pipeline Program, National Bar Association, 2006
  • Speaker at annual State Bar Convention on recent cases dealing with or interpreting the Arizona Rules of Civil Procedure and Arizona Rules of Evidence.  2002-2005, Speaker, Civil Litigation Rules And Case Law Update, State Bar of Arizona, 2002
  • Presented information regarding long-time and emerging issues relating to mold including remediation, testing and insurance coverage., Speaker, Mold: An Old Problem Presenting New Challenges
  • Working wth a sitting judge of the Maricopa County Superior Court, presented discussion relating to issues that arise in discovery and disclosure in civil cases., Co-speaker/Moderator, Discovery and Disclosure Disputes with Hon. Michael A. Yarnell, Maricopa County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, 2000
  • With a sitting judge of the Maricopa County Superior Court, presented a discussion of pointers and guidance for ethical practice., Co-speaker/Moderator, Professionalism for Young Lawyers with Hon. Jonathan H. Schwartz, Maricopa County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, 2000
  • Served as moderator at a presentation of ethical skits, starring practicing lawyers and sitting judges.  Led discussion of audience members after each presentation., Moderator, Ethical Evening at the Theatre: The Sequel, Maricopa County Bar Association, 1999
  • Presented discussion of basic water quality concepts and issues., Speaker, Fundamentals of Water Law in Arizona – Surface Water Quality Problems, National Business Institute, 1997
  • Chaired the Arizona State Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division's presentation to young lawyers at the State Bar Convention., Program Chair, Polishing Your Practice: How to Shine as a Young Lawyer, Arizona State Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, 1997
  • Presented history of the seminal case of National Periodical Publication v. Fawcett Publications and related cases to the State Bar of Arizona's Intellectual Property Section., Speaker, The Impact of Copyright Law On The Early Development Of The Comic Book In America, Arizona State Bar, 1994
  • Faculty member for the Arizona State Bar Professionalism Course (Oct. 2012), Faculty, Speaker, Arizona State Bar, 2012
  • Co-taught class on Civil Pretrial Procedure with Larry Cohen, Esq., Educator, Adjunct Professor, Arizona State University - Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, 2013
  • Served as faculty member for skills development CLE and also served as moderator for a lunch-time panel discussion on the use of expert witnesses., Faculty Member/Lunch Panel Moderator, MCBA Trial Skills Institute: Expert Witnesses, Maricopa County Bar Association, 2013
  • Served as panel moderator and speaker of a six-attorney panel discussing ethical issues confronted in their practices and the resolution of those issues., Panel Moderator, War Stories & Lessons Learned, Maricopa County Bar Association, 2013

Office location for Andrew B. Turk

7144 E Stetson Dr
Suite 300
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Phone: 480-505-3934


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