Steven S. Guy

Steven S. Guy

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Insurance Coverage Attorney in Scottsdale, AZ

The Guy Law Firm, P.L.L.C.
 | 10105 East Via Linda, Suite 103
Scottsdale, AZ 85258
Phone: 480-767-3175
Fax: 480-383-6874
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1983
Practice Areas:
  • Insurance Coverage (40%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Business Litigation (20%)
    Attorney Profile

    Steve Guy's practice and experience cover a wide spectrum of commercial, contract and tort litigation representing both individual and corporate plaintiffs and defendants, with many such matters involving claims in the multiple millions of dollars. While for over 30 years Steve's practice has been concentrated in insurance litigation, including representation of insurers and policyholders in complex coverage, declaratory judgment, and bad faith suits, he has also frequently represented both plaintiffs and defendants in personal injury, medical malpractice, product liability, property damage, as well as business tort and contract claims and disputes. Steve served as lead counsel for a major trucking company in an insurance bad faith lawsuit that resulted in a recovery in excess of $65 million. He was also lead counsel for a food processing company in an insurance bad faith lawsuit that resulted in a $10 million recovery. Other representative cases include representing an executive whistleblower that was wrongfully terminated resulting in a settlement of multiple millions of dollars; successfully defending substantial wage claims; representing plaintiffs in personal injury, medical malpractice, wrongful death, and disability and health insurance claims resulting in recoveries in the millions of dollars. Steve's experience also includes defense of insurance brokers, accountants, and lawyers in professional liability matters and mediation and arbitration (as party-selected neutral) of litigated disputes.

    About Steven Guy

    Admitted: 1983, Arizona

    Professional Webpage:


    • The Best Lawyers in America - Insurance Law (2009-2020)

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Arizona Center for Disability Law, Former Board and Executive Committee Member:  1995-2001; 2004-2008;  Litigation Committee Chair: 1995-2001, 1995

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Author and Presenter:   Bad Faith Insurance Claims in Arizona, Speaker, National Business Institute, 2009
    • I wrote materials for and spoke on the topics of First Party Insurance Coverage, Bad Faith, and Punitive Damages., Speaker, CLE in the Red Rocks: Advanced Personal Injury Conference for Plaintiffs' and Defense Counsel, 2020
    • Author and Presenter:  Insurance Coverage Law in Arizona, Speaker, National Business Institute, 1997
    • Author and Presenter:   Insurance Coverage Law in Arizona, Speaker, National Business Institute, 1999
    • Author and Presenter:  Insurance Law:  Third Party Coverage in Arizona, Speaker, National Business Institute, 2002
    • Author and Presenter:  Bad Faith Litigation in Arizona, Speaker, National Business Institute, 2004
    • Author and Presenter:  Bad Faith Litigation in Arizona, Speaker, National Business Institute, 2005
    • Author and Presenter:  Let's Make a Deal!  Welcome to the World of Damron/Morris Agreements, Speaker, Maricopa County Bar Association, 1998
    • Author and Presenter:  Insurance Law:  Third Party Coverage in Arizona, Speaker, National Business Institute, 2003
    • Presenter:  Are you covered?  Ensuring Adequate Protection and Working With Your Insurance Carrier During the Litigation Process., Speaker, American Conference Institute: Managing Complex Litigation, 2009


    • Successfully represented a homeowner in a major insurance coverage lawsuit arising out of his homeowner insurer's denial of personal liability coverage, including successfully representing the homeowner at the Arizona Court of Appeals and Arizona Supreme Court. , 2018
    • Successfully represented a young man in a civil lawsuit who was wrongfully beaten by a Scottsdale nightclub's security guard and falsely accused and arrested on charges of criminal assault and trespass.  Aside from the recovery he received in the lawsuit, the criminal charges against the client were dropped and charges were brought against the security guard., 2018
    • Successfully represented a disabled individual in a lawsuit against his disability insurance company who denied coverage for his claim. , 2018
    • Successfully represented a commercial real estate broker in a dispute with its insurance broker regarding its failure to procure proper professional liability insurance coverage., 2019
    • Represented the developer of a high profile commercial and residential mixed use project in a claim against its Builder's Risk insurer for wrongful denial of the client's soft cost claim arising out of extensive water and mold damage and remediation resulting in an arbitration award of approximately $1.7 Million dollars , 2005
    • Successfully represented an R.N. in a defamation lawsuit arising out of a defamatory nursing board complaint., 2020
    • Successfully represented a wood pallet manufacturer in a lawsuit against its insurance agents for failure to procure proper first party property insurance coverage for its inventory destroyed in a fire. , 2019
    • Successfully represented a national food processing company in its claim for denied property damage and business interruption insurance coverage arising from tornado damage to one of its processing facilities , 2008
    • Represented the mother of a 14 year-old child in a wrongful death suit in which her son was killed by an accidental gunshot.  The matter settled substantially in excess of available liability insurance policy limits., 2012
    • Successfully represented an orthopedic surgeon in a dispute with his disability insurer over whether the disabled doctor was entitled to receive benefits for only two years as opposed to lifetime benefits amounting to a recovery potential of several million dollars over the doctor's life expectancy., 2017
    • Served as lead counsel for a national trucking company in an insurance bad faith lawsuit against its excess liability insurer that resulted in a recovery in excess of $65 million, 2002
    • Successfully defended a large national trucking company in a suit brought by its former workers compensation insurer relating to excessive retrospective premium charges due to the insurer's misclassification of owner-operator units in the client's vast fleet of vehicles , 2004
    • Represented newlyweds severely injured on their honeymoon in a tour bus accident resulting in multimillion dollar recoveries.  The bus company claimed it was not responsible because its driver had an unexpected heart attack.  The plaintiffs were able to establish that the driver had experienced a prior massive heart attack, was critically fatigued, had fallen asleep and woke up and applied the brakes after leaving the roadway., 2015
    • Successfully represented an owner/insured of a captive insurance company insuring hospice companies in a substantial insurance coverage, captive manager errors and omissions and bad faith lawsuit resulting in a substantial settlement., 2017
    • Successfully represented an aviation consulting firm against his insurance agent who failed to secure proper errors and omissions coverage., 2016
    • Was lead counsel for a national food processing company in an insurance bad faith lawsuit against its property insurer arising out of the insurer's denial of coverage for contamination and product recall losses that resulted in a $10 million recovery , 2004
    • Represented an executive whistleblower who was was wrongfully terminated resulting in a settlement of multiple millions of dollars , 2009
    • Represented a severely disabled client and spouse who were wrongfully denied home healthcare benefits under a Group Hospital, Surgical and Medicare Supplement insurance policy resulting in payment to the clients of approximately $500,000 and continued payment of insurance benefits exceeding $5 Million , 1999
    • Successfully represented the survivors of a lung cancer victim who died as a result of the negligence of a hosptital, radiologist and health clinic who failed to timely discover the cancer and recommend appropriate care and treatment at an early stage of the disease., 2015
    • Successfully represented a homeowner against his insurance agent obtaining a recovery of hundreds of thousands of dollars based upon the agent's failure to secure adequate coverage against flooding of a luxury hillside home., 2016

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Presidential Award 2004 from Bar-S Food Company

    Industry Groups

    • Insurance
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    Office Location for Steven S. Guy

    10105 East Via Linda
    Suite 103
    Scottsdale, AZ 85258

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