John E. Osborne

Top rated Personal Injury attorney in Tucson, Arizona

Goldberg & Osborne
John E. Osborne
Goldberg & Osborne

Practice Areas: Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice; view more

Licensed in Arizona since: 1981

Education: The University of Texas School of Law

Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2018, 2021 - 2024

Goldberg & Osborne

698 E. Wetmore Road
Suite 200
Tucson, AZ 85705 Visit website


John E. Osborne is a distinguished attorney at Goldberg & Osborne, working out of their office based in Tucson, Arizona, concentrating exclusively on plaintiffs' personal injury law. Fluent in Spanish, he is senior counsel at the firm, where he leads a team. Renowned for his exceptional legal acumen and unwavering ethical standards, he holds a peer-review rating of AV Preeminent* through Martindale-Hubbell. Certified as a legal specialist in personal injury and wrongful death litigation by the State Bar of Arizona, he actively engages in the litigation of a select group of cases.

Mr. Osborne’s clientele includes personal referrals, high-stakes catastrophic injury cases, and those with unique complexities requiring his direct involvement. In his notable career, he has secured substantial verdicts, such as the $6.2 million jury award in Yniguez V. DaimlerChrysler and a million-dollar verdict in Rosser V. Greenehaven Development, both emblematic of his prowess in catastrophic injury cases. His litigation extends to claims against major manufacturers, often resulting in confidential settlements with industry giants.

A seasoned professional in medical malpractice, Mr. Osborne's experience spans both defense and plaintiff roles since the 1980s. He effectively manages the firm's medical malpractice cases, handling preparation and trial proceedings. With an active appellate practice, he has successfully prosecuted appeals and been awarded an “Excellent” rating on Avvo.

Obtaining his Bachelor of Arts degree with honors in psychology from Stanford University, Mr. Osborne completed his doctorate in jurisprudence from The University of Texas at Austin School of Law.

A former president of the Arizona Association for Justice and the Tucson Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates, Mr. Osborne is admitted to practice before state and federal courts, including the United States Supreme Court. Beyond his legal pursuits, he dedicates time to community service and devotes his time to flying on behalf of the Flying Samaritans Arizona chapter, which provides medical clinics for the underprivileged in Mexico.

*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

Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Medical Malpractice, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death

  • 70% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 30% Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 1981, Arizona

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Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Past President of the Arizona Trial Lawyers Association
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Arizona
  • Past President of the Tucson Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates
Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • Yniguez v. DaimlerChrysler, a case Mr. Osborne tried to a jury in Nogales, Arizona. The jury award totaled $6.2 Million before the application of comparative fault and over $3 Million afterward
  • Philadelphia Indemnity v. Barrera, where the Arizona Supreme Court reversed adverse rulings from both the trial and intermediate appellate courts below to award Mr. Osborne’s clients’ hundreds of thousands of dollars of additional benefits from the defendants’ excess insurance company, who denied coverage
  • Harlow v. Daimler Chrysler, resolved days before trial in Federal District Court in Marshall, TX
  • Rosser v. Greenehaven Development, where a jury awarded Mr. Osborne’s clients a verdict in excess of $1 Million on behalf of a family whose young son asphyxiated in a sandpit in Northern Arizona, one of the largest civil verdicts in that region of Arizona
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Certified Legal Specialist in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Litigation by the State Bar of Arizona
  • AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell
Educational Background:
  • Stanford University, Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Psychology

Office location for John E. Osborne

698 E. Wetmore Road
Suite 200
Tucson, AZ 85705

Phone: 520-620-3975


14 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2018, 2021 - 2024

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