Rick Strohm

11 W. Jefferson Street, Ste. 1000 Phoenix, Arizona 85003
(602) 616-7094Call Now
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Rick Strohm has been a well known, successful and hard driving trial lawyer for 39 years. He has achieved the highest judge and peer rating available for the past 20 years, and enjoys a perfect 10 rating from the consumer legal group, "AVVO".

Professional Experience

Trial Lawyer 37 years; over 50 jury trials and appeals as lead counsel;
Arizona and Colorado Superior and United States District Courts representing both plaintiffs and defendants; appellants and appellees
Numerous appearances before the Arizona Supreme Court; Arizona Courts of Appeals;
United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, San Francisco
Former Professor, Criminal Procedure, Criminal Law;
Former Trial Supervisor and Assistant Chief Criminal Deputy, County Attorney’s Office
Author, Solving Your Financial Problems, Career Press, 1992, ISBN:1-56414-088-1;
Divorce and Child Custody: Your Opinions and Legal Rights, Career Press, 1993, (Co-Author, Deanna Peters) ISBN: 1-56414-084-9; Your Rights in the Workplace: An Employee’s Guide to Legal Protection, Career Press 1994, ISBN: 1-56414-087-3
Lecturer, Arizona State Bar, National College of District Attorneys, Maricopa County Bar, Professional Education Systems, Inc. (PESI)
Special Assistant Attorney General, January, 1995 – 1998 Statewide Antitrust


Complex Litigation, State and Federal Courts, Tort, Business and Real Estate Law

Historical Clients

Ryder Truck; Farmers Insurance; American Family Insurance; State of Arizona, University of Arizona Medical Center, Maricopa County, Phoenix Coyotes Hockey Club;

Honors and Awards

Av® Peer Rated Attorney, since 1994
Named one of Maricopa County’s “Top Lawyers,” Phoenix Magazine
Elected, Chairman of the Arizona State Bar Trial Practice Section, 1993
Elected, Who’s Who in Practicing Attorneys, 1992
Elected, Who’s Who in American Law, 1994
Appointed by Governor, Confirmed Senate, Arizona State Lottery Commissioner, 1999
Invited Member, The Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, 1994
Appointed by Arizona Supreme Court, Committee on State Bar Examinations, 2011
Invited Member, The American Society of Legal Advocates, 2013

Lead Counsel Reported Appellate Decisions

Gilbert Tuscany v. Wells Fargo Bank, ___P.3d____ (2013)
State v. Hoskins, 199 Ariz.127, 14 P.3d 997 (2000)
State v. Bass, 198 Ariz. 571, 12 P.3d 796 (2000)
Fidelity Security Life Ins. Co. v. State Dept. of Ins., 191 Ariz. 222, 954 P.2d 580 (1998)
Fidelity Security Life Ins. V. State of Arizona, 935 P.2d 861 (Ct. App. 1996)
U.S. Fidelity & Guar. V. Advanced Roofing, 163 Ariz. 476, 788 P.2d 1227 (Ariz.App.1989)
Dodge v. Fidelity & Deposit Co. of Md, 161 Ariz. 340, 778 P.2d 1236 (Ariz. App. 1986)
State v. Grounds, 128 Ariz. 14, 623 P.2d 803 (1981)
State v. Love, 123 Ariz. 186, 598 P.2d 1005 (1978)
State v. 1969 Volkswagen Bus, Etc., 120 Ariz. 365, 586 P.2d 210 (1978)
State v. Diffenderfer, 120 Ariz. 404, 586 P.2d 653 (Ariz. App. 1978)
State v. Arnold, 115 Ariz. 421, 565 P.2d 1282 (1977)


B.A., Northern Illinois University, 1971; J.D., University of Arizona, 1976
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11 W. Jefferson Street, Ste. 1000 Phoenix, Arizona 85003