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About John Phebus
John Phebus is the managing partner of the Law Office of John Phebus and a prominent plaintiff personal injury attorney in Glendale, Arizona. His practice is 100% litigation focused.
How John became an attorney. John is a fourth-generation attorney. As a young man, he was able to see his father and grandfather helping people from all walks of life and making a real difference in their life. He witnessed the vital role attorneys played firsthand.
“It’s in my blood. I have wanted to help people from a young age. As an attorney, I’m able to level the playing field. It’s one of the best parts of the American system.”
Why John chose to practice personal injury law. For John, representing injured people is a great opportunity anda natural fit for his skill set.
“I enjoy going to court, trying cases and meeting with people. I’m a people person and love personal injury work.”
John’s philosophy for personal injury law. “It’s all about the client. It’s all about the client. It’s all about the client.”
John sees his role as a personal injury lawyer as getting his client the best possible result and to make the process as easy as possible for them. He believes a lawyer should listen to the client’s objectives and to strive to achieve those objectives to the best of his or her ability.
“If an attorney is only about the money, it’s time for them to find something else to do.”
The highlight of John’s workday. John is able to work on lots of different problems and with lots of different people. Every day brings something new. He enjoys the diversity and uniqueness of each case matter he works on. Being able to advocate for his clients in the courtroom is what makes it worth it.
“I like working with different attorneys on different types of cases.”
What led John to launch his own firm. For John, it’s about determination. As the managing partner of the Law Office of John Phebus, he has the ability to take on the clients and cases he believes in.
“I like the freedom of being my own boss. I’m not beholden to another attorney who may disagree with my philosophy or case approach.”
John in the community. “I have always thought it very important to stay involved in both my legal and local communities. “
In the legal community, he’s held various leadership positions with local legal organizations, including his past role as president of the West Maricopa County Bar Association, and his active membership with the Arizona Trial Lawyers Association as well as the American Association for Justice.
John is regularly engaged as a seminar speaker. “One of the great things about doing personal injury work is that we help each other out as lawyers. I was so grateful as a young lawyer for the guidance and help that so many other senior lawyers game me.”
After 27 years in practice, he’s happy to return the favor.
Outside the legal community, John is a board member for Aunt Rita’s Foundation and Phoenix Pride. He was also a treasurer for the Glendale Masonic Lodge. John is active within his church – the Arizona Episcopal Church, as well as chairman of ViVre, recovery housing for those reentering society from prison. He is also an active member of Lambda Legal and the Human Rights Campaign.
John’s proudest accomplishment. “I have represented thousands of people. For each of them, their cases was the most important thing in their life at the time. I’m incredibly proud of the great work I’ve been able to do for all my clients.”
In addition to his representation over 27 years, John is proud of having litigated a complex insurance reimbursement issue to the United State Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in MedCath Employment Health Care Plan v. Dustin Stratton.
John outside of work. John is an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hiking and jeeping and photography. He is also involved in politics and nonprofit work. He enjoys movies and the local restaurant scene.
“I love Arizona and all the awesome natural beauty and outdoor opportunities.”
He is also a dedicated uncle who enjoys spoiling his nieces and nephews.
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What Is a Personal Injury Attorney in Glendale?
As you go about your daily routine, it's likely you will come across scenarios where you could suffer an injury. Maybe you are grocery shopping, dining at your favorite restaurant, or driving in your car. A personal injury lawyer in Glendale represents those who have been injured because of another party's carelessness, negligence, or willful disregard of others. These wrongful acts are more formally referred to as torts. When you suffer harm as a result of another party, you shouldn't have to shoulder the financial burden which often accompanies an injury because of medical expenses and lost wages. A licensed Glendale personal injury attorney can help you seek the compensation you deserve in civil court.
Although personal injury attorneys in Glendale deal with tort law, they often specialize in one or more areas. The following list is not exhaustive but includes three broad types of cases personal injury lawyers handle on a day-to-day basis.
Traffic Accident Injury Cases
Each year, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates more than six million traffic collisions are reported to law enforcement, including more than 35,000 fatal crashes, and about 2.5 million injuries. A skilled attorney can help investigate your accident and build a strong case against the defense to hold at-fault drivers accountable. Traffic accidents can include truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents, and pedestrian accidents. When high speeds are involved, victims who are lucky enough to live through an accident, potentially face lifelong complications.
Premises Liability Injury Cases
In all 50 U.S. states, property owners have the legal obligation to maintain a safe environment for those who visit their business and home. Although exact laws vary from state to state, when a property owner fails to uphold his legal obligation and someone suffers an injury, courts often find the owner liable for damages in civil court. Premises liability accidents include a wide variety of accidents based on location and the type of injury. Victims might get injured at a swimming pool, a theme park, on an elevator, at a shopping mall, and many other locations. The most common type of premises liability accident is a slip-and-fall injury or a trip-and-fall injury. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports the most common cause of traumatic brain injuries, besides traffic accidents, is unintentional falls.
Product Liability Injury Cases
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) records and maintains millions of complaints of injuries caused by defective products each year. A defective product might have a manufacturing defect, a design defect, or a marketing defect, which occurs when companies don't warn consumers of dangerous products or provide proper instructions. When a known or unknown defect causes injury to a consumer, courts can hold any party in the product's chain of distribution liable for damages. The CPSC is concerned with all types of household items, sports equipment, toxic and flammable chemicals, toys, and much more, but they do not serve as a watchdog for the automotive industry or the pharmaceutical. Defective airbags and defective tires have been a common cause of injury or death, as well as dangerous drugs.
Finding the best Glendale personal injury lawyer can be tough, but lucky for you we did the legwork and found the top personal injury lawyer in Glendale.
Reach out today to schedule an appointment to discuss your legal needs and the availability of John Phebus to handle your matter.
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