Jeffrey T. Pyburn


Jeff practices in the area of civil litigation, representing large insurance companies, universities, major vehicle manufacturers, professional sports teams, product manufacturers and international corporations in a wide array of cases.  He also represents seriously injured parties and has secured multi-million dollar awards and settlements for his clients.  He is listed as a Best Lawyer by Best Lawyers in America in the area of Personal Injury Litigation and was named Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year for Products Liability Litigation – Defendants in 2017.

Representative Cases

  • Steven C. Nichols v. Michael Carbajal, No. CV-97-23546 (Az. Sup. Ct. 2000)
  • Mora v. Phoenix Indemnity Insurance Company, 1 CA-CV 98-0521, 996 P.2d 116 (Ct. App. Div. 1, Dept. A 1999)
  • Steven Knotts v. Jeffrey K. Paulk, No. DV-98-07091 (Az. Sup. Ct. 1998)
  • Home Indemnity Company v. Mead Reinsurance Corp., No. 2 CA-CV 90-0102, 166 Ariz. 59, 800 P.2d 46 (Ct. App. 1990)
  • Mendoza v. McDonald’s Corp., Maricopa County Superior Court No. CV2000-018376
  • Dennis v. AZPB Limited Partnership, Maricopa County Superior Court No. CV2008-016618
  • White v. Costco, Maricopa County Superior Court No. CV2008-012319

Representative Experience

  • Wrongful death and personal injury cases;
  • Products liability, construction accidents and defects;
  • Bad faith claims;
  • Professional malpractice;
  • Involved in a number of significant plaintiff’s personal injury and wrongful death cases, securing multi-million dollar awards and settlements for his clients; and
  • Represented several professional athletes in both negotiations and litigation.

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Arizona, 1986
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 1986

Associations & Memberships

  • State Bar of Arizona, Member
  • Maricopa County Bar Association, Member
  • Police Activities League, Board of Directors
  • Arizona Association of Defense Counsel, Product Liability Committee, Member
  • Maricopa County Sports Foundation, Board of Directors

Honors & Awards

  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating, Martindale-Hubbell™
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs and Product Liability Litigation - Defendants, 2013-2020; Litigation - Insurance, 2016-2020
  • ALM Media Legal Leaders, Arizona’s Top Rated Lawyers, 2018
  • Southwest Super Lawyers®, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, 2015-2019
  • Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year, Products Liability Litigation - Defendants, 2017
  • NCAA Academic All-American Football Team, University of Georgia
  • NCAA Post-Graduate Scholarship Award, University of Georgia

Published Works

  • Personal Injury Practice - The Plaintiff's Perspective, Hot Topics, Trends and News, National Business Institute, June, 2000

Speaking Engagements

Jeff lectures locally and nationally on a wide range of topics before professional and trade organizations.