Larry's practice focuses on cases involving tragic losses and catastrophic injuries. He finds simple solutions to complex problems. The hallmark of Larry's representation is his personal involvement in every representation.

Overview

Larry has recovered more than $30 million for his clients. He often brings civil rights, wrongful death and medical malpractice actions against police and detention officers, as well as those who provide medical services to inmates in jails and prisons. Validating his knowledge in the field of correctional healthcare, Larry is one of the few attorneys in the country recognized by the National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC) as a Certified Correctional Health Professional.

Because building his cases often requires an immense amount of evidence gathering and witness interviews, Larry uses the latest technology to help him effectively tell his client's story to judges and juries.

Experience

Larry's high-profile cases include: representing the family of Army Veteran who died in the Maricopa County Jail after police and detention officers used a taser on the man; representing a municipality in a police shooting where a child was held hostage; representing a Fortune 50 company in connection with an allegation that it sold a dangerous drug; representing a Fortune 500 company before the Arizona Supreme court in connection with its medical care of Billy Preston, who is often referred to as "The Fifth Beatle;" representing both a former Maricopa County Superior Court Judge and Board of Supervisor in connection with claims that they were arrested and maliciously prosecuted for political purposes; and representing a charter school in a landmark civil rights case.

Larry has argued numerous cases before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Arizona Supreme Court and both divisions of the Arizona Court of Appeals.

News & Insights

Speaking Engagements

“Essential Topics for Correctional Practitioners,” American College of Correctional Physicians, March 2018

"Seven Life Hacks to Win Your Case Against the Government," Arizona Trial Lawyers Association, April 2016 

"Civil Rights, a 360 Degree Analysis," State Bar of Arizona, April 2016 

"Excessive Force," Advanced Police Liability Claims, May 2014

"Witness Preparation: Old Topic, New Tricks," Arizona Association of Defense Counsel, April 2009

"New Developments in Notice of Claim Law and the Defense of Arizona Governments," Arizona Association of Defense Counsel, February 2009 

Publications

Co-author, "Trial Court and Appellate Court E-Filing Tips, Tricks, Pitfalls," Arizona Attorney, November 2015

Recognitions

Recognitions

Selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers© Southwest Rising Stars for Civil Rights/First Amendment, 2012-2016

Larry was recognized by Judge M. Margaret McKeown as making a “special contribution to the court” in oral advocacy before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Larry has achieved an A-V rating from Martindale Hubbell

As debate coach at Brophy College Preparatory, Larry coached the 1999 team to a seventh-place showing at NFL National Championship. At the University of Miami, Larry won numerous national debate awards including: All American (1996),Third Speaker at the 1998 ADA National Championship and was the 1996 Southeast CEDA Champion.

Based on his knowledge in the field, Larry is recognized by the National Commission on Correctional Health Care as a Certified Correctional Health Professional.

Professional & Civic Activities

Professional & Civic Activities

Adjunct Professor, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University

Girl Scouts - Arizona Cactus-Pine Council, Inc.

  • Board of Directors, 2010-Present
  • Secretary, 2011-2017

Phoenix Theatre, Board Member, 2016-Present

Brophy College Preparatory, Debate Coach, Fall 1998-2001

State Bar of Arizona

American Bar Association

Maricopa County Bar Association

Arizona Trial Lawyers Association

Practices & Industries

Admissions

  • Arizona, 2001
  • U.S. District Court of Arizona, 2001
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 2001
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2007

Education

Arizona State University, J.D., 2001

  • Willard H. Pedrick Scholar

University of Miami, B.S., 1998

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