John A. Micheaels

Attorney John Micheaels

Partner
Phoenix, Arizona
Phone: 602-650-2465
Fax: 602-285-1516
Email: jam@bmsslaw.com

After graduating from U.C. Davis law school, Mr. Micheaels began practicing law in 1979. His practice is concentrated in the areas of medical negligence, general tort liability, professional liability, and insurance bad faith. He has taken over 75 trials to a jury in the state and federal courts in Arizona.

Mr. Micheaels has a Martindale-Hubbell “AV” attorney rating and is a State Bar Certified Specialist in Injury and Wrongful Death Litigation. He has been listed in Best Lawyers in America for over 10 years and is a Fellow in two of the most prestigious societies of trial lawyers in the country, the International Academy of Trial Lawyers (with membership limited to the top 500 trial lawyers in the U.S.) and the American College of Trial Lawyers (with membership limited to only 1% of lawyers in the U.S). He has been named by Phoenix Magazine for a number of recent years as one of the top lawyers in the Valley specializing in personal injury, medical malpractice and civil litigation.  He has been chosen as Lawyer of the Year for the Phoenix area by Best Lawyers in the Areas of Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury Law for 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. John was named the 2017 Arizona Plaintiffs Medical Malpractice Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers.

Areas of Practice

  • Plaintiffs Personal Injury
  • Medical Liability
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Trucking Accident Litigation
  • Insurance Bad Faith Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Injury and Wrongful Death Litigation, State Bar

Bar Admissions

  • Arizona
  • U.S. District Court District of Arizona
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Education

  • University of California at Davis School of Law, Davis, California
    • J.D. – 1979
    • Member, Moot Court Board
  • University of California, Santa Barbara, California
    • B.A. – 1974
    • With Highest Honors

Honors and Awards

  • 2017 Arizona Plaintiffs Medical Malpractice Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers
  • Lawyer of the Year, American Board of Trial Advocates – Phoenix Chapter
  • 2016 Top 100 lawyers in Arizona according to Arizona Business Magazine.
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Fellow, International Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers in America (Plaintiff’s Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury & Professional Malpractice)
  • Fellow, International Society of Barristers
  • Martindale-Hubbell’s Bar Register of Preeminent Attorneys
  • Phoenix Lawyer of the Year – Best Lawyers – 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
  • Southwest Super Lawyers

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Board of Trial Advocates (Associate), Phoenix Chapter, President, 1995 – 1997
  • Arizona Supreme Court Committee on Character and Fitness, Member, 1992 – 1999
  • Commission on Trial Court Appointments for Maricopa County, Commissioner, 1987 – 1991
  • Arizona Supreme Court Committee on Character and Fitness, Member, 1992 – 1999
  • Maricopa County Superior Court, Judicial Civil Study Advisory Committee, 1983 – 1986
  • State Bar of Arizona, State Bar Convention, Chairman, 1989
  • State Bar of Arizona, Trial Practice Section, Chairman, 1985 – 1986
  • State Bar of Arizona, Member, Committee on Jury Instructions, 1988 – 1989
  • State Bar of Arizona, Member, Civil Practice and Procedure Committee, 1983 – 1984
  • Arizona College of Trial Advocacy, Chairman, 1987 – 1989
  • Arizona College of Trial Advocacy, Chairman, 1994 – 1995
  • Arizona College of Trial Advocacy, Chairman, 1997 – 1999