Michael L. York

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Michael York is a highly regarded attorney and a founding member of the Wattel & York personal injury law firm based in Arizona. In 1989, he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science from Arizona State University, followed by his Juris Doctor from the Arizona State University College of Law in 1992. Building upon his academic achievements, Mr. York gained practical experience by serving as a law clerk in the personal injury field from 1989 to 1992. He commenced his active legal practice in 1993 when he became a licensed attorney.

Since then, Mr. York has dedicated his legal career to representing clients in personal injury, property damage, and insurance coverage matters. With an impressive track record spanning several decades, he has successfully handled thousands of cases, advocating for the rights of his clients. Mr. York has been particularly instrumental in shaping Arizona law in relation to insurance coverage and claims for diminished value and property damage. He is well-versed in the intricacies of the claims process and has effectively handled personal injury, and property damage claims both during the pre-litigation phase and in arbitration and trial settings.

In addition to his extensive litigation experience, Mr. York has also made significant contributions to the legal field through his involvement in appellate cases. He has briefed and argued numerous cases before the Arizona Court of Appeals, securing published opinions in notable cases such as USAA v. DeValencia, Country Mutual Insurance v. Fonk, Yollin v. City of Glendale, and Oliver v. Henry. Through his diligent and strategic approach, Mr. York has played a pivotal role in shaping legal precedents and ensuring that the rights of his clients are upheld.

Michael York’s dedication to personal injury, property damage, and insurance coverage law is evident in his unwavering commitment to his clients. He has dedicated his entire career to these practice areas, striving to provide exceptional legal representation and deliver favorable outcomes for his clients. Licensed to practice law in all Courts of the State of Arizona, as well as the United States District Court, District of Arizona, Mr. York possesses the necessary skills and expertise to navigate complex legal matters with precision, effectiveness, and compassion. His membership in the Arizona Association for Justice/Arizona Trial Lawyers Association further attests to his commitment to professional growth and the pursuit of justice.

In summary, Michael York stands as a highly respected attorney renowned for his expertise in personal injury, property damage, and insurance coverage law. Boasting a solid academic foundation and a wealth of litigation experience, he has diligently represented a multitude of clients throughout his illustrious career. Mr. York’s unwavering commitment to the well-being of his clients shines through in his meticulous approach to handling cases, as well as his noteworthy contributions to shaping legal precedents within the Arizona legal landscape. He consistently strives to deliver exceptional legal services while fiercely advocating for the rights and interests of his valued clients.

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