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Scott A. Ambrose

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Mr. Ambrose is an accomplished trial attorney, having litigated hundreds of complex personal injury and commercial matters in State and Federal Court. His practice focuses primarily on Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Insurance Bad Faith, Civil Rights, and Wrongful Death matters. Scott has obtained many multi-million dollar settlements on behalf of his clients. For thirty years his practice has emphasized the litigation and resolution of matters involving catastrophic injury, wrongful death, medical malpractice, toxic torts, civil rights, commercial litigation, and domestic relations. He has successfully completed over twenty jury and bench trials in Courts throughout Arizona.  Mr. Ambrose is Rated AV Preeminent with Martindale Hubbell.  He is also identified as a Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers in Arizona by the National Trial Lawyers Association and was recently recognized as a Certified Specialist in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Litigation by the Arizona Board of Legal Specialization.

Mr. Ambrose has considerable experience handling personal injury matters for both plaintiffs and defendants, as well as successfully managing numerous complex, multi-party and multi-issue lawsuits to completion. Additionally, he has significant appellate experience having successfully briefed and/or argued cases to all Arizona Appellate Courts, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court.

Mr. Ambrose is a long-term Arizona resident. He obtained his bachelor’s degree at Arizona State University in 1986 and went on to obtain his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Arizona College of Law in 1989.  He has a long tradition of serving his community and the State Bar of Arizona. Scott has served on the Arizona Rules Committee and has chaired the Membership Assistance Committee for the Arizona State Bar. When he is not helping his clients, Scott enjoys being outdoors with his family, writing fiction, and cooking.

 

Multi-million dollar recovery for prison inmate denied medical care.

Demery v. Arpaio, 378 F.3d 1020 (9th Cir. 2004)

$2.4 million recovery for stun-gun incident.

Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Certified Specialist, State Bar of Arizona

Top 100 Civil Trial Lawyers in Arizona - The National Trial Lawyers

Selected to Best Lawyers® in America, 2020-2021

Martindale Hubbell PreeminentSM Peer Rated for Professional Achievement

"Top Lawyers in Arizona" - The Legal Network, 2013-2015

Arizona State Bar

U.S. District Court, District of Arizona

U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit

U.S. Supreme Court

J.D., 1989, University of Arizona College of Law

B.A., 1986, Arizona State University

Arizona Bar Association

Arizona Trial Lawyers Association

Judge Pro Tempe, Maricopa County Superior Court (2002-2003)

 February 23, 2021

Cincinnati Magazine Recognizes Shareholder Janet Abaray

Janet G. Abaray is featured in the March 2021 issue of Cincinnati Magazine in the “Women Who Move Cincinnati” section. Ms. Abaray is the managing shareholder for the Cincinnati office of Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine and has litigated extensively in the area of pharmaceutical products liability. She also represents plaintiffs in insurance and… Read more »

 February 16, 2021

Medical Malpractice Attorney Charles Mendez Discusses Birth Trauma Cases

An article authored by Burg Simpson medical malpractice attorney, Charles Mendez, was recently published in the AAJ Birth Trauma Litigation Group Journal. In this article, Mr. Mendez provides a comprehensive analysis and discusses an important issue raised in a birth injury case that is currently on appeal. Mr. Mendez is an experienced trial lawyer and… Read more »

 February 15, 2021

Recent Court Ruling Increases Risks for Colorado Skiers

Burg Simpson Shareholder Peter Burg Interviewed by Channel 7 TV News on the Recent Court Ruling that Increases Risks for Colorado Skiers A ruling from the Colorado Court of Appeals regarding the waivers printed on lift-tickets and season-passes has raised concern among many of our state’s personal injury lawyers and victim advocates. The court of… Read more »

 February 10, 2021

Shareholder Melanie Bailey Appointed to the Elmiron Steering Committee

Burg Simpson shareholder Melanie S. Bailey was recently appointed by federal district Judge Brian R. Martinotti to help lead a multidistrict litigation (MDL) against Janssen Pharmaceuticals. Ms. Bailey will serve on the Elmiron MDL Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee (PSC) and help advance the centralized litigation on behalf of all plaintiffs. The Elmiron lawsuits, centralized in the District of… Read more »

Denver, CO – Auto Wreck with Injuries on I-70 Blocks Highway

 June 19, 2020

David Hersh: COVID-19 and Loss of Business Income

Shareholder David Hersh Discusses COVID-19 and Loss of Business Income  David P. Hersh is a shareholder and co-practice group leader with  Burg Simpson’s business and commercial litigation department.  “I am David Hersh, Co-leader of the Commercial Litigation Department at Burg Simpson. Business owners across the country have suffered from the loss of business income as… Read more »

David TeSelle Discusses Qui Tam Lawsuits

 June 18, 2020

David TeSelle Discusses Qui Tam Lawsuits

David K. TeSelle is a trial lawyer and co-practice group leader with  Burg Simpson’s business and commercial litigation department.  “Do you have confidential information about a company who is cheating the state or federal government out of money, leaving the American taxpayer holding the bag? If so, there is something you can do about it,… Read more »

 June 16, 2020

Shareholder Jacob Burg Discusses Burg Simpson’s Commitment to Pro Bono Work

Jake Burg is a shareholder and a trial lawyer with  Burg Simpson’s personal injury department. “Since the firm’s inception in 1976, Burg Simpson has been committed to providing pro bono legal services to heroes who have dedicated themselves to serving others in times of great need. As an attorney with Burg Simpson, I was proud to… Read more »

Denver, CO – Motorcyclist Injured in Crash on S Federal Blvd

 June 15, 2020

Injured in a Motorcycle Crash? Call Burg Simpson Now

Injured in a Motorcycle Crash? Call Burg Simpson Now Shareholder Stephen J. Burg is a trial lawyer and the practice group leader of the firm’s personal injury department. If you, or someone you know, has been injured in a motorcycle crash, you need someone to be on your side. Insurance companies make huge profits by… Read more »

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