Our Trial Lawyers

Our Team…

We have a great team of smart, hard-working lawyers who focus on one thing: helping injury victims.  We do not work for insurance companies.  We do not defend wrongdoers.  Our trial lawyers are dedicated to protecting the rights of seriously injured people, and each strives to be the best personal injury lawyer.  We have been helping injury victims seek justice for over 50 years.

Want to co-counsel?

We frequently co-counsel cases with law firms around the country.  For years, our trial lawyers have been a trusted source of local counsel for out-of-state and International lawyers.  We have shared our ability to obtain results with some of the most prominent law firms throughout the country.  We have become some firms’ go-to co-counsel choice because of our reputation.

Martin H. Mathers

Trial Lawyer & Certified Specialist in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death

Martin is one of the country’s leading trial attorneys, obtaining significant settlements and jury verdicts for injury victims. He is a Certified Specialist in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death.

Because of his expertise in personal injury, wrongful death, and other catastrophic injury cases, Martin is contacted by lawyers throughout the country to help them with their cases. This has led to Martin’s involvement in litigation involving high profile celebrity defendants, large hospital systems, prominent business people, airplane crashes, pharmaceutical errors, and defective product cases.

Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Membership is limited to attorneys who have won million or multi-million dollar verdicts or  settlements. There are only 4000 members throughout the country.  Fewer than 1% of U.S. lawyers are members.

Highest National Rating – AV Preeminent Rating
Martindale-Hubbell Highest Legal Ability and Ethical Rating

Arizona’s Finest Lawyers
Membership limited to lawyers demonstrating a record of high achievement, excellent legal skills, and a well-earned reputation for integrity.

The National Trial Lawyers
A Professional, Education, and Business Organization of Trial Attorneys
Designated Top 100 Trial Lawyers

Maricopa County Judge (Pro Tempore)
Maricopa County Superior Court ,1999 – 2009

Arizona Trial Lawyers Association
Arizona Association for Justice

Board of Directors, 1992 – Present
Moderator, Peoples Law School, 1991 – 1993

State Bar of Arizona
Member
Civil Practice and Procedure Committee, 1988 – 1991

Arizona Bar Foundation
Next Generation Fellow (2015-2020)

Best Individual Advocate
Pepperdine University School of Law
1987 Dalsimer Moot Court Competition

Pepperdine University Alumni Leadership Committee
Current Member

Education
University of Denver – B.S., 1982
Pepperdine University – J.D., 1987

Admitted to Bar
1988 – Arizona

Joseph D’Aguanno

Trial Lawyer & Managing Attorney

Joe has significant experience litigating cases on behalf of plaintiffs throughout Arizona. He has helped injured patients and their families recover millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts. While his focus is on medical malpractice, he also has experience in other personal injury cases. Joe’s perseverance, conviction, and compassion are evident in each case he litigates, as is his attention to every detail. He values being able to stand up for those that have been wronged by individuals, corporations, and insurance companies that deny fair compensation for their wrongful acts. Accountability is imperative. Joe has built a reputation for obtaining significant results in medical malpractice cases, appearing twice in Arizona’s Top 10 highest verdicts since 2012. This reputation has resulted in his involvement in some high-profile cases. Joe grew up in New York as part of a diverse, ethnic community. He learned the importance of family, friends, personal responsibility, working hard, and accountability for results. These values impact Joe’s work as a trial attorney. Joe is dedicated to fighting for justice and holding wrongdoers accountable for their transgressions.

Top Ten Trial Verdicts

Listed twice in Arizona’s top 10 highest verdicts since 2012. Recovery in over $40 Million in settlements and verdicts.

Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Membership is limited to attorneys who have won several multi-million dollar verdicts or settlements. There are only 5000 members throughout the world.  Fewer than 1% of U.S. lawyers are members.

Arizona’s Finest Lawyers
Membership limited to lawyers demonstrating a record of high achievement, excellent legal skills, and a well-earned reputation for integrity. 

State Bar of Arizona
Member

Education
University of Arizona – B.S., 1996
Arizona State University – J.D., 2000

Admitted to Bar
2000 – Arizona
2000 – USPTO
2014 – New York

Mark Ryan

Trial Lawyer

Mark is a trial attorney focusing his practice on litigating large and complex personal injury, wrongful death, and product defect cases on behalf of injury victims.

Mark has handled complex factual cases involving truck crashes, burn injuries, car crashes, construction site injuries, industrial injuries, and multiple cases from various defective products. In these cases, Mark has obtained favorable results while developing a reputation as an aggressive advocate.

State Bar of Arizona
Member

Education
University of Arizona – B.A., 2013
University of Arizona – J.D., 2017

Admitted to Bar
2017 – Arizona
2019 – New Mexico

Sean McGarry

Trial Lawyer

Sean handles a wide range of personal injury cases at the firm, including, but not limited to: car crashes, truck crashes, dog bites, and premise liability.  Sean is gaining a reputation for being a strong advocate for the seriously injured and makes it a priority to ensure his clients receive fair and adequate compensation for the harm caused by others.

He grew up in rural Southern Illinois and comes from a legal background, which is reflected in his work ethic.  Sean has lived in South America, where he became fluent in Spanish and uses his language abilities to help both English and Spanish speakers.

When he is not working, Sean enjoys spending time with family and friends, being outdoors, playing golf, playing the guitar, and cooking.

Sean is committed to giving each client the best possible legal representation and will not settle for anything less.

State Bar of Arizona
Member

Education
Southern Illinois University–J.D., 2018
Southern Illinois University­–M.L.S., 2016
Loyola University Chicago–B.A., 2010

Admitted to Bar
2019 – Arizona

G. David Gage

(1939-2014)

David Gage was a loving husband, father and grandfather in addition to being a highly-respected member of the Arizona legal community for decades.

During David’s career, he served as President of the Arizona and Phoenix Trial Lawyers Associations, and was a loyal member of the American Board of Trial Advocates.  His passion for law and commitment to public service also led him to serve as Chairman of the Maricopa County Republican Party.  David was always a dedicated advocate for civil justice and used his legal talents to influence Arizona tort law.  He was an active, longtime member of the Camelback Church of Christ.  He was always willing to provide advice, guidance and spiritual comfort to anyone in need.

David passed away in late 2014.

Board Certified Specialist
Injury and Wrongful Death Litigation
Arizona Board of Legal Specialization

Highest National Rating—AV Preeminent
Martindale-Hubbell Highest Legal Ability and Ethical Rating

Super Lawyers of the Southwest
Top Attorneys in Arizona
Personal Injury Plaintiff: General

Million Dollar Advocates Forum

American Board of Trial Advocates

The National Trial Lawyers
Professional, Education and Business Organization of Trial Attorneys
Designated Top 100 Trial Lawyers

Arizona Trial Lawyers Association
Arizona Association for Justice
Past President
Lifetime Advocate for Civil Justice Award
Board of Directors, Ex Officio

American Association for Justice

Phoenix Trial Lawyers Association
Past President

State Bar of Arizona
Past Chair, Trial Practice Section

Education
The University of Texas at Austin
Degrees in Business Administration and Law

Admitted to Bar
Arizona and Texas

Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity