Michael J. Frazelle

     Mr. Frazelle has over 35 years experience handling and trying civil cases in Arizona and California.  The focus of his practice is Commercial Litigation, Construction Defect Litigation, Government Liability Litigation, Insurance Coverage Analysis & Litigation, Personal Injury/Wrongful Death Litigation, Professional Liability Litigation and Real Estate Litigation.  He has tried approximately 80 cases to verdict and arbitrated approximately 200 cases to conclusion.  He has handled approximately 50 appeals and 10 of those with which he has been involved have resulted in published appellate opinions. 

Areas of Practice
50% Personal Injury/Wrongful Death Litigation
20% Commercial Litigation
20% Insurance Coverage Analysis & Litigation
10% Government Liability; Construction; Professional Liability; Real Estate

Litigating Percentage
95% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialists
Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Litigation, State Bar of Arizona, 1993

Bar Admissions
Arizona, 1979
California, 1980
U.S. District Court District of Arizona, 1982
U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 1985
U.S. Supreme Court, 1986
U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1998

Southwestern University School of Law, Los Angeles, California
J.D. – 1979
Honors: Moot Court
Law Review: Southwestern University Law Review member, 1978-1979

University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
B.A. – 1975
Honors: Dean’s List

Representative Cases
Greenwood v. Arpaio et. al, 217 Ariz.. 438, 175 P.3d 687 9App. 2008) (Ariz Ct. 2006)
Tyman v. Hintz Concrete, in., et. al, 214 Ariz. 73, 148 P.3d 1146 (2006) (Ariz. Supreme Ct. 2006)
Araiza v. U.S. West Business Resources, Inc., 183 Ariz. 448, 904 P.2d 1272

(App. 1995) (Ariz. Ct. of App 1995)

Professional Associations and Memberships
State Bar of Arizona, Member
State Bar of California, Member
American Board of Trial Advocates [ABOTA], Associate Member,

1991 – Present

Pro Bono Activities
Volunteer Judge – Oplinger Closing Argument Competition – ASU School of

Law, 1998 to Present
Volunteer Judge – Jencks Cup Competition – ASU School of Law,

2005 – Present
Volunteer Judge – Spritzer Oral Argument Competition – ASU School of

Law, 2012 – Present