Areas of Law

I represent only underdogs


  1. Clients hurt in any kind of accident

  2. Families who have lost loved ones by harm inflicted by another

  3. Folks accused of crimes---including DUI and drug offenses

  4. People injured by local, state or federal government

  5. Clients who've been unfairly treated by their  insurance companies

  6. Employees who have been sexually harassed or unfairly treated 

  7. Folks who have been damaged by their lawyer, doctor, accountant

  8. Spouses going through an ugly divorce


Professional Experience

Over 40 years experience as a trial lawyer: more than 50 jury trials as lead counsel in the Arizona and Colorado Superior and United States District Courts, including murder, political crimes; multi-million dollar personal injury and medical malpractice claims--representing both plaintiffs and defendants; numerous appearances before the Arizona Supreme Court, Arizona Courts of Appeals, United States Court of Appeals Ninth Circuit, San Francisco.


Former Professor, Criminal Procedure, Criminal Law; Former Trial Supervisor and Assistant chief Criminal Deputy, Consumer Fraud Prosecutions, Pima County Attorney's Office.


Lecturer, Arizona State Bar, National College of District Attorneys, Maricopa County

Bar, Professional Education Systems, Inc. (PESI) Special Assistant Attorney General,

January, 1995–1998 Statewide Antitrust (Retail Gasoline Investigation)


Author of Books

Solving Your Financial Problems, Career Press, 1992, ISBN:1-56414-088-1

Divorce and Child Custody: Your Opinions and Legal Rights, Career Press, 1993, (Co-Author, Deanna Peters) ISBN:1-56414-084-9

Your Rights in the Workplace: An Employee’s Guide to Legal Protection, Career Press 1994, ISBN:1-56414-087-3


Practice

Representing the hurt and wronged; Complex Litigation, State and Federal Courts,

Tort, Business and Real Estate Law


Historical Clients

Ryder Truck; Farmers Insurance; American Family Insurance; State of Arizona,

University of Arizona Medical Center, Maricopa County, Phoenix Coyotes


Honors and Awards

Av® Rated Attorney (Highest possible peer and judicial rating) for 25+ years

Named one of Maricopa County’s “Top Lawyers,” - Phoenix Magazine

Elected Chairman of the Arizona State Bar Trial Practice Section, 1993

*Who’s Who in Practicing Attorneys, 1992

*Who’s Who in American Law, 1994

*International Who’s Who in Professionals, 1996

Appointed as one of five Commissioners to the Arizona State Lottery Commission

        By Governor Fife Symington confirmed by the Arizona State Senate

The Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers for 25 years


Lead Counsel, Appellate Decisions

Gilbert Tuscany v. Wells Fargo Bank, 199 Ariz.127, 307 P.3d 1025 (2013)

State v. Hoskins, 199 Ariz.127, 14 P.3d 997 (2000)

State v. Bass, 198 Ariz. 571, 12 P.3d 796 (2000)

Fidelity Security Life Ins. Co. v. State Dept. of Ins., 191 Ariz. 222, 954 P.2d 580 (1998)

Fidelity Security Life Ins. V. State of Arizona, 935 P.2d 861 (App. 1996)

U.S. Fidelity & Guar. V. Advanced Roofing, 163 Ariz. 476, 788 P.2d 1227

        (Ariz. App.1989)

Dodge v. Fidelity & Deposit Co. of Md, 161 Ariz. 340, 778 P.2d 1236 (Ariz. App. 1986)

State v. Grounds, 128 Ariz. 14, 623 P.2d 803 (1981)

State v. Love, 123 Ariz. 186, 598 P.2d 1005 (1978)

State v. 1969 Volkswagen Bus, Etc., 120 Ariz. 365, 586 P.2d 210 (1978)

State v. Diffenderfer, 120 Ariz. 404, 586 P.2d 653 (Ariz. App. 1978)

State v. Arnold, 115 Ariz. 421, 565 P.2d 1282 (1977)


Education

B.A., Northern Illinois University, 1971;

J.D., University of Arizona, 1976

Richard L. Strohm

State of Arizona Bar No. 004622

Statewide Legal Services

(602) 616-7094

The National Trial Lawyers
10.0Richard L Strohm

“I only represent folks who have gotten a raw deal, who have suffered and need help. Client and lawyer must approach the case from the same point of view---- with the idea that you’re in a fight to the finish.”