Practice Areas - The Sorenson Law Firm
 

Practice Areas

› Personal Injury & Wrongful Death
› Arbitrations, Mediations, and ADR
› Business & Commercial Litigation
› Contract, Corporation/Partnership Disputes
› Construction & Real Estate Disputes
› Civil Trial Work & Appeals
› First & Third Party Insurance Defense
› Insurance Coverage & Bad Faith Disputes

Personal Injury & Wrongful Death: When you are injured because somebody else was careless or reckless, you need an attorney who knows how to handle your unique situation. In addition to the injury itself, which alone causes physical, emotional and psychological pain and suffering, the addition of emergency care, follow-up visits, x-rays, MRIs, CT scans, physical therapy and specialist evaluations all take a tremendous toll on a person, both financially and emotionally. When the unthinkable occurs and you lose a loved one, the damage can seem immeasurable.

We have more than 100 years of combined experience both defending and prosecuting personal injury and wrongful death cases from the inception of the case all the way through to trial. We have handled virtually all types of personal injury cases, from minor soft tissue neck and back injuries to catastrophic and life-threatening head injuries. Our attorneys have represented clients in personal injury cases in both compulsory and binding arbitrations as well as bench and jury trials.

We are also experienced wrongful death litigators, having handled a variety of claims, including deaths resulting from automobile accidents, unsafe buildings, and insufficient security.

Once we are on your case, we will identify all potential sources of compensation, evaluate all applicable categories of damages for which you are entitled to compensation, and prosecute your case as aggressively and efficiently as possible to maximize your compensation. We know that there may be nothing that will physically make the pain go away. That is why our goal is to help you realize the maximum amount of compensation and achieve the maximum measure of justice the law will allow.

Arbitrations, Mediations, and ADR: Litigation is costly and time-consuming process. Although we have substantial jury and bench trial experience, we recognize the benefits of incorporating other means to resolve client disputes when appropriate. Creative use of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) avenues, such as arbitrations and mediations, is imperative in today’s economy. The attorneys in our firm pride themselves on their extensive arbitration and mediation experience in all areas of our practice.

In addition to helping his own clients with ADR, Johnny J. Sorenson also provides ADR services to other lawyers and their clients as both a Pro Tem Settlement Conference Judge for the Maricopa County Superior Court and as a third-party neutral for private arbitrations and mediations. Mr. Sorenson has been providing successful ADR services to other lawyers since 2011 and has many references from both the plaintiff’s and defense bar.

Business & Commercial Litigation: As a small, locally-owned business, we appreciate the fact that your business is not just a place you work at every day. It is your livelihood and your passion. We share that passion and dedication, and our goal is not only to provide the best legal advice and the most effective and efficient legal counsel possible, but also to nurture our relationships and respond to the needs of our business-oriented clients.

Our attorneys have handled a variety of cases and issues for and against local and national business, including contract disputes, fraud and misrepresentation claims, breach of warranty claims and personal injury claims. We have represented our clients’ rights in Superior Court, Federal District Court, The Arizona Court of Appeals and numerous arbitration hearings and other tribunals.

Contract, Corporation/Partnership Disputes: Both businesses and individuals routinely enter into contracts, and disputes regarding the terms of the contract or either party’s duties under the contract inevitably arise. When that happens, you need an experienced and knowledgeable lawyer to review and analyze your contract and guide you through the dispute in the most effective and efficient way possible.

We have reviewed and analyzed hundreds of contracts and handled a variety of contract disputes over the years. These include construction contracts and subcontracts, real estate sale contracts, loan and financing contracts, licensing and royalty contracts, service contracts, rental contracts, and a variety of other types of contracts that form the foundation of much of what individuals and businesses do on a daily basis.

We also know that, sometimes, business partnerships and relationships hit rough patches or simply do not work. When that happens, you need an experienced lawyer to guide you through the intricacies of a partnership dispute—up to and including a partnership “divorce”—or a dispute among corporate members. We will work with you to resolve your issues as effectively and efficiently as possible.

Construction & Real Estate Disputes: Arizona’s recent population explosion was accompanied by a corresponding construction explosion. New residential and commercial developments seemingly went up around every corner, and contractors and subcontractors busily remodeled and refurbished existing properties to take advantage of the once-booming real-estate market.

All of that construction unavoidably has lead to—and continues to lead to—both large-scale and smaller-scale construction defect claims and real estate disputes. The attorneys at The Sorenson Law Firm have been in the thick of that battle for years. We have handled a variety of construction and real estate cases, including breach of construction contracts, breach of warranty claims, claims involving soil subsidence and movement, leaky basements, leaky windows and doors, leaky roofs, contaminated wells, and groundwater intrusion into underground pipes. The list of potential construction claims can be mind-boggling, and we at The Sorenson Law Firm have seen—and handled—virtually all of them.

We also handle real estate disputes, including disputes over property lines, insufficient disclosure in real estate transactions, fraud and misrepresentation in real estate contracts, appraisal disputes, improper execution of escrow instructions, and a variety of other types of real estate disputes.

We represents builders, subcontractors and homeowners, both in efforts to resolve construction and real estate disputes prior to litigation and, once litigation begins, before the Arizona Registrar of Contractors and in state and federal courts. We have the knowledge, experience and industry connections to identify the critical issues in your case, retain and consult with appropriate experts if necessary, and represent your interests effectively and efficiently.

Civil Trial Work & Appeals: The attorneys at the Sorenson Law Firm have more than 40 years of combined experience as trial attorneys. We are litigators, first and foremost, and we are not afraid to take your case to trial. We have prosecuted or defended both bench and jury trials in Superior Court, Federal District Court, the Arizona Court of Appeals and numerous arbitration hearings and other tribunals. We have also handled a number of non-trial court proceedings in the Yavapai, Coconino, Navajo and Mohave County Superior Courts.

Sometimes, trial judges make mistakes, and a party’s only option is to seek review of those mistakes through appeal. When that happens, you need a legal team that knows how to go about presenting your case in the best possible light. We at The Sorenson Law Firm are experienced appellate lawyers, having successfully argued several of our clients’ cases to the Arizona Court of Appeals. Our attorneys are also licensed to practice in the federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. We welcome the opportunity to help you obtain the right outcome through appeal of an incorrect ruling.

First & Third Party Insurance Defense: The attorneys in our firm have significant experience in representing insureds in litigation matters. Indeed, our firm is approved counsel for and/or has provided legal services to American Family Insurance Group, Unitrin Insurance Company, and various other national insurance companies and third-party administrators. The areas of law these cases encompass range from personal injury/wrongful death, construction litigation/defect, product liability, real estate disputes, premises liability, contract disputes and property damage claims, including water damage and fire loss and those arising in subrogation.

We also have extensive experience representing insurance companies in first party cases involving underinsured and uninsured motorist claims. A successful practice in this area of law requires attorneys who have a firm grasp and clear understanding of the contractual relationship between and insured and its insurer, as well as of Arizona law on the subject.

Insurance Coverage & Bad Faith Disputes: Most of the attorneys in our firm have extensive experience in providing insurance company coverage opinions. This is a particularly sensitive and complicated area of law that requires special knowledge and expertise. Our attorneys are skilled at protecting insurers against claims of bad faith and offering their extensive experience in defending against such claims.

Real Estate Disputes
Fawn Blue
Fawn Blue
2022-05-04
Let me start off by saying that if your looking for someone who is kind thoughtful professional down to earth easy to communicate with & is very pro active in how they do business & is 100% invested in you & getting the best outcome for whatever your situation may be than I would recommend jonny & rowanna. This was my first time that I needed to find a lawyer who could assist me with my situation. What stood out to me was at the end of our zoom meeting I remember saying to both jonny & rowann that I'm not interested in moving forward because I was more at fault than the lady who hit me so in my mind I'm thinking we'll this guy probably isn't going to want to take my case because it seemed like it would be an uphill battle, & he responded by letting me know that he would like to take my case & see what he could do & bottom line is that you"ll either have more than what you have now or you"ll be in the same situation. So I thought about it for a minute & decided to trust them to see what happens. So from that day on all the way til the case was resolved I've had a great experience with them. Rowanna explained everything to me in a way that was not complicated & always asked me that if had any questions or if I didn't understand she would ask. They are easy to talk with & made me feel like I was important & trying to get the best outcome for me. When my case was complete I was so grateful & appreciated for what they were able to do for me. Johnny & Rowanna are the best & will always have & want the best for you I know because they did that for me. Thanks again CHRISTOPHER
Audrey Sullivan
Audrey Sullivan
2022-04-02
Experts who care about their clients & work seamlessly to help. There was immense relief having Sorenson Law Firm on our side. They were referred to us by a friend and I am thankful for that! I don't know what we would have done without their expertise.
Jim Van Wicklin
Jim Van Wicklin
2022-03-17
Johnny and his team are phenomenal. From the intake with his admin team to the final resolution, there wasn't a moment I didn't feel like we were his top client. I highly recommend Sorenson Law Firm for all your legal needs.
Nicholas Thomas
Nicholas Thomas
2022-03-01
I worked with The Sorenson Law firm for about 5 months resolving a personal injury claim that occurred during a car accident I was in and I couldn't have been more happy with results. The firm was always responsive, quick to answer any questions I had and I could tell they had my best interest in mind. I would recommend The Sorenson Law Firm to anyone that needs a personal injury lawyer, they're great!
Amanda Larson
Amanda Larson
2021-12-23
I cannot recommend the Sorenson Law Firm enough. After an accident, I was in a situation where I knew very little about my options. I reached out to my community for advice and Johnny’s wife was quick to put me in contact with him to get me some help. The insurance company we were dealing with was not the easiest, but Johnny and his team did a wonderful job at recovering my losses and fighting for me. Johnny and his team kept me well informed and educated throughout the process, which meant a lot as I was very naïve and knew very little going into this process. I feel fortunate to have crossed paths with this wonderful team, and if life ever throws another curve ball, I’ll be sure to use the Sorenson Law Firm again!!!
Brenda Chang
Brenda Chang
2021-12-23
I was referred to Sorenson Law Firm by a family member who expressed having a very positive experience using them. I couldn't agree more...Johnny Sorenson and Ruana Silva were absolutely terrific!! Not only were they so kind and caring, but also, very professional and totally dedicated to their work. They communicated things in an easy to understand manner. I always felt supported and informed during the entire time. It really gave me a sense of relief and comfort knowing that they were there to represent my case. I would definitely recommend them to anyone who wants to have the BEST law firm on their side. I was extremely happy with the resolution. My heartfelt "thank you" Johnny and Ruana for all of your time and hard work.....much appreciation!!
Erick Fuentes
Erick Fuentes
2021-12-22
Sorenson Law handled my case against a local vendor, Mr. Sorenson handled my case expeditiously and to my satisfaction, I would recommend Sorenson Law to anyone. Thank you Mr Sorenson
Jessica Davis
Jessica Davis
2021-12-21
Very compassionate with our very delicate situation. Understanding and professional at all times. Always kept our best interest at hand and communicated very well every step of the way.
Alfanzo Atkins
Alfanzo Atkins
2021-12-02
Had a good experience with Matt would recommend if you were hurt or injured very polite n responsive
Anna C
Anna C
2021-11-30
I got into a severe car accident and went to the Sorenson law firm, they weren’t just any law firm for me, I was very impressed by their actions as they put you and your matters first! They are one who takes pride and truly represents you and themselves. I thank them for helping me every step of the way in getting justice and all of their hard work!