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Tom Shorall, Jr.

Tom Shorall’s election as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers provides strong evidence of his standing among the nation's premier litigation attorneys.

Practice Areas

Construction Litigation

Commercial Litigation

Insurance Defense

Personal Injury Litigation


Honors & awards

American Board of Trial Advocates: Fellow

American College of Trial Lawyers: Fellow

The Best Lawyers in America®: Insurance Law (2017-present), Insurance Litigation (2018, 2019), Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants (2017-present)

Super Lawyers, 2008-present

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

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®

Top 100 Trial Lawyers (Arizona), The National Trial Lawyers

Arizona's Finest Lawyers

Professional Memberships

State Bar of Arizona

Washington State Bar Association

Published Decisions

Scenic Arizona v. City of Phoenix Bd. of Adjustment, 228 Ariz. 419, 268 P.3d 370 (Ct. App. 2011), as amended (Feb. 9, 2012)

Precision Heavy Haul, Inc. v. Trail King Indus., Inc., 224 Ariz. 159, 228 P.3d 895 (App. 2010)

Bustos v. W.M. Grace Dev., 192 Ariz. 396, 966 P.2d 1000 (App. 1997)

Rowley Plastering Co., Inc. v. Marvin Gardens Dev. Corp., 180 Ariz. 212, 883 P.2d 449 (App. 1994)

Lewis v. Oliver, 178 Ariz. 330, 873 P.2d 668 (App. 1993)

State ex rel. McDougall v. Superior Court, 174 Ariz. 450, 850 P.2d 688 (App. 1993)

Aetna Cas. & Sur. Co. v. Superior Court, 161 Ariz. 437, 778 P.2d 1333 (App. 1989)

Recent Presentation

“Innovative Trial Preparation and Presentation: Jury Selection,” American College of Trial Lawyers, April 2016


Washington, 2014

Oregon, 2012

Pennsylvania, 1986

U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 1985

U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 1985

Arizona, 1985


J.D., with high honors, Order of the Coif, George Washington University College of Law, 1985

B.A., cum laude, Wheeling College, 1982


Tom Shorall, Jr.

Best Law Firms

Shorall McGoldrick Brinkmann is a Phoenix Metro Tier 1 Best Law Firms honoree in Insurance Law and Personal Injury Defense


American College of Trial Lawyers

A fellow of the exclusive American College of Trial Lawyers, Tom Shorall has an impressive track record in representing clients in commercial disputes as well as in litigation involving personal injury, premises liability, product liability, pharmacy malpractice and construction law. Tom has extensive experience trying cases in both state and federal courts, and continues to coordinate the defense of cases filed against major national organizations.

Tom, who is also a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, has extensive jury trial experience, representing both plaintiffs or defendants. He has been lead counsel for clients involved in some of Arizona's largest construction defect suits and has led the successful defense of a case which, when filed in U.S. District Court in Arizona, was the largest mold case in North America. In 2007, Tom obtained what is believed to be the largest personal injury jury verdict in the history of Coconino County (Flagstaff).

Tom has been a Certified Specialist in Injury and Wrongful Death Litigation since 1999. He is a sustaining member of Arizona's Finest Lawyers and a Best Lawyers honoree and has been selected by Super Lawyers every year since 2008.