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Civil Litigation

A Two-Decades Tradition of Committed Defense in Civil Litigation

Defense of complex liability claims has been a core strength of our Phoenix attorneys since the firm's founding in 1993.

Trial Boutique. The size, strength and collective experience of our civil litigation group compares favorably with the defense practice groups at many larger law firms. And our efficient structure, staffing and responsiveness make Shorall McGoldrick Brinkmann the preferred Arizona litigation firm for many of the nation's largest insurers and self-insureds. All partners and senior associates in Shorall McGoldrick Brinkmann’s litigation practice group are experienced, first-chair trial lawyers with track records in class actions and complex, multi-party litigation.

Industry Focus

The firm enjoys a well-deserved national reputation for effective, industry-specific defense of claims against construction companies, manufacturers, wholesale distributors, real estate developers and attorneys, as well as liability claims against homeowners and motorists.

Our insurance defense practice encompasses claims involving:

Peer Recognition

Our defense group is led by firm co-founders Tom Shorall and Paul McGoldrick. Both attorneys are Fellows of the American College of Trial Lawyers, Certified Specialists in Injury and Wrongful Death Litigation (Arizona Board of Legal Specialization), Super Lawyers honorees, and listed among Arizona's "Top 100 Trial Lawyers" (National Trial Lawyers). Shorall McGoldrick Brinkmann has consistently been included in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers™ in the areas of construction law and personal injury law.

Tom Shorall, Civil Defense Attorney

Tom Shorall

Paul McGoldrick, Civil Defense Attorney

Paul McGoldrick

Scott Zerlaut, Civil Defense Attorney

Scott Zerlaut

Jason Boblick, Civil Defense Attorney

Jason Boblick



Memberships and Peer Recognition

Honors earned by members of this group include:

  • American College of Trial Lawyers

  • American Board of Trial Advocates

  • Defense Research Institute

  • The Best Lawyers in America®

  • Super Lawyers

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

  • Arizona's Finest Lawyers

Best Law Firms

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