Thomas P. McGovern

Attorney Credentials

AV Rating from Martindale Hubbell
Selected as a SuperLawyer Within the Last Three Years
Selected to the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in the State by The National Trial Lawyers

McGovern Law Offices
40 N. Central Avenue, Suite 2250
Phoenix, Arizona, 85004



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Representative Results

Largest medical negligence jury verdict for a single patient case in the past 20 years — $16.5M
Largest medical negligence verdict against the Federal Government in the last 20 years — $8.5M
Largest jury verdict for medical negligence in Arizona in the past 10 years — $7.2M
Largest jury verdict involving the death of a newborn in the past 20 years — $1.8M

Attorney Profile

Attorney Bio

McGovern Law Offices practices throughout the State of Arizona. The firm specializes in death and serious injury cases for the family or individual. The firm has particular expertise in dealing with cases involving injury and death of children and infants, medical negligence, death, and all cases of catastrophic personal injury.

Tom McGovern was raised as one of nine children. He moved to Phoenix in 1983. He attended college in Pennsylvania and graduated “Law Review Honors” from Delaware Law School in 1983. He previously worked as an insurance defense attorney, giving him particular insight into the “other side” of his clients’ cases.

Tom later became the “special assistant” to Arizona Attorney General Grant Woods. He founded McGovern Law Offices in 1999. Since then Tom exclusively represented only victims of negligence.
•Top Attorneys Arizona 2012 (AZ Magazine)
•Top 100 Trial Lawyers (USA) National Trial Lawyers
•Arizona State Bar
•Arizona Federal Bar
•New Jersey State Bar
•Pennsylvania State Bar
•American Bar Association
•Arizona Trial Lawyers Association
•Largest Arizona Jury Verdict (medical negligence) one Plaintiff ; 100% collected
•Largest Arizona Jury Verdict (medical negligence) death of a newborn in State history; 100% collected
•Largest Arizona Jury Verdict (medical negligence) against Federal Government in Arizona; 100% collected
•Largest Arizona Jury Verdict (medical negligence) southern Arizona last 10 years; defendant appealing
•Largest Arizona Jury Verdict (medical negligence) statewide, single plaintiff, last 10 years; defendant will appeal
•Preeminent “AV” rating (“Highest Possible Peer Review Rating in Legal Ability & Ethical Standards”) 15 years @ Martindale Hubbell

Tom is married with four young children.

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Bar Admissions

1983, Pennsylvania and New Jersey; 1984, Arizona