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Civil Litigation


Beth Alarcon

Michael L. Linton has over 10 years of experience in litigation, handling health care liability, elder abuse, professional board review matters, and complex tort cases.  He began his legal career as a Deputy County Attorney with the Pima County Attorney’s Office, where he served in the Criminal and Civil Divisions, prosecuting homicide, fraud, and other felony matters.  Mr. Linton received the County Attorney’s Top Gun Trial Attorney of the Year award in 2009 and has also received the Tucson Police Department’s Chief of Police Citation of Excellence.  Since 2011 he has defended health care professionals and entities in medical malpractice litigation. He has presented at seminars on the topics of trial practice, medical malpractice, and elder abuse. Michael is rated AV “Preeminent”® by his peers in Martindale Hubbell.


Representative Matters:

  • Defends healthcare providers in medical malpractice litigation.
  • Represents national insurance carriers and insureds in personal injury and general negligence.
  • Represents healthcare providers before regulatory agencies.
  • Represents individuals and corporate entities in commercial litigation



University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law (J.D., 2006)

Georgetown University (B.A., cum laude, 2003)


Court Admissions / Memberships

Arizona State Courts                                         State Bar of Arizona

U.S. District Court of Arizona                         Arizona Association of Defense Counsel – Board member

Tucson Defense Bar

Morris K. Udall Inn of Court – Former Member


Presentations & Publications:

Medical Malpractice is Not for the Faint of Heart: Procedural and Substantive Differences between Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury, November 6, 2015, Pima County Bar Association

Litigating Claims under the Adult Protective Services Act, March 23, 2015, Pima County Bar Association

Cross Examination, 2012, Pima County Bar Association