Peter Akmajian

Practice Areas:
• Professional Liability / Professional Licensing
• Business & Commercial Litigation
• Insurance Defense

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Tucson: 520.623.4353
Phoenix: 602.606.2111

Practice Focus & Experience

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Peter Akmajian is a trial lawyer with a practice focus of medical malpractice, legal malpractice, legal ethics, (Professional Liability & Professional Licensing),  product liability as well as commercial litigation, and insurance law. Certified since 1998 by the State Bar of Arizona as a Specialist in the area of personal injury and wrongful death, Mr. Akmajian has tried approximately 40 jury trials to verdict. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, a Fellow of the International Society of Barristers, a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, the International Association of Defense Counsel, the Professional Liability Defense federation, and the Defense Research Institute. Mr. Akmajian is honored to have served as a judicial law clerk for Vice-Chief Justice Frank X. Gordon of the Arizona Supreme Court, from 1984 – 1985. He is listed in Best Lawyers of America and Super Lawyers. Mr. Akmajian graduated from the University of Arizona for both undergraduate and law school (B.A., with distinction 1980) (J.D., with distinction 1984).

Representative Matters

  • Defended and tried numerous medical malpractice cases to verdict, including claims in the areas of ER medicine, radiology, dermatology, cardiology, neurosurgery, ophthalmology, obstetrics and gynecology, family practice and critical care medicine
  • Provides Defense in complex legal malpractice trials
  • Handled numerous commercial disputes, including the areas of commercial defamation, trademark and intellectual property and breach of contract
  • Tried numerous personal injury cases, including defending Costco on its Southern Arizona cases
  • Provides representation of  lawyers in Bar proceedings
  • Provides representation of health care professionals before licensing boards

Education & Experience

  • University of Arizona College of Law (J.D., with distinction, 1984)
  • University of Arizona (B.A., with distinction, 1980)
  • Arizona Law Review (1983 – 1984)

Court Admissions/Memberships

  • Arizona State Courts
  • U.S. District Court of Arizona
  • U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Fellow of American College of Trial Lawyers, Incoming Chair 2015-2016 of Arizona State Committee
  • Lawyer Representative to Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference 2012-2015
  • Professional Liability Defense Federation, past National President
  • State Bar of Arizona, Personal Injury Advisory Commission, past Chair
  • State Bar of Arizona,Trial Section, past Chair
  • Tucson Defense Bar, past President
  • Pima County Bar Association, past President
  • Arizona Association of Defense Counsel
  • Defense Research Institute, Medical Liability Committee
  • Fellow of International Society of Barristers
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, past Chapter President
  • International Association of Defense Counsel

Published Decisions

Presentation & Publications

Community Involvement

  • Volunteer Lawyers Program
  • Rotary Club of Tucson
  • Triangle Y Ranch Camp – Board of Managers
  • Arizona Theater Company – Board of Trustees