Peter Akmajian

Peter Akmajian
Practice Areas:
• Insurance Defense
• Business & Commercial Litigation
• Employment Law
• Appellete Practice
• Family Law
• Professional Liability

Email Me
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, product liability as well as commercial litigation, insurance litigation, employment law and family 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, a member of the International Association of Defense Counsel, and a member of 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 serves as a lawyer representative to the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference and 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
  • Successfully defended a lawyer in the trial of a malpractice claim asserting $13 million in damages
  • Handled numerous commercial disputes, including the areas of commercial defamation, trademark and intellectual property and breach of contract
  • Handled, tried numerous personal injury cases, including defending Costco on its Southern Arizona cases
  • Tried and handled employment disputes for both employees and employers

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
  • Professional Liability Defense Federation, Vice President
  • State Bar of Arizona, Personal Injury Advisory Commission, Chair
  • State Bar of Arizona,Trial Section, past Chairman
  • Tucson Defense Bar, past President
  • Pima County Bar Association, past President
  • Arizona Association of Defense Counsel
  • Fellow of American College of Trial Lawyers, State Committee
  • 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
  • AmericanInn of Court – Morris K. Udall Chapter (2010 – present)