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John Leader

John Leader

Leader Law Firm
  • Personal Injury, Nursing Home Abuse
  • Arizona
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Summary

John Leader is a highly experienced and successful trial lawyer, focusing on cases of Wrongful Death and Catastrophic Personal Injury. He is uniquely qualified to handle your situation and will guide you through the legal process. Unlike other lawyers, he won't hesitate to go to trial if needed.

John worked as a federal prosecutor for nine years where he embraced the responsibility of ethically and aggressively prosecuting criminals on behalf of the United States' government. He honed his trial and appellate skills, entering private practice working for Dale Haralson, one of the most respected trial lawyers anywhere.

John has successfully tried numerous cases in both federal and state courts. In December 2015, he had a 47 million dollar wrongful death verdict returned by a Maricopa County jury. He represented the families of individuals who tragically lost their lives in a crash on I-10 between Tucson and Phoenix.

John Leader knows how to value cases. He knows when clients should settle and when they should go to trial.

John is a member of the Pima County Bar Association, the State Bar of Arizona, Western Trial Lawyers Association, Arizona Association for Justice and the American Association for Justice. He frequently attends and lectures at legal seminars, sharing his knowledge and experience with his legal peers.

Contact the Leader Law Firm to schedule your free case consultation. We will listen, answer your questions and help you make an informed decision about taking legal action. In most cases, there are no attorney’s fees unless you recover monetary damages. Visit us online at www.leaderlawaz.com and keep updated on the latest news with our blog, https://www.leaderlawaz.com/news/.

Practice Areas
  • Personal Injury
  • Nursing Home Abuse
Additional Practice Areas
  • Trucking Accidents
  • Wrongful Death
  • Auto Accidents
  • Defective Roadway Litigation
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Bicycle Accidents
  • Pedestrian Accidents
  • Whistleblower Cases
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    John Leader will personally evaluate your matter and discuss with you whether or not you may have a potential claim or civil case in a free consultation.
  • Contingent Fees
    Fees are generally 33-40% of any recovery. Case consultations are always free.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    In most cases, if there is no recovery, there is no fee.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Arizona
9th Circuit
Federal Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
Languages
  • Spanish: Spoken
Professional Experience
Principal Attorney/Owner
Leader Law Firm
- Current
As the Principal Attorney/Owner, I specialize in helping clients receive justice and compensation for their injuries and losses from negligence or other wrongdoing. I have litigated many jury cases in both state and federal court, with many settlements and judgements, including a $7.8 million dollar and a $47 million dollar jury verdicts against the Arizona Department of Transportation.
Assistant United States Attorney
United States Attorney's Office
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Litigator
Haralson, Miller, Pitt, and McAnally
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Education
James E. Rogers College of Law, University of Arizona
J.D. (1988)
University of Arizona
B.S. (1985)
Awards
#2 Highest Civil Verdict of 2015, $47 Million Dollars
Arizona Attorney Magazine
Arizona Attorney magazine ranks the top ten civil verdicts in the state of Arizona. The Leader Law Firm had the #2 highest civil verdict, $47 million dollars, in December 2015 from a Maricopa County jury. Humphrey/Quinn v. State of Arizona.
Special Achievement Award
U.S. Department of Justice
For Sustained Superior Performance of Duty.
Professional Associations
Arizona Association for Justice
Member
- Current
American Association for Justice
Member
- Current
Western Trial Lawyer's Association
Board Member
- Current
State Bar of Arizona
Member
- Current
Pima County Bar Association
Member
- Current
Publications
Articles & Publications
“This Gift Recipient Is Reduced To Crying The Pager Blues.”
Arizona Daily Star
Speaking Engagements
Social Media Discovery, Western Trial Lawyers Association Annual Conference
Western Trial Lawyers Association
Litigation in Transportation, 2018 AZ ITE-IMSA SPRING CONFERENCE, Phoenix, Arizona
Arizona Section of Institute of Transportation Engineers
Featured speaker at the conference.
Should I Be Appealing?, Western Trial Lawyers Association Annual Conference
Western Trial Lawyer's Association
Presenting Speaker.
Diary of a $47 Million Dollar Verdict, Western Trial Lawyers Association
Western Trial Lawyer's Association
"Diary of a $47 Million Dollar Verdict"
Whistleblower Cases-An Overview, Summer Conference 2015
Western Trial Lawyer's Association
Suing Uncle Sam: Practice Tips re: The Federal Tort Claims Act, Western Trial Lawyers Association
Western Trial Lawyer's Association
Cross Median Accidents, Western Trial Lawyers Association
Western Trial Lawyer's Association
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Website
Leader Law Firm Blog
Blog
Do I Need Underinsured Motorist Coverage?
Blog
April is National Distracted Driver Awareness Month
Blog
8 Things to Do After a Car Accident
Blog
Social Media and Your Personal Injury Case
Blog
Should I Take Notes After a Car Accident
Blog
Texting and Driving Equals Danger
Blog
Urgent Care or Emergency Room?
Blog
Do I Need a Personal Injury Attorney?
Blog
Finding the Right Personal Injury Lawyer For You
Blog
The Most Dangerous Highway in America
Blog
Medical Malpractice-What You Need to Know
Blog
Nursing Home Abuse-What You Need to Know
Blog
How to Navigate the Insurance Maze After a Car Accident
Blog
Fewer Accidents With Self-Driving Cars?
Blog
Smile for the School Bus Cameras
Blog
Samsung Announces Galaxy 7 Note Recall
Blog
The Most Common Causes of Personal Injury
Blog
A New, Easy Hack to Make Strong Passwords
Blog
The Dangers of Opioid Addiction
Blog
Highway Fatalities Increase After Years of Decline
Blog
Are Personal Injury Consultations Really Free?
Blog
Hands Free Enforcement in Oro Valley Starts September 1st
Blog
FAQ's: Qui Tam/False Claims
Blog
How to Recover Your Lost Wages After a Car Accident
Blog
Arizona's Outdated Insurance Minimums
Blog
The Risks of Handling An Accident Claim Without a Lawyer
Blog
FAQ's About Wrongful Death Cases
Blog
Drivers Blamed for the Rise in Traffic Fatalities
Blog
Facebook-Beware What You Share
Blog
No Change in Arizona Insurance Minimum
Blog
Major Crisis in Arizona: Pedestrian Fatalities
Blog
Catastrophic Wrong Way Crash Kills Two on I-40
Blog
AZ Ranks Highest in Pedestrian Deaths Nationwide
Blog
U.S. 93 in Arizona Named the Most Dangerous Highway
Blog
What NOT to do After a Car Crash
Videos
"Why You Need to Act Quickly After a Trucking Accident"

You need to act quickly after a trucking accident...find out why here. • Live chat with us anytime at http://www.leaderlawaz.com/ • Call us at (520) 575-9040 to schedule your appointment • Find us at 405 W. Cool Drive, Suite 107, Tucson, Arizona, 85704

Meet John Leader

Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Law-"The Reason I do This." • Live chat with us anytime at http://www.leaderlawaz.com/ • Call us at (520) 575-9040 to schedule your appointment • Find us at 405 W. Cool Drive, Suite 107, Tucson, Arizona, 85704

Whistleblower Lawsuits

Sometimes, people working in big business learn of unfair or deceptive things the company is doing. Examples of deceptive practices include “cooking the books,” shareholder fraud, lying on tax returns or the production of potentially dangerous or mislabeled products. If you work for a large company and know of such practices or if your employer terminated you for refusing to participate in what you know is illegal activity, you can confidentially contact the Leader Law Firm to discuss your options.

Pedestrian Accident Lawsuits

"What to do if you have been involved in a pedestrian accident." John Leader specializes in personal injury and wrongful death law. A former federal prosecutor, John has over 26 years of trial experience, with numerous million dollar jury verdicts. The Leader Law firm helps clients receive justice and compensation for their injuries and losses from negligence and other wrongdoing.

Medical Malpractice Lawsuits-What You Need to Know

Find details on medical malpractice lawsuits.

How Can I Get Fair Compensation in My Auto Accident Case?

Auto accidents are the cause of millions of injuries and thousands of deaths in the U.S. every year. We’re committed to helping those who have catastrophic injuries from auto accidents resulting from negligence. If the crash was caused by the negligence of another driver, a trucking company, a defective roadway, or another party, you might be able to recover compensation.

What Kind of Damages Can Be Recovered in an Arizona Wrongful Death Case?

John Leader specializes in Catastrophic Personal Injury and Wrongful Death law. A former federal prosecutor, John has over 26 years of trial experience, with numerous million dollar jury verdicts. It is our goal to get you the best results possible in your compensation claim for your injuries and losses.

Brain Injury Lawsuits-Get the Facts

A traumatic brain injury can be a life-altering event. A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is caused by a severe jolt or blow to the head or a head injury that penetrates and disrupts normal brain function. A TBI happens when the head suffers any kind of trauma, both mild and severe. If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury, contact the Leader Law Firm for a free case evaluation. Contact us for a free case consultation; chat live on our website or call (520) 575-9040 to schedule an appointment. Visit us at www.leaderlawaz.com.

Nursing Home Abuse-What You Need to Know

John Leader, of the Leader Law firm, specializes in Catastrophic Personal Injury and Wrongful Death law. A former federal prosecutor, John has over 25 years of trial experience, with numerous million dollar jury verdicts. The Leader Law firm helps clients receive justice and compensation for their injuries and losses from negligence and other wrongdoing. Contact us for a free case consultation; chat live on our website or call (520) 575-9040 to schedule an appointment. Visit us at www.leaderlawaz.com.

Legal Answers
5 Questions Answered

Q. My question is simple my sister was killed when struck by a driver in Safford Arizona recently. Now her biological
A: We are very sorry for your loss. In Arizona, here is who can file a wrongful death claim: the surviving spouse of a decedent, the surviving children of a decedent and a surviving parent or guardian of a decedent. Many wrongful death attorneys offer free case consultations. Your situation does sound complicated. It is advisable to reach out to a wrongful death attorney and have a consultation. You can search for one on Justia.com and find one in Arizona. Please accept our condolences to you and your family.
Q. My son is 15 and a Freshman in high school and was beat up by a 20 year old senior. Is this assult?
A: It would be considered. If your son was seriously injured, it would be wise to consult with a personal injury attorney in your area.
Q. My cousin was killed in a car accident. Can I sue in his name?
A: In Arizona, the following people can file a wrongful death lawsuit: The surviving spouse of a decedent, the surviving children of a decedent or a surviving parent or guardian of a decedent. Please accept our condolences on the loss of your cousin.
Q. Can I represent myself in a Civil Medical Negligence / Breach lawsuit as a patient? Or do I really need an attorney ?
A: Most medical malpractice attorneys offer free consultations. If possible, arrange for a free case evaluation to help determine whether or not there is a case for legal action. It's always advisable to get professional advice in such a situation.
Q. My son is 17 years old and drives a truck that is in my name. Can I find out if he has received any citations?
A: You can also do a search under the Arizona Public Records website. It's a free service and it should list most citations that have occurred throughout the state.
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Contact & Map
405 W. Cool Drive
Suite 107
Tucson, AZ 85704
USA
Telephone: (520) 575-9040
Fax: (520) 575-9340