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Paul McGoldrick, Mediator & Arbitrator, Phoenix, Arizona.

Paul McGoldrick

Shorall McGoldrick Zerlaut
1232 East Missouri Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85014
Tel: (602) 230-5429
Fax: (602) 230-5432
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Recognized to Arizona Chapter for Mediation & Arbitration Other ADR Services: ADR Training/CME, Court-Appointed Neutral (Special Master), Discovery Referee, Early Neutral Evaluation, Fact Finding, Insurance Umpire, Med-Arb, Mini-Trial Judge
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  • Practice Commenced2001
  • # of MEDS (as of 23/7/24)3000
  • # of ARBS (as of 23/7/24)1000
Current Practice
Online / In-Person


Paul focused his practice on personal injury cases. He also has experience as lead counsel in complex business disputes. Paul routinely represented clients in nearly every locale of Arizona, and has represented both plaintiffs and defendants, both in tort cases and in the context of commercial and professional liability suits.

Paul is a frequent mediator and arbitrator, helping to provide effective alternative dispute solutions to other attorneys and their clients. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and is the former Arizona Chair. The American Board of Trial Advocates has elected Paul an Associate based upon his many jury trials and peer review. He was the Phoenix Chapter President in 2015 and was its Trial Lawyer of the Year for 2023. Paul draws upon his broad experience as a trial lawyer in helping litigants reach resolutions short of expensive jury trials. Paul has been a member of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals since 2014.

Before entering private practice in Phoenix, Paul was a law clerk to the Honorable Frank X. Gordon, Jr., the then Vice Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Arizona. Since that time, Paul has been appointed a judge pro tempore of the Maricopa County Superior Court (2002-2015). The State Bar has certified him as a specialist in personal injury and wrongful death litigation since 1997. Martindale-Hubbell, the directory of American law firms, has consistently given Paul its highest "AV" rating since 1995, based upon the reviews of his fellow Arizona attorneys. Paul has been included in Southwest Superlawyers every year since 2007; and for 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023 and 2024, is listed among Super Lawyers "Top 50" Arizona attorneys. Paul has been selected for inclusion in Arizona's Finest Lawyers and The Best Lawyers in America for Insurance Law, Insurance Litigation and Personal Injury Litigation. Paul was recognized by Phoenix Magazine as a Top Lawyer for Arbitration and Mediation and Top 100 Lawyers in Arizona - AZ Business Magazine (2018-2023).

Case Experience

  • Automotive
  • Commercial/Business
  • Contract Disputes
  • Insurance
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Libel & Slander
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Homes
  • Personal Injury
  • Police
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Fees
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Torts
  • Transportation
  • Wrongful Death


  • J.D., University of Arizona, College of Law (1985)
  • B.S., cum laude, Arizona State University (1980)

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American College of Trial Lawyers, Arizona State Chair, 2019-2021
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, President (Phoenix Chapter) 2015
  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • Certified Specialist, Injury & Wrongful Death Litigation (Arizona Board of Legal Specialization)
  • Arizona State Bar Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Advisory Commission
  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale Hubbell
  • Super Lawyers - 2007-2022 (Top 50 - 2017-2024) 
  • Top 100 Lawyers in Arizona - AZ Business Magazine
  • Arizona's Finest Lawyers
  • Phoenix Magazine Top Lawyers - Arbitration and Mediation
  • American Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Judge Pro Tem, Maricopa County Superior Court, 2002-2015
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Colorado Bar Association

Rates Information

$500/hour effective September, 2022


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