Bill Sandweg


Bill attended the Foreign Service School at Georgetown University as an undergraduate. Following graduation, he received an Air Force commission and served five years as a jet pilot flight instructor. He attended law school at Arizona State University, where he graduated magna cum laude and was senior editor on the Arizona State Law Journal.  He has been practicing personal injury law in Phoenix for over 40 years.

Bill’s practice focuses on representing people who have been seriously injured or have lost loved ones as a result of medical malpractice and other negligent conduct.  Bill is a Fellow and former Regent of the American College of Trial Lawyers, a select group of trial lawyers limited to the top one percent of lawyers in a state and whose members must be invited to join.  He is a past president of the Phoenix chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates, whose members must demonstrate ability in trial and have tried many cases.

Bill is listed in The Best Lawyers in America for both medical negligence and personal injury. He is a Charter Member of Arizona’s Finest Lawyers and is recognized by Southwest Super Lawyers.  He has been recognized as a Certified Specialist in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Litigation by the State Bar of Arizona Board of Legal Specialization.  He is also an adjunct professor at the Sandra Day O’Connor Law School at Arizona State, where he teaches on the subject of jury selection.

Education

  • Arizona State University College of Law, J.D. 1974
    • Magna Cum Laude
    • Arizona State Law Journal, Senior Editor
  • Georgetown University, B.S. 1966
    • Major in International Affairs at the School of Foreign Service

Bar Admissions

  • All Arizona Courts
  • United States District Court, District of Arizona
  • United States Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit

Appointments

  • Arizona State University College of Law, Adjunct Professor, 2012-present
  • Maricopa County Superior Court, Civil Study Committee, 1989-present
  • State Bar of Arizona, Civil Practice and Procedure Committee, 1995-2007
  • Maricopa County Superior Court, Judge Pro Tempore, 1986‑1992

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow and former Regent, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers in America, Medical Negligence and Personal Injury
  • Arizona’s Finest Lawyers
  • Southwest Super Lawyers

Published Decisions

  • Commercial Union Ins. Co. v. Lewis and Roca, 902 P.2d 1354 (Ariz. App. 1995)
  • Gordon v. Liguori, 895 P.2d 523 (Ariz. App. 1995)
  • Jordan v. Sunnyslope Appliance, 660 P.2d 1236 (Ariz. App. 1983)
  • Safford Animal Hospital v. Blain, 580 P.2d 757 (Ariz. App. 1978)

Published Works

  • Arizona Tort Law Handbook, Chapter 21, State Bar of Arizona, 2012
  • Civil Trial Practice and Techniques, State Bar of Arizona, 1984
  • The Use of Deadly Force in Arizona by Police Officers, Arizona State Law Journal, 1973

Professional Associations

  • American College of Trial Lawyers
  • American Board of Trial Advocates