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  • Managing Partner

Location:

Phoenix, AZ

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Fax:

602-252-2099

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Shawn M. Cunningham devotes his practice to representing clients who have been seriously injured through no fault of their own or who have lost loved ones due to the wrongful conduct or negligence of others. Mr. Cunningham's extensive trial experience led to his election to the prestigious American Board of Trial Advocates, where he serves on the Board of Directors for the Phoenix area. Mr. Cunningham made Phoenix, Arizona his home in 1986 after receiving his Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees, cum laude, from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. Mr. Cunningham obtained his Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, in 1989 from Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University.

Mr. Cunningham is a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, a professional organization that recognizes the accomplishments of lawyers who have won million dollar and multi-million-dollar verdicts and settlements for their clients. With his decades of experience, Mr. Cunningham enjoys the highest peer review rating of AV from LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell, and has been consistently recognized as a premier trial lawyer. Mr. Cunningham is a frequent presenter at seminars. He lives in the Phoenix area and is active in several professional and civic organizations. In his free time, he enjoys skiing, hiking and golf.

Areas Of Practice

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death

Bar Admissions

  • Arizona, 1989
  • U.S. District Court District of Arizona, 1989

Education

  • Arizona State University, College of Law, Tempe, Arizona
    • Juris Doctor - 1989
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: Member, Order of the Barristers
    • Honors: Chairman, Executive Moot Court Board
  • Creighton University
    • B.A. - 1986
    • Honors: cum laude

Honors and Awards

  • Arizona Board Member of American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Super Lawyers, 2011 - Present
  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • Pedrick Scholar
  • International Economic Honorary Society
  • Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings: AV Preeminent® (AV Preeminent Ratings recognize lawyers with the highest level of professional excellence)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Maricopa County Bar Association, Member, Young Lawyers Division Board of Directors, 1992 to 1993
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • American Association for Justice
  • Arizona Association for Justice
  • The Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • American Bar Association/American Medical Association, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Education for Youths, 1992 to 1993
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • American Board of Trial Advocates

REAL RESULTS

$3,234,253
Wrongful death of young mother due to delay in diagnosis…
$9,750,000
Failure to diagnose and treat infant resulting in permanent injuries to infant.
$5,875,000
Wrongful death of young mother with 2 minor children due to multiple…
$5,000,000
Head-on collision with drunk driver resulting in brain injury…
$4,250,000
Permanent injuries to adult male in hospital after guidewire left…
$3,234,253
Wrongful death of young mother due to delay in diagnosis…
$9,750,000
Failure to diagnose and treat infant resulting in permanent injuries to infant.
"Ethical & Professional"
Thank you for your patience and understanding. I was impressed when we first met you, as I still am today, with how ethical and professional you are. I know we were very fortunate to have you representing us. I also want to thank your staff for all they have done. Please pass on our appreciation to anyone that had anything to do with our case. – LA
"Best Attorney Ever!"
I want to thank you for all your efforts on our behalf in settling our legal claim concerning my dad’s death. We’re grateful that we finally prevailed and are relieved to put it behind us now. But as gratifying as that has been, what remains with me the most is my deep gratitude for your compassionate..” – GG
"Your Reputation Got Us The Favorable Settlement Amount"
I never had any doubts that we were in the best legal hands. I’m convinced that your reputation got us the favorable settlement amount that we agreed on. – BA
"I Feel So Lucky To Have Found You"
I was dreading having to go through a legal battle along with trying to get well and feel well. I feel so lucky to have found you. I know you were doing your job, but I want you to know how much I appreciated your kindness and compassion. You really helped me through a difficult time in my life. – GP
"Incredible Work!"
It has been very hard for me to go through such a difficult time without my parents here. My dad would be so pleased and supportive of the incredible work you are doing for me. I know he is smiling and my mom is grateful. Thank you. – MK
"Ethical & Professional"
Thank you for your patience and understanding. I was impressed when we first met you, as I still am today, with how ethical and professional you are. I know we were very fortunate to have you representing us. I also want to thank your staff for all they have done. Please pass on our appreciation to anyone that had anything to do with our case. – LA
"Best Attorney Ever!"
I want to thank you for all your efforts on our behalf in settling our legal claim concerning my dad’s death. We’re grateful that we finally prevailed and are relieved to put it behind us now. But as gratifying as that has been, what remains with me the most is my deep gratitude for your compassionate..” – GG