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Stephen C. Yost


Practice Areas: Medical malpractice defense, Aviation defense and Construction defense.

Experience: Steve is a founding director of the Firm and has practiced trial defense is Arizona for over 27 years. He has significant first chair jury trial experience including catastrophic injury and death in trials alleging medical negligence and products liability. He defends physicians, hospitals and nurses; airlines, pilots and aviation manufacturers; and construction subcontractors in litigation in Arizona. He has also tried many administrative cases including OIG enforcement actions against physicians and credentialing disputes for hospitals.

Education: University of Arizona, College of Law, 1986, J.D., with Highest Distinction; Elected Order of the Coif; Editor, Arizona Law Review. Arizona State University, 1983, B.S. Business Administration, Magna Cum Laude.

Other: Steve is an AV rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell, the leading independent attorney rating entity, where AV is the highest rating available, recognizing preeminent levels of professional skills and integrity. He also has been recognized each year since 2007 for his trial advocacy by Southwest Super Lawyers as a "Super Lawyer" in medical malpractice defense. In addition to his trial work, Steve has an appellate practice, where he has briefed, argued and won significant appeals in the Arizona Supreme Court and the Arizona Court of Appeals. Steve was raised in Fremont, Nebraska. He was honorably discharged from the United States Marine Corp in 1980, where he worked in top secret special intelligence and was deployed overseas. He is a lifelong Nebraska football fan and enjoys spending time with his wife and five children.

Contact: 602-322-1600

3450 East Sunrise Drive Arizona 85718