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Palumbo Wolfe & Palumbo Attorney James J. Leonard, Jr. Included on Super Lawyers® List – Press Releases

August 24, 2012 No Comments »

PHOENIX, Aug. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — James J. Leonard, Jr., an attorney who practices personal injury law at Palumbo Wolfe & Palumbo in Phoenix, has been selected for a top-rate honor in his profession—inclusion in the 2012 Southwest Super Lawyers® list, which is reserved for only five percent of lawyers in each state. Leonard, who joined the accident and personal injury law firm in 2007, has more than 40 years of experience in his field and has served in industry leadership positions.


The Super Lawyers® list recognizes attorneys who have high levels of professional achievement and who are well recognized by their industry peers. The selection process is based on peer nomination and evaluation on a state-by-state basis, with the list recognizing attorneys from more than 70 practice areas.

The selection process starts through nominations from peer attorneys who have observed the nominees professionally, or through identification by the Super Lawyers® research department. The nominees are evaluated by the research team using a point-based rating system in 12 key indicators, which includes areas such as verdicts and settlements, transactions, experience, and special licenses and certifications, according to the Super Lawyers® website. The nominees are then given number ratings by other pre-selected attorneys in their own practice areas. After the vetting of other professional information—such as history of disciplinary action and licensure status—those with the highest points who qualify are included in the published list.

Leonard is no stranger to the SouthwestSuper Lawyers® list. As a seasoned lawyer, he has been selected for inclusion on the list every year since 2007. He has also been selected as a “Stalwart,” making him one of only 50 attorneys with the designation.

The attorney's practice areas include professional liability, medical malpractice, plaintiff's personal injury, wrongful death, automobile accidents, motor vehicle accident injuries and product liability. He is a Civil Trial Advocate under the National Board of Trial Advocacy.

Leonard has been active in various law-focused professional organizations throughout his career, where he took on many leadership roles. He has been a committee member for the Maricopa County Bar Association and the American Association for Justice, particularly for committees related to the medical field and malpractice. He has served as a co-chairman for the American Association for Justice's Birth Trauma Litigation Group, as president for the Phoenix Trial Lawyers Association and as a president of the American Board of Trial Advocates' Phoenix Chapter. Other organizations Leonard has participated in include the Arizona Trial Lawyers Association, the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and the American Judicature Society, among others.   

Leonard received his law degree from the University of Notre Dame's law school in 1965. 

Palumbo Wolfe & Palumbo is an accident and personal injury law firm in Phoenix that pools the extensive knowledge and experience of its trial attorneys to serve its clients. The firm's attorneys have more than 150 years of combined experience handling personal injury and medical negligence cases, and they are committed to providing personalized attention to each case. Palumbo Wolfe & Palumbo works on a contingency fee basis for serious accident and catastrophic personal injury cases, meaning a client does not have to pay a fee unless the case results in a financial settlement or judgment. Clients also have access to free case evaluations. Palumbo Wolfe & Palumbo's high-quality service has enabled the firm to receive statewide and national recognition. The firm has been named the #1 Plaintiff's Personal Injury Specialty Law Firm throughout Arizona. By U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®, the firm has been ranked one of the best law firms in plaintiff's personal injury litigation, medical malpractice law and product liability litigation on both a statewide and national level. For more information about the firm, please visit

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