Patrick Stanley

Patrick T. Stanley

Equity Member

Main: (480) 998-7800

Direct: (480) 219-5481

Fax: (480) 219-5599

Practice Areas

Awards and Recognition

  • Awarded AV-Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell. No more than 10% of attorneys nationwide are awarded this honor, which is based purely on peer review.
  • Best of Arizona Attorneys (Healthcare, Insurance Law), Arizona Business Magazine.
  • Top Attorney (Commercial Litigation), Ranking Arizona.
  • Sustaining Member, Arizona’s Finest Lawyers.
  • Top 40 Under 40 – Litigation, American Society of Legal Advocates (2015).

Pat Stanley is a trusted advisor and dedicated advocate for his clients.

By developing close relationships with his clients, Pat is able to understand their overall legal needs, and is adept at protecting his client’s businesses and understanding competing goals and interests when litigation arises.

Pat strives to effectively balance aggressive legal tactics with practical concerns, so that he can recommend strategies that help his clients attain their goals and minimize financial risk.

Healthcare Practice

Pat represents a broad range of clients, and has substantial experience with the healthcare sector in particular, assisting dentists, physicians, and other providers in meeting their legal needs.  Pat’s Healthcare Transactions and Litigation practice includes advising healthcare professionals and organizations throughout every step of their career.

Starting a Practice

  • Business Planning and Formation
  • Healthcare Transactions and Acquisitions
  • Contract Negotiation
  • Healthcare Real Estate Leasing And Purchase

Practice Management

  • Employee Relations
  • Regulatory Compliance and Audits
  • Licensing Issues
  • Business and Personal Litigation and Arbitration
  • Non-Compete and Non-Solicitation Disputes
  • Practice Valuations in Divorce Proceedings

Long-Term Planning/Estate Planning

  • Wills
  • Revocable and Irrevocable Trusts
  • Powers of Attorney

Retirement and Winding Down

  • Practice Transitions
  • Business Dissolution/Partnership Disputes
  • Probate and Trust Administration
  • Disability Insurance and Insurance Bad Faith

Professional License Defense

Pat has experience working with licensed professionals and their professional liability insurance carriers in a variety of settings, defending against claims of malpractice or unprofessional conduct.  He has appeared before multiple state licensing boards on behalf of his clients and represents his clients at every stage of the proceedings.  With each matter, he provides thoughtful, effective advice to his clients to help them navigate the legal and disciplinary process.

Commercial Transactions and Litigation Practice

In addition to his Healthcare practice, Pat has two decades of experience in a variety of commercial transactions and litigation matters. Areas of emphasis include:

  • Business Acquisitions, Sales, and Consolidations
  • Real Estate Development and Litigation
  • Commercial Leasing
  • Corporate Disputes/Business Divorce Litigation
  • Estate Planning and Litigation
  • Employment Law/Restrictive Covenants

Education and Admissions

Pat graduated cum laude from the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law and is admitted to practice before all state courts in Arizona and Florida.  He is also admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the District of Arizona and the Southern and Northern Districts of Florida, as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.  Additionally, Pat has been admitted pro hac vice in courts in New Mexico, California and Alaska.

Recognition and Awards

Pat has received an AV Preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, the highest possible rating based on both legal ability and ethics, and Arizona Business Magazine has recognized Pat as one of the “Best of Arizona” in the areas of Healthcare, Benefits, and Insurance.  As a result of Pat’s substantial contributions to the firm and his clients, the firm has been recognized as the #1 Arizona Law Firm in Healthcare, and “Top Five” in the categories of Commercial Litigation, Estates/Trusts, and Real Estate by Ranking Arizona: The Best of Arizona Business (2020).