Phone: (602) 604-7511

John A. Elardo, Esq.

Mr. Elardo practices exclusively in the areas of tort and commercial litigation. He has been involved in hundreds of trial proceedings including over 75 jury trials to verdict. He has also been involved in numerous cases in the Court of Appeals including the reported cases of Cox v. May Department Stores, Drucker v. Greater Phoenix Transportation, Johnson v. Elson, and Western Corrections, Inc. v. Tierney.

Mr. Elardo’s commercial practice includes successfully defending the target defendant in a $32 million dollar securities fraud case, prosecuting a multi-million dollar breach of contract case against the State of California, and obtaining a $33 million dollar verdict against various corporate and personal defendants in a RICO/fraud trial. Mr. Elardo’s tort practice focuses on defending large self insured organizations and insurance companies. He was a Top 10 Arizona Verdict winner of 2008. In 2010, Mr. Elardo was selected as one of Arizona’s Finest Lawyers, and is a sustaining member. In 2011, Mr. Elardo became a Member of the Council on Litigation Management. In 2012 Mr. Elardo was selected for membership in The National Trial Lawyers – Top 100 Trial Lawyers.

General Tort Litigation
Insurance Coverage
Construction Defect
Dram Shop
Complex Commercial Litigation
Bad Faith
Premises Liability
Product Liability
Professional Negligence
Medical Malpractice
Legal Malpractice
Alternative Dispute Resolution

State of Arizona, 1993
Arizona District Court, 1993
State of California, 2021

Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa, 1993 J.D., MBA

Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, 1986 B.A., Economics

State Bar of Arizona

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