Wendi A. Sorensen

Wendi A. Sorensen


Burch & Cracchiolo, P.A.

Recognized since 2017

Phoenix, Arizona

Practice Areas

Litigation - Insurance

Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

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Certified Specialist in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Law

Wendi has been certified by the State Bar of Arizona as a specialist in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death law due to her nearly three decades of litigation experience in both state and federal court. Her practice focuses on aggravated liability and damages matters, including Federal Motor Carrier (trucking accident) cases, vehicular products liability matters, construction site injury and death matters, and premises liability cases. She has been recognized among Arizona's Finest Lawyers and currently serves as Chair of the Arizona State Bar committee responsible for conferring certification status in the area of Personal Injury and Wrongful Death law.

Wendi is also an experienced and seasoned mediator. She was recently named 2019 "Mediator of the Year" by Attorney at Law magazine.

Prior to joining Burch & Cracchiolo, Wendi served as Chief Trial Attorney and Major Case Counsel for one of the largest commercial insurance carriers in the world. Wendi is licensed to practice law in both Arizona and California.

Location

  • 1850 North Central Avenue, Suite 1700
    Phoenix, AZ 85004

Education

  • Arizona State University , J.D., graduated 1984
  • Westminster College, B.S., graduated 1981

Bar Admissions

  • Arizona, State Bar of Arizona
  • California, State Bar of California
  • United States, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • Arizona, United States District Court for the District of Arizona

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Litigation - Insurance
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

Awards:

  • Selected, Top 25 Women Attorneys in Arizona, Southwest Super Lawyers, 2013, 2015, 2016
  • Selected, Southwest Super Lawyers 2012-2016
  • Selected, Best Lawyers in America, 2017
  • Selected, Most Influential Women in Business in Arizona, Arizona Business Magazine 2015
  • Selected, Arizona's Finest Lawyers 2011-2016
  • Selected, Arizona Business Magazine Top Lawyers, Specialists, 2014

Areas of Concentration

Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Litigation
Insurance Bad Faith and Coverage Litigation
Insurance Defense Litigation
Construction Defect Litigation
Premises Liability Litigation
Product Liability Litigation
Government/Public Entity Liability
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Auto/Trucking Liability Litigation
Professional Liability Litigation
Dram Shop/Liquor License Liability
Insurance/Transportation
Litigation

Community Involvement

Volunteer Teacher, Legal Procedure and Moot Court Programs, charter schools for high risk teens 1999-2006
Volunteer Teacher, Legal Procedure and Moot Court programs, South Mountain High School, 1993-1995
Volunteer, ABC No Kill Animal Shelter 1993 to 2000
HERO Program Mentor, 1993-1997
Pro Bono Attorney, Vol-Law Program Arizona State Bar Association 1986-1987

Practice Areas

Personal Injury Litigation
Labor & Employment
Commercial Litigation
Construction

Professional Affiliations

State Bar of Arizona
State Bar of California
Chair, 2015-2016, Personal Injury Advisory Commission to the Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar of Arizona
Member, American Board of Trail Advocates, 2016

Representative Engagements

Wrongful death and significant injury cases stemming from automobile and motorcycle accidents, construction site injuries, assaults and facility design defects
Defense of trucking litigation matters with allegations of conspicuity and logbook violations, FMCSR required maintenance, and driving technique
Products liability matters including vehicular safety system and tire failures, safety cage and seat belt failures, propane explosions, motorized wheelchair incline and balance failures
Dram shop litigation; hospitality industry litgation including sexual assaults on hotel premises
Construction site and workplace injuries, including related indemnification, OSHA and workers compensation issues
Complex injury matters including severe traumatic brain injuries, paralysis, and premature birth allegedly caused by automobile accidents

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